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# Scholarships and prizes

Financial support for students studying Southeast Asia

A scholarship or prize can give you the financial independence to concentrate on your studies. Find out which scholarships are available, when they’re open, and how to apply.

Various sources of funding are available if you are studying topics on or related to Southeast Asia at the University of Sydney. Browse the scholarships below, including our annual Honours Scholarship, funding for doctoral fieldwork, financial support to undertake international exchange and travel, and funding through the Department of Indonesian Studies.

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#### Applications are now closed and will re-open in Semester 1 2019.

This annual prize will be awarded to the most outstanding doctoral thesis written by a student enrolled at the University of Sydney on a topic wholly concerned with Southeast Asia. For the purposes of this award, the countries of Southeast Asia are: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.

The PhD associated with this thesis must have been conferred in 2017.

The thesis may be from any discipline, but must relate to one of SSEAC’s five clusters: economic and social development, environment and resources, health, heritage and the arts and/or state and society.

The prize for Best Thesis on Southeast Asia is a cash award of AU$1000 and a certificate. The winner will also be profiled on the SSEAC website. A prize of AU$250 may be awarded to a second outstanding thesis.

The winner will be assessed by the SSEAC Executive Grants Subcommittee. The subcommittee will seek advice from experts in relevant disciplines to in order to give fair consideration to dissertations from a broad range of research fields.

#### Criteria

• The thesis must have been conferred by the University of Sydney in 2017.
• The thesis must deal with a topic that is wholly related to a country (or multiple countries) in Southeast Asia or Australia’s relationship with a country (or multiple countries) in Southeast Asia. Theses that include a comparative study between Southeast Asian case and non-Southeast Asia case studies will be considered only if the case study demonstrates a deep engagement with the region.
• The thesis can be from any disciplinary background and the committee will seek relevant expertise to assess the relative merits of theses from a range of disciplines.
• The thesis must be nominated by TWO SSEAC academic members from within the University of Sydney.
• A SSEAC member may only nominate one thesis.
• The application will be ultimately judged by the SSEAC Executive, whose decision is final.

#### Nomination Requirements

Nominated students are responsible for submitting their application. The required documents must be attached to the application upon submission:

• A copy of the thesis in electronic form.
• Proof of nominations by two SSEAC members. At least one of these SSEAC members must be based at the University of Sydney.
• A letter setting out the merits of the thesis and the reasons for nominating it from one of the nominating SSEAC members (maximum of 1000 words).
• All examiners’ reports (with names of examiners deleted), unless an institution’s rule expressly forbids such use of examiners’ reports. In the latter case, a more elaborate statement of the thesis’ merits is acceptable.

There are a number of prizes, scholarships and other financial support available to students within the Department of Indonesian Studies.

Background: This scholarship aims to promote international understanding and advance your academic development by enabling you to spend part of your degree studying in an approved overseas institution.

How much: One awarded each year to the value of $5000. How long: One semester. Eligibility: Full-time students who are Australian citizens who are enrolled in their later years of an undergraduate degree (excluding honours). Preference will be given to students who wish to undertake their studies at an institution in Asia. Further information: Scholarships and Financial Support Service. Background: This Scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to students who are studying a degree in the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney and who have citizenship from India, Indonesia, Vietnam or Singapore. Eligibility: Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies and commencing in one of the following Masters, Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate degree programs in the School of Public Health: I. Clinical Epidemiology II. Bioethics III. Biostatistics IV. Health Policy V. Global Health VI. Public Health Applicants must be an international student who are citizens of India, Indonesia, Vietnam or Singapore. How much:$5000

How long: One semester

Selection time: Applications close 15 November

Application: Apply here

Background: Scholarships offered by Sydney Abroad