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Business School launches international scholarship program

27 February 2019
Elite Asian students to make cohort more culturally diverse
The University of Sydney Business School is seeking to build a more culturally-diverse base by offering a range of graduate and postgraduate scholarship to outstanding students from non-traditional markets across Asia.

Over the past five years, international enrolments have driven rapid growth in the University of Sydney Business School’s population, which now stand at around 14,000 students.

“The School is immensely proud of its strong brand recognition as an effective international educator, particularly its longstanding appeal to students from China,” said Deputy Dean Professor John Shields.

We are selecting the region’s best and brightest with the aim of enhancing the intellectual and cultural breadth and depth of our student cohort.
Professor John Shields

“However, there are distinct benefits for students, educators and employers in nurturing a more culturally and geographically diverse student cohort.

“The School’s mission to develop graduates who are truly global citizens warrants closer engagement with prospective students from other countries in our region,” added Professor Shields.

Scholarships ranging in value from $5,000 AUD to $20,000 AUD are now being offered to students from a select number of countries, including India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Vietnam and South Korea. Outstanding applicants from other countries may also be considered.

We welcome international students because we are a global business school.
Professor John Shields

“There is no need for students to apply for a new International Scholarships,” Professor Shields explained. “We are targeting international students who have received a firm offer to commence their study and we are allocating scholarships based on academic merit.

“We are selecting the region’s best and brightest with the aim of enhancing the intellectual and cultural breadth and depth of our student cohort,” Professor Shields said.

Around 30 international scholarships have been offered to “elite” students so far and Professor Shields says the acceptance rate has been one hundred percent.

“We welcome international students because we are a global business school,” he said. “We also recognise that there is a growing appetite in many of our target markets for high-quality tertiary education and we are keen to increase our profile in the region.”

Professor Shields said that Business School’s International Scholarships will eventually be offered beyond the Asian region.

The Dean of the Business School, Professor Greg Whitwell, said that the international scholarships program would help to provide students with “world-class undergraduate and postgraduate educational opportunities”.

The Business School is committed to providing talented international students with the professional and personal skills need to succeed in the world’s most economically dynamic and challenging region,” Professor Whitwell concluded.

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