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University of Sydney International Scholarship

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University of Sydney International Scholarship. $35,629 yearly scholarship to support high quality international postgraduate students to study a master’s by research or PhD.
University of Sydney International Scholarship

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$35,629 p.a.
  • International postgraduate research student
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How to apply for University of Sydney International Scholarship

Current students can apply here, applications are open all year round, however, deadlines mentioned here apply.

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Commencing students should select the checkbox to be considered for research scholarships when completing the admission application for your postgraduate research degree. A separate application is not required. University of Sydney International Scholarship

Benefits of University of Sydney International Scholarship

For 2021 awards, the scholarship is valued at $35,629 per annum. The scholarship assists with tuition fees and living costs. University of Sydney International Scholarship

Who’s eligible

You must:

  • be a commencing or enrolled international student
  • have an outstanding record of academic achievement and research potential
  • have an unconditional offer of admission or be currently enrolled in a master’s by research or PhD at the University of Sydney.

Terms and conditions

Eligibilities

1. Applicants must be an international student at the time of award.

2. University of Sydney International Scholarship holders are expected to enrol in a full-time postgraduate research degree. Subject to visa conditions, the University may approve a part-time Scholarship* where the University is satisfied that there are special circumstances that are beyond the student’s control (for example medical conditions, financial hardship, carer’s responsibilities). University of Sydney International Scholarship

*A part-time scholarship may have tax implications and student should seek tax advice from registered tax agents.

Tenure

3. The Scholarship may be held for 14 research periods (full time) for Research Doctorate studies, or for 7 research periods for Research Masters studies. No extensions are possible. Periods of study already undertaken towards the degree prior to the commencement of the award will be deducted from the maximum tenure of the award.

4. A student is expected to commence the Scholarship by the census date of their commencing intake, and during the year the Scholarship is awarded. If a student has commenced their studies, the scholarship may commence no earlier than the day it is awarded. Deferment of scholarship to next calendar year is not allowed. University of Sydney International Scholarship

Benefits

5. Full tuition fees as set by the University of Sydney.

6. Holders of the Scholarship may not concurrently hold another scholarship that provides support for tuition fees.

Commencement of Studies/Deferral of Commencement

7. Recipients of the Scholarship must enrol in their offered course and commence research at the University by the census date of their course intake. Request to defer the Scholarship may not be considered and the University reserves the right to withdraw the Scholarship offer if the recipient fails to gain an appropriate student visa or is unable to enrol and commence research at the University by the deadline. University of Sydney International Scholarship

Research Overseas

8. Holders of the Scholarship may not normally conduct research overseas within the first 6 months of an award.

9. Holders of the Scholarship may conduct up to 12 months (18 months for students of Anthropology and other special cases) of their research outside Australia. Approval must be sought from the student’s supervisor, and Head of department/School, and will only be granted if the research is essential for completion of the degree.

All periods of overseas research are cumulative and will be counted towards a student’s candidature. Students must remain enrolled at the University and receive approval to Count Time Away. University of Sydney International Scholarship

Conversion between Research Masters and Research Doctorate degrees

10. Holders of the Scholarship may convert from a Research Masters degree to a Research Doctorate degree or vice-versa provided such change in candidature is approved by the Faculty/University School. The conversion from Research Doctorate degree to Research Masters degree may result a termination of the scholarship. Should the Scholarship holder be approved to retain the scholarship, the maximum duration of a converted Scholarship becomes that for the new candidature.

Transfer

11. The Scholarships are not transferrable to another university. Should the holder of scholarship transfer to another faculty, school, or supervisor within the University of Sydney, the duration of the scholarship will not be extended. University of Sydney International Scholarship

Suspension

12. Subject to relevant VISA conditions, holders of the Scholarship cannot suspend their award within the first six months.

13. Subject to relevant VISA conditions, holders of the Scholarship may apply for up to 4 research periods suspension for any reason during the tenure of their award. Periods of suspension are cumulative and failure to resume study after suspension will result in the scholarship being terminated. University of Sydney International Scholarship

Approval to suspend must be given by the Head of the Department/School concerned. Periods of study towards the degree during suspension of the Scholarship will be deducted from the maximum tenure of the Scholarship.

14. Subject to relevant VISA conditions, female holders of the Scholarship are entitled to up to an additional 4 research periods suspension (less any period of paid maternity leave) following each birth. The Scholarship holder should apply for the suspension within four weeks of the expected date of confinement. University of Sydney International Scholarship

15. Whenever a student suspends his/her studies the university must report the suspension to immigration authorities and the student may be obliged to return to their home country for the duration of the suspension. University of Sydney International Scholarship

Therefore, if a student wishes to remain in Australia during a period of suspension of studies, they must contact the closest Australian immigration office within 28 days of the approval notice to seek approval to remain in Australia during the suspension. University of Sydney International Scholarship

Changes in Enrolment

16. Holders of the Scholarship must notify Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre (HDRAC) promptly of any planned changes to their enrolment including but not limited to: attendance pattern, suspension, leave of absence, withdrawal, course transfer, and candidature variations.

Students who obtain Australian Permanent Residence status during the course of their enrolment at the University of Sydney (or prior to enrolment at the University) must notify the HDRAC immediately when their Australian Permanent Resident visa is issued. In this case, students must bring their passport to the Student Centre as soon as possible so that the University can adjust their residency status. University of Sydney International Scholarship

Termination

17. The Scholarships will be terminated on resignation or withdrawal of the student, upon submission of the thesis or at the end of the award, or scholarship holder becomes an Australian Permanent Resident, whichever occurs first.

The Scholarships will be terminated before this time if after due enquiry the University concludes that a student has not carried out the course of study with competence and diligence or in accordance with the offer of the Scholarship, or fails to maintain satisfactory progress, or has committed serious misconduct. University of Sydney International Scholarship

False or Misleading Information

18. The University of Sydney reserves the right to reassess a student’s scholarship entitlements if it believes the student has provided false or misleading information to the university in relation to their application for admission or the scholarship award.

Appeal

19. The University recognises the right of any student to appeal to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) against any decision affecting the award or tenure of the Scholarship. University of Sydney International Scholarship

Eligibilities

1. Applicants must be an international student at the time of award.

2. University of Sydney International Scholarship holders are expected to enrol in a full-time postgraduate research degree. Subject to visa conditions, the University may approve a part-time Scholarship* where the University is satisfied that there are special circumstances beyond the student’s control (for example medical conditions, financial hardship, carer’s responsibilities). University of Sydney International Scholarship

*A part-time scholarship may have tax implications and student should seek tax advice from registered tax agents.

Tenure

3. The Scholarship may be held for 3.5 years (full time) for Research Doctorate studies, or for two years for Research Masters studies if commenced prior 1 January 2019, or 1.75 years if commences on or after 1 January 2019. Periods of study already undertaken towards the degree prior to the commencement of the award will be deducted from the maximum tenure of the award. University of Sydney International Scholarship

4. No extensions are possible.

5. A student is expected to commence the Scholarship by the census date of their commencing intake, and during the year the Scholarship is awarded. If a student has commenced their studies, the scholarship may commence no earlier than the day it is awarded. Deferment of scholarship to next calendar year is not allowed.

Stipend and Allowances

6. Holders of the Scholarship who enrol full time will receive a stipend of $35,629 per annum, indexed annually on 1 January.

7. Reimbursement of up to $420 for Masters candidates and up to $840 for Doctoral candidates will be made for eligible claims for direct costs of producing a thesis in accordance with the University’s thesis allowance claim information.

The claim must be lodged with the Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre ([email protected]) within one year of submission of the thesis and no more than two years after termination of the award. Costs associated with printing a thesis are not eligible as printed thesis is no longer required for submission and examination.

8. Holders of the Scholarship may receive a concurrent award, scholarship or salary to undertake their research degree provided such award, scholarship or salary provides a benefit less than 75% of the Scholarship. The Scholarship will be terminated if this limit is exceeded. Salary for work unrelated to the student’s research is not subject to this limit.

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