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International On-Campus Accommodation Grant

This scholarship aims to support international full degree students living and studying at JCU’s Cairns Nguma-bada campus.
Recipients will be passionate about, and interested in, leading on-campus activities during their time at JCU.

Student TypeInternational
Area of StudyAll undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree
Scholarship ValueUp to $3,700 once off payment
Number of scholarships available 6
Application Open

1 September 2022

Applications Close5 December 2022

If all the below statements describe you and your current situation, you can apply for this grant:

  • I am an International student;
  • Commencing in Study Period One (1) or Trimester One (1)  2023; and
  • Enrolled full time (min 9 credit points) in a Undergraduate or Postgraduate coursework degree; and
  • Intending to live on campus at the John Grey Hall Accommodation in Cairns, Nguma-bada campus.

If you are a successful applicant of this grant you will receive up to $3,700 as a once off payment after the census date of Study Period 1, 2023.

Prior to completing an application, you should carefully read the Rules of this Grant below.

Applicants wanting to apply for this Grant must attach the following documents to their application form:

  • A character reference attesting to your participation in extra-curricular activities, community engagement and organisational skills (from a school or community group);
  • Resume outlining work experiences, leadership and organisational experiences, community engagement and participation (ie in social/sporting clubs, forums, competitions, arts, cultural or religious activities); and
  • A written statement of no more than 250 words outlining:
  1. Reasons for choosing to study your chosen degree.
  2. How you intend to contribute to student life on campus and at JCU’s on-campus accommodation facility.

Your application is checked for completeness and eligibility, and you will receive an email confirmation it has been received. After the closing date it will be individually assessed and put forward to a selection committee who will rank your application against others who have applied.

International On-Campus Accommodation Grant

Introduction


This Grant aims to support international full degree students living and studying at JCU’s Cairns Nguma-bada campus.
Recipients will be passionate about, and interested in, leading on-campus activities during their time at JCU.

This Scholarship is subject to the provisions of James Cook University’s Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy.

Value and Payment of Grant


The value of the grant is up to $3.700, to be paid as a once off payment, after the census date of Study Period 1, 2023. Up to 6 grants are available to be awarded.

Eligibility Criteria

The International On Campus Accommodation Grant will be open to competition among candidates who:

  • Are an International student;
  • Commencing in Study Period One (1) or Trimester One (1)  2023; and
  • Enrolled full time (min 9 credit points) in a Undergraduate or Postgraduate coursework degree; and
  • Are Intending to live on campus at the John Grey Hall Accommodation in Cairns, Nguma-bada campus.

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be assessed on the following key selection criteria:

Participation in social/sporting clubs, forums, competitions, arts, cultural or religious activities etc; (30%)

Organisational experience; (15%)

Leadership capacity/experience; (15%)

Suggested contributions to campus and accommodation life at JCU; (40%)

Application Procedures

Applications must be submitted on the official online application form and be received no later than the advertised close date. Applicants must submit with the official form:

  • A character reference attesting to your participation in extra-curricular activities, community engagement and organisational skills (from a school or community group);
  • Resume outlining work experiences, leadership and organisational experiences, community engagement and participation (ie in social/sporting clubs, forums, competitions, arts, cultural or religious activities); and
  • A written statement of no more than 250 words outlining:
  1. Reasons for choosing to study your chosen degree.
  2. How you intend to contribute to student life on campus and at JCU’s on-campus accommodation facility.

Selection Process

The award of the grant will be made in the absolute discretion of the Selection Committee, which shall comprise:

  • Chair: Woendi Hampton Associate Director, International
  • Carlie Sage, Manager, International Marketing and Communications; or
  • Others as suggested by Chair.

The Selection Committee reserves the right not to award a Grant in any year if, in the opinion of the Selection Committee, there is no applicant of sufficient merit to warrant an award.

The Selection Committee will determine all matters relating to awarding the Grant including the methodology used for ranking the applicants.

Conditions of the Grant

  • If the recipient defers their study, the recipient will no longer be eligible for the award.
  • If the holder of an award takes an official leave of absence, the award will be terminated.
  • If the holder of an award is suspended or excluded from their course of study the award will be terminated.
  • If the holder of the award is suspended or excluded from residency at  John Grey Halls the award will be terminated.
  • If it is found that the holder of the award had provided false or misleading information in relation to the grant, the award will be terminated.
  • A student may lodge a request for review of decision in accordance with the provisions of the Student Review and Appeals Policy and Procedure
  • JCU reserves the right to limit or adjust the number of scholarships awarded.

Administration of the Grant

The grant shall be administered by the scholarships office, on behalf of the Selection Committee.

The funds of the grant shall be held in an account in the name of the University and shall be administered by the officer of the University charged with administering the grant.

Where an award provides some benefit to the recipient from a body external to the University, or an obligation upon a body external to the University, the University, its servants and agents, shall not be liable for that benefit or obligation.


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