Macquarie University Refugee Scholarship, Australia

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Macquarie University Refugee Scholarship

Macquarie University Refugee Scholarship for Students from a Refugee Background.

Study Subject : Any.

Employer : Macquarie University.

Level : Any.

Macquarie University recognizes the particular financial and other support needs of students from a refugee background.

To complement the University’s Refugee Mentoring Program, which aims to raise aspirations towards tertiary study among refugee children, two scholarships will be offered each year to students from refugee backgrounds.

There are two parts to the application – an online application form and a compulsory personal statement (to be uploaded as part of the on line application form).

Refugee Scholarship Essential Selection Criteria :

  • Demonstrated financial need;
  • Have arrived in Australia with a recognized Commonwealth Government humanitarian visa subclass;
  • Statement of your capacity to triumph over hardship : including financial disadvantage, sole parent or carer responsibilities, non – English speaking or Indigenous background, effects of trauma and / or abuse, long – term medical condition or disability or coming from a rural or remote area. These areas can be addressed as part of the compulsory personal statement.
  • Successful in obtaining an offer to Macquarie University in first semester 2011 through either UAC or a direct Macquarie admission scheme, intending to study full time internally. A full time waiver can be granted in instances where the applicant can demonstrate a need to study part time (carer responsibilities, long term medical condition, employment demands).

Refugee Scholarship Desired Selection Criteria :

  • Established community leadership and involvement. These areas can be addressed as part of the compulsory personal statement.

Application Deadline : 28th January 2011.

For further scholarship information and application please visit : http://www.studentadmin.mq.edu.au/scholarships/undergrad.html#Refugee.