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FASS International Postgraduate Research Tuition Fee Scholarship

A postgraduate research scholarship
This scholarship has been established to support postgraduate research students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Highlights

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Academic course fees
  • International student
  • PhD, DArts or DSocSci student, or master's by research student who intends to transfer to a PhD
  • Non-RTP stipend scholarship recipient
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How to apply

No application required. Apply for an Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship to be considered for this scholarship.

For more information, visit: Australian Government RTP Scholarship (International).

Benefits

This scholarship will cover the academic course fees for:

  • up to seven research periods for master's by research students who commenced their studies on or after 1 January 2019
  • up to 14 research periods for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Doctor of Arts (DArts) or Doctor of Social Science (DSocSci) students who commenced their studies on or after 1 January 2019.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an international student
  • have an unconditional offer of admission to study a PhD, DArts or DSocSci, or master's by research with the intent to transfer to a PhD
  • have secured a non-RTP stipend scholarship of at least $20,000 per annum for a minimum of:
    • seven research periods for master's by research students
    • 14 research periods for PhD, DArts or DSocSci students
  • apply for a RTP Stipend Scholarship.
1. Background

a. This Scholarship has been established to support Masters by Research, PhD, DArts and DSocSci students who are undertaking research in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

b. This Scholarship is funded by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS).

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission to study full-time within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney in one of the following degrees:

I. PhD,

II. Doctor of Arts (DArts),

III. Doctor of Social Sciences (DSocSci), or

IV. Masters by Research with the intent to transfer to PhD after satisfactory completion of the first Progress Review interview within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

b. Applicants must have secured a non Research Training Program (RTP) stipend scholarship of at least $20,000 per year for a minimum period of:

I. 7 research periods for a successful Masters by Research applicant who has commenced their candidature on or after the 1 January 2019, or

II. 12 research periods for a successful PhD, DArts or DSocSci applicant who has commenced their candidature on or after the 1 January 2019.

c. Applicants must provide evidence of their non RTP Stipend Scholarship as mentioned in Clause 2.b as part of their application of admission to the University of Sydney.

d. Applicants must be an international student.

e. To be considered for this Scholarship, applicants must apply for a RTP Stipend Scholarship.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. area of study and/or research proposal,

III. research achievements and potential, and

IV. evidence of a non RTP stipend scholarship offer.

b. The Faculty will prioritise the awarding of the scholarships to students whose supervisors are early to mid-career researchers and where their proposed research aligns with the Faculty's
strategic research priorities.

c. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of a selection committee consisting of:

I. Associate Dean (Research Education) or their nominee, and

II. at least two other academic staff representatives from FASS.

4. Value

a. The scholarship is for academic course fees as per the below duration, subject to satisfactory academic performance:

I. up to 7 research periods for a successful Masters by Research recipient who commenced their candidature on or after the 1 January 2019, or

II. up to 14 research periods for a successful PhD, DArts or DSocSci recipient who commenced their candidature on or after the 1 January 2019.

b. Student Services Amenities fee (SSAF) will not be provided for a successful international applicant.

c. Periods of study already undertaken towards the degree prior to the commencement of the Scholarship will be deducted from the maximum duration of the Scholarship excluding the potential extension period.

d. The Scholarship is for commencement in the relevant research period in which it is offered. It may be deferred for up to a maximum of 2 research periods with prior approval of FASS.

e. The scholarship cannot be transferred to another area of research without prior approval.

f. No other amount is payable.

g. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funding.

5. Eligibility for Progression

a. Progression is subject to meeting the annual progress review.

6. Leave Arrangements

a. Not applicable.

7. Research Overseas

a. The Scholarship recipient may not normally conduct research overseas within the first six months of award.

b. The Scholarship holder may conduct up to 12 months of their research outside Australia. Approval must be sought from the student's supervisor, Head of School and the Faculty via application to the Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre (HDRAC), and will only be granted if the research is essential for completion of the degree. All periods of overseas research are cumulative and will be counted towards a student's candidature. Students must remain enrolled full-time at the University and receive approval to count time away.

8. Suspension

a. The Scholarship recipient cannot suspend their award within their first six months of study, unless a legislative provision applies.

b. The Scholarship recipient may apply for up to 12 months suspension of the Scholarship for any reason during the tenure of the Scholarship. Periods of Scholarship suspension are cumulative and failure to resume study after suspension will result in the award being terminated. Approval must be sought from the student's supervisor, Head of School and the Faculty via application to the Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre (HDRAC). Periods of study towards the degree during suspension of the Scholarship will be deducted from the maximum tenure of the Scholarship.

9. Changes in Enrolment

a. The Scholarship recipient must notify HDRAC, and their supervisor promptly of any planned changes to their enrolment including but not limited to: attendance pattern, suspension, leave of absence, withdrawal, course transfer, and candidature upgrade or downgrade. If the award holder does not provide notice of the changes identified above, the University may require repayment of any overpaid tuition fees.

10. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated:

I. on resignation or withdrawal of the recipient from their research degree,

II. upon submission of the thesis or at the end of the award,

III. if the recipient ceases to be a full-time student and prior approval has not been obtained to hold the Scholarship on a part-time basis,

IV. upon the recipient having completed the maximum candidature for their degree as per the University of Sydney (Higher Degree by Research) Rule 2011 Policy,

V. if the recipient receives an alternative primary tuition fee scholarship. In such circumstances this Scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative tuition fee scholarship where it is of higher value,

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

VII. If the recipient ceases to meet the eligibility requirements specified for this Scholarship, (other than during a period in which the Scholarship has been suspended or during a period of approved leave).

b. The Scholarship may also be terminated by the University before this time if, in the opinion of the University:

I. the course of study is not being carried out with competence and diligence or in accordance with the terms of this offer,

II. the student fails to maintain satisfactory progress, or

III. the student has committed misconduct or other inappropriate conduct.

c. The Scholarship will be suspended throughout the duration of any enquiry/appeal process.

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

11. Misconduct

a. Where during the Scholarship a student engages in misconduct, or other inappropriate conduct (either during the Scholarship or in connection with the student’s application and eligibility for the Scholarship), which in the opinion of the University warrants recovery of funds provided, the University may require the student to repay payments made in connection with the Scholarship. Examples of such conduct include and without limitation; academic dishonesty, research misconduct within the meaning of the Research Code of Conduct (for example, plagiarism in proposing, carrying out or reporting the results of research, or failure to declare or manage a serious conflict of interests), breach of the Code of Conduct for Students and misrepresentation in the application materials or other documentation associated with the Scholarship.

b. The University may require such repayment at any time during or after the Scholarship period. In addition, by accepting this Scholarship, the student consents to all aspects of any investigation into misconduct in connection with this Scholarship being disclosed by the University to the funding body and/or any relevant professional body.