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UTS CRICOS Provider Code 00099F PO Box 123 Broadway NSW 2007 Australia UTS: ENGINEERING MASTERS SCHOLARSHIPS

UTS CRICOS Provider Code 00099F

PO Box 123 Broadway NSW 2007 Australia

UTS: ENGINEERING MASTERS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR OUTSTANDING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
UTS: ENGINEERING
MASTERS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR OUTSTANDING
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Guidelines

Guidelines Masters Scholarships for Outstanding International Students

Table of Contents

Acronyms

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  • 1. INTRODUCTION

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  • 2. OBJECTIVES

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  • 3. DESCRIPTION

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  • 4. ELIGIBILITY

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  • 4.1 Applicant Eligibility

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  • 5. APPLICATION PROCESS

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  • 5.1 Application Procedure

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  • 6. SELECTION AND APPROVAL PROCESS

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  • 6.1 Selection Procedure

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  • 6.2 Offer of Scholarship

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  • 6.3 Re-Allocation of Scholarships

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  • 7. VISA INFORMATION

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  • 7.1 Visa Requirements

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  • 7.2 Visa Application Fee

  • 7.3 Extensions Of Visa

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  • 8. OVERSEAS STUDENT HEALTH COVER (OSHC)

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  • 9. OTHER INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

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  • 9.1 Employment

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  • 10. SCHEME ADMINISTRATION

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  • 10.1 Course Tuition Fees

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  • 10.2 Payment of Fees – Permanent Residency Status for Scholarship Students

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  • 10.3 Non-Payment of Fees

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  • 11. GENERAL INFORMATION

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  • 11.1 Roles and Responsibilities

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  • 11.2 Privacy of Individuals

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  • 11.3 Intellectual Property

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  • 12. UTS CONTACTS

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Acronyms

CRICOS

Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students

DEEWR

Department of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations

DIAC

Department of Immigration and Citizenship

eCoE

Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment

ELICOS

English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students

ELT

English Language Training

ESOS

Education Services for Overseas Students

HECS

Higher Education Contribution Scheme

MHS

Medibank Health Solutions

MSOIS

Masters Scholarships for Outstanding International Students

OSHC

Overseas Student Health Cover

1.

INTRODUCTION

These guidelines constitute the conditions determined by the Unversity of Technology, Sydney. The payment of this financial assistance for the Masters Scholarships for Outstanding International Students scheme is subject to compliance with these guidelines.

The requirements, conditions and benefits contained in these guidelines apply to students commencing a MSOIS in each semester and to continuing MSOIS students. If continuing students would be disadvantaged by any condition in these guidelines, in comparison with the relevant condition in the guidelines covering the year their MSOIS was awarded, the original condition will apply.

Note that the international students awarded a MSOIS to undertake an postgraduate engineering qualification at UTS must comply with the current Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Regulations. 1

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OBJECTIVES

The MSOIS scheme is established to maintain and develop international linkages and specifically aims to:

attract top quality international postgraduate students to the following one-year degrees: Master of Engineering Studies, Master of Engineering Management, or Master of Environmental Engineering Management; and

support the international UTS and UTS:Engineering strategic education effort.

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DESCRIPTION

Under the MSOIS scheme, students are offered the opportunity to obtain a postgraduate qualification. The Scholarships are open to international students at postgraduate level who will undertake one of the following one- year degrees: Master of Engineering Studies, Master of Engineering Management, or Master of Environmental Engineering Management.

The MSOIS scheme consists of $2,500 per student and will be paid directly towards students’ tution fees after the commencement of their studies. Payment of other costs outlined in the UTS letter of offer will be the responsibility of the student. The cost of any preliminary English language training required wil l be the responsibility of the student.

The MSOIS scheme does not provide for living allowances, travel, medical costs associated with renewal of a visa, thesis expenses, the cost of English language testing or tuition fees for bridging or English Languag e Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS).

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ELIGIBILITY

  • 4.1 Applicant Eligibility

To be eligible for a MSOIS, an applicant must meet all of the following requirements:

Must be a student who has completed their undergraduate degree at a minimum of 65% and have no fails;

Must not be an Australian citizen;

Must be commencing full-time, on-campus enrolment in one of the following one-year degrees: Master of Engineering Studies, Master of Engineering Management, or Master of Environmental Engineering Management;

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Must satisfy the academic entry requirements for the chosen degree, including the English proficiency levels set by UTS for international students, currently an IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0;

  • 5. APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested students should apply through a UTS representative www.uts.edu.au/international/representatives/meetreps/index.html or directly to UTS: International.

A student may also apply directly to UTS by submitting the International Student Postgraduate Application form prior or at the same time as submitting the application for the MSOIS:

  • 5.1 Application Procedure

In processing applications, UTS will:

make relevant information available to applicants;

use its own application form

The International Student Postgraduate Appli cation form must be submitted prior or at the same time as submitting the Masters Scholarships for Outstanding International Students application form.

  • 6. SELECTION AND APPROVAL PROCESS

6.1

Selection Procedure

Applications are selected on the basis of academic merit.

6.2

Offer of Scholarship

UTS will:

make an offer of scholarship in writing directly to applicant; and

advise the prospective recipient in writing of any conditions and benefits to which they are entitled and the rules and responsibilities that come with the scholarship.

The award of the MSOIS is tied to the specific and unconditional offer of placement in a full-time one- year postgraduate degree programm.

Confirmation of the MSOIS is subject to the written acceptance of the offer of MSOIS by the student.

6.3

Re-Allocation of Scholarships

MSOIS awarded which are declined or terminated in semester 1 may be offered to other applicants, provided the students are able to commence by the beginning of the following semester.

  • 7. VISA INFORMATION

    • 7.1 Visa Requirements

UTS will provide the student with a duly authorised electronic Confirmation of Enrolment e(CoE), to enable the student to obtain their student visa to enter Australia. The eCoE will not be sent until written acceptance of the MSOIS offer has been received from the student.

Where students require pre-course English Language Training (ELT), “package” offers can be arranged. Payment of the ELT tuition fee is the responsibility of the student.

  • 7.2 Visa Application Fees

A Scholarship student is required to pay for visa application fees for themselves.

  • 7.3 Extensions of Visa

It is the responsibility of scholarship students to ensure they hold a valid visa while in Australia. If their visa expires, they may be required to leave Australia. Under current arrangements, international students are required to have a medical check-up before applying for a renewal of their visa. The compulsory medical examination and X- ray are administered through Medibank Health Solutions (MHS). Further details can be obtained from the MHS web site at: http://www.medibankhealth.com.au/

The MSOIS scheme does not cover any medical costs associated with the issue or renewal of a student visa.

  • 8. OVERSEAS STUDENT HEALTH COVER (OSHC)

All international students studying in Australia are required to purchase and maintain OSHC for the duration of their studies.

A standard OSHC policy covers the costs of medical and hospital care in Australia, most prescription drugs, and emergency ambulance transport.

MSOIS students may wish to purchase extra OSHC if they require cover for ancillary services such as dental, optical, physiotherapy, etc ..

For detailed information on OSHC provisions, please refer to the Australian Department of Health and Ageing web site at: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/privatehealth-consumers- overseascover.htm

  • 9. OTHER INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

    • 9.1 Employment

International students are not automatically given the right to work when they are issued with a student visa. Students who wish to work while studying in Australia will need to apply for and get a new student visa with permission to work attached as a condition of that visa. Students can only apply for a visa with work rights after they arrive in Australia and the student has begun studying. Work rights cannot be given with a student visa granted outside Australia.

Students who are issued with a student visa with work rights will only be allowed to work a maximum of 20 hours a week while undertaking their studies; however, students can work for longer periods during non-study periods.

In addition to work restrictions attached to the student visa, any part-time work must also be approved by the responsible academic officer and may be subject to additional conditions as determined by UTS. UTS must be satisfied that any approved part-time work does not interfere with the student’s study programme which must be full-time. Part-time work commitments cannot be accepted as grounds for an extension of the MSOIS.

  • 10. SCHEME ADMINISTRATION

    • 10.1 Course Tuition Fees

Students must be enrolled in courses that are registered on CRICOS and must pay the remainder of their tution fees themselves as specified on the CRICOS listing.

  • 10.2 Payment of Fees – Permanent Residency Status for Scholarship Students

Permanent resident status is recognised from the date stamped on the student's passport, not the date on which the application for permanent resident status was lodged. UTS will not pay the semester tuition fees when a MSOIS student has obtained permanent resident status by the census date for that semester.

If a MSOIS student obtains permanent resident status after the census date in a semester, UTS will pay the tuition fees applying to the student for that semester. From the following semester, the student will be classified as a permanent resident and must cease to be a scholarship holder.

It is the responsibility of the student to notify the Manager, International and Enterprise Development Office, Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology as soon as permanent residency status is confirmed.

  • 10.3 Non-Payment of Fees

UTS will not provide the MSOIS for students:

who do not take up the MSOIS, if that MSOIS has been re-allocated to another student; or

whose offer of a place is withdrawn by UTS where it is unabl e to provide the degree course.

  • 11. GENERAL INFORMATION

 

11.1

Roles and Responsibilities

Broadly, the roles and responsibilities of UTS under the are as follows.

UTS:Engineering has responsibility for approving:

the mechanism for the allocation of funds;

MSOIS objectives, guidelines and associated conditions;

the expenditure, carryover and recovery of MSOIS funds; and

variations and the re-allocation of unused funds.

Administering the MSOIS.

11.2

Privacy of Individuals

The UTS Privacy of Student Records Policy applies and is bound by the provisions of the NSW Privacy Legislation.

 

11.3

Intellectual Property

The UTS Intellectual Property Policy as approved by the UTS Council applies.

  • 12. UTS CONTACTS

All official correspondence to the University of Technology, Sydney relating to the MSOIS should be addressed to:

Manager, International and Enterprise Development Office Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology University of Technology, Sydney PO Box 123 Broadway NSW 2007 AUSTRALIA