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Wu Charity Trust Fee Scholarship for Urban Planning

A scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
This scholarship supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying a graduate certificate or other postgraduate coursework studies in the area of urban and regional planning.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Tuition fees + SSAF
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Postgraduate coursework student in urban and regional planning
February 2020 March 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship provides tuition fees and the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) for a graduate certificate in the area of urban and regional planning.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person as defined in the University of Sydney’s Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015
  • be enrolled or have an unconditional offer to study a graduate certificate or other postgraduate coursework studies in the area of urban and regional planning in the Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning.

Background

This scholarship was established in 2018 from a donation by Professor Tong Wu.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship is to provide tuition fee support for Indigenous students enrolled in a graduate certificate or other postgraduate coursework studies in the area of Urban and Regional Planning in the Sydney School of Architecture Design and Planning at the University of Sydney. The funds will be for the value of the tuition fees of the graduate certificate but can be applied to other postgraduate coursework studies in the relevant area.

b. This scholarship was established in 2018 by a generous donation to the Sydney School of Architecture Design and Planning by Professor Tong Wu.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person as defined in the University of Sydney’s Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015.

b. Applicants must be enrolled or have an unconditional offer of admission to part-time or full- time studies in a graduate certificate or other postgraduate coursework award studies in the area of Urban Regional Planning in the Sydney School of Architecture Design and Planning.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:

I. academic merit,

II. curriculum vitae,

III. verification of identity as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person as defined in the University of Sydney’s Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015, and

IV. a personal statement demonstrating interest in the area of study.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of a selection committee consisting of the Dean of the Sydney School of Architecture Design and Planning, or their nominee, and at least one academic member of staff from Urbanism.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at 100% of the tuition fees and Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) for a graduate certificate and is tenable for the normal duration of a graduate certificate.

b. The Scholarship Recipient may upgrade to an embedded course within a sequence however the value of the Scholarship will not change but will only cover units of study required for the completion of a graduate certificate.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Dean, Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning, or their nominee, and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university without prior approval.

d. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

e. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain a minimum Semester Average Mark (SAM) of 50 each semester and must maintain their enrolment in the eligible course.

b. Recipients undertaking an exchange during the tenure of this Scholarship are required to have achieved a Satisfied Requirements grade (SR) to receive their next payment.

c. An upgrade or downgrade to an embedded course within a sequence will not cancel the scholarship, however funding will continue to cover the units of a graduate certificate only, consisting of 24 credit points in total.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,

II. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

III. is determined by the University to be guilty of serious misconduct, including, but not limited to, having provided false or misleading information as part of their Scholarship application,

IV. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or

V. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.

b. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error.

c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or withdraws from the relevant course, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.