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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
$5000
  • Chinese studies student planning to study honours
15 June 2020 30 July 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $5000 for six months only. 

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 at the University of Sydney
  • plan to proceed to honours in Chinese Studies.

Travel requirements: Due to COVID-19 the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has extended the deadline for successful recipients to complete their travel to 31 December 2021.

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 of Languages and Cultures or their nominated delegate on the recommendation of the Chair of Chinese Studies upon the advice of a selection committee consisting of members of the Department of Chinese Studies.

4. Value

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

b. The Scholarship value will be paid as a one off payment after census date.

c. A recipient who undertakes a relevant course of study at a Chinese or Taiwanese University, may apply for credit towards their degree at the University of Sydney.

d. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of Head of School of Languages and Cultures and it is not transferable 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.

c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or withdraws from the relevant course, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.