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School of Computer Science Postgraduate Coursework Diversity Scholarship

A scholarship for international students
Expanding and enriching the School’s student community by recognising and supporting outstanding students from diverse cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$6000
  • International student from Latin America, Middle East or Asia Pacific
  • Unconditional offer for one of the eligible coursework programs
  • Minimum WAM of 75

September 2019
(Semester 1, 2020)

Mid-February 2020
(Semester 2, 2020)

12 January 2020, 11:59pm
(Semester 1, 2020)

End-April 2020
(Semester 2, 2020)

How to apply

No separate application is required.

Applicants who apply for the School of Computer Science Postgraduate Coursework Entry Scholarship will automatically be considered for the Diversity Scholarship.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $6000 for one year only. Students enrolled part-time will receive 50% of the full-time rate of this scholarship and will be tenable for a two year period.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an international student whose country of origin/citizenship is in Latin America, the Middle East or Asia Pacific. 
  • have an unconditional offer of admission at the University of Sydney for one the following postgraduate coursework programs: Master of Information Technology, Master of Data Science, Master of Information Technology Management, or the combined Master of Information Techology/Master of Information Technology Management at the time of the scholarship application closing date, for the relevant semester it is being offered for. 
  • have achieved a minimum distinction average (equivalent to 75 at the University of Sydney) in your undergraduate studies
  • be commencing your degree in the same semester and year the scholarship is offered.

Note: You are not eligible if you have already commenced your studies in one of the above named programs in the faculty, or you are transferring into one of those programs from another postgraduate program.

Background

The School of Computer Science Diversity Scholarship aims to expand and enrich the School’s student community by recognising and supporting outstanding students from diverse cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. The scholarship helps them achieve their academic goals in information technology.

1. Background

a. The purpose of the School of Computer Science Diversity Scholarships is to expand and enrich the School’s student community by recognising and supporting outstanding students from diverse cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. The Scholarship aims to help them achieve their academic goals in Computer Science.

2. Eligibility

a. International applicants whose country of origin/citizenship is from Latin America, the Middle East or Asia Pacific. The School reserves the right to prioritise/restrict individual countries within the stated regions, each year, according to its strategic objectives.

b. Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission at the University of Sydney for one the following postgraduate coursework programs:

I. Master of Information Technology (MIT),
II. Master of Information Technology Management (MITM), or
III. MIT/MITM

c. Applicants must have achieved a minimum distinction average (equivalent to 75 at the University of Sydney) in their undergraduate studies.

d. All applicants must be commencing their degree in the same Semester and Year the Scholarship is offered.

e. Students who have already commenced their studies in one of the above named programs in the Faculty, or that transfer into one of those programs from another postgraduate program are not eligible.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, with reference to both overall academic merit and specific performance in information technology units of study.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded on the recommendation of a selection committee consisting of the Associate Dean (Education), or their nominee, and at least one other academic staff member form the School of Information Technologies. The Associate Dean (Education) acts as the Committee Chair.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $6,000 and is tenable for one year only.

b. The Scholarship value will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Associate Dean (Education) and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university.

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 70 each semester.

b. The recipient required to maintain their enrolment as a full-time international student and for the full duration of the Scholarship.

c. 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.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,
II. commences part-time study without prior approval,
III. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,
IV. is no longer enrolled as an international student,
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. 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 unless due to University error.

c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or the Scholarship is terminated under any instance in the Termination Clause of these terms and conditions, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.

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