A Study in Sydney: New Scholarships for Indian Students

“India has produced leaders whose vision has changed the world.” – Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney, Dr. Michael Spence

Recently, Vice Chancellor of the University of Sydney, Dr. Michael Spence stated: “India has produced leaders whose vision has changed the world”. Australia now seems a more desirable option for Indian students who want to study abroad than long-favored destinations like the US.

 “According to the figures provided by Rod Hilton, the deputy high commissioner of Australia in India, approximately 68,000 Indian students went to the Land Down Under in 2017, a 14 percent increase than the previous year.” Moreover, by February 2018, 60,062 Indian students made their journey to Australia in their quest for higher education. Apart from the main cities like Melbourne and Sydney, they are also inclining towards new regions including Adelaide, Gold Coast, Perth, and Northern Territory, the article summarizes.

Another important benefit to the increase in study destination’s acceptance among Indian students could also be due to the rise of new scholarship schemes. The University of Sydney’s scholarship program aims at creating India’s next visionary leaders. The University of Sydney has caught into demand recently for Australian higher education. By giving Indian students a chance to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate study programs on-campus, best performers from India will be qualified for these upcoming scholarships. Currently, there are 28 scholarships in total and are divided into three planned types of scholarships that will be awarded to students from India. The 28 scholarships are as below:

  • Category A: AU$50,000 scholarships for undergraduate students, paid over the duration of an undergraduate degree up to four years – provided to three (3) nominations;
  • Category B: AU$20,000 first-year scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students – provided to 10 nominations;
  • Category C: AU$10,000 first-year scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students – provided to 15 nominations.

For the selection, all the candidates need to write an essay (250-300 words) and then shortlisted applicants are invited to submit a two-minute video based on their vision. After expressing their personal aspirations and beliefs about India’s future, scholarship winners chosen for both their typical academic portfolio and their real-world perspective – a fair and balanced way of choosing the 28 successful candidates.

Therefore, if you are up for the challenge and want to pursue your degree in Australia, the scholarship application process will begin from April 1, 2019, and the last date to apply is May 30, 2019.

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