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Language Student Travel Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
This scholarship supports students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to undertake approved studies overseas.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Up to $4000
  • Undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Plan to travel in the next semester
1 October 2019 31 October 2019

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at up to $4000.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • have completed at least 48 credit points of your degree
  • be studying a language major
  • not be enrolled in Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • not have previously received this scholarship
  • plan to travel in the next semester
  • enrol in a minimum of 18 credit points of study at the exchange partner university, if undertaking a formal University exchange program.

Background

This scholarship assists Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences undergraduate students to study overseas through a formal University exchange program or an independent arrangement approved by the School of Languages and Cultures.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship is to assist students who are enrolled in an undergraduate degree program offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney and intending to study overseas either on formal University of Sydney Exchange Programs, or through independent arrangements approved by the School of Languages and Cultures.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must be working towards a Language major.

c. Applicants must have completed at least 48 credit points of their undergraduate degree. d. Applicants must be able to demonstrate and provide evidence of:

i. plans to travel in the next semester, and

ii. if undertaking a formal University of Sydney Exchange Program, enrolment in a minimum of 18 credit points of University of Sydney equivalent subjects at exchange partner university overseas.

e. Applicants must not be enrolled in Bachelor of Arts (Languages).

f. Applicants must not be a previous recipient of this Scholarship.

3. Selection Criteria

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

i. academic merit,

ii. the applicant’s costs and/or budget for air ticket expenses, and

iii. a personal statement describing the importance or contribution of the language study to the applicant’s degree program and career path.

b. Preference will be given to students who can demonstrate intention and capacity to undertake Honours in their language of major.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Head of School of Languages and Cultures on the recommendation of SLC Curriculum Committee.

4. Value

a. The value of the Scholarship will be determined by the SLC Curriculum Co and will have a maximum value of $4,000.

b. The Scholarship is tenable for one semester only.

c. The Scholarship annual value will be paid as a lump sum payment.

d. The Scholarship value will be used for the recipient’s return air ticket to the approved country of study and additional expenses.

e. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of Head of School of Languages and Cultures and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university.

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

g. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. Successful recipients are required to maintain receipts for up to one year for all costs incurred that are relevant to this Scholarship.

b. Successful recipients may be required to produce these receipts if requested by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

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

ii. does not undertake study overseas as approved,

iii. commences part-time study without prior approval,

iv. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

v. 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,

vi. is awarded an alternative primary scholarship valued at $6,000 per annum or more. In such circumstances this scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative scholarship where the alternative scholarship is of higher value,

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

viii. 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.

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.