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Engineering Vacation Research Internship Program Scholarship

An undergraduate and postgraduate coursework scholarship
$500 weekly scholarship open to undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in pursuing a research career at a university or in industry.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$500 p.w. (up to 8 weeks)
  • Coursework engineering student
  • Student at the University of Sydney, another Australian university or an international university
2 September 2021 23 September 2021 

How to apply

Visit the Engineering Vacation Research Internship Program web page for information about the program and the list of projects you can apply for, then apply here for the program. All applicants for the program will be automatically considered for the scholarship.

Benefits

All applicants to the Engineering Vacation Research Internship Program will automatically be considered for the Engineering Vacation Research Internship Program Scholarship. No separate scholarship application is required.

The scholarship is valued at:

  • $4,000 ($500 per week for eight weeks) – December to February program
  • $3,000 ($500 per week for six weeks) – June to August program

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework student
  • be enrolled at the University of Sydney, another Australian university or at an international university in the top-500 according to QS World University Rankings
  • have the background knowledge, skills and experience required for the nominated research projects
  • have a minimum WAM of 75 and have completed at least 96 credit points towards your degree at the time of application (undergraduate students)
  • have completed at least two years of a bachelor’s degree or be enrolled in a master’s degree (international university students)
  • must be on track for first class honours or equivalent (undergraduate international university students)

Background

The Engineering Vacation Research Internship Program is designed to provide valuable research experience and is open to students interested in pursuing a research career at a university or in industry.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established by the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney to provide students with outstanding academic ability the opportunity to undertake a research project to gain valuable research experience and knowledge to advance their careers.

2. Eligibility

a. Candidates must be enrolled in a relevant undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program at the University of Sydney, another Australian university or at a top-500 university according to the latest QS World University Rankings at the time of application..                             

b. Undergraduate candidates are required to have achieved a weighted average mark (WAM) of 75 or above (or equivalent) and have already completed at least 96 credit points towards their undergraduate degree at the time of application.

c. Candidates who are studying outside Australia are required to have completed at least two years of a bachelor’s degree or be enrolled in a master’s degree. Undergraduate candidates must be on track for first class honours or equivalent.

d. Candidates must have the background knowledge, skills and experience required for their nominated research projects.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded to selected students based on:

I. academic merit,

II. match of background and skills to the projects nominated by the student, as confirmed by research project supervisors, and

III. acceptance into the Engineering Vacation Research Internship Program.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Associate Dean (Education) of the Faculty of Engineering or their nominee.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $3,000 and is tenable for 6 weeks.

b. Payments shall be made in two equal instalments, one payment at the mid-point of the project and the second payment upon successful completion of the project. If less than 6 weeks of the placement is completed, the scholarship payment will be paid pro-rate based on the number of weeks completed.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university.

d. The Scholarship shall be awarded 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 complete all project requirements outlined by the project supervisor.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from the degree they were enrolled in at the time of application,

II. withdraws or transfers from the research project without prior approval,

III. commences or continues to undertake paid employment that interferes with their ability to complete the research program as required,

IV. does not maintain satisfactory performance in the research project,

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. accepts another Research Internship Program Scholarship during the tenure of this Scholarship, or

VII. 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 unless due to University error.

c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or withdraws from the relevant course and research project, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.

7. Reporting

a. The recipient must complete the requirements of the project including any reports or presentations or production of a video as determined by their supervisor.

b. Recipients must complete a questionnaire about their experiences for the Faculty of Engineering.

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