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Peace and Conflict Studies Student Bursary

A postgraduate bursary
Valued at $2000 to support students experiencing financial hardship enrolled in a coursework or research degree in Peace and Conflict Studies.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$2000
  • Enrolled in a coursework or research degree in Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
15 October 2020 25 November 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The Bursary is valued at $2000.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be currently enrolled to study in a coursework or research degree in Peace and Conflict Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • demonstrate financial hardship

Note: Preference will be given to students demonstrate at least one of the following:

  • identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • low socioeconomic status
  • carer responsibilities
  • long-term medical condition/disability (including ongoing effects of abuse)
  • sole-parent responsibilities
  • regional or remote disadvantage
  • refugee status
  • other individual or family disadvantage.

Background

This bursary was established in 2020 to support students enrolled in a coursework or research degree in Peace and Conflict Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences who are currently experiencing financial hardship.

1. Background

a. This bursary was established in 2020 to support students enrolled in a coursework or research degree in Peace and Conflict Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) who are currently experiencing financial hardship.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be currently enrolled to study in a coursework or research degree in Peace and Conflict Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must demonstrate financial hardship.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. a personal statement including:

i. details of financial hardship, and

ii. details of the impact that this scholarship will have on their studies in Peace and Conflict Studies.

II. details of current financial situation including income from employment and government support payments, and

III. supporting documents, where relevant.

b. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate at least one of the following disadvantage:

I. identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander 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 effects of abuse),

V. sole-parent responsibilities,

VI. regional or remote disadvantage,

VII. refugee status, and/or

VIII. other individual or family disadvantage.

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

I. Head of School of Social and Political Sciences,

II. Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies, and

III. program coordinator of Peace and Conflict Studies, or

IV. any of their nominated delegate(s).

4. Value

a. The Bursary is valued at $2,000.

b. The value will be paid as a one-off payment on receipt of the recipients Acceptance Form.

c. Deferral of the Bursary is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of School and it is not transferable to another University school, Faculty or University without prior approval.

d. The Bursary will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

e. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. Not applicable.

6. Termination

a. The Bursary 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 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. For Masters by Research or PhD students, the Bursary will also be terminated:

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

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

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

d. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or the Bursary is terminated under any instance in the Termination Clause of these terms and conditions, the University reserves the right to request that any Bursary funds paid to the Bursary recipient be reimbursed.

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