Australia’s University of Canberra announces VC Social Champion Scholarships for students willing to make a difference in the community


Valued at more than Rs. one crore each, the scholarships will cover tuition, accommodation and stipend, and will benefit financially challenged students who wish to make a difference in the community New Delhi, Delhi, India (NewsView) L he University of Canberra (UC) in Australia has announced the Vice-Chancellor’s Social Champion Scholarship, which will enable financially challenged overseas students involved in making a positive contribution to the community to continue their studies in Australia. The total combined scholarship value is up to USD 200,000 (approximately up to Rs. One Crore) per student. This includes tuition fees for the duration of the course, on-campus accommodation and an annual stipend of US$10,000 (Australian dollars). The Vice-Chancellor’s Social Champion Scholarships will be offered to students who not only excel academically, but who also demonstrate leadership characteristics and a passion for social equity. The scholarship aims to encourage financially challenged students who wish to pursue their undergraduate or postgraduate studies and make a positive difference in the community. The scholarships reflect UC’s focus on diversity, inclusion, and accessibility of higher education for all. This helped UC rank first in the world in the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings for Reducing Inequality. Speaking about the scholarship, Professor Paddy Nixon, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Canberra said: “Our scholarship is designed for international students who demonstrate UC’s core values ​​and a commitment to engagement. social, sustainability and reduction of inequalities. We are delighted to offer this opportunity to students who may not have the financial support to study abroad. This is an exciting time for us, and we look forward to welcoming Indian students to participate and receive their applications. To apply, students will be required to submit a written statement demonstrating their financial need, values, and experience in the following areas: • Potential to grow as a leader in ways that embrace and advance the principles of social and economic equity , and their practice • Making a positive difference to the community by doing things differently, innovating, and inspiring others • Curiosity and desire to learn, collaborate, and engage with perspectives from diverse cultural backgrounds The Fellowship Vice Chancellor’s Social Champion will cover all major expenses that are part of studying in Australia. Three scholarships will be offered to international students intending to start at UC in the first semester of 2023. Applications open April 1, 2022 and close October 9, 2022. To apply, students must complete the online application form of the VC Social Champion Scholarship available at the University of Canberra official website About the University of Canberra, Australia Climbing to 170th in the World University Rankings for 2022, the University of Canberra (UC) is listed in the top 200 universities worldwide and one of the top 10 universities in Australia. In the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, UC was ranked first in the world for reducing inequality.

There are five faculties at UC, offering undergraduate, postgraduate and postgraduate research options: 1. The Faculty of Health has established UC as one of Australia’s leaders in health education health and sport, with UC Hospital, Canberra Specialty Medical Centre, Community Health Hub, Sport and Exercise Research Institute (UCRISE) and Australian Geospatial Health Laboratory all located on campus , centers for practical work and research. The University is also a training and development center for elite athletes and professional sports teams.

2. The Faculty of Education seeks to change the world, one teacher at a time, with accredited courses in leadership for early childhood, elementary, secondary and education. Innovation and expertise combine to create educators who can shape the system, rather than simply be shaped by it.

3. The creative and design-oriented programs of the Faculty of Arts and Design (FAD) cover communications, arts, architecture and the built environment. FAD is also home to the National Center for News and Media Research and the Center for Creative and Cultural Research.

4. At the Faculty of Business, Government, and Law, flexible study options and degree combinations merge academic and real-life experiences. The faculty includes Canberra Law School, Canberra Business School and Canberra School of Politics, Economics & Society.

5. The Faculty of Science and Technology covers the teaching and research spectrum in environmental sciences, biomedical sciences, conservation biology, data science, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and in the Internet of Things (IoT). In addition to the IAE, transdisciplinary research centers include the Human-Centered Technologies Research Center (HCTRC). Image: University of Canberra PWR PWR

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