Diplomatic Link Scholarship

The Centre is offering scholarships to all international applicants who are residing in Australia and fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • Diplomatic Visa (subclass 995)
  • Dependents (spouse, de-facto partner, unmarried children up to 21 years of age, and unmarried children between the ages of 21 and 25) of a holder of a Diplomatic Visa (subclass 995)

Eligible students will receive the following:

  • Master of US Studies: $7,500 p.a.
  • Graduate Diploma in US Studies: $7,500 one-off payment
  • Graduate Certificate in US Studies: $3,750 one-off payment
  • Master of Arts (Research) (United States Studies Centre only): $7,500 p.a.

About the Scholarship

The Diplomatic Link Scholarship will be paid to full-time recipients on the following dates.

Master of US Studies:

  • One week after Semester 2 census date (upon proof of enrolment in 30 credit points in USSC coded units for year duration).
  • One week after Semester 1 census date (upon proof of enrolment in 30 credit points in USSC coded units for Semester 2 and Semester 1 of the previous year; mid-year entry students only).

Graduate Certificate in US Studies:

  • One week after Semester 1 or Semester 2 census date (upon proof of enrolment in 24 credit points in USSC coded units).

Graduate Diploma in US Studies:

  • One week after Semester 2 census date (upon proof of enrolment in 36 credit points in USSC coded units).
  • One week after Semester 1 census date (upon proof of enrolment in 36 credit points in USSC coded units for Semester 2 and Semester 1 of the previous year; mid-year entry students only).

Master of Arts (Research)

  • One week after relevant census date for research period. For example, research period 4 scholarship recipients will receive payment on 31 October.

Eligibility

To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Have submitted a current application for one of the above programs at the University of Sydney for 2017 intake (Semester 1 or 2)
  • Have applied as an international student
  • For the Master of US Studies, students must complete a minimum of 60 credit points in USSC coded units
  • For the Graduate Diploma in US Studies, students must complete a minimum of 36 credit points in USSC coded units
  • For the Graduate Certificate in US Studies, students must complete a minimum of 24 credit points in USSC coded units
  • Students must meet the criteria above as either a holder of, or dependent of a Diplomatic Visa holder
  • Students must complete, in its entirety, the program that they have enrolled in, and received scholarship funding for. Failure to complete the program will result in a rescindment of the next semester’s funds, and all future funds, if payment has been received, and exit is after the census date
  • Failure to complete the program will result in a voiding of the current semester’s funds, and all future funds if before the relevant census date, or if program fees are still outstanding
  • Transfer to an external coursework program will result in a voiding of the relevant semester’s funding, and all future funding
  • Transfer to a shortened program (for example, the Master of US Studies to the Graduate Diploma in US Studies) will result in the appropriate price reduction listed above.