1. Background

a. The Vice Chancellor’s International Scholarships are awarded to exceptional international students. The Scholarship is open to all commencing international students enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework full degree.

2. Eligibility

a. To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must be an international student as defined in the Higher Education Support Act 2003.

b. The applicant must have applied for but not yet commenced an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree at the University of Sydney.

c. Applicants commencing a second degree at the University of Sydney are eligible provided they have not previously held the Vice Chancellor’s International Scholarships.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit as assessed from a student’s application for admission to an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of a selection committee consisting of two nominees of the Executive Director, Global Student Recruitment and Mobility and one nominee of the Admissions Office.

4. Value

a. Four scholarship amounts are offered based on ranking against selection criteria:

i. $40,000 payable for one year in two equal instalments per semester

ii. $20,000 payable for one semester

iii. $10,000 payable for one semester

iv. $5,000 payable for one semester The availability of some amounts may be limited to specified cohorts.

b. Applicants must complete the Acceptance of their Unconditional Offer by the relevant deadline associated with their scholarship offer round, and remain enrolled after census date.

c. The payment will be made after the census date of each semester.

d. Deferral or suspension of the Scholarship is not permitted except in exceptional circumstances.

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

f. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain a minimum semester average mark (SAM) of 65 and have no outstanding fees.

b. Recipients undertaking an exchange during the tenure of this Scholarship are required to have achieved a Satisfied Requirements grade (SR) to receive their next payment.

c. The Scholarship is transferable to another major, degree or faculty but is not transferrable to another University.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

i. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,

ii. becomes a domestic student,

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. has accepted another scholarship administered by the University of Sydney (funded by the University or by a third party), of a value exceeding A$10,000 per annum,

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. 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.

7. Other Requirements

a. Scholarship recipients may be invited to promote the program in which they are enrolled as well as represent the University of Sydney at student orientation, marketing events and corporate networking events.

For more information, visit https://sydney.edu.au/scholarships/e/vice-chancellor-international-scholarships-scheme.html