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2018 Guidelines

GUIDELINES – 2018 Walter Mangold Language Scholarships

These Guidelines outline the selection criteria and application procedures for the 2018 Walter Mangold Language Scholarships.

The online Application portal for the first Round of 2018 Language Scholarships has closed and no further submissions will be considered.

The next 2018 Language Scholarship Application Round is relevant to overseas exchange or study abroad enrolments commencing in second semester 2018 (ie, after 1 July 2018 and before 31 December 2018.

The Application portal for Round 2, 2018 Language Scholarships will open on 13 November 2017 and close on Friday, 8 December 2017.

In 2018, the Walter Mangold Trust will consider applications from eligible students in all modern language streams.

Walter Mangold Language Scholarships are intended as a reasonable contribution towards travel and living costs while students are enrolled in full-time language study overseas for a minimum period of 12 weeks (ie, one or two semesters).

Students are required to undertake their enrolled program of tuition and study entirely in the chosen language, not in English. Short programs of less than 12 weeks’ duration are not supported. ‘Full-time’ language study assumes a minimum of 15 hours’ face to face tuition per week.

Eligibility - 2018

Walter Mangold Language Scholarships are available to applicants who:

  • are Australian citizens or permanent residents;
  • are currently resident in the state of Victoria;
  • are currently enrolled full-time in an award course at a tertiary institute in Victoria;
  • have completed, or expect to complete, the second-year level academic requirements in a modern language before they travel abroad;
  • are applying through their home university (or have been nominated) for an accredited full-time exchange place or study abroad program in a modern language at an overseas tertiary institution acceptable to the Trust.
  • are accepted for enrolment by the overseas host university into a full-time program of 3 to 12 month's duration, commencing in the period from 1 July 2018 to 31 December 2018.

Selection criteria

Applications received from eligible candidates before the closing date are assessed by the selection committee on the written evidence presented in the online application form and in particular, the academic Letter of Endorsement, with regard to their:

  • academic merit and linguistic potential;
  • individual goals and motivation to study overseas;
  • financial need for support;
  • capacity to benefit from the opportunity of language study overseas; &
  • potential to represent the humanitarian ideals and objectives of the Walter Mangold Trust Fund.

If shortlisted, two Referees will be contacted to provide a character appraisal of the applicant.

About the Walter Mangold Language Scholarships

The Walter Mangold Trust Fund was established in 2005 to honour the life and work of the late Walter Mangold (1892-1983) who believed that greater understanding and tolerance between the people of the world - and consequently a lessening of conflict - could be achieved through the study of other languages and cultures.

Click here to learn more about Walter Mangold's life and ideals.

The Mangold Trustee’s role

The Walter Mangold Trust Fund is administered by the Trustee (The CASS Foundation) strictly in accordance with the objectives of the benefactor, as stated in the Trust Deed.

Who are the Language Scholarships appropriate for?

Walter Mangold Language Scholarships are most relevant to proficient second or third-year language students who plan to study abroad or in an exchange program for one or two semesters as part of their accredited undergraduate degree. Honours and postgraduate students may also apply if they are enrolling in an accredited language program, but not to undertake independent research.

It is a pre-requisite for the scholarship that applicants must have satisfied the requirements for second-year language proficiency (or above) in an academic stream of their chosen language before they depart from Australia. Students are required to present an academic Letter of Endorsement with their application that attests to their language capabilities.

Languages and ‘global’ academic programs

The Walter Mangold Language Scholarships are intended primarily to support intensive and immersive language study overseas, and to foster greater cultural understanding through direct in-country experience. Course instruction in English will not be supported.

Related inter-disciplinary courses with the potential to extend linguistic competence and cultural understanding may be combined with specific language subjects, provided that the applicant is proficient enough in the chosen language to cope with the academic demands of learning and assessment in the inter-disciplinary subjects.

Choice of destination

To meet the objective of linguistic and cultural immersion expressed in the Trust Deed, it is expected that candidates will choose a destination university in a country where the language they enrol to study is the first or official language and the language of instruction in their proposed academic program.

Amount of scholarship

The amount of each scholarship offered is usually in the range of $5,000 to $12,000; up to a maximum of $20,000. The amount offered by the Trust will vary depending on individual need; the duration of enrolment overseas; and reasonable travel and daily living expenses in the destination country. Applicants are expected to contribute some personal funds.

Applicants are required to prepare a budget estimate for their overseas study proposal. Scholarship recipients must complete an experience report and a financial statement of expenditure to the Trustee on their return to Australia.

Walter Mangold Language Scholarships may be held in conjunction with university travel grants and other scholarships, providing these awards are declared to the Trustee.

Applications are completed online.

2018 Round 2 applications will OPEN on 13 November 2017 and close on Friday 8 December 2017.

All enquiries: studyabroad@mangoldtrust.org.au