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Sydney International Student Award

An award for outstanding international students from selected nationalities
The Sydney International Student Award has been established for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students from selected countries and regions. Recipients will be awarded a University contribution of 20 percent of their tuition fee for the duration of their course.

Highlights

Value Eligibility
20 percent contribution from the University to the tuition fee for the duration of course
  • be an international student
  • hold citizenship of one of the eligible countries or regions
  • complete and submit a personal statement
  • receive an offer of admission to a full-time degree to commence from 2021*.

*Excluding MBA, Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA), study abroad and executive education programs and courses offered in distance mode.

How to apply

To be successful, you need to meet the entry criteria for the University and complete a personal statement of your motivation to study at the University of Sydney. You will be prompted to submit this as part of the application process of admission if you meet the other admission criteria.

You will need to prepare a personal statement of maximum 200 words for each of these sections:

  • Tell us about yourself
  • Tell us what has inspired you to apply to the University
  • Tell us what you want to achieve with your studies at the University or how it will help you to achieve your goals.

Who’s eligible

To be eligible for this Award, you must:

  • be an international student
  • hold citizenship of one of these countries or regions:
  • receive an offer of admission to a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree that commences from 2021.
  • have not yet commenced any degree at the University of Sydney at the time of application for the Award.

You are also eligible to apply if you will be commencing a second degree at the University of Sydney.

You can hold a conditional Award offer and receive a full Award when you meet all of the criteria for your course and the Award.

Note: You are not eligible if you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia. The following programs are not eligible for the Sydney International Student Award: MBA, EMBA, Study Abroad and Executive Education programs and courses offered in distance mode.

Benefits

Recipients of the Sydney International Student Award will be awarded with a University contribution of 20 percent of their tuition for the duration of their program.

Background

The Sydney International Student Awards are open to international students from eligible countries or regions, to recognise their exceptional academic performance.

 

1. Background

The Sydney International Student Awards are available to international students from select markets to recognise the exceptional quality of our students and the strategic importance of those markets for the future of the University. The Award is open to all commencing students from the defined markets enrolled full time in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree.

2. Eligibility

a. To be eligible for the Award, applicants must be an international student as defined in the Higher Education Support Act 2003. This excludes Australian citizens and permanent residence.

b. Applicants must hold citizenship of one of the countries listed as eligible for the Award. Proof of residency will be required. Countries within Africa, South & Central America, Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan etc) as well as Malaysia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, South Korea, and Indonesia.

c. Applicants must have an offer of admission for a new undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree at the University of Sydney at the time of application for the Award. 

d. Applicants commencing a second degree at the University of Sydney are eligible to apply. 

e. Applicants can hold a conditional award offer, but it will only transition to a full Award when they meet all of the criteria for their course and the Award.

f. The Award is not applicable to students studying in MBA, EMBA, Study Abroad or Executive Education programs and courses offered in distance mode. 

g. The Award is only applicable to degrees where tuition fees are payable to the University of Sydney.

h. The Award is only applicable to coursework degrees. In the case of a combined coursework and research degree, the Award is only applicable to the coursework component of the combined degree.

i. The Award is applicable to new commencements from 2021 only.

3. Selection Criteria

a. To be successful in obtaining the Award, applicants will need to meet the entry criteria for the University and complete a personal statement as part of the application process for admission to an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree. 

b. The personal statement should not exceed 200 words for each of these sections:

I. Tell us about yourself

II. Tell us what has inspired you to apply to the University of Sydney

III. Tell us what you want to achieve with your studies at the University of Sydney or how it will help you to achieve your goals

c. Applicants from eligible countries will be prompted to apply for the Sydney International Student Award in their application process. 

d. Applicants who do not fulfil the criteria of the Award will be offered a place without the Award being applied to their offer and cannot retrospectively apply for the Award after commencement. 

4. Value

a. Award recipientts will receive a 20 percent contribution of their tuition fee from the University for the duration of their course.

b. No payment will be made directly to the student, the Award will be applied to the applicants' offer which will reduce the applicants’ overall tuition fee liability. 

c. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Award, the recipient must have no outstanding fees.

b. The Award is transferable to another major, degree or faculty but is not transferrable to another University.

6. Termination

a. The Award will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol;

II. becomes a domestic student or obtains Australian Permanent Residency; 

III. commences part-time study without prior approval;

IV. fails to complete their course in the given timeframe indicated in their Certificate of Enrolment (CoE); 

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; or

VI. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.

7. Other Requirements

a. Award recipients may be invited to promote the program in which they are enrolled as well as represent the University of Sydney at student events, marketing events and corporate networking events. The costs of representing the University of Sydney at these functions will be met by the University of Sydney.

List of eligible countries and regions

 
  • Bangladesh
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Vietnam 
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of
  • Congo, Republic of
  • Cote d'lvoire
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • St Helena
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Western Sahara
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Afghanistan
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
  • Brazil
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominica 
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Montserrat
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Plurinational State of Bolivia
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Suriname
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Uruguay