University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor International Scholarships for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students (Up to $40,000 to Study in Australia)

Vice-Chancellor International Scholarships Scheme (VCIS)

Course(s) Offered: All disciplines
Course Level: Undergraduate, Postgraduate
Provider: University of Sydney
Country to Study in: Australia

Scholarship Description
The Vice-Chancellor International Scholarships Scheme is open to all international students with an unconditional offer to study at the University of Sydney, either at the Undergraduate or Postgraduate Coursework level.

The VCIS scholarships, ranging from $5,000 to $40,000 in value, are awarded on the basis of academic merit, and aimed at top-ranked applicants who will be offered a fee reduction of their first year fees.

Successful candidates for the VCIS scholarships must be international students and cannot be citizens of Australia or New Zealand, nor permanent residents of Australia. All successful candidates must be able to fully satisfy the eligibility conditions spelt out below..

University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor International Scholarships Scheme (VCIS)

Eligibility
Tier 1 Scholarships:
Capped at AUD$40,000 towards a recipient’s first year tuition fees for the enrolled CRICOS registered program of study at the University of Sydney is open to ALL international students enrolled in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Coursework full degrees only.

Tier 2 Scholarships:
Capped at AUD$20,000 towards a recipient’s first year tuition fees for the enrolled CRICOS registered program of study at the University of Sydney will only be offered to citizens of selected countries * (see over the page) and enrolled in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Coursework full degrees only.

Tier 3 Scholarships:
Capped at AUD$5,000 towards a recipient’s first year tuition fees for the enrolled CRICOS registered program of study at the University of Sydney is open to ALL international students enrolled in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Coursework full degrees only.

SELECTION CRITERIA
  • Selection will be based strictly on academic merit as per the University’s admission requirements
  • Only applicants with unconditional offers of admission will be considered;
  • Only applicants who are NOT citizens of Australia and New Zealand NOR a permanent resident of Australia will be considered;
  • Specifically for tier 2 scholarships, only applicants who are citizens of the nominated country will be considered;
  • Students who have already commenced are not eligible.
  • Students applying for their second University of Sydney Degree will be eligible for the scholarships so long as they have not been recipients of a University of Sydney scholarship in their first University of Sydney degree.
  • University of Sydney Foundation Program (USFP) students articulating into full degree University of Sydney CRICOS registered programs will also be eligible for the scholarships and will be assessed similarly to all other direct applicants on the basis of academic merit.
Successful candidates:
  • Must not be in receipt of any other tuition scholarship or sponsorship from the University of Sydney or the Australian Government;
  • Must commence study as per the Scholarship offer – deferment to a later semester is not permitted and will result in the forfeiture of the scholarship;
  • Will be required to pay for their own airfares to Sydney, living expenses, study materials, text books, any ancillary fees (if applicable) and Overseas Student Health Cover each year;
  • Are also responsible for paying the balance of tuition fees as applicable each year;
  • Are required to enroll as full-time international students and must maintain their international student status on a full-time basis throughout their enrolment at the University of Sydney;
  • May not be entitled to a Leave of Absence during the duration of the Scholarship, unless it is due to extenuating circumstances which the University will consider on a case by case basis; and
  • Will be asked to promote the Program in which they are enrolled as well as represent the University of Sydney at student orientation, marketing events and corporate networking events.
Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries.
However, TIER 2 SCHOLARSHIPS will be offered to citizens of selected countries as below:

Southeast Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam.
Subcontinent: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.
Africa: Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa.
Middle East: Azerbaijan, Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Turkey.
Europe: all EU countries, Schengen member states, Commonwealth of Independent States and the Russian Federation.
Americas: Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico.
Oceania: Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federal States of Micronesia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Palau, Tonga, Tuvalu.

Fields of study
All disciplines at the university

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
This is a ONE-OFF financial aid

Scholarship benefits
Up to A$40,000.00 value awarded to international students based on academic merit. The scholarship will be a one off payment and will cover tuition fees only and no living allowance is payable.

Tier 3 Scholarship recipients will be eligible to concurrently receive either the Tier 1 or 2 Scholarships. Should this be the case, the $5000 will be deducted from the Tier 1 and Tier 2 scholarship amounts in order to ensure that the respective caps of AUD$40000 and AUD$20000 is not exceeded.

Method of Application
No separate application is required for the scholarship. All eligible applicants with an unconditional offer by a specified cut-off date will be considered for the scholarships. To qualify, secure an Unconditional Offer of Admission before the deadline dates below. Start your course admission application here.

DEADLINES:
There are 2 semesters with 3 rounds each, and you must secure an Unconditional Offer of Admission before the rounds to qualify for the VCIS.

SEMESTER ONE 2018: Deadline for Round 1 is 03 November 2017, for Round 2 is 05 January 2018 and for Round 3 is 26 January 2018. SEMESTER TWO 2018: Deadline for Round 1 is 06 April 2018, for Round 2 is 04 May 2018 and for Round 3 is 08 June 2018

PLEASE NOTE:
The University of Sydney is an Australian public research university in Sydney. Founded in 1850, it is Australia's first university and regarded as one of its most prestigious, ranked as one of the world's most reputable university. The university has faculties and schools through which it offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.

Application Deadline: 5 Jan / 26 Jan / 6 Apr / 4 May / 8 Jun 2018
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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