What will I learn?

Exclusive to high-achieving students with an ATAR (or equivalent) of 98+, the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Dalyell Scholars) program is an opportunity to challenge yourself alongside your most promising and talented peers.

The Dalyell Scholars program allows you to collaborate and network with like-minded world influencers.

In your first year, you'll gain essential knowledge in the fundamental sciences with broad subjects, including mathematics, and the option to choose units outside of the sciences. In second and third years you'll specialise in your chosen program with the option to take subjects from across the University. Throughout the four years of the Bachelor of Advanced Studies you'll complete a second major and get involved in cross-disciplinary, community, professional, research or entrepreneurial project work.

Throughout your degree you will also undertake exclusive Dalyell units of study that cover research showcases and methods and give you an opportunity to mentor.

In addition to completing distinctive Dalyell units of study with other high achievers, you will have access to enrichment opportunities including:

acceleration to master's level study

exclusive research and entrepreneurship programs

direct access to industry-based project learning

tailored mentoring and professional skills development to enhance your study and career opportunities

international experiences to develop your global perspective, including a global mobility scholarship.

Also available within the Dalyell stream is a special program in mathematical sciences for students who are looking for a career in maths and statistics.


You are required to choose one major from the faculty listing below and a second major or minor either from your faculty options or from our shared pool of majors and minors.

  • Anatomy and Histology (Major)
  • Animal Health, Disease and Welfare (Major)
  • Animal Production (Major)
  • Applied Medical Science (Major)
  • Behavioural Sciences (Major)
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Major)
  • Biology (Major)
  • Cell and Developmental Biology (Major)
  • Chemistry (Major)
  • Computer Science (Major)
  • Data Science (Major)
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Major)
  • Environmental Studies (Major)
  • Financial Mathematics and Statistics (Major)
  • Food Science (Major)
  • Genetics and Genomics (Major)
  • Geography (Major)
  • Geology and Geophysics (Major)
  • History and Philosophy of Science (Major)
  • Immunology and Pathology (Major)
  • Infectious Diseases (Major)
  • Information Systems (Major)
  • Marine Science (Major)
  • Mathematics (Major)
  • Medicinal Chemistry (Major)
  • Microbiology (Major)
  • Neuroscience (Major)
  • Nutrition Science (Major)
  • Pharmacology (Major)
  • Physics (Major)
  • Physiology (Major)
  • Plant Production (Major)
  • Quantitative Life Sciences (Major)
  • Software Development (Major)
  • Soil Science and Hydrology (Major)
  • Statistics (Major)

Careers & future study

Graduate opportunities

Our science and mathematics graduates can be found in many careers and roles, including: agricultural scientist, astronomer, biosecurity researcher, data scientist, ecologist, environmental policy, food chemist, hydrologist, investment banker, journalist, mathematician, medical scientist, nanoscientist, nutritionist, psychologist, plant geneticist, soil scientist, statistician, veterinarian (with further study).

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $48,500; This indicative tuition fee is subject to annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 February 2020


The University of Sydney

Camperdown/Darlington Campus,

160 City Road, Level 3, Jane Foss Russell Building (G02),


New South Wales,

2008, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria: a secondary education qualification (including national and international equivalents), or approved higher education study, including approved preparation courses. English Language Requirements: IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band below 6.0; TOEFL Paper based score of 565; TOEFL IBT: 85; PTE Academic score of 61; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 58; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 45; Cambridge English scale: CAE and CPE: 176.

For international students

Admission as a Dalyell scholar is on the basis of the following criteria:

a secondary education qualification (including national and international equivalents) with an ATAR of 98 or equivalent, or the first year of full time study in a bachelor's degree with an average mark of 80 or equivalent.

English language requirements where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English.

English language proficiency

TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 85 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing.

IELTS score: A minimum result of 6.5 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band

TOEFL - PBT score: A minimum result of 565 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing

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Pathways options

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About this uni

The University of Sydney is ranked 4th in the world and 1st in Australia for graduate employability by the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

  • Consistently placed among the world’s top 50 universities
  • 2 subjects in the world’s top 10 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
  • 30 subjects among the top 50 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
  • Sydney is ranked 3rd in the list of the world’s best cities