Welcome to Port Macquarie Accommodation Scholarship

  • Applications open
  • Available to:
    Commencing Students
  • Value: 50% of on-campus accommodation for the first session

CSU is launching the “Welcome to Port Macquarie Accommodation Scholarship” for international students commencing on the Port Macquarie campus in 2019. The scholarship will cover 50% of the cost for the first semester of study, in our newly established on-campus accommodation. https://accommodation.csu.edu.au/our-rooms/port-macquarie


Eligibility

AVAILABLE TO:

  • Commencing full-time international students in Session One 2019.

CAMPUS: Port Macquarie

CONDITIONS:

Applicant must be an international student for a course offered at Port Macquarie Campus for 201930 (February). International Exchange and Study Abroad applicants are not eligible for this scholarship.

Provide evidence of:

  • How much the scholarship will help you financially, as demonstrated in a 500 word essay

The accommodation scholarship is only partially covering accommodation for the first semester of study – it is expected that you still demonstrate financial capacity to study in Australia, as per your visa conditions.

  • Applicant must hold a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) for a CSU course, delivered at CSU Port Macquarie

When will applications close?

Commencement of Session 1, 2019, or until all scholarships have been awarded.

Guidelines

Who can apply?

  • Any international students who are classified as an international student in Australia with a full unconditional offer for either a Masters or Bachelor degree delivered at Port Macquarie.

Who cannot apply?

  • International students studying via online from their home country
  • International students studying via CSU's international partners in their home country
  • International students who hold an offer including credit for prior learning
  • International exchange or study abroad students

What should I include in my essay?

Here are some tips for students on what to write:

  • Personal statement (500 words) - Who you are, what is your background, why you want to study in Australia and your preferred course, what are your achievements etc.
  • Student involvement (250 words) - How you would like to get involved in the CSU campus community ie. become a student ambassador, share your story, involvement in marketing activities or desire to take part in the international student council (examples only – use your own experience, goals and research).
  • Community involvement (250 words) - How you would like to get involved in the Port Macquarie community ie. Port Macquarie is a tourist destination so there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer at annual events, volunteer at aged care homes, or work with the chamber of commerce or council in some sort of capacity (examples only – use your own experience, goals and research).

Will I be notified that my application has been received?

Yes. You will be notified by email when your application has been successfully submitted.

Can I be awarded more than one scholarship?

It depends on the particular scholarships as each scholarship has its own conditions which state whether the student can hold other scholarships or not.

This information is outlined in the eligibility criteria for each scholarship and it is incumbent upon the applicant to ensure they meet the criteria for each scholarship they apply for.

How are applications assessed?

Applicants must read scholarship criteria carefully before applying as scholarships are awarded based on the criteria for each scholarship.

Successful applicants are selected after a series of shortlisting processes, including a review by CSU staff.

From the final shortlist of strong applicants, it is up to a panel within the Division of International Education and Partnerships to determine the scholarship recipient(s).

Conditions of scholarship.

The scholarship is conditional on the student completing their studies successfully at CSU. $10,000 or $5,000 will be deducted from tuition fees during the first year of study, after each session's census date.

Should the student leave CSU after the first year of study for reasons deemed illegitimate by the University, the student may be liable to repay the value of the scholarship.

Recipients are expected to become active members of the student body and accept to provide information, testimonials and be featured in CSU Promotional materials.

When will my scholarship be paid?

Scholarships are subject to the student maintaining satisfactory academic progress and continued enrolment in their course. If these conditions are not met, Scholarships may be suspended or terminated.

The Scholarship amount will be deducted from tuition fees at the commencement of session in the first year of study, after the census date.

Can I defer my scholarship offer?

This scholarship cannot be deferred. The student must commence study in the session for which they were awarded the scholarship i.e. either 201930 or 201960.

Can my scholarship be suspended or terminated?

Yes, if you fail to meet the criteria for your scholarship.

Termination of a scholarship will occur if the recipient is excluded from their course, if the recipient withdraws or cancels their enrolment or if the recipient fails to maintain satisfactory grades over a prolonged period. Scholarships will also be terminated if the recipient transfers to another university or location (campus) of study.

The recipient will be required to repay the scholarship amount.

Can I apply for an Approved Leave of Absence (ALA)?

For this particular scholarship, an Approved Leave of Absence will cause the scholarship's termination. Should the student not return to study within 12 months, the recipient may be liable for the scholarship amount deducted from tuition fees.

FAQ

When will I be notified of my applications outcome?

Applications may be assessed competitively if there are more applications than scholarships. CSU will endeavour to provide the outcome at the earliest date possible to allow students to arrange accommodation upon arrival.

Will I be considered as a commencing student if I am transferring from another CSU course or I am applying with advanced standing?

Typically, no. Please contact us if you have any queries.

Tips on applying for a scholarship.

  1. Keep a copy of everything you submit
  2. See the guidelines section for what to include in your 500 word essay.

For more read the information provided on the How to Apply tab for each scholarship.

What are my responsibilities if awarded a scholarship?

You may be required to participate in a number of activities/tasks to promote CSU to the wider community:

  • Provide photographs of your experience to CSU International for use in promotional and marketing items
  • Submit an article about your experience with internal and external media groups
  • Speak to internal and external media for interview purposes
  • Post photos and/or updates through various CSU International social media pages

You will also be required to sign a media release allowing your photos and images of you to be used for promotional and marketing purposes.

If your question isn't answered in the information provided on the website, please feel free to contact us for more information.

How to Apply

Once you have reviewed all the information about the scholarship, eligibility criteria and requirements, please submit your application by email to ckoch@csu.edu.au and include the following documents:

  • Copy of your CSU Unconditional Offer for a course at Port Macquarie in Session 30 or Session 60 2019.
  • A 500 word (minimum) essay outlining evidence of financial hardship

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. You will receive the outcome of your scholarship application after the closing date. Decisions from the Selection Panel are final and there will be no appeals process.

When will applications close?

Applications are open until:

Commencement of Session 1, 2019, or until all scholarships have been awarded.

We encourage you to apply as soon as you are granted a COE.

Need more info?

Contact the Welcome to Port Macquarie Accommodation Scholarship administrator

Clara Koch
ckoch@csu.edu.au