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The T M Hsiao Scholarship

A scholarship in Chinese studies
This scholarship supports students to pursue honours in Chinese studies.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$5,000
  • Completed a major in Chinese Studies (introductory) 
  • Intend to proceed to Honours in Chinese studies
28 November 2022 2 February 2023

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $5,000 and is tenable for up to six months. 

Successful recipients who undertake relevant studies at a Chinese or Taiwanese University may apply for credit towards their University of Sydney degree.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • have completed a major in Chinese Studies (Introductory) at the University of Sydney
  • provide evidence of intent to proceed to honours in Chinese Studies.

Successful recipients will need to refer to their scholarship offer letter for further details.

Background

This scholarship was established in 1992 from a donation by the family of the late Mr. Hsiao Tsung-mou, the former general manager of the World Book Company, Taiwan.

This scholarship assists students to undertake advanced training at a Chinese University and/or collect research material in China or Taiwan for their honours thesis.

1. Background

a. Established in 1992, this Scholarship has been donated by the family of the late Mr. Hsiao Tsung-mou, formerly the general manager of the World Book Company, Taiwan.

b. This Scholarship is to assist students to undertake advanced training at a Chinese University and/or to collect research material in China or Taiwan for their Honours thesis.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must have completed a major in Chinese Studies (Introductory) at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must provide evidence of intent to proceed to Honours in Chinese Studies.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on basis of academic merit in the third year in Chinese Studies.

b. Preference will be given to students who intend to undertake in-country training and/or to collect research material in a Chinese – speaking country.

c. Preference may also be given to students who have not been awarded other awards or funding support for their travel to China.

d. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Head of School, School of Languages and Cultures or their nominated delegate(s) on the recommendation of a selection committee consisting of the Chair of Chinese Studies and other members of Chinese Studies.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $5,000 and is tenable for up to six months.

b. The Scholarship will be paid as a one-off payment after the relevant census date.

c. Deferral and/or suspension of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of Head of School, School of Languages and Cultures.

d. The scholarship cannot be transferred to another faculty or university.

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

f. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain satisfactory academic performance.

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, or

IV. 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.