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Tata Consultancy Services Undergraduate Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
This scholarship assists low socio-economic students commence studies in the School of Computer Science.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$5500 per year
  • Australian citizen or holder of humanitarian visa
  • Low socio-economic background
  • Study in the School of Computer Science
Not offered for 2020 Not offered for 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $5500 per year for up to four years.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen or holder or a permanent Humanitarian visa 
  • be from a low socio-economic background (such as financial hardship, disability, significant medical hardship, family hardship, EAS or equivalent listed school or other)
  • have recently completed high school 
  • qualify for and enrol in any of the undergraduate programs offered by the School of Computer Science within the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney.

Background

Established in 2010, this scholarship has been generously donated by Tata Consultancy Services to assist low socio-economic students commencing studies in the School of Computer Science.

1. Background

a) Established in 2010, this scholarship has been generously donated by Tata Consultancy Services to assist low socio-economic students commencing studies in the School of Computer Science.

2. Eligibility

a) Applicants must be an Australian citizen or holder or a permanent Humanitarian visa from a low-socio-economic background (such as financial hardship, disability, significant medical hardship, family hardship, EAS or equivalent listed school or other).

b) Applicants must be a recent school leaver that qualifies and enrols into any of the undergraduate programs offered by the School of Computer Science within the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney.

3. Selection Criteria

a) The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of: 

  • i) academic merit based on the applicant’s performance in the NSW HSC or equivalent, 
  • ii) demonstrated low-socio-economic background, and 
  • iii) a personal statement a personal statement demonstrating leadership qualities, innovation and self-motivation, communication skills, achievements in non-academic pursuits, and involvement in school and/or community ventures. 

b) The scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of a selection committee consisting of the Associate Dean (Education), or their nominee, and the Head of the School of Computer Science or their nominee.

4. Value

a) The scholarship is valued at $5,500 and is tenable for up to four years.

b) The scholarship annual 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 65 each semester.

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.

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 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, 
  • v) does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or 
  • vi) 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.