University Of Queensland, Asha Society India Joins Hands

Offers scholarships to Indian students to pursue PG in Australia

The University of Queensland (UQ) has signed an agreement with the Asha Society India (Asha) to support the Asha International Education Program through India Equity Scholarships for students from the marginalised communities of New Delhi, India. A senior executive delegation from UQ, led by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) Rongyu Li, visited Asha in August 2022.  

As part of the agreement, UQ will provide three scholarships for postgraduate master’s coursework study at UQ. Each scholarship will cover the student’s full tuition fees, as well as an annual living stipend of $13,000, on-campus accommodation and meals, overseas student health cover, a book allowance per semester and $2,400 towards flights to and from Australia.

For over 30 years, Asha Society India (Asha) has worked to help disadvantaged communities in New Delhi wherein they provide support to people with maternal and child health, basic education, sanitation and women empowerment. As an extension to the line of support, The University of Queensland (UQ) is offering scholarships for students from the disadvantaged communities of New Delhi, India. Up until now, five students were accepted into reputed universities in Australia, with four attending at the master’s level and one undertaking a PhD in Australia.

Qualifying for this scholarship is a rigorous process undertaken by Asha through various screening mechanisms like pre-assessments, interviews and shortlisting of talented students for each scholarship awarded. Final selection will be subject to approval by UQ through the University’s admissions process. Students are selected based on their ability to undertake the chosen course of study; ability to adapt to international study and living; and demonstrated commitment to 'pay it forward' or 'give back' to his/her community by telling his/her story and inspiring other students.  

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