Conditions of Scholarship Application and Applicant Declaration

Students Responsibilities & Rights Conditions of Scholarship Application and Applicant Declaration

You must read and accept all conditions in the following declaration and authority before submitting your application. Please note upon submitting your application you are also agreeing to the Terms and Conditions outlined below.

JCU Access Fund and Commonwealth Scholarship Applicants:

Your application cannot be considered unless you accept these conditions. By submitting this application you also:

  • declare that, to the best of your knowledge, all information supplied in this application is true and correct.

  • recognise that it is your responsibility to provide all the necessary documentation to support this application as per the documentation checklist.

  • authorise JCU to verify any information provided by you.

    • are aware that your application will be considered for the JCU Access Fund and Commonwealth Scholarships unless indicated otherwise, and the information you have provided may be shared with staff involved in the selection process.

    • understand that giving false or misleading information is a serious offence under the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Commonwealth).

    The collection of information in this application is authorised by the Department of Education,(DoE) and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DoPMC). The purpose is to assist the proper administration of the Commonwealth Scholarship Program (CSP). Your personal information will be disclosed to DoE and DoPMC for the Departments’ purposes of administering the CSP, and disclosed by DoE to Centrelink to be used for Centrelink purposes of administering the Relocation Scholarships and Student Start-up Scholarships/Loans. No information will be disclosed to any other agency or person, except as authorised under the Privacy Act 1988 and the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

    Research Scholarship Applicants:

    QUALIFICATION SEARCH & INFORMATION VERIFICATION

    I authorise James Cook University to obtain further information with respect to my application and, if necessary, seek academic information or transcripts from Australian or overseas educational institutions. Where necessary QualSearch will be engaged to access this academic information. I understand that James Cook University is not responsible if any educational body / institution does not supply these records. I understand that the results of the search will be made available to me on request and that an audit of this authority may also be undertaken.

    I authorise James Cook University to contact the referees named in my application to seek additional information or clarification. I acknowledge that James Cook University may seek to verify any publications listed in which I am named as an author by contacting the publisher, editor or co-authors and may seek to contact staff from the Educational Institution where any research projects, theses or dissertations referred to in this application were obtained.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE

    I declare that the information I have supplied in this electronic form is, to the best of my knowledge, complete and correct. I acknowledge that my application is subject to acceptance by James Cook University and that any offer for a scholarship may be subject to additional conditions.

    INFORMED CONSENT for DOMESTIC APPLICANTS

    I understand that:

    • James Cook University is collecting the information in this electronic form for the purpose of assessing my entitlement to Commonwealth assistance under the Higher Education Support Act 2003 or the Research Training Scheme and allocation of a Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) to me

    • James Cook University will disclose this information to the Department of Education for those purposes

    • The Department of Education will store the information securely in the Higher Education Information Management System

    • The Department of Education may disclose the information to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), and

    • James Cook University and the Department of Education will not otherwise disclose the information without my consent unless required or authorised by law.

    INFORMED CONSENT for INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

    I understand that:

    • James Cook University is collecting the information in this online form for assessment and administrative purposes

    • James Cook University will not disclose personal information to any external bodies without my authorisation unless a valid legal request has been made.

    PRIVACY

    I understand that information contained in this electronic form is also collected for admission and administrative purposes. Personal information will not be passed on to any other external bodies, other than as outlined above, without my authorisation unless required or authorised by law.