Dean's Scholars — Overview
The Dean’s Scholars Degree offers a challenging and enriched educational experience for high-achieving students who want to perform above the level normally expected. The Degree also encourages students to continue their studies through the completion of Honours and research degrees.
There will be a combined quota of 15-20 students admitted to the program from across the Faculty each year, selected from new students with a base rank ATAR of at least 93 or from current students enrolled in an Informatics degree.
Current Informatics’ students who have achieved a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 80 at the end of one year of full-time study within the Faculty, may be invited to apply to transfer into the Dean’s Scholars program.
Dean's Scholars will complete all requirements for their respective degrees and, where possible, may be permitted to take an accelerated program after their first session. Dean’s Scholars will receive special privileges and the programs are a distinction easily recognisable to future employers, giving you an edge in competitive employment situations.
Dean’s Scholars are encouraged to contribute to the scholarly life of the Faculty through events in the Faculty’s postgraduate program.
- $500 book allowance per year (issued as $250 per semester)
- Extended internet quota
- Extended Library access
- Access to an accelerated program (where possible)
- Access to an academic mentor – a member of academic staff who advises you on matters concerned with your degree
- Assignment to a Faculty research centre depending on your degree and area of interest
- Opportunity for summer internship (equivalent to the summer scholarships)
- Alignment of your Major or Honours thesis project with a research project in the assigned research centre
The Dean’s Scholars program is available in the following degrees:
- Bachelor of Computer Science
- Bachelor of Engineering (Computer, Electrical and Telecommunications majors)
- Bachelor of Business Information Systems
- Bachelor of Information Technology
- Bachelor of Mathematics & Finance
Dean’s Scholars must maintain a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 75 in each year of study to complete the program. If this requirement is not met, the student will be transferred back into standard Bachelor degree.
To apply for these programs make sure to include the relevant degree as one of your UAC preferences (see the UAC Guide for the appropriate code). New and current students also need to fill in the following application forms for submission by the closing dates. Students who apply may be contacted by the University prior to admission.
Please note, the Dean's Scholars Program is not offered to Part time students and is only offered to International Students who are eligible through the UAC process (for new students), or who have completed one year of full-time study at UoW (for current students) . The program is also not offered in a double degree combination and is not a scholarship. If you wish to apply for a scholarship please call the University of Wollongong Undergraduate Scholarship Office on 02 4221 3197.
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