Swinburne scholarship conditions

inburne offers a variety of scholarships based on different criteria and conditions.


Merit based scholarship conditions

(applicable to Vice-Chancellor's, Dean's Outstanding, Swinburne Excellence, STEM, Women in STEM and George Swinburne Scholarships)

1. As a recipient of the scholarship, you must:

a) commence your first year of studies at Swinburne University of Technology in Semester 1 of the Commencement Period outlined in your letter of offer.
b) undertake an on-campus undergraduate degree.
c) maintain:

i.   a full-time study load; generally, three units (37.5 credit points) or four units (50 credit points) per semester. Important: If you are on a student visa, a full-time study load is four units (50 credit points) per semester.
ii.  Applicable only to Vice-Chancellor’s, Dean’s Outstanding and Swinburne Excellence Scholarships: an average mark of 70% in each Teaching Period/Semester and you must not fail a unit. 
iii. Applicable only to George Swinburne, STEM and Women in STEM Scholarships: an average mark of 65% in each Teaching Period/Semester and you must not fail a unit.
iv. Women in STEM Scholarship recipients may continue to hold the scholarship while studying part time.

d) not behave in a manner which discredits the university or the scholarship program.
e) seek your own independent advice from the relevant authorities on the effect, if any, that the scholarship may have on your eligibility for Government benefits or any taxation implications.

       If you fail to maintain the conditions as outlined in item 1 without any exceptional circumstances, you may:

         a) forfeit the scholarship and
         b) be liable to repay the scholarship payment.

2. Payments are made in instalments per year, within 4 working weeks after the Census date of each semester/teaching period upon meeting the conditions set out above.

a) 2015/2016 Scholars only: payments will be adjusted accordingly for credit points undertaken in each semester on a pro rata basis.

3. If you withdraw from a unit after the Census date, you will:

a) be able to retain your scholarship provided you continue to meet the scholarship conditions.
b) have your subsequent payment adjusted to a pro rata payment for the next semester.

4. If you withdraw from your degree after the Census date, you will:

a) forfeit the scholarship and will not be eligible to apply for the scholarship if you re-enrol at a later date.
b) be liable to repay the payment for the current semester.

5. The scholarship will be awarded for study in a specific degree and is not transferable to another degree. In exceptional circumstances, the Executive Dean of the relevant Faculty may approve transfer of the scholarship to another degree.

6. Scholarship payments will be suspended for  the duration of Industry Based Learning (IBL) or Industry Placement.

7. Leave of absence (LOA):

a) If you take a LOA, you will forfeit the scholarship and will not be eligible to apply for the scholarship on your return from LOA.
b) If you are on a student visa, you can only apply for LOA if you have compassionate or compelling circumstances.
c) In exceptional circumstances, the Executive Dean of the relevant Faculty may approve continuation of your scholarship on your return from LOA.

8. You will be invited to be involved in internal and external University promotional activities for the duration of your scholarship.

9. Scholarship cannot be held concurrently with other similar scholarships unless specified.

10. In te event that you withdraw or discontinue from your course or unit that is linked to your scholarship, you may be required to re-pay the scholarship amount in full.

 

If you do not meet the conditions

You will be assessed within two weeks of the release of results, for continuance of your scholarship. If your performance falls below the required average, steps detailed below apply:

1. a) If you do not meet the required average mark and/or fail a unit, your scholarship will be suspended for the following semester/teaching period. Payment will not be made to you whilst on suspension.

    b) If you meet the required minimum average in the semester/teaching period you are suspended, your scholarship will be reinstated for subsequent semester/teaching period.

    c) If you do not meet the required minimum average in the semester/teaching period you are suspended, your scholarship will be cancelled and no further payments will be made.

2.  If you do not meet the requirement study load in any semester/teaching period your scholarship will be cancelled.

You may apply for a review of the decision to suspend/cancel your scholarship, if there were compassionate/compelling circumstances, ie circumstances outside your control which impact on your ability to study. Examples include illness/injury, bereavement of close family member, natural disasters.

Request for a review should be submitted to scholarship@swin.edu.au   advising the circumstances with supporting documentation within 5 days of the advice.


Commonwealth scholarship conditions

A Scholarship recipient is required to satisfy the eligibility criteria and agree to the following conditions:

1. Be in receipt of an Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarship for up to eight scholarship periods only.

2. During the eight scholarship periods, a recipient may be in receipt of an Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship (I-CECS) and if eligible, an Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship (I-CAS), concurrently or separately.

3. Should not be in receipt of a CS from more than one provider at any one time:

a) if a recipient is currently receiving a I-CECS from the University, they cannot also receive a Start-up Scholarship or a Start-up Loan for the same period from Centrelink.
b) if a recipient is currently receiving a I-CAS from the University, they cannot also receive a Relocation Scholarship or ABSTUDY Residential Costs Options or Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarships for the same period from Centrelink.

4. Not transfer a Commonwealth Scholarship to study at another institution.

5. Notify the Manager, Admissions and Scholarships immediately if they:

a) transfer to another undergraduate program within the University
b) discontinue full-time study
c) transfer to another institute
d) change address
e) circumstantial change

6. Where a recipient defers, takes leave of absence or an industry based placement (depending on amount earned during IBL), scholarship payments can be suspended for up to one-year maximum.

7. Complete a Maintaining Eligibility Form prior to any Commonwealth Scholarship payment each semester (this is not required prior to the first payment).

8. To maintain the scholarship recipients will need to:

a) remain enrolled in a full time (min 37.5 credit points per semester) undergraduate program at Swinburne University of Technology, unless there are exceptional circumstances.
b) meet low socio economic status requirements.
c) maintain satisfactory academic progress.

9. Seek independent advice from the relevant authorities on the effect that the scholarship may have on eligibility for Austudy, Youth Allowance or any taxation implications.

10. Scholarship cannot be held concurrently with other similar scholarships unless specified.

 

If you do not meet the conditions

You will be assessed within two weeks of the release of results, for continuance of your scholarship. If your performance falls below the required average, steps detailed below apply:

1. a) If you do not meet the required average mark and/or fail a unit, your scholarship will be suspended for the following semester/teaching period. Payment will not be made to you whilst on suspension.

    b) If you meet the required minimum average in the semester/teaching period you are suspended, your scholarship will be reinstated for subsequent semester/teaching period.

    c) If you do not meet the required minimum average in the semester/teaching period you are suspended, your scholarship will be cancelled and no further payments will be made.

2.  If you do not meet the requirement study load in any semester/teaching period your scholarship will be cancelled.

You may apply for a review of the decision to suspend/cancel your scholarship, if there were compassionate/compelling circumstances, ie circumstances outside your control which impact on your ability to study. Examples include illness/injury, bereavement of close family member, natural disasters.

Request for a review should be submitted to scholarship@swin.edu.au   advising the circumstances with supporting documentation within 5 days of the advice.


Access, Welcome Scholarship and Studentship conditions

1. As a recipient of the scholarship, you must:

a) Commence your studies in semester one of the academic year the scholarship is offered.
b) Maintain a full-time study load. Full-time usually describes a study load comprising three units (37.5 credit points) or four units (50 credit points) in one semester.
c) Maintain satisfactory academic performance as outlined in the University’s Academic Courses Regulations 2013 or any other specific academic performance standards required for a particular course.
d) Seek your own independent advice from the relevant authorities on the effect, if any, that the Scholarship is likely to have on your eligibility for Government benefits or any taxation implications..

2. Payments are made in instalments per year, within 4 working weeks after the Census date of each semester/teaching period upon meeting the conditions set out above.

3. If you fail to maintain the conditions as outlined in item 1 without any exceptional circumstances, you may:

a) forfeit the scholarship and
b) be liable to repay the scholarship payment.

4. The Scholarship does not apply to Cross Institutional study undertaken at another institution.

5. The Scholarship cannot be deferred.

6. Students who take leave of absence (LOA) from their course will forfeit the Scholarship and will not be eligible to apply for the Scholarship when they commence study on return from a period of LOA. In exceptional circumstances, the University may approve continuation of the Scholarship on the return from a period of LOA.

7. Scholarship cannot be held concurrently with other similar scholarships unless specified.

8. For Welcome Scholarship only: Students must notify the University of any change in Visa status and any change in the nature of centrelink Benefits.

If you do not meet the conditions

You will be assessed within two weeks of the release of results, for continuance of your scholarship. If your performance falls below the required average, steps detailed below apply:

1. a) If you do not meet the required average mark and/or fail a unit, your scholarship will be suspended for the following semester/teaching period. Payment will not be made to you whilst on suspension.

    b) If you meet the required minimum average in the semester/teaching period you are suspended, your scholarship will be reinstated for subsequent semester/teaching period.

    c) If you do not meet the required minimum average in the semester/teaching period you are suspended, your scholarship will be cancelled and no further payments will be made.

2.  If you do not meet the requirement study load in any semester/teaching period your scholarship will be cancelled.

You may apply for a review of the decision to suspend/cancel your scholarship, if there were compassionate/compelling circumstances, ie circumstances outside your control which impact on your ability to study. Examples include illness/injury, bereavement of close family member, natural disasters.

Request for a review should be submitted to scholarship@swin.edu.au   advising the circumstances with supporting documentation within 5 days of the advice.


Donor funded scholarship conditions

1. As a recipient of the scholarship, you must:

a) Remain enrolled full time in the discipline you were enrolled in at the time of offer.
b) Maintain a credit average in each semester/teaching period and cannot fail a unit, unless there are exceptional circumstances approved by the University.
c) Seek your own independent advice from the relevant authorities on the effect, if any, that the scholarship is likely to have on your eligibility for Government benefits or any taxation implications.
d) Notify Scholarships & Prizes if you:

i.   Transfer to another course within the University
ii.  Reduce your study load. 
iii. Discontinue study in or withdraw from the unit Flight Instructor Rating Practicum (AVF80006) (only applicable to Piers Fowler Flight Instructor Scholarship recipient)
iv. Transfer to another institute.
v. Cancel/change your travel plans (only applicable for travel scholarship)
vi. Cease living away from home and accept a university international exchange (Only applicable to GAF Scholarship)

2. Payments are made in instalments per year, within 4 working weeks after the Census date of each semester/teaching period upon meeting the conditions set out above.

3. Scholarship payments will be suspended for:

i. Periods of time when you are on leave of absence. Please note: leave of absence is subject to donor's approval.
ii. Participating in an industry placement or equivalent program for which you are receiving an income.

4. You may continue to hold the scholarship while studying part time, if you are a recipient of:

  • Swinburne Philanthropy Alumni Scholarship
  • Joe Manders Scholarship

5. For GAF Scholars only: Participate in voluntary community service and GAF Scholars Network.

6. For OneSteel Scholars only: Recipient is expected to further collaboration with   OneSteel, for example through their final year research project (FYRP).  The topic of the FYRP should be relevant, and preferably beneficial to OneSteel   manufacturing. A copy of the final report of the FYRP will be submitted to OneSteel for approval.

7. You may be expected to be involved in University/Donor promotional activities/Events.

8. Submit a written report to the university, focusing on academic experience and the impact of the scholarship. This report must be submitted 5 days after Semester 2 result released. Please use the scholarship annual report template

9. Not behave in a manner which discredits the University or the Scholarship program.

10. Scholarship cannot be held concurrently with other similar scholarships unless specified.

11. In the event that you withdraw or discontinue from your course or unit that is linked to the scholarship, you may be required to re-pay the scholarship amount in full.

 

If you do not meet the conditions

You will be assessed within two weeks of the release of results, for continuance of your scholarship. If your performance falls below the required average, steps detailed below apply:

1. a) If you do not meet the required average mark and/or fail a unit, your scholarship will be suspended for the following semester/teaching period. Payment will not be made to you whilst on suspension.

    b) If you meet the required minimum average in the semester/teaching period you are suspended, your scholarship will be reinstated for subsequent semester/teaching period.

    c) If you do not meet the required minimum average in the semester/teaching period you are suspended, your scholarship will be cancelled and no further payments will be made.

2.  If you do not meet the requirement study load in any semester/teaching period your scholarship will be cancelled.

You may apply for a review of the decision to suspend/cancel your scholarship, if there were compassionate/compelling circumstances, ie circumstances outside your control which impact on your ability to study. Examples include illness/injury, bereavement of close family member, natural disasters.

Request for a review should be submitted to scholarship@swin.edu.au   advising the circumstances with supporting documentation within 5 days of the advice.


Concurrent scholarships

At Swinburne, students will be able to hold a maximum of two non-research scholarships concurrently during their course of study as per the rules below:

  • One scholarship awarded on Academic Merit and one Access (Equity) scholarship
  • One scholarship awarded on Academic Merit and one Donor funded scholarship (Unless specified otherwise in the Terms of the Donor funded scholarship)
  • One Access (Equity) scholarship and one Donor funded scholarship (Unless specified otherwise in the Terms of the Donor funded scholarship)