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The Emilie M Schweitzer Exchange Scholarships

An undergraduate exchange scholarship
This scholarship supports undergraduate students studying French or Germanic studies to undertake an approved exchange program at a French or German university.


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  • Third year French or Germanic studies undergraduate student
  • Undertake exchange in France or Germany
  • Minimum WAM of 70

How to apply

Apply here.


This scholarship is valued at $3000.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be a third year undergraduate student
  • be majoring in French studies or Germanic studies
  • be undertaking an approved exchange program at a French or German University for a minimum of three months, credited towards your degree
  • have a minimum WAM of 70 in French or German language and cultural units.


This scholarship was established in 2015 from a bequest by Emilie Marguerite Schweitzer.

1. Background

a. Established in 2015, this Scholarship has been generously bequeathed by Emilie Marguerite Schweitzer to the Departments of French Studies and Germanic Studies to support students studying French or German at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must be students currently enrolled in the third year of their undergraduate degree with a major in French Studies or Germanic Studies at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must be taking up an approved exchange place at a French or German University for a minimum period of three months that is credited towards their degree.

c. Applicants must have achieved a minimum weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 70% in French or German language and cultural units.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. two letters of reference from relevant academics, and

III. personal statement that demonstrate the applicant’s:

i. intention to continue with French and German Honours (or joint Honours),

ii. reason(s) for their study in France or Germany, and

iii. relevance of French or German for their future studies or career.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of the:

I. Head of School of Languages and Cultures or nominee, and

II. The Chairs of Department of French and Francophone Studies and Germanic Studies or their nominee(s).

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $3,000 and is tenable for one year only.

b. The Scholarship value will be paid as a one off payment.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and it is not transferable to another major, faculty or University.

d. Subject to the availability of funds, six scholarships will be offered annually.

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

f. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. None required.

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,

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

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

b. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated.

c. 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.