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The Gregg Humanitarian Scholarship for Asylum Seekers and Refugees

An undergraduate scholarship for asylum seeker or refugee status students

This scholarship aims to financially support an asylum seeker or refugee to commence an undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$50,000 p.a. (up to 4 years)
  • International student
  • Hold one of the following visas: 
    • Bridging Visa A (subclass 010)
    • Bridging Visa E (subclass 050)
    • Temporary Protection Visa (Subclass 785)
    • Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (subclass 790)
    • Temporary Humanitarian Concern Visa (subclass 786) 
    • Temporary Humanitarian Stay Visa (Subclass 449)
  • Commencing undergraduate award course of up to 4 years
14 November 2022 4 January 2023

How to apply

You must have applied for admission before applying for this scholarship.

Apply here.

Benefits

The scholarship will cover tuition fees of up to $50,000 per year, for the duration of the recipients approved course.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled as an international student 
  • hold asylum seeker status in Australia including one of the following visas (or equivalent) at the time of application:
    • Bridging Visa A (subclass 010)
    • Bridging Visa E (subclass 050)
    • Temporary Protection Visa (Subclass 785)
    • Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (subclass 790)
    • Temporary Humanitarian Concern Visa (subclass 786) 
    • Temporary Humanitarian Stay Visa (Subclass 449)
  • be commencing in an undergraduate award course of up to 4 years .

Background

Established in 2022 by The Gregg Foundation, this Scholarship aims to assist asylum seekers and refugees commencing studies at the University of Sydney.

1. Background

a. Established in 2022 by The Gregg Foundation, this Scholarship aims to assist asylum seekers and refugees commencing studies at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must hold asylum seeker status in Australia including one of the following Australian visas (or equivalent) at the time of application:

i)   Bridging Visa A (subclass 010),

ii)  Bridging Visa E (subclass 050),

iii) Temporary Protection Visa (Subclass 785), 

iv)  Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (Subclass 790),

v)   Temporary Humanitarian Concern (subclass 786), or 

vi)  Temporary Humanitarian Stay (subclass 449)

b. Applicant will be enrolled as an international student* at the University of Sydney

*as defined by Higher Education Support Act 2003

c. Applicants must be commencing in an undergraduate award course of up to 4 years (the approved course) at the University of Sydney

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of a personal statement, describing the applicant’s personal circumstances.

b. The selection committee will be chaired by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), or their nominated delegates. The chair will decide the membership of the committee, which may include the donor or their representative.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), or their nominated delegates.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is to cover full tuition fees of up to $50,000 per year, for the duration of the Scholarship recipient’s approved course.

b. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of the Scholarships Office and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university without prior approval. The maximum period of any deferral will be 12 months.

c. The payment will be made to the recipient's fee account after the census date of the semester.

d. Recipient may be liable for tuition fees for units exceeding the minimal requirement of the approved course.

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 obtain a minimum mark of 50 of all subjects enrolled each semester.

b. The recipient fulfil eligibility 2(a) and 2(b) as stated in this document.

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.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

i.  no longer fulfil eligibility 2(a) and 2(b) as stated in this document,

ii.   withdraws from an approved course or fails to enrol,

iii.  commences part-time study without prior approval,

iv.   does not maintain satisfactory academic performance as stated in section 5 of this document,

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 Scholarship application,

vi.   accepts an alternative tuition fee scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney,

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.