|Value||Eligibility||Open date||Close date|
|Tuition fees and SSA fees (for course duration)||
||8 January 2024||31 January 2024|
The maximum amount of scholarship value is 60 credit points of coursework units of study, and a maximum of 12 credit points per semester.
The scholarship may also provide academic support and professional mentoring in the specialty of choice brokered by the Director of Professional Medical Education.
The scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.
Established in 2017 by Sydney Medical School Indigenous Health Strategy Working Party, this scholarship is intended to cover the tuition fees for students undertaking postgraduate coursework at Sydney Medical School.
The scholarship is aimed at equipping Indigenous doctors with the qualifications and skills to succeed in their chosen specialist career. To this end, the scholarship may also provide academic support and professional mentoring in the specialty of choice, if desired, brokered by the Director of Professional Medical Education.
a. This Scholarship was established in 2017 to provide assistance to Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students studying a postgraduate coursework degree at Sydney Medical School.
a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission in a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Master’s or Advanced Master’s level course at the Sydney Medical School (except the Doctor of Medicine program).
b. Applicants must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent as defined in the University of Sydney’s Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015.
c. Applicants must be currently employed in clinical practice (or on approved leave).
3. Selection Criteria
a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:
I. academic merit,
II. a personal statement,
III. evidence of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, and
IV. a referee report provided from the current clinical workplace.
b. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Head of School and Dean of the Sydney Medical School, or their nominated delegates.
a. The Scholarship will cover the tuition fees and Student Services and Amenities Fees for the full duration of the relevant degree.
b. The Scholarship will not be applicable if the recipient is required to repeat a unit of study.
c. Deferral and suspension of the scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Director of Postgraduate Coursework Programs, Sydney Medical School.
d. The scholarship cannot be transferred to another University school, 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 a minimum Semester Average Mark (SAM) of 50 each semester.
b. 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.
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,
IV. accepts an alternative scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney, valued at $8,000 per annum or more for the same purpose as this Scholarship, or
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.