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Double Degree Science Medicine Diversity Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
An undergraduate scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander students studying a double degree in Science and Medicine.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$6000
  • Australian citizens admitted through the Gadigal Program
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Enrolled in full-time study and proceeding to second year of study in Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Medicine.
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How to apply

No application is required, as eligible candidates will be automatically considered. The successful candidate will be informed by email prior to the start of the relevant semester.

Benefits

This scholarships is valued at $6000 for the remaining normal full-time duration of the Bachelor of Science degree.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person as defined in the University of Sydney’s Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015
  • have received your offer of admission through the Gadigal Program
  • have completed between 48 and 60 credit points in their Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Medicine (BSc/MD) with a current Annual Average Mark (AAM) of 65 or above
  • be enrolled in full-time study and proceeding on to your second year of study in your Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Medicine (BSc/MD).

Background

Established in 2010 by the Faculty of Science, the Scholarship supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in the Double Degree Medicine Program.

1. Background

a. Established in 2010 by the Faculty of Science, the Scholarship supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in the Double Degree Medicine Program.

b. Funding is provided by the Faculty of Science during candidature in the Bachelor of Science.

2. Eligibility

a. Candidates must be an Australian Citizen who:

  1. accepted an offer and enrolled full-time in the Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Medicine (BSc/MD) on the basis of secondary results in the NSW Higher School Certificate examination or equivalent interstate or International Baccalaureate (IB) qualification;
  2. received their offer of admission through the Cadigal Entry Program as a person that identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander;
  3. has completed 48 credit points and no more than 60 credit points in their BSc/MD with a current Annual Average mark (AAM) of 65 or above;
  4. is proceeding on to their second year of study in their BSc/MD. 
3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of the Dean of Science and the Dean of the Sydney Medical School, or their nominated delegates.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $6,000 per annum and is tenable for the remaining normal fulltime duration of the Bachelor of Science.

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 Dean of Science and the Dean of Medicine 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, in the Bachelor of Science, the recipient must maintain a minimum Semester Average Mark (SAM) of 65 each semester.

b. Candidates undertaking an exchange during the tenure of this Scholarship are required to have achieved a Satisfied Requirements grade (SR) to receive their next payment.

c. A request to hold the Scholarship part-time, suspend the Scholarship, or extend the Scholarship for an Honours year in the Faculty of Science, is subject to the approval of the Dean of Science and the Dean of Medicine, or their nominees.

d. 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. Progression

a. Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science and progression into the Doctor of Medicine, candidates are eligible to receive a new scholarship offer from the Sydney Medical School, providing comparable funding for the duration of the Doctor of Medicine.

7. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

  1. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,
  2. commences part-time study without prior approval, 
  3. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,
  4. 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,
  5. 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,
  6. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or
  7. 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.