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The Chinese Studies Alumni Bursary

An undergraduate scholarship
This scholarship supports Chinese studies students to undertake approved studies in China or Taiwan, and Chinese partner university students to undertake Chinese studies at the University of Sydney.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$4000
  • University of Sydney Chinese studies student, or a Chinese partner university student undertaking approved study at the University of Sydney
6 July 2022 10 August 2022

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $4000.

Who's eligible

University of Sydney students must:

  • be enrolled in a major or honours in Chinese studies
  • undertake approved studies in China or Taiwan in Chinese.

Chinese partner university students must:

  • be enrolled at a Chinese partner university
  • undertake Chinese studies units at the University of Sydney through an approved exchange agreement.

Background

This scholarship was established from a donation by alumni of Chinese Studies at the University of Sydney.

1. Background

a. This scholarship has been established to assist students studying Chinese at the University of Sydney to undertake a period of approved in-country study, preferably through the University of Sydney exchange program.

b. This scholarship has been generously donated by alumni of Chinese Studies at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants from the University of Sydney must:

I. be enrolled at the University of Sydney in a Chinese Studies major or Honours in Chinese Studies, and
II. undertake an approved period of study in China or Taiwan in Chinese. 

b. Applicants from a Chinese partner university must:

I. be enrolled at a Chinese partner university, and
II. undertake units in Chinese Studies at the University of Sydney through an approved exchange agreement.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of: 

I. academic merit, and
II. personal statement describing the applicant’s motivation and details of their current plans for the study. 

b. Preference may be given to applicants who:

I. meet the requirements of 2.b,
II. are enrolled in intermediate or advanced Chinese-language-acquisition units of study,
III. seek support to defray the costs of undertaking Honours in Chinese Studies,
IV. have not been awarded other bursary(ies), scholarship(s) or funding support for the purpose of the study outlined in this scholarship, and
V. are in financial need.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Head of School, School of Languages and Cultures, or their nominated delegate(s) on the recommendation of a selection committee which will include:

I. the Chair of Chinese Studies, and
II. at least two members of Chinese Studies at the University of Sydney.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $4,000. 

b. The Scholarship value will be paid as a one-off payment on receipt of the scholarship acceptance form.

c. Deferral and/or suspension of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of School, School of Languages and Cultures.

d. The scholarship cannot be transferred to another school, faculty or university. 

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

f. No other amount is payable.

5. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,
II. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance, 
III. 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, or
IV. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave.

b. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error.  

c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or the Scholarship is terminated under any instance in the Termination Clause of these terms and conditions, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.