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Sydney Policy Reform Project Scholarship

A postgraduate scholarship

This Scholarship provides financial assistance to a first-year student enrolled in a postgraduate coursework degree related to policy and law reform within the School of Social and Political Sciences. 

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$4350 p.a. (up to 1 year)
  • First-year of a postgraudate coursework degree 
  • Enrolled in one of the listed degrees with the School of Social and Political Sciences
  • Demonstrate disadvantage or hardship
3 February 2022 23 February 2022

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $4350 and is tenable for 1 year.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be currently enrolled in the first year in one of the following degrees: 

- Master of Economics

- Master of Economic Analysis

- Master of Development Studies

- Master of Human Rights

- Master of International Relations

- Master of International Security

- Master of Peace and Conflict Studies

- Master of Political Economy

- Master of Public Policy

-  Master of Social Work

- Master of Social Work (Qualifying)

  • demonstrate competence and interest in policy and law reform 
  • be able to demonstrate disadvantage and/or hardship, being financial and/or non-financial

Background

This Scholarship was established in 2021 to provide financial assistance to a first-year student enrolled in a postgraduate coursework degree related to policy and law reform within the School of Social and Political Sciences, and who is experiencing disadvantage and/or hardship.

The Scholarship is funded by the Yim Family Foundation.

1. Background

 

a. This Scholarship was established in 2021 to provide financial assistance to a first-year student enrolled in a postgraduate coursework degree related to policy and law reform within the School of Social and Political Sciences, and who is experiencing disadvantage and/or hardship.

 

b. The Scholarship is funded by the Yim Family Foundation.

 

2. Eligibility

 

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant being currently enrolled in their first year of one of the following postgraduate coursework degrees at the University of Sydney:

 

I. Master of Economics,
II. Master of Economic Analysis,
III. Master of Development Studies,
IV. Master of Human Rights,
V. Master of International Relations,
VI. Master of International Security,
VII. Master of Peace and Conflict Studies,
VIII. Master of Political Economy,
IX. Master of Public Policy,
X. Master of Social Work, or
XI. Master of Social Work (Qualifying).

 

b. Applicants must demonstrate competence and interest in policy and law reform.

 

c. Applicants must demonstrate that they are experiencing disadvantage and/or hardship, being financial and/or non-financial, including but not limited to being related to one or more of the below:

 

I. identify as an Aboriginal 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. long-term medical condition/disability (including ongoing effects of abuse),
IV. carer responsibilities,
V. sole-parent responsibilities, and/or
VI. regional or remote disadvantage.

 

3. Selection Criteria

 

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

 

I. academic merit,
II. evidence of disadvantage and/or hardship, and
III. a personal statement.

 

b. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.

 

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

 

I. the Head of School of the School of Social and Political Sciences or their nominated delegate,
II. an Associate Dean within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or their nominated delegate, and
III. a senior staff member of Student Affairs and Engagement within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

 

4. Value

 

a. The Scholarship is valued at $4350 per annum and is tenable for one year.

 

b. The recipient will be automatically selected for and is required to participate in the Sydney Policy Reform Project in at least one semester during the tenure of this Scholarship.

 

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 without the prior permission of an Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Deferral of the scholarship may be permitted on the basis of hardship and/or disadvantage, among other reasons, and where the deferral still allows the recipient to participate in the Sydney Policy Reform Project before the end of 2023.

 

e. The Scholarship is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university without prior approval.

 

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

 

g. 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 50 each semester.

 

b. The recipient must participate in the Sydney Policy Reform Project in at least one semester during the tenure of the Scholarship.

 

c. The recipient must not undertake an exchange during the tenure of the Scholarship.

 

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 a minimum SAM of 50 each semester,
III. without good reason (as determined by an Associate Dean within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences), does not participate in the Sydney Policy Reform Project in at least one semester during the tenure of the Scholarship,
IV. 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,
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.