Scholarships

The Chey Scholarship for Master of Cross-Cultural Relations

The Chey scholarship is a competitive scholarship for a commencing student enrolled in the Master of Cross-Cultural Relations degree program in the Institute for Australian and Chinese Arts and Culture (IAC).  It aims to encourage more people to consider a career in the arts or cultural management and media, or in related academic work.  It recognises that the world is ever more connected across cultures, and that cultural exchanges promote creativity and innovation as well as friendship. This scholarship is named for the Foundation Director of IAC, Jocelyn Chey, and her late husband Moon Lin Chey.

Value

$4,000 one-off contribution towards tuition fees

Eligibility

New students

Courses

The Master of Cross-Cultural Relations is the Institute’s flagship program, jointly offered with the School of Humanities and Communication Art. The degree program aims to meet the needs of cultural institutions, creative industries, media, and government departments in their increasing international engagement. It also offers an efficient pathway for PhD, preparing students for an academic career in cross-cultural studies. The degree program requires 18 months’ full-time study. The first year is coursework, and in the second year, students will conduct a supervised research project in cultural exchange.

Criteria

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree in Humanities, Social Sciences, Asian Studies, International Relations, Languages, Linguistics, creative arts, or business and management; or completion of an undergraduate degree in other disciplines plus two years of working experience in a relevant discipline*.
  • International students need to have an English Proficiency in IELTS of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each sub test or equivalent, or have a degree that can be confirmed has been taught in English and was completed less than three years prior to their application.
  • Have a GPA of 5.25 on a 7 point scale or equivalent in their most recent undergraduate degree
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student in the Master of Cross-Cultural Relations or have accepted an unconditional offer to this degree course.
  • Provide a Research Intent Statement: no more than 250 words outlining your proposed research topic to be undertaken in the second year of this Master's Program, and explaining the extent to which your previous academic, research or professional experience aligns with it.
  • Must commence in the current session for which the scholarship is offered.

* If presenting professional or research experience towards eligibility criteria, please provide a professional reference as evidence of this experience. This evidence should be in the form of a letter (certified and on letterhead) verifying the details of the employer and a short description of the duties that were performed.

Application and Selection Process

Applications for this scholarship are now open.

International students

If you wish to be considered for Chey Scholarships, please submit your application for the Master of Chinese Cultural Relations. Once you receive your unconditional offer, please send it along with your Research Intent Statement to iac@westernsydney.edu.au

The outcome of your scholarship application will be announced one week after the due date, and the contribution to your tuition fee will be made in the first semester.

Domestic Students

To be considered for the Chey Scholarships, please submit your application for the Master of Cross-Cultural Relations. Once you receive your unconditional offer, please send it along with your Research Intent Statement to iac@westernsydney.edu.au .

The outcome of your scholarship application will be announced one week after the due date, and the contribution to your tuition fee will be made in the first semester.

Due date

March 2022 intake applications close on 10 January 2022 (11.59 pm AEST).

July 2022 intake applications close on 10 June 2022 (11.59 pm AEST).