Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Diversity Scholarship

A postgraduate coursework scholarship
This scholarship provides support to students entering the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Sydney.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$6500 p.a. (up to 4 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Having an unconditional offer of admission and commencing full-time study in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
31 October 2023 27 February 2024

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $6500 per annum and is tenable for 4 years of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. 

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident
  • having an unconditional offer of admission and commencing full-time study in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in the Sydney School of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Sydney.

Background

This Scholarship was established in 2023 through the generous donations from Professor Emerita Wanda Haschek-Hock, this scholarship provides support to students entering the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Sydney.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 2023 through the generous donations from Professor Emerita Wanda Haschek-Hock, this scholarship provides support to students entering the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicant must be Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident.

b. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission and commencing full-time study in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in the Sydney School of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Sydney.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.

b. Preference will be given to the following groups of students (in order):

I. identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island person as defined in the University of Sydney's Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015,

II. remote primary residential address as defined by the Australian Government Doctor Connect classifications as remote or very remote,

III. rural primary residential address as defined by the Australian Government Doctor Connect classifications outer regional.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded by the selection committee consisting of the Head of School Sydney School of Veterinary Sciences or their nominated delegates.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $6,500 per annum and is tenable for four years.

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

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of School Sydney School of Veterinary Sciences, and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university without prior approval.

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

e. 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 65 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.


6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,
II. commences part-time study without prior approval,
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 Scholarship application,
V. accepts an alternative scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney, valued at $6,000 per annum or more for the same purpose as this Scholarship, or
VI. 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.
 

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