Australian university announces $500,000 in scholarships for India’s next leaders

Applicants who wish to commence undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree at the University of Sydney can avail these scholarships.

The University of Sydney in a bid to discover India’s next visionaries has announced scholarships worth $500,000 for outstanding students.

Students who have the ability to achieve their full potential can avail this new scholarship that intends to deepen the commitment to education. Moreover, this vision will help in sharpening India’s future.

Dr. Michael Spence (the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Sydney) announced the scholarships during his recent visit to India. Moreover, as part of the application process, the applicant will be asked to share their “one idea that will bring change to India”.

Dr. Spence said.  “India has produced leaders whose vision has changed the world; people such as Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam, and Indira Nooyi have all made lasting impacts on society, business, and engineering,”

He further added that “The University of Sydney has been producing leaders for more than 160 years and with this new prestigious scholarship scheme we are looking to help find the next leaders of India whose vision will shape its future.”

-3 x $50,000 scholarships up to four years for undergraduate students paid over the duration of an undergraduate degree

-10 x $20,000 scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students first-year;

-15 x $10,000 scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students first-year.

From April 1 onwards, anyone who is an Indian citizen and is currently residing in India can apply for the scholarships for an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree at the university. Permanent residents’ students in Australia will not be considered for the program.

According to the Australian Embassy in New Delhi, Australia is the most popular destination for Indian students after the US. According to the Australian Financial Review, there has been a 17 percent surge in the number of student enrolments from India as compared to 16 percent from China.

Dr. Spence said.  “Our research collaborations with Indian partners are growing and we hope to accelerate that growth over the coming years. We have much to learn from our partners in India and have signed the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, IIT Bombay and Indian Institute of Technology Madras as strategic partners,”

Before May 30, aspiring students who fulfill the criteria can send their applications.

  • 11-Feb-2019

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