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The University of Sydney Public Health Equity Scholarship

A scholarship for Master of Public Health students
Supporting postgraduate students studying a Master of Public Health degree and experiencing hardship or disadvantage.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$10,000
  • Postgraduate students studying a Master of Public Health degree
  • Experienced hardship or disadvantage
20 September 2019 25 November 2019

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarships is valued at $10,000 for full-time recipients and is paid per semester for one semester. The value for part-time recipients is $5000 per semester for two semesters.

The scholarship value will be paid directly towards the student's tuition fees after the applicable semester census date.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • have an unconditional offer of admission for full-time or part-time studies in a Master of Public Health at the Sydney School of Public Health
  • have experienced at least one of the following types of hardship and/or disadvantage:

Background

This scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance towards students who are studying a Master of Public Health at the University of Sydney and experiencing hardship and/or disadvantage.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance towards students who are studying a Masters of Public Health at the University of Sydney and experiencing hardship and/or disadvantage.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission for part-time or full-time studies in a Master of Public Health at the School of Public Health, in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must have experienced at least one of the following types of hardship and/or disadvantage:

I. financial hardship,

II. from a non-English speaking background,

III. long-term difficult family circumstances,

IV. from a rural or isolated area, and/or V

 from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. their application for admission to the Master of Public Health degree,

III. demonstrated evidence or hardship and/or disadvantage,

IV. a cover letter outlining applicant’s relative disadvantage, and

V. a curriculum vitae.

b. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the recommendation of the Head of School of the School of Public Health.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship will be valued at $10,000 and will be tenable for one semester only.

b. Where the recipient is studying part time, the amount awarded for each relevant semester will be 50% of the full time rate and the Scholarship will be tenable for two part-time semesters only. 

c. The Scholarship value will be paid directly towards the student’s tuition fees after the census date of the applicable semester.

d. No other amount is payable.

e. The Scholarship cannot be deferred or transferred to another University school or Faculty.

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

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain a minimum Semester Average Mark (SAM) of 50 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. 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. accepts an alternative scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney, valued at $6,000 per annum or more for the same purpose as this Scholarship,

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.

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.