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Scholarship details

2019 - Curtin Canning College Science International Scholarship

Status: Closed

Applications open: 29/07/2018
Applications close: 16/11/2018

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About this scholarship

The Curtin Canning College Science International Scholarship has been developed by Curtin University to support International students enrolling at Curtin University who have demonstrated high-level academic achievement in their studies at Canning College, and obtained an ATAR of at least 96 or equivalent in 2018.

  • Future Students
  • Faculty of Science & Engineering
    • Science courses
  • Undergraduate
  • International Student
  • Merit Based

The Curtin Canning College Science International Scholarship will provide the following support for the expected remaining duration of the undergraduate degree (based on a full-time study load of 100 credits per semester):

A total value of up to:

  • $3,000 for a 3 year degree
  • $3,500 for a 3.5 year degree
  • $4,000 for a 4 year degree
  • $5,000 for a 5 year degree
  • $5,500 for a 5.5 year degree

The scholarship will be paid as a cash stipend of $500 per semester. The amount can be used at the recipient's discretion to contribute towards educational related expenses.

Payments will be made approximately mid-April and mid-September each year.

Scholarship Details

All undergraduate Science degrees.

Double degrees will also be considered.

Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the Curtin Canning College Science International Scholarship:

  • International student and hold a valid Student Visa – Higher Education (Subclass 573)
  • Received a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) to undertake an eligible Science undergraduate degree at Curtin University in 2019
  • Enter into first year of study in semester 1, 2019
  • Have undertaken the WA Universities' Foundation Program (WAUFP) at Canning College in 2018
  • Received an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) or equivalent of 96.00 or above in 2018

Application process

Step 1: Download

  • Application form and guide available to download from right hand side of this page when scholarship is open for application

Step 2: Complete

  • Important information such as formatting and documentation requirements are detailed in the application guide

Step 3: Submit

  • Closing date listed at top of page and on application form
  • Late or incomplete applications will be assessed as unsuccessful

Step 4: Receipt

  • Application receipt will be sent to the email you have listed on your application form within 10 working days of receiving application

Step 5: Assessment

  • Applications will be assessed by an assessment panel using the following criteria:
    • 2018 ATAR
    • Responses to questions in application form
    • Academic merit

Step 6: Outcome

  • Outcome sent via the email you have listed on your application form on 21 December 2018 (all successful and unsuccessful applicants notified)

Step 7: Acceptance

  • Successful applicants must return acceptance documents by 31 January 2019
  • Deferral of this scholarship is not permitted

Please note:

  • Scholarship will be awarded if there are applicants of sufficient merit
  • Scholarship will commence from first semester of study
  • Scholarship is not transferrable to another major, course or university

Enrolment Requirements

Recipients must meet ALL of the following:

  • Remain enrolled in initial course of study
  • Remain enrolled as a full-fee paying international student for the duration of the scholarship tenure
  • Maintain a full time study load of 100 credit points each semester at Curtin University
  • Maintain a course weighted average (CWA) of at least 70 each semester
  • Pass all units attempted each semester

Scholarship continuity is subject to meeting satisfactory academic progress as outlined above. Progress will be assessed at the end of each study period. Unless there are exceptional circumstances, a recipient with unsatisfactory progress or who breaches the scholarship conditions shall be ineligible to retain the scholarship. Exceptional circumstances must be forwarded to and shall be at the discretion of the Scholarships Office.

Changes to Enrolment

If a recipient intends to do any of the following they must also apply in writing to the Scholarships Office (scholarships@curtin.edu.au) for approval BEFORE the change. The Scholarships Office will advise how the change will affect their scholarship.

  • Change from full time enrolment
  • Change of course

Leave of Absence is not permitted.

Withdrawal or Terminated from units or course: A recipient who withdraws from their units or course of study, or has been terminated from studies will become ineligible for continuation of the scholarship, will not receive any further payments and will be required to repay to Curtin University the stipend awarded for that study period if applicable.

Enquiries

Scholarships Office

Email: scholarships@curtin.edu.au

Telephone: (08) 9266 2992

Frequently Asked questions: https://askcurtin.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/scholarship

Further Information

For advice on how to complete your application, please download the Application Guide.

Students may apply for as many scholarships as they are eligible for however, will only be awarded up to one Curtin funded continuing scholarship.  A continuing scholarship is defined as a scholarship that has more than two payments.  A Curtin funded scholarship is a scholarship that is solely funded by Curtin.

For further information about holding more than one scholarship contact scholarships@curtin.edu.au

Centrelink

For advice on your Centrelink payments and how your scholarship could affect your payment please see http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/enablers/income  or contact a Centrelink Office.  If you require a letter about your scholarship for Centrelink, please contact the Scholarships Office. 

Taxation

Generally scholarship money paid to full-time students is not treated as taxable income, however if your study load is less than 75 credits (part-time) your scholarship money is not tax exempt. Other than the full-time study requirement, the general rule is that scholarships are exempt from taxation unless:

  • It is a condition of the scholarship that a recipient is required to undertake activities that are of use, help or benefit to the scholarship provider - then the student is rendering a service by agreeing to undertake those activities;
  • An award is received by a student where the scholarship is not provided principally for educational purposes or,
  • During or upon completion of the degree for which the scholarship is awarded a recipient is required to become, or shall continue to be, an employee of the funding body

The Australian Tax Office has a tool to help you determine if your scholarship is taxable.  For expert advice please contact the Australian Taxation Office or your accountant when completing your annual Tax Return.  If a letter regarding your scholarship is required for taxation purposes, please contact the Scholarships Office.

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