|Value||Eligibility||Open date||Close date|
|Up to $7,000||
28 November 2022
18 January 2023
The award will be valued at up to $7,000. The exact value of the award shall be determined by the selection committee and outlined in the recipient’s Award Offer Letter.
Note: The programme duration will be no longer than a semester, and may include (but is not limited to) language field courses, study abroad semesters or field research projects.
Recipients may apply again for the award, for a different purpose to their first award, but not in the same calendar year.
The award is funded by a donation by Mrs Rosemary Samios.
a. This award has been established to assist students from the University of Sydney undertake programmes of study in Scotland.
b. This award is funded by a donation by Mrs Rosemary Samios.
a. This Scholarship is offered subject to applicants being currently enrolled at the University of Sydney.
b. Applicants must undertake an approved programme of study in Scotland which will assist them in completing further studies in the Scottish Gaelic language and culture. The programme will be for no longer than a semester and may include, but is not limited to:
I. Language field-courses through accredited providers in the Scottish Gaeltachd,
II. Study abroad semesters at Scottish universities, or
III. Field research projects amongst Gaelic speakers or addressing significant aspects of Gaelic culture.
c. Applicants must be intending to commence the approved programme of study in Scotland within the calendar year of the scholarship application closing date.
d. Recipients are eligible to apply again for the award, for a different purpose to their first award, but not in the same calendar year.
3. Selection Criteria
a. The award will be awarded on the basis of:
I. academic merit, a personal statement describing how the Scholarship will support their studies, and
II. detailed budget for their overseas travel costs.
b. The award will be made by a selection committee including the:
I. Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or their nominated delegate, and
II. at least two other academics.
a. The award will be valued at up to $7,000. The exact value of the award shall be determined by the selection committee and outlined in the recipient’s Award Offer Letter.
b. The value of the award will be paid in a lump sum payment on receipt of the Scholarship Acceptance Form and evidence of being accepted into the approved programme of study in Scotland.
c. Deferral and/or suspension of the award is not permitted except in exceptional circumstances and must be approved by the Selection Committee.
d. The award is not transferable to another university.
e. The award will be offered subject to the availability of funds.
f. No other amount is payable.
a. The recipient is required to provide a report at the conclusion of their programme in Scotland.
b. The recipient may be invited to attend promotional activities for Celtic Studies at the University of Sydney.
a. The award will be terminated if the recipient:
I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,
II. withdraws from their approved programme of study in Scotland,
III. does not commence the approved programme of study in Scotland within the calendar year of the scholarship application closing date,
IV. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,
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 award application, or
VI. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave.
b. For Masters by Research or PhD students, the Scholarship 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, or
III. if the recipient ceases to meet the eligibility requirements specified for this Scholarship, (other than during a period of approved leave).
c. Once the Scholarship 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 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.