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The Rabbi Brasch Bursary

A scholarship for commencing Doctor of Medicine students
This scholarship supports commencing Doctor of Medicine students who are in financial need.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$25,500 (for up to four years)
  • Students about to commence a Doctor of Medicine
  • Financial need
March 2020 March 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

The bursary will be awarded by the Head of School and Dean of the Sydney Medical School, or their nominated delegates.

Benefits

This bursary is tenable for the full-time duration (four years) of the Doctor of Medicine program.

The bursary’s annual value will be paid as a stipend on a fortnightly basis. The value of the bursary will be indexed at the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rate on 1 January each year.

The bursary will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be commencing a Doctor of Medicine (MD) at the University of Sydney
  • demonstrate financial hardship
  • be able to demonstrate one or more of the following:

Background

Established in 2018, this bursary has been generously donated by Liselotte Brasch to assist students whom are studying medicine at the University of Sydney through the Doctor of Medicine (MD) or equivalent course.

1. Background

a. Established in 2018, this bursary has been generously donated by Liselotte Brasch to assist students whom are studying medicine at the University of Sydney through the Doctor of Medicine (MD) or equivalent course.

2. Eligibility

a. To be eligible for the bursary, applicants must be commencing in a Doctor of Medicine (MD) at the University of Sydney.

3. Selection criteria

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

I. academic merit

II. demonstrated financial hardship, and

III. applicants being able to demonstrate one or more of the following:

i. Indigenous Australian background

ii. regional or remote disadvantage, or

iii. low socioeconomic status

b. The bursary will be awarded by the Head of School and Dean of the Sydney Medical School, or their nominated delegates.

4. Value

a. The bursary is valued at $25,500 per annum and is tenable full-time for the duration of the Doctor of Medicine (4 years).

b. The bursary’s annual value will be paid as a stipend to students on a fortnightly basis.

c. Deferral of the bursary is not permitted without the prior permission of the Dean and it is not transferable to another University School, faculty or university.

d. The value of the bursary will be indexed at the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rate on 1 January each year.

e. The bursary will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

f. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the bursary, the recipient must maintain a minimum Semester Average Mark (SAM) of 65 each semester, or achieve a Satisfied Requirements grade (SR) where relevant.

6. Termination

a. The bursary 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 bursary application

IV. is awarded an alternative primary scholarship. In such circumstances this bursary will be terminated in favour of the alternative scholarship where the alternative scholarship is of higher value

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 bursary 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 bursary funds paid to the scholarship recipient be reimbursed.