There are many confusing terms at the University, here is a list of some of them that apply to your scholarship and enrolment here at the University of Sydney.
The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) provides a number of key scholarships to international students. These scholarship programs are aimed at promoting education cooperation and development in the Asia-Pacific and Africa regions.
The University of Sydney’s AusAID Unit is located within the International Student Office and is the focal point for primarily Australian Development Scholarship and Australian Leadership Award students. Prospective and current students can contact the AusAID Unit about future study at the University or any aspect of their scholarship, academic progress or welfare following arrival in Australia respectively.
Enquiries regarding AusAID scholarships can be directed to
Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS)
Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS) are a highly-valued form of development cooperation between Australia and Partner Countries with which Australia has a bilateral agreement.
Australia Awards Fellowships (AAF)
The Australia Awards Fellowships (AAF) Scholarships program aims to develop leadership and linkages specifically within the Asia-Pacific region. They are offered to high achievers from the region to undertake postgraduate study in Australia.
The recognition of previous studies successfully completed at this University, or another university or tertiary institution recognised by the University of Sydney, as contributing to the requirements of the course to which the applicant requesting such recognition has been admitted. It may be granted as specified credit or non-specified credit.
The value of the contribution each unit of study provides towards meeting course completion requirements. Each unit of study normally has a six credit point value assigned to it. The total number of credit points required for completion of award courses will be specified in the Senate Resolutions relevant to the award course.
Core Unit of Study
A unit of study that is compulsory for a particular course or subject area. (See also Unit of Study.)
Term course can refer to:
a) Unit of Study or Subject
b) Degree or Award Course - An undertaking of study at the University of Sydney.
Course Coordinator (Degree Advisor)
Course Coordinator is an Academic who can advise you about your degree as a whole. If you are unsure of who your particular Course Coordinator is, please get in touch with your Faculty’s Administrative Unit to be directed to the right person.
Study Enrichment Allowance (SEA)
The Study Enrichment Allowance provides financial assistance to enhance ALA scholars’ formal studies. Please contact the AusAID Unit for more information.
Subject Advisor (Unit Tutor)
Subject Advisor is simply your Subject Tutor. Your Tutor should be your first point of contact if you are worried about failing your subject.
Tutorial Assistance and Thesis Editing (TATE)
As an AusAID student you may be eligible to receive tutorial assistance, and/or help with editing your thesis. This form of academic assistance is funded by AusAID.
Unit of Study (UoS)
Unit of study, or Unit means a stand-alone component of an award course. It is also, simply, called Subject and sometimes Course. (See also Core Unit of Study.)