Dr Abdul Kalam International Scholarships, University of Sydney, Australia

The Faculty of Engineering & Information Technologies at the University of Sydney takes great pleasure in announcing the Dr Abdul Kalam International Scholarships for new international students commencing in Engineering & IT programs at the University in 2012.

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was the 11th President of India. During his five years in office, Dr Abdul Kalam’s focus was on transforming India into a developed nation by 2020. A distinguished scientist and aeronautical engineer by training, Dr. Abdul Kalam advocates that it is possible to work cooperatively for an economically developed, prosperous and peaceful society.

In recognition of his global contribution to his profession, Dr Kalam was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from the University of Sydney in May 2011.

The Dr Abdul Kalam International Scholarships celebrate his commitment to education, and his endeavours to support outstanding students to develop as future leaders.

10 Scholarships will be available for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Coursework programs. Details of the Scholarships follow.


  • Selection will be based strictly on academic merit as per the University’s admission requirements. Selection will be based on actual results (academic and English language proficiency). Predicted / forecast results will not be considered.
  • Only applicants with firm, unconditional offers of admission will be considered.
  • Selection will be made by the University’s Scholarship Selection Committee, whose decision will be final. No appeals will be entertained.
  • Successful candidates will be informed in December 2011 (Semester 1, 2012) and June 2012 (Semester 2. 2012). Successful candidates applying through UAC will be informed in January 2012.
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5 x 50% tuition fee Scholarships each per annum, available for a maximum of four years, for any Undergraduate course in Engineering or Information Technology offered at the University of Sydney (subject to the recipient maintaining satisfactory academic progress each year).

No living allowance is payable.

Criteria for Eligibility

  • Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification or an international senior secondary qualification accepted by the University with an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 98* or equivalent.
  • Students who have already commenced tertiary studies, or students transferring with credit exemptions and/or advanced standing are not eligible. Students completing Foundation Studies Programs are also not eligible.

For further information on equivalents to Australian Year 12 qualifications and a table showing standard academic requirements for some of these examinations relative to ATAR scores see at official website.

5 x 50% tuition fee Scholarships each, available as a one-off award for any Postgraduate Coursework program in Engineering or Information Technology offered at the University of Sydney.

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No living allowance is payable.

Criteria for Eligibility
Applicants must have completed the equivalent of an Australian Bachelor degree qualification with a minimum high distinction average as based on the Australian grading system. Students who have already commenced Postgraduate studies, or students transferring from other Postgraduate programs are not eligible.


  • No separate application for a Scholarship is necessary. An application for admission to the University of Sydney in 2012 will constitute an application for a Scholarship. All applications meeting the selection and eligibility criteria will be automatically considered.
  • The deadline for receipt of applications and complete supporting documentation (academic and English language proficiency results) is 31 October 2011 for Semester 1, 2012, and 30 April 2012 (for Semester 2, 2012). Applications received after these deadlines will not be considered for the Scholarship.

Undergraduate Scholarship recipients will need to maintain satisfactory academic progress, which, for the purposes of retaining the Scholarship, is defined as maintaining a credit average (at least 65%) or more each year. Failure to do so may result in the Scholarship being terminated.

Successful candidates:

  • must not be in receipt of any other tuition scholarship from the University of Sydney;
  • must commence study in 2012 – commencement may not be deferred;
  • will be required to pay for their own airfares to Sydney, living expenses, study materials, text books, any ancillary fees (if applicable) and Overseas Student Health Cover each year;
  • are also responsible for paying the balance of the tuition fees each year;
  • are required to enroll as full-time international students and must maintain their international student status on a fulltime basis throughout their enrollment at the University of Sydney; and
  • may not be entitled to a ‘Leave of Absence’ during the duration of the Scholarship, unless it is due to extenuating circumstances.
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The University of Sydney reserves the right to make changes to this scholarships program without notice and at its discretion.

For more information, contact
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
T 61 2 9351 2534
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