The RA Simpson International Scholarship was established thanks to a significant endowment provided by the family of the late Mr. Robert Allen Simpson, who was a founding member of the Flinders University Council and a recipient of an honorary degree. The students who are awarded the scholarship will be given financial support in order to enable them to participate in an international component of their academic program. The purpose of this is to enhance the students’ education at Flinders University by providing them with an international perspective.
About the Scholarship Sponsor:
About 300 acres of land in Bedford Park was donated to the University of Adelaide in 1960 so that it could establish a second campus there. It involved maybe around 150 hectares of land. Because of this, Flinders University was founded. In 1962, following a year of preparation and planning, building finally got underway. The Australian Labor Party (ALP) used the funds from a state election victory in 1965 to acquire privately-held land in Bedford Park and establish a university there. Having achieved their goal, they thought this would be the next logical step. Founded on July 1, 1966, Flinders University takes its name from the British adventurer and geographer Matthew Flinders. Were it not for the University Act, higher education in the United States would be nonexistent. There were just 400 students and 90 professors at the school on that March day in 1966.
The first two people to call the campus home, Sir Mark Mitchell and Peter Karmel, respectively, were designated the university’s first Chancellor and Vice Chancellor. Flinders University’s primary campus makes geographical sense given that its other campuses are all located in the southern part of Australia. The school’s main campus is located in Bedford Park, a neighborhood about 12 kilometers from the city itself. Students have numerous places to study, work, and learn on campus, including numerous computer laboratories, study rooms, a library, and public spaces with free wireless internet access. In addition to the typical soccer field, volleyball court, and basketball court, they also feature a baseball diamond and a softball field. Victoria Square, in the heart of Adelaide’s business center, is a fantastic location for students to study and get ahead in their studies. The campus is often referred to as the “lifeblood” of a school.
There is a campus of Flinders University in the town of Tonsley in South Australia. Aside from its primary locations in Adelaide, Melbourne, and Darwin, the university also maintains a number of satellite campuses across the country. Majors and minors in fields as diverse as business, the arts, education, engineering, the health sciences, and public administration are all available to students at Flinders University. There are many overseas universities to choose from. As well as China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia all provide numerous employment opportunities. There are a total of 26,000 students and 2,600 faculty, staff, and administrators at the institution. The university is taking these measures in accordance with the requirements of its membership in the Consortium of Innovative Research Universities (IRU).
Students at this institution have the opportunity to continue their study in countries like Canada, China, the United Kingdom, and Germany because to the many international partnerships with which it is affiliated. Flinders University has produced some of the world’s most prominent figures. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to television, Mario Andreacchio has been awarded an Emmy. He has experience in both film production and direction. Quickly rising to prominence in the film and photography worlds is Alex Frayne. Noni Hazlehurst is well-known for her acting roles, but she is also an accomplished writer, director, and producer. She has been recognized by the Australian Recording Industry Association and the Australian Film Institute (ARIA).
Academy Award for Best Picture went to Shine, a film based on the life of singer David Helfgott and directed by Scott Hicks. Hicks created and oversaw this project. Hicks’ contributions to the film go beyond its script and direction. It was his job to oversee production as well, as he served as the film’s executive producer. One of Hicks’s most notable accomplishments was becoming Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Tonga. Brendon Coventry has established a solid reputation in the fields of immunology and surgery. The immunological cycle was discovered by him, as most people accept. He deserves credit for realizing he had actually located it. The journalistic work of Christopher Pearson is widely read and respected. His resume includes stints as both editor of “The Adelaide Review” and speechwriter for former Australian Prime Minister John Howard. He picked up a lot of valuable experience across his two jobs in the industry.
Poet Sudesh Mishra has garnered numerous honors for his work. All the well-known people who taught there or attended classes there are included. There is a directory link on the organization’s main page. Adelaide’s position gives it an ideal starting point for weekend travels to a number of other cities, in addition to its stunning golden beaches and attractive hilly environs. These journeys have no predetermined destinations. One of the top five best locations to live in the world, according to the 2016 Global Liveability Study. This finding does not come as much of a surprise. Since the cost of living here is far lower than in most other major cities, it attracts students from all over the world. Adelaide has been shown to have a 14% cheaper cost of living than any of Australia’s other major cities by a number of different surveys. Because of the decrease in the general cost of living, students in Australia now have more disposable income with which to take advantage of the country’s many inexpensive tourist attractions.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): Flinders University
Scholarship Country: Australia
Scholarship Worth: $500
Scholarship Type: Undergraduate
Nationality: International Students
Each semester, one or more scholarships with a value of either $1,000 (for the semester) or $500 (for the short term) will be awarded, with the number of scholarships awarded dependent on the amount of money that is available. The RA Simpson Memorial Fund Management Committee will decide the total number of scholarships to be granted out of their discretionary budget.
Eligibility for Scholarship
Applicants are required to:
- be current students at Flinders University, either in one of the university’s undergraduate or postgraduate coursework programs; and
- have finished with a successful completion of:
- at least 36 units toward the undergraduate degree, which is being pursued, in order to qualify for the scholarship; or
- an appropriate undergraduate degree from Flinders University, if the scholarship is being sought for a program of study to be conducted during an Honours year at Flinders University; or
- at least 18 units of the postgraduate course’s coursework that is being pursued in order to qualify for the scholarship; and
- be engaged in classes on a full-time basis while carrying out studies in a foreign country; and
- be accepted into the Flinders University Exchange program or into a short-term mobility program that has been approved; and
- having their time spent studying abroad count as credit toward the degree they are working towards at Flinders University; and
- have not been awarded a RA Simpson International Scholarship in the past.
- Academic merit and the extent to which an applicant’s suggested program of study will enrich their Flinders University studies by giving an international perspective will be taken into consideration in the selection process for the RA Simpson International Scholarship. The decision will be made by the International Scholarships Committee, which will consist of the Director of Student Administration, the Executive Director of the International Centre (or their nominee), the Student Finance Supervisor, and the Manager of Student Mobility for the International Centre.
- If a recipient of the RA Simpson International Scholarship also receives another award at the same time, they are required to immediately notify the office that oversees the administration of scholarships and higher degrees. The student is obligated to keep any and all other awards received, and the amount of the scholarship will be determined by the International Scholarships Committee after taking into account all relevant factors.
Awarding international students with tuition waivers for the 2022-2023 school year in select degree programs, the University of Innsbruck in Austria is committed to removing financial barriers to education. This award is for international students who have demonstrated academic excellence. Scholars of all levels are urged to apply for the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year at the university.
The Flinders University 2022 RA Simpson International Scholarship for Undergraduates is open to all International Students
- Candidates for an exchange program
- Any student who applies to participate in the Flinders University Exchange Program automatically has their application for this scholarship assessed. There is no need to submit a second application in order to be considered for semester-long or annual exchange scholarships. Before submitting an application, students who are interested in attending Flinders University should make sure that their intended course of study will count toward the degree they are pursuing at the university by consulting with the appropriate College Office.
- Applicants interested in short-term mobility
- Applications must be submitted electronically through the Flinders University Student System by the closing date given for each semester’s travel, which varies from semester to semester. In order to submit an application, applicants will first need to log in and then select the My Scholarships tab from the menu.
The application deadline for Flinders University 2022 RA Simpson International Scholarship for Undergraduates is December 31, 2022