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University of Sydney Honours Scholarship

A honours studies scholarship
This scholarship supports domestic and international students applying for or currently undertaking an honours program at the University of Sydney.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$6000
  • Student studying honours
1 September 2019 2 December 2019

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $6000 and is paid in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be studying a standalone appended honours program at the University of Sydney, or
  • be studying the final year of an honours pathway program in the standalone or combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies in Semester 1 or 2 of the upcoming year by the closing date of the scholarship application.

Note: International students must have completed their undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney.

1. Background

a. The University of Sydney Honours Scholarship is available to both international and domestic students upon enrolling in either a standalone appended Honours Program, including Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours), or undertaking an Honours pathway in the final year of a combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicants:

I. Undertaking a standalone appended Honours Program at the University of Sydney, or
II. undertaking Honours pathway in the final year of Combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies or stand-alone Bachelor of Advanced Studies in Semester 1 or 2 of the upcoming academic year at the University of Sydney by the closing date of the scholarship applications.

b. International applicants must have completed their undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,
II. curriculum vitae, and
III. a personal statement which demonstrates their academic achievements, leadership experience, communication skills and interest in studying in the proposed Honours Program.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) on the recommendation of a committee consisting of various Faculty Deans, or their nominated delegates.

4. Value

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

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

c. The Scholarship cannot be deferred without prior approval of the Scholarships Office.

d. The Scholarship cannot be transferred to another course, faculty or University.

e. Recipients may hold the Scholarship on a part time basis due to extenuating circumstances (such as a medical condition) which limits the recipient’s capacity to undertake full time study. An application to hold a part-time Scholarship must be submitted to the Scholarships Office. Where a part time Scholarship is approved, payment will be 50% of the normal semester payment and the Scholarship will be extended by one semester for each semester that the recipient is approved to hold the Scholarship on a part-time basis.

f. No other amount is payable.

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

5. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,
II. has completed requirements of the course,
III. commences part-time study without prior approval,
IV. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,
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. accepts an alternative primary scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney, valued at $6,000 per annum or more,
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 a 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 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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