2014 Sydney Achievers International Scholarships, Australia

Thursday, August 15, 2013
The University of Sydney takes great pleasure in announcing the Sydney Achievers International Scholarships for new international students commencing at the University in 2014.


Up to 100 of these prestigious Scholarships will be offered in 2014 to high achieving, academically meritorious, international students, inviting them to enjoy the Sydney experience at one of the finest institutions of higher education in the world.


Sydney Achievers International Scholarships (Undergraduate)
Benefits
  • AUD$10,000 each per annum, available for the CRICOS registered duration of a recipient’s program of study, for any Undergraduate program offered at the University of Sydney (subject to the recipient maintaining satisfactory academic progress each year).
  • No living allowance is payable.

Criteria for Eligibility
  • Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification or an international senior secondary qualification accepted by the University with outstanding results, as deemed by the University of Sydney.
  • Students completing Foundation Studies Programs offered by Australian or New Zealand universities are eligible.
  • Students who have already commenced/completed tertiary studies, or students transferring with credit exemptions and/or advanced standing, are not eligible.

Sydney Achievers International Scholarships (Postgraduate)
Benefits
  • AUD$10,000 each per annum (ie, $15,000 in total for a 1.5 year program, $20,000 in total for a 2 year program), available for the CRICOS registered duration of a recipient’s program of study, for any Postgraduate Coursework program offered at the University of Sydney (subject to the recipient maintaining satisfactory academic progress each year).
  • No living allowance is payable.

Criteria for Eligibility
  • Applicants must have completed the equivalent of an Australian Bachelor degree qualification with outstanding results based on the Australian grading system, as deemed by the University of Sydney.
  • Students who have already commenced/completed postgraduate studies, or students transferring with credit exemptions and/or advanced standing, are not eligible.

Application Procedure
  • No separate application for a Sydney Achievers International Scholarship is necessary.
  • An Application for Admission to the University of Sydney in 2014 will constitute an application for a Scholarship.
  • All applications meeting the selection and eligibility criteria resulting in unconditional Offers of Admission will be automatically considered.
  • The deadline forreceipt of applications and complete supporting documentation (academic and English language proficiency results) is 15 January 2014 for Semester 1, 2014, and 30 June 2014 for Semester 2, 2014.
  • Successful candidates will receive an Offer of a Scholarship with the Offer of Admission.
  • Applications received after these deadlines will not be considered.
  • Candidates applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will be considered in January 2014.
  • Successfull candidates will be notified by email.

Selection Criteria
  • Selection will be based strictly on academic merit as per the University’s admission requirements.
  • Selection will be based on actual results (academic and English language proficiency). Predicted/forecast results will not be considered.
  • Only applicants with firm, unconditional offers of admission will be considered.
  • Selection will be made by the International Office, whose decision will be final. No appeals will be entertained.

Conditions
  • Scholarship recipients will need to maintain satisfactory academic progress, which, for the purposes of retaining the Scholarship, is defined as maintaining a credit average (at least 65%) or more each year. Failure to do so may result in the Scholarship being terminated.
  • Successful candidates:
  • must not be in receipt of any other tuition scholarship or sponsorship;
  • must commence study in 2014 – commencement may not be deferred to a later year;
  • will be required to pay for their own airfares to Sydney, living expenses, study materials, text books, any ancillary fees (if applicable) and Overseas Student Health Cover each year;
  • are also responsible for paying the balance of the tuition fees each year;
  • are required to enrol as full-time international students and must maintain their international student status on a full-time basis throughout their enrolment at the University of Sydney; and
  • may not be entitled to a ‘Leave of Absence’ during the duration of the Scholarship, unless it is due to extenuating circumstances.


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