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The University of Sydney Indigenous International Exchange Scholarship

An undergraduate or postgraduate coursework scholarship
This scholarship supports Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students who are going on international exchange.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$5000
  • Going on international exchange
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • Australian citizen
NA NA

How to apply

No application is required, as all eligible students will be automatically considered.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at $5000 and will be paid in one instalment, two weeks prior to the departure date.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • have have been accepted into the international exchange program
  • 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
  • be enrolled in an undergraduate award course or postgraduate coursework and/or research course at the University of Sydney in exchange year
  • provide referees report from academic supervisor.

Background

Established in 2009, the University of Sydney International Indigenous Exchange Scholarships are awarded to students who have been accepted into the international exchange program through Study Abroad.

1. Background

a. Established in 2009, the University of Sydney International Indigenous Exchange Scholarships are awarded to students who have been accepted into the international exchange Program through Study Abroad.

2. Eligibility

a. To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must be identify as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.

b. Be enrolled in an undergraduate award or postgraduate coursework course and/or research course at the University of Sydney in the exchange year.

c. Have been accepted and provide proof of acceptance into the Exchange Program through Study Abroad.

d. Provide a referee report from your Academic Supervisor.

3. Selection Criteria

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

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by a selection committee consisting of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services), or their nominated delegates.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $5,000.

b. The amount will be paid in one instalment, two weeks prior to the departure date.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted.

d. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

e. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. The student must remain enrolled in the relevant exchange program.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

i. Withdraws from the nominated program,

ii. commences part-time study without prior approval,

iii. is determined by the university to be guilty of serious misconduct, including but not limited to, having provided false or misleading information as a part of their scholarship application,

iv. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or;

v. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.

b. 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.