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Jae My Postgraduate Scholarship in Korean Studies

A postgraduate research scholarship
This scholarship supports PhD students in the Department of Korean Studies to undertake research in Korean studies.


Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$20,000 (for three years)
  • PhD student in the Department of Korean Studies
17 September 2019 12 December 2019

How to apply

Apply here.


This scholarship is valued at $20,000 per year for up to three years.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • have an unconditional offer to study a full-time PhD in the Department of Korean Studies
  • be willing to undertake research in the field of Korean studies
  • hold an honours degree (first class or second class upper), or a Master of Arts in Korean Studies, or equivalent with a substantial research component. 


This scholarship was founded from a donation by Jae My Holdings Pty Ltd.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship aims to promote and encourage research in Korean Studies at the University of Sydney. The Scholarship is generously funded by Jae My Holdings Pty Ltd.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in a PhD within the Department of Korean Studies, School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney, and be willing to undertake research in the field of Korea Studies.

b. Applicants must also hold an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class upper), or a Master of Arts degree in Korean Studies, or equivalent, with a substantial research component.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. research proposal,

III. curriculum vitae,

IV. two academic referees’ reports, and

V. a personal statement which demonstrates the applicant’s strong research capability, how they will benefit from the Scholarship and their interest in the area of research.

b. Shortlisted applicants may be requested to attend an interview either in-person or by telephone/skype.

c. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the recommendation of the Selection Committee consisting of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, or their nominee and the Chair of the Department of Korean Studies. The Chair of the Selection Committee is the faculty Dean.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance of $20,000 per annum for up to three years (fixed rate), subject to satisfactory academic performance. No extension is possible.

b. Academic course fees and the Student Services Amenities fee are not included.

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.

d. The Scholarship is for commencement in the research period it is offered and cannot be deferred or transferred to another area of research.

e. No other amount is payable.

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

5. Eligibility for Progression

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

6. Leave Arrangements

a. The Scholarship recipient receives up to 20 working days recreation leave each year of the Scholarship and this may be accrued. However, the student will forfeit any unused leave remaining when the Scholarship is terminated or complete. Recreation leave does not attract a leave loading and the supervisor's agreement must be obtained before leave is taken.

b. The Scholarship recipient may take up to 10 working days sick leave each year of the Scholarship and this may be accrued over the tenure of the Scholarship. Students with family responsibilities, caring for sick children or relatives, or experiencing domestic violence, may convert up to five days of their annual sick leave entitlement to carers leave on presentation of medical certificate(s). Students taking sick leave must inform their supervisor as soon as practicable.

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 Department and 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 for any reason during the tenure of their Scholarship. Periods of suspension are cumulative and failure to resume study after suspension will result in the award being terminated. Approval to suspend must be given by both HDRAC and the head of the department concerned. 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 stipend.

10. Termination

a. Unless terminated earlier under this paragraph, the Scholarship will terminate:

I. on resignation or withdrawal of the student from their PhD,

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

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

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

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

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

VI. if the student 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. Stipend payments will be suspended throughout the duration of any enquiry/appeal process.

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

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 paid to the student, the University may require the student to repay stipend amounts and any other payments made to the student 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.