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Macquarie University Links up with Leading Indian Universities

India 17 November 2016: Student exchange agreements for 2017 supported by $240,000 of funding signed this week in India

Macquarie University has joined hands with three leading Indian institutions to offer scholarships and grants valued at more than A$ 240,000 to exchange and postgraduate students from these institutions.

  Macquarie University Links up with Leading Indian Universities

The three Indian institutions involved in the scholarship agreement include: Lady Shri Ram College for Women in Delhi, The Tata Institute of Social Science in Mumbai and St. Xavier’s College in Kolkata. For St. Xaviers College this agreement marks the first time they have partnered with an Australian university.

‘As a leading international university it is important for us to partner with and foster stronger ties with key institutions around the globe. Students from India represent a significant portion of our international student intake bringing with them valuable insights and perspectives that add even more diversity to our already vibrant campus,’ said Tim Beresford, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Macquarie University.

“Being able to partner with Indian educational institutes and offer their students the opportunity to study in a new environment is very exciting, and we look forward to welcoming the first scholarship awardees in the New Year.”

As part of these agreements Macquarie University’s Faculty of Arts will offer a Merit Scholarship as well as an Ambassador Scholarship, with two of each scholarship offered per institution. The Merit Scholarship will include 50 per cent tuition fee to study a Masters course at the University’s Faculty of Arts. The Ambassador Scholarship will include full tuition fee waiver for the exchange semester as well as a $5000 grant for living expenses. Both scholarships include the opportunity to work part-time in Australia to gain practical experience.

Based in Sydney, Australia Macquarie University’s Faculty of Arts has recently been ranked in the top 100 worldwide, according to the 2016/17 UK Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by subject.

Applications for these scholarships can be made via the International Office at these institutions. These scholarships are only available to students enrolled at the three partnering institutions.

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Macquarie University announces scholarships worth more than AUD 1.8 Million for Indian women and undergraduate students

Scholarships will support postgraduate female students and undergraduates with tuition fee waivers

Mumbai, November 17, 2016: Macquarie University today announced scholarships valued at more than AUD 1.8 million (INR 9 crores) for outstanding students in India. These new scholarships will focus on support and opportunities for postgraduate female students and undergraduate students across all Macquarie courses.

The Macquarie International Women’s Scholarship for postgraduate female students will enable women in India to achieve their career goals by improving the affordability of acquiring an internationally renowned Masters degree from Macquarie. The scholarship will provide for up to AUD 11,000 (INR 5, 62,611. 02) in tuition fees for the full duration of the course.

The Macquarie University Undergraduate Scholarship is being offered to applicants applying for undergraduate degrees and provides for up to AUD 17,000 (INR 8, 69,489.76) in tuition fees for the full duration of the course for academic session commencing in 2017.

“Macquarie has one of the most generous scholarship programs in Australia, and we are excited to launch this program providing fantastic support to stand-out undergraduate students as well as exceptional female postgraduate candidates. We look forward to receiving applications from some of the brightest young minds in India” said Pro Vice-Chancellor, International, Nicole Brigg.

Applicants for both scholarships will be required to meet the English requirements for the course they have selected and meet a minimum academic score in their last completed qualification.

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