What scholarship opportunities are available at NTI?
NTI offers scholarships for postgraduate students. Most have a strong emphasis on social inclusion and equity and are awarded on the basis of financial need and/or other hardship. Others recognise factors such as academic excellence.
Applications for most scholarships need direct contact with the Institute. Please enquire at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +61 2 4258 0741.
Applications for admission to a program of study at the Institute must be lodged separately. Scholarship applications are not considered for admission purposes.
What are the deadlines for applying?
The Scholarship Selection Committee meets two times a year to select the recipients.
Deadlines for other scholarships vary so please contact NTI Student Services for details: email@example.com or call +61 2 4258 0741.
What if I am unsuccessful?
You are welcome to re-apply to Nan Tien Institute as a continuing postgraduate student, however, you will need to submit a new application and new supporting documentation where required as NTI will not use your previous application material.
The Institute and individual Faculties also offer a number of other scholarships and prizes for students in second or later years of study. Please contact the relevant Faculty.
Can I defer a scholarship offer?
The majority of scholarships are non-deferrable. Please check individual details for other scholarships.
If I am currently on a scholarship can I defer (take leave from) the scholarship?
Only in exceptional circumstances. If you are a scholarship recipient and find that you cannot continue study in a given semester due to circumstances beyond your control please contact Student Services to talk about deferral of your scholarship. This is generally only done when a student is no longer enrolled and prior to the semester's payment being made.
Do I need to pay tax on a scholarship?
This can depend on your individual circumstances and the type of scholarship you have been awarded. The Australian Taxation Office is the best place to find information regarding scholarships and taxation.
The income from some scholarships may also be taken into account to calculate certain income support or other Commonwealth payments so you are also urged to seek independent advice regarding your particular situation.
If I am successful in obtaining a scholarship can I do additional paid work to supplement my income?
Yes, you can work while receiving a scholarship but many scholarships place a limit on how many hours of work during the working week you can work while receiving a scholarship. This is to ensure you have sufficient time to concentrate on your study and research work. If you work on top of your scholarship, your earnings will be taxed if you exceed the Australian tax-free threshold (not counting your scholarship).
Can I study part-time if I am on a scholarship?
Students who are not able to study full time because of (for example) sole parent responsibilities, carer responsibilities, long-term medical condition/disability or ongoing effects of abuse, are able to access our range of scholarships. This is in recognition that not all students are able to study full time.
Can I reapply for a second and third scholarship?
Students who have for example completed a Graduate Certificate program (4 subjects) and want to continue to complete the Graduate Diploma or Masters qualifications can reapply for additional scholarships.
I am interested in applying for a Scholarship, however, I am not a Teacher or Health professional, can I still apply?
Either a Bachelor degree with a major in humanities or social sciences or relevant working experience and professional training over at least 3 years in relevant fields will be considered. If you are unsure if your background meets the criteria, feel free to discuss with NTI Student Services. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +61 2 4258 0741.