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Master of Social Justice Commencing Scholarship

A postgraduate coursework scholarship
$10,000 scholarship to support full time students commencing the Master of Social Justice at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$10,000 or $5,000 p.a.
  • Unconditional offer in a Master of Social Justice
  • Not be a recipient of a Commonwealth Supported Place
3 October 2022 1 February 2023

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $10,000 and is tenable for 1 year for a recipient enrolled full-time. 

This scholarship is valued at $5,000 and is tenable for 2 years for a recipient enrolled part-time. 

Who's eligible

You must:

  • have an unconditional offer of admission to study in a Master of Social Justice within the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Sydney
  • not be a recipient of a Commonwealth supported place.

Background

This Scholarship was established in 2022 to support students commencing the Master of Social Justice at the University of Sydney.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 2022 to support students commencing the Master of Social Justice at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission to study in a Master of Social Justice within the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must not be a recipient of a Commonwealth supported place.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. a personal statement that demonstrates:

i. their commitment to the principles of social justice,

ii. how the scholarship will support them to undertake their degree, and

iii. disadvantage(s) and/or hardship(s) (if applicable).

b. Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate disadvantage and/or hardship based on one or more of the below:

I. Identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island person as defined in the University of Sydney’s Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015,

II. low socio-economic status,

III. carer responsibilities,

IV. long-term medical condition/disability (including ongoing effect of abuse),

V. sole-parent responsibilities,

VI. regional or remote disadvantage,

VII. identify as LGBTIQ+, and/or

VIII. first in family.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded by a selection committee consisting of:

I. the Program Director, Master of Social Justice, and

II. at least two other academics, or

III. their nominated delegate(s).

4. Value

a. A recipient enrolled full-time will receive $10,000 per annum for up to one year.

b. A recipient enrolled part-time will receive $5,000 per annum for up to two years.

c. The Scholarship annual value will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester.

d. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted

e. Suspension of the Scholarship is not permitted.

f. The Scholarship is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university.

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

h. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain a minimum Semester Average Mark (SAM) of 60 each semester.

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. accepts an alternative scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney, valued at $8,000 per annum or more for the same purpose as this Scholarship, or

V. 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.