Purpose: The scholarship program is designed to attract outstanding students who are interested in making a contribution to their community through a deeper appreciation of Buddhism. Number available per year: Up to 5 scholarships per year for international students (tuition waiver = AUD$12,800 per year plus accommodation waiver = AUD$19,760 per year per student). Benefits: The Scholarship: Will be offered for 12 months subject to maintaining satisfactory progress Will cover tuition (AUD$1,600 per subject for up to 8 subjects) Will cover accommodation on site (single or double room with en suite and meals), Students must enroll as full- time students and maintain a good record of participation and a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.5 (on a 4-point scale). Students may reapply for a continuation of their scholarship beyond the initial year.
Eligibility: Students must satisfy all of the following criteria: l New or current full time students of Nan Tien Institute who are enrolled in one of the Applied Buddhist Studies courses; l Currently not receiving any other scholarship or financial aid from Nan Tien Institute; l Needing financial assistance. Domestic students must demonstrate that they are in need of financial aid by enclosing appropriate documentation, e.g. proof of Centrelink income. How to apply: Students must lodge their scholarship application at least 2 weeks before the start date of a new semester. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. A completed application must include: A signed application form; Proof of family income; Academic transcripts; A completed recommendation form (for continuing students only). The recommendation form must be in a sealed envelope with the flap signed by the Head of Program Referee letters (if applicable), Other supporting documents (selection for the Nan Tien Institute scholarship is expected to be competitive. Applicants are encouraged to provide supporting documents to demonstrate academic potential and/or general socio-economic disadvantage) Outcome: The successful applicant will be notified of the outcome by e-mail. Student responsibilities: Nan Tien Institute will monitor the academic progress of the student in each subject. A scholarship applicant must: Attend all lectures; Obtain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.5 (on a 4-point scale).
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