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The Chinese Studies Travelling Bursary

An undergraduate and postgraduate scholarship
This scholarship supports students enrolled in Chinese studies to travel to and undertake studies in China.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$5000
  • Chinese studies student
  • Plan to travel to China and study at a Chinese university
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How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $5000.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled in Chinese studies
  • be intending to travel to China and where possible spend some time in Hong Kong, for the purpose of exposure to Chinese culture and improving their knowledge of the Chinese language
  • undertake a course of study at a Chinese University for up to one year.

Preference may be given to applicants who:

  • are enrolled in second-year Chinese, third-year Chinese or Senior Intermediate Chinese at the time of application, or
  • have not been awarded other bursaries, scholarships or funding support for their travel to China at the time of award.

Background

This scholarship was established in 1997 from a donation by Professor John Wong.

1. Background

a. Established in 1997, this Scholarship has been generously donated by Professor John Wong to assist students studying Chinese at the University of Sydney to travel to China to extend their experience of the language.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be enrolled at the University of Sydney in Chinese Studies.

b. Applicants must be intending to travel to China and where possible spend some time in Hong Kong, for the purpose of exposure to Chinese culture and improving their knowledge of the Chinese language.

c. Applicants are expected to undertake a course of study at a Chinese university for up to one year. 

3. Selection Criteria

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

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

b. Preference may be given to students who:

I. are enrolled in second year Chinese, third year Chinese or Senior Intermediate Chinese at the time of application, or
II. have not been awarded other bursary(ies), scholarship(s) or funding support for their travel to China at the time of award.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Head of School, School of Languages and Cultures or their nominated delegate on the recommendation of the Chair of Chinese Studies upon the advice of a selection committee consisting of members of the Department of Chinese Studies.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $5,000 and is tenable for one year only. 

b. The Scholarship value will be paid as a one-off payment after the census date. 

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of Head of School, School of Languages and Cultures and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university. 

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

e. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain satisfactory academic performance.

6. 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.