Nexus Scholarships

Value

Living stipend and all or partial tuition fees

Eligibility

New or continuing students

Courses

Master of Chinese Cultural Relations (MCCR)(opens in a new window)

Criteria

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree in Humanities, Social Sciences, Asian Studies, International Relations, Languages, Linguistics or Creative Arts; or completion of an undergraduate degree in other disciplines plus two years of working experience in a relevant discipline.
  • International students (or students whose qualifications have been obtained outside of Australia) need to have an English Proficiency in IELTS of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each sub test or equivalent, or have a degree which can be confirmed has been taught in English and was completed less than three years prior to their application.
  • Have a GPA of 5.25 on a 7 point scale or equivalent in their most recent undergraduate degree.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student in this degree course.
  • Provide two academic references. Letters of support from academics (certified and on letterhead) from previous degrees.
  • If presenting professional or research experience towards eligibility criteria, please provide once academic and one professional reference as evidence of this experience. This evidence should be in the form of two individual letters (certified and on letterhead) one from a previous University and the other verifying the details of the employer and a short description of the duties that were performed.
  • Provide a Research Intent Statement: no more than 250 words explaining the extent to which your previous academic, research or professional experience aligns with the proposed research topic that you will undertake in the thesis component of this Master’s Program and Western Sydney University.
  • Must be a recipient of an unconditional offer to the Master of Chinese Cultural Relations and have accepted this offer.
  • Must reside in Australia for the duration of the degree course, except for periods of approved leave.
  • Must commence in the current session for which the scholarship is offered.
  • Cannot apply to have more than 60 credit points of advanced standing.

Application and Selection Process

Applications for this scholarship are now open.

International students

A separate application for the scholarship is not necessary. To be considered for the Nexus Scholarships, please submit your application (opens in a new window)for the Master of Chinese Cultural Relations. You will be invited to supply supporting documents addressing the Scholarship Eligibility Criteria upon being issued an Offer or Conditional Offer of Admission for the course. Successful applicants will be notified after this process.

March 2019 intake applications for international students close on 4 December 2018 (11.59pm AEST).

July 2019 intake applications for international students close on 22 April 2019 (11.59pm AEST).

Domestic Students

A separate application for the scholarship is not necessary. To be considered for the Nexus Scholarships, please ensure your application (opens in a new window) for the Master of Chinese Cultural Relations contains all supporting Scholarship Eligibility Criteria documents. Successful applicants will be notified after this process.

March 2019 intake applications for domestic students close on 14 January 2019 (11.59pm AEST).

July 2019 intake applications for domestic students close on 1 July 2019 (11.59pm AEST).