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Extended Bachelor Program Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship

A scholarship and support package valued at up to $20,000 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students commencing one of our Extended Bachelor Programs.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$20,000 p.a. (up to 4 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island student
  • Applied and commencing one of the Extended Bachelor Programs
    • Bachelor of Arts (Extended)
    • Bachelor of Science (Extended)
    • Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science (Extended)
    • Bachelor of Science (Extended) (Health)
N/A N/A

How to apply

No application is required.

These scholarships are awarded automatically to all students who meet the eligibility requirements.

Benefits

This scholarship package is valued at up to $20,000 and is tenable for up to 4 years in one of the four Extended Bachelor Programs.

The scholarship package will:

- cover the cost of tuition fees for Extended Bachelor studies

- provide a $8,500 stipend, per year

- include the provision of a laptop in the first year

- include a book voucher valued at $300 per year

Who's eligible

You must be:

  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident or citizen of New Zealand, enrolling as a domestic student
  • of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. Indigenous identity is subject to verification in alignment with the University’s Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy.
  • commencing one of the 4 Extended Bachelor Programs at the University of Sydney
    • Bachelor of Arts (Extended)
    • Bachelor of Science (Extended)
    • Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science (Extended)
    • Bachelor of Science (Extended) (Health).

1. Eligibility

a. Are of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. Indigenous identity is subject to verification in alignment with the University’s Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy.

b. Are an Australian citizen or permanent resident or citizens of New Zealand, enrolling as a domestic student.

c. Commencing one of the 4 Extended Bachelor Programs at the University of Sydney

i) Bachelor of Arts (Extended)

ii) Bachelor of Science (Extended)

iii) Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science (Extended)

iv) Bachelor of Science (Extended) (Health).

2. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must:

i) remain enrolled in all required units of study at census date each Semester

ii) continue to meet the progression requirements for their course in each relevant teaching period.

b. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without prior permission of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services) or delegate.

c. The Scholarship is not transferable to another undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney.

d. The scholarship may be suspended under extenuating circumstances. Approval for suspension is on a case-by-case basis, approved by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services) or delegate via application to the Scholarships Office Scholarships Office.

3. Value

a. The scholarship provides a cash stipend of $8,500 per year and is tenable for the published full-time duration of the recipient’s enrolment in one of the four Extended Bachelor Program degrees. A student will be deemed “full-time” when they maintain an enrolment of 75 percent or more of the expected full-time load in any teaching period.

b. Where part-time study is approved, payments will be 50 percent of the total value for the equivalent full-time study.

c. The total scholarships package will be valued at up to $20,000 per year and, in the foundation year (first year), includes:

i. Tuitions (course) fees to the full value of the student contribution amount

ii. $8,500 stipend (scholarships payment), paid in 3 instalments during the first year. An initial payment will be made at the start of Welcome Week to the value of $1,000, the second payment will be made post Semester 1 census date to the value of $3,250, the third payment will be made post Semester 2 census date to the value of $4,250

iii. A new Laptop suitable for undertaking studies (this applies only in the first year of enrolment).

iv. A $300 book voucher to use for textbooks or stationery

v. No other amount is payable.

d. The total scholarships package will be valued at up to $20,000 per year and, in each year after the foundation year (first year), includes:

i. Tuitions (course) fees, waived to the full value of the student contribution amount

ii. $8,500 stipend (scholarships payment), paid in 2 equal instalments of $4,250 post-census dates. Census dates are currently 31st March and 31st August, respectively

iii. A new Laptop suitable for undertaking studies (this applies only in the first year of enrolment).

iv. A $300 book voucher to use for textbooks or stationery per year

v. No other amount is payable.

4. Part-time Study

a. Award recipients are expected to enrol full-time in the award course to which they have been admitted for the duration of their degree.

b. Recipients may hold an award part-time due to extenuating circumstances, subject to the approval of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Strategy and Services or their nominee.

c. Applications for part-time study must be submitted to the Scholarships Office for consideration.

5. Deferral and suspension

a. Deferral of the award is not permitted without the prior permission of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Strategy and Services or their nominee.

b. Recipients may request to suspend or defer an award due to extenuating or exceptional circumstances by applying through the Scholarships Office. This is in addition to any request to the relevant faculty or University school for suspension of study.

c. Requests for deferral or suspension will be approved by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Strategy and Services or their nominee on a case-by-case basis.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

i. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,

ii. commences study at another Higher Education provider prior to accepting this scholarship,

iii. commences part-time study without prior approval,

iv. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance as stated in Clause 2.a.

v. 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 application,

vi. is awarded an alternative primary scholarship valued at $8,000 per annum or more. In such circumstances the lesser value scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative scholarship for the same purpose where the alternative scholarship is of higher value,

vii. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave,

viii. is found to not meet the eligibility criteria, or

ix. 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 withdraws from the relevant course, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed. Approval for suspension is on a case-by-case basis upon application to the Scholarships Office.