HASS Scholarship for Excellence - India

Sugandhi Sood Sugandhi Sood
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The HASS Scholarship for Excellence is a merit-based scholarship awarded to Indian students who wish to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of Queensland

The scholarship program is available only for students seeking admission to the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS). The maximum scholarship amount per student is 6,872 USD in a year and is renewable for up to two years. The scholarship can be extended over two years under very special circumstances by writing to the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Given below is an estimate of the costs incurred by international postgraduate students over the course of 12 months at the University of Queensland:

ExpenseCost/ year (AUD) at the University of Queensland
Tuition Fees20,000- 100,000
Cost of Living*16,800
House Rent3,840- 12,000

*Cost of living includes the cost of food, travel expenses, personal expenses and so on.

Scholarship Benefits

The scholarships act as tuition fee reduction for any relevant postgraduate program under the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. However, it does not pay for the following

  • The University of Queensland Application Fee
  • The Student Services Amenities Fee (SSAF)
  • Tuition fees for reappearing failed courses
  • Any administrative enrolment fee
  • Textbooks or other stationary costs
  • Living Costs
  • Return airfare
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

Highlights

Scholarship Type Merit Based, College Specific
Offered byInstitution
OrganizationUniversity of Queensland
Application DeadlineN/A
No. of ScholarshipsN/A
Amount$6,872
Renewabilityyes, Yearly
International Students EligibleYes
Scholarship Website Linkhttps://scholarships.uq.edu.au/scholarship/hass-scholarships-excellence-india#qt-scholarship_tabs-foundation-tabs-1

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the HASS- Excellence Scholarships, applicants have to opt for a full-time graduate program at the University of Queensland’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

In addition to this, an applicant must:

  • be an Indian citizen who is residing in India at the time of the application.
  • have completed an undergraduate degree from an Indian institution.
  • have received an unconditional admission offer for a postgraduate program at UQ.
    • The academic session must be beginning in September 2020.
  • not hold any other scholarships simultaneously
    • Those who have already received financial aid must highlight it in their scholarship application.

All scholarship applicants are required to submit necessary documents to back up their claims, in order to be eligible for the scholarship.

Applicants can contact the association regarding any queries at the following email id: engagement@hass.uq.edu.au


Application Process

Applicants who fulfill the eligibility criteria for the UQ HASS Scholarship for Excellence can apply for the scholarship. 

The University of Queensland has a separate online application process for the scholarship. However, before applying for the scholarship, applicants must receive their admission letter from the university.

Admission Checklist for Postgraduate Program at UQ

  • English language proficiency
    • TOEFL-iBT: 87
    • TOEFL-PBT: 570
    • IELTS: 6.7
    • Pearson Academic: 64
  • Relevant bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 4.50 on a 7.0 scale.
  • Standardized test like GMAT, GRE (if applicable)
  • An updated CV

Note: Applicants must adhere to the HASS Scholarship for Excellence application deadline established by the university.


Selection Process

Since HASS Scholarship for Excellence is designed for merit-based students, the selection panel focuses on the applicant’s previous grades, test score, etc. 

Note: Shortlisted candidates are not required to appear for any interviews during the selection process.


Grant Details

Study LevelPost-graduate Level
Eligible CandidatesIndian Nationals 
Number of ScholarshipsNot Available
Study LengthTwo Years
Scholarship Awarded6,872 USD
Award DistributedAnnually

Terms and Conditions

  • Students are expected to fulfill all requirements associated with their student visas.
  • Students are expected to satisfactorily complete their degree.
  • Students are expected to comply with all University regulations.
  • Students are expected to inform the Executive Dean in writing if they wish to defer, transfer or withdraw from the program.
  • Students are expected to participate in a photoshoot and complete a Testimonial which the University may use for promotional purposes.

The HASS-Excellence Scholarships are an exciting opportunity for talented Indian students seeking to further their education in the fields of the arts and sciences. The university expects recipients of the award to maintain academic excellence and also uphold the reputation of the institute.

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