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Engineering Undergraduate Merit in Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic

An undergraduate scholarship
Up to $40,000 scholarship to support an undergraduate engineering student in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (AMME).

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$10,000 p.a. (up to 4 years)
  • Current school leaver
  • Enrol full-time in a bachelor's degree (including combined degrees) in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
TBC 2022 TBC 2022

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $10,000 a year and is tenable for four years.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be a current school leaver 
  • apply for an undergraduate program (including combined degrees) in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney
  • achieve a minimum ATAR of 96 and above.

Background

Established in 2021, the Engineering Undergraduate Merit Scholarship School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering has been generously funded by the Faculty of Engineering to encourage and assist students commencing an undergraduate degree in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering.

1. Background

a. Established in 2021, this Scholarship has been generously funded by the Faculty of Engineering to encourage and assist students commencing an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney.

b. An allocated number of scholarships will be offered to candidates in each school across the Faculty of Engineering including students who enrol in Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Flexible First Year). This allocation will be driven by the strategic priorities of the Faculty and is subject to change.

c. The Scholarship will be named the Engineering Undergraduate Merit Scholarship – followed by the name of the awarding School. For students enrolled in the Flexible First Year pathway, the Scholarship will be named Engineering Undergraduate Merit Scholarship.


2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be current school leavers who qualify for entry into an undergraduate program (including combined degrees) in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney.


3. Selection Criteria

a. Domestic applicants must achieve a minimum ATAR of 96 and above and international applicants must achieve a GCE A level or International Baccalaureate equivalent to an ATAR of 96 and above to be considered for the scholarship.

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

I. academic merit based on the candidate’s performance in the NSW HSC or equivalent, and
II. a personal statement addressing the following points:
• demonstrated leadership qualities including innovation and self-motivation,
• achievements in non-academic pursuits and/or community ventures.

c. Preference will be given to applicants who have not been offered other similar or higher value University of Sydney scholarships.

d. The Scholarship will be awarded by a selection committee consisting of the Associate Dean Education and the Heads of School or their appointed nominee.

e. Subsequent offers may be made in semester 2 depending on unfilled places in semester 1 and subject to available funds.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $10,000 per year and tenable for up to 4 years (which is the duration of a standard engineering degree).

b. If part-time enrolment is approved, the value will be paid on a pro-rata basis based on enrolled units of study with 24 credit points being considered a full-time semester load for the purposes of this scholarship. Payments will not exceed the maximum value of the scholarship.

c. The Scholarship will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester.

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

e. No other amount is payable. International students will be required to pay for all relocation expenses to Sydney including airfares, overseas health cover as well as purchase of study material and textbooks.

5. Recipient Eligibility

a. The Scholarship will be awarded subject to the recipient having an unconditional offer of admission to a full-time bachelor’s degree (including combined degrees) in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney.

b. Recipients must enrol full-time in a bachelor’s degree (including combined degrees) in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney in the semester immediately following award of this scholarship.

c. The scholarship may be held part-time due to extenuating circumstances such as a medical condition which limits the recipient’s capacity to undertake full-time study. An application to hold the scholarship part-time must be submitted (with a cover letter and supporting document- such as a medical certificate) via the Scholarships Office for the consideration of the Associate Dean, Education, Faculty of Engineering, or their nominated delegate.

d. Deferral of the Scholarship or transfer to another School within the Faculty of Engineering is not permitted and it is not transferable to another faculty or university.

6. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain a minimum Semester Average Mark (SAM) of 75 each semester.

b. Recipients must enrol and continue to be enrolled full-time in the same degree within the Faculty of Engineering.

c. Recipients undertaking an exchange during the tenure of this Scholarship are required to have achieved a Satisfied Requirements grade (SR) to receive their next payment.

7. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or stream or fails to enrol,
II. enrols in part-time study without prior approval from the Associate Dean Education or their appointed nominee.
III. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,
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 University application,
V. accepts an alternative primary scholarship administered by the University of Sydney valued at $8,000 per annum or more for the same purpose as this scholarship,
VI. accepts an alternative scholarship administered by the Faculty of Engineering or any School within the Faculty of Engineering, valued at $6,000 per annum or more for the same purpose as this scholarship. The exception to this is where the recipient is awarded a placement scholarship, in which case this scholarship will be suspended for the duration of the placement. It will be reinstated at the completion of the placement if there is any scholarship candidature remaining. The value of this scholarship for the period of the placement will be forfeited,
VII. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or
VIII. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.

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.

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