Applications closed
Amount

$3,000

Number available

120

Closing date

10 November 2021

Scholarship details


Establishment

The College of Engineering, Science and Environment Undergraduate Summer Scholarship program can be undertaken in a variety of research areas and provides students with a valuable and rewarding experience working with well-established researchers in high quality research environments.

The program provides an early introduction to aspects of Honours or Final Year research and will be of particular benefit to those students considering postgraduate studies.

As part of the scholarship students have the opportunity to participate in a voluntary eight week program within the College of Engineering, Science and Environment on a research topic provided by the College. Participation should be primarily a learning experience and should take place between November 2021 and February 2022. For engineering students, summer scholarships may also be considered as Industrial Experience with the support of the project supervisor and approval of the respective industrial experience coordinator. Successful applicants will be able to negotiate attendance, based on their availability, with their academic supervisor.

The program is available to students currently enrolled in the 2nd year or above of an undergraduate program offered by the College of Engineering, Science and Environment. Priority will be given to students most advanced in their program of study.

Please review the list of CESE Summer research topics here.

Please nominate your preferred research topic and up to four reserve topics in your application.

For more information, please review the full scholarship Terms and Conditions.


Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in your 2nd year or above of an undergraduate program with the College of Engineering, Science and Environment, University of Newcastle. Priority will be given to students who will graduate in the next twelve months.
  • Demonstrate academic achievement by a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 6.0 or higher in your current program.

Required Documentation

If documentation is not provided your application will not be processed. Please have all required documents available for upload as PDF, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, or JPG files prior to completing the online application process.

  • A brief statement (maximum of 100 words) outlining your reasons for applying, future goals and aspirations.
  • The application will ask you to nominate, in order of preference, 5 research topics that you are interested in from the approved list. This is not part of your statement word count.

Benefit

The scholarship provides a total benefit of $3,000 to be paid as a lump sum. Please allow up to 21 days after accepting your scholarship for payment to be made.

Recipients also have the opportunity to actively participate in an eight week research program, during the period November 2021 to February 2022, under the supervision of a member of academic staff. Successful applicants will be able to negotiate attendance, based on their availability, with their academic supervisor.

The scholarship topics available, and number of scholarships awarded may vary and will be determined by the funding available each year.


Selection

Selection will be a competitive process based on academic merit, namely Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) and the applicant’s brief statement (maximum of 100 words) outlining their reasons for applying, interest in a particular area of research, and future goals and aspirations. Selection will be endorsed on the recommendation of the Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Engineering, Science and Environment.


College


Contact Details

SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICER
Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive
CALLAGHAN NSW 2308

Phone: +61 2 4921 5000
Fax: +61 2 4921 5759
Email: scholarships@newcastle.edu.au

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