Flinders University Master of Biotechnology Scholarships Rules

The Flinders University Master of Biotechnology Scholarships have been established to encourage postgraduate study in biotechnology. Subject to the availability of funds, one scholarship will be awarded each semester.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants for the scholarship must: be international students; and be enrolled as a full-time student in the Master of Biotechnology or Master of Biotechnology Studies; and have satisfactorily completed at least 18 units of study in their first semester of the course; and be commencing their second semester of full time study in the course in Semester 1 or Semester 2 of the year in which the award is made; and not be in receipt of another scholarship.

TENURE: The scholarship provides fee remission of 25% of the annual standard international student tuition fee for the course in which the recipient is enrolled. The scholarship is awarded for one year of study, subject to the scholarship holder maintaining their enrolment and satisfactory academic performance as determined by the Course Coordinator. Scholarship holders must remain enrolled full-time in the year in which the scholarship is awarded. The scholarship will terminate if the scholarship holder withdraws or is precluded from the course, and will not be available for a repeat year of study. Students awarded a scholarship under this scheme will be required to pay the balance of their tuition fees, together with all other study-related and living expenses, including Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). The scholarship will terminate if a student is granted Australian permanent resident status.

SOURCE OF FUNDS: The scholarships will be funded by the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Medicine.

SELECTION: Selection will be made by a committee comprising the Course Coordinator, Master of Biotechnology Studies; a nominee of the Biotechnology Executive Committee; and the Head of the International Students Support Unit (or nominee). The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, which will be determined by the grade point average (GPA) obtained in the applicants first semester of study in the Master of Biotechnology or the Master of Biotechnology Studies. In the event of a tie between applicants, the scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who has the highest mark in the topic BTEC9630 Special Masters Topic in Biotechnology. If this does not resolve the tie, the scholarship may be divided equally between the highest ranking applicants. If there are no applicants considered to be of sufficient merit in any one year, the scholarships will not be awarded.

APPLICATIONS: A separate application is not required, but applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student in the Master of Biotechnology or the Master of Biotechnology Studies.

ADVERTISING: The scholarships will be promoted to prospective international students by the International Office, the Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Faculty of Science and Engineering. The availability of the scholarship will be described on the University website.

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