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James Strong - Nomura Scholarship for Business

An undergraduate scholarship
Up to $22,500 scholarship to support commencing undergraduate business students.


Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$7500 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic students
  • Undergraduate business students
8 July 2020 30 September 2020

How to apply

Apply through theĀ Sydney Scholars Award program.


$7500 per year, tenable for up to three years.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • plan to enrol full-time in a University of Sydney Business School undergraduate degree
  • plan to start your studies in the year of award
  • have completed the NSW Higher School Certificate or approved equivalent in the year prior to the degree.
1. Background

a. Established from a generous donation from Nomura Australia Limited in honour of James Strong, this scholarship supports talented students studying an undergraduate degree on a full-time basis at the Business School.

2. Selection criteria

a. The scholarship will be awarded on academic merit, personal qualities, leadership potential, and community involvement.

b. Shortlisted applicants may be invited to attend an interview with the selection committee.

3. Ongoing eligibility

a. The scholarship must be taken up in the semester in which it is offered.

b. The scholarship recipient must be enrolled in the agreed degree program and must undertake a full time study load of 24 credit points each semester. If extenuating circumstances arise, the scholarship recipient may submit a request to decrease their study load to 18 credit points per semester but only with the permission of the BusinessSchool. The duration of the scholarship will not be extended if permission is obtained.

c. The scholarship recipient must maintain a continuous enrolment and may not defer or suspend their enrolment in the degree. No leave of absence is allowed, except under exceptional circumstances such as a medical condition which limits the student's capacity to undertake study. In the event that the scholarship recipient discontinues study, or transfers to another program, the scholarship is no longer tenable.

d. The scholarship recipient must maintain a minimum distinction average of 75% each semester. The award is conditional on the scholarship recipient meeting all regulations of the coursework program.

4. Payment schedule

a. Payments will be made in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester.

5. Termination

a. The scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

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

II. commences part-time study without prior approval,

III. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

IV. 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,

V. accepts an alternative scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney, valued at $6,000 per annum or more for the same purpose as this Scholarship,

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

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

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