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The Humanitarian High Achiever Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship for asylum seeker status students
This scholarship aims to financially support an asylum seeker to commence an undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Up to $50,000 pa
  • International student
  • Hold asylum seeker status
  • Have a Bridging Visa E or A, Temporary Protection Visa, or Safe Haven Enterprise Visa
6 April 2020 30 September 2020

How to apply

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

Apply for the scholarship 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 an international student
  • hold asylum seeker status in Australia including one of the following visas (or equivalent) at the time of application:
    • Bridging Visa E or A (and has made an application for a Protection Visa)
    • Temporary Protection Visa (Subclass 785)
    • Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (Subclass 790)
  • have completed an Australian year 12 program (or equivalent) in the year before commenceming study
  • have been living in Australia for a minimum of 12 months before commenceming study
  • be commencing in an undergraduate course of up to four years in the fields of STEM, architecture and design, commerce (excluding economics) or pharmacy
  • not have previously undertaken tertiary education in Australia.
1. Background

a. Established in 2019 by an anonymous donation, this Scholarship aims to assist students of asylum seeker status 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 E or A (and has made an application for a Protection Visa),

II. Temporary Protection Visa (Subclass 785), or

III. Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (Subclass 790).

b. Applicant will be enrolled as an international student as defined by Higher Education Support Act 2003

c. Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 program (or equivalent) in the year prior commencement of study at the University of Sydney.

d. Applicants must have been living in Australia for a minimum of 12 months prior to commencement of study at the University of Sydney.

e. Applicants must be commencing in an undergraduate award course of up to 4 years (the approved course) at the University of Sydney in the fields of STEM, architecture, commerce (excluding economics), or pharmacy.

f. Applicants must not have previously undertaken tertiary education in Australia regardless of the graduation status of the degree.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit, and

II. a personal statement.

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. Following completion of the scholarship recipient’s course, any unspent funds can be used to support the recipient’s further study, e.g. additional year of undergraduate honours program, or Master degree, within the University of Sydney.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of the Scholarship 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.

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.

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