So you want to Study Abroad.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Due to the ongoing restrictions caused by COVID-19, the 2020 Round 2 Mangold Study Abroad Scholarships due to open on 7 September 2020 have reluctantly been cancelled.
There will be no new Mangold Study Abroad Scholarships available until further notice.
If you have received a scholarship and your travel plans are impacted, just let us know and we will work through your circumstances on a case by case basis.

Mangold
Study Abroad
Scholarships.

These are scholarships for Victorian tertiary students to travel overseas for a university language exchange or study abroad program.

2020 Round 02.

Enrolments:

  • From: 1 January 2021
  • To: 30 June 2021

2021 Round 01.

Enrolments:

  • From: 1 July 2021
  • To: 31 December 2021

Notes.

  • No late applications will be accepted.
  • Applicants must meet the guidelines, eligibility criteria, and requirements. No exceptions will be provided.
  • Guidelines, eligibility criteria and requirements may be subject to change prior to the next application round.
  • Any enquiries can be directed to
    [email protected]
    mangoldtrust.
    org.au

Guidelines.

Who can Apply.

These study abroad scholarships are generous travel awards offered to language students currently attending university in Victoria.

Placements.

Students who are approved by their university for either an exchange or study abroad placement overseas, that will enrol in an accredited study program for at least one semester (12 week minimum).

Language Skills.

Students who have reached second or third year proficiency in a contemporary language can apply.

Contributions.

These study abroad scholarships are intended as a reasonable contribution towards travel and living costs while students are enrolled in full-time language and/or cultural study overseas.

Study Program.

Students are required to enroll in a full-time study program overseas that is delivered predominately in the chosen language, not English. Language-related studies should comprise at least half of the course content. ‘Full-time’ study assumes a minimum of 15 hours face-to-face tuition per week. ‘Instruction entirely in English and short course programs of less than 12 weeks’ duration will not be supported.

Eligibility.

To be eligible to apply for a scholarship you must meet all the eligibility criteria:

01.

CITIZENSHIP

be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

02.

VICTORIAN

be a current resident of the state of Victoria.

03.

ENROLLED

be currently enrolled in a degree award course at a tertiary institute in Victoria (that means, ideally be enrolled at the time of application and be definitely enrolled at the time of going abroad on exchange).

04.

ACADEMIA

have completed, or expect to complete, all second-year level academic requirements in a language other than English before travelling abroad (or be deemed by the home university to have reached the equivalent of second-year standard language proficiency).

05.

APPLICATION

be applying through the home university (or have already been nominated for a full-time exchange place or study abroad program to study at an appropriate overseas tertiary institution acceptable to the Mangold Trust.

06.

ACCEPTED

be accepted for enrolment by the overseas destination university into a full-time study program of 3 to 12 month’s duration, commencing in the specified period.

Requirements.

In order to complete the application you will be asked to:

A. Provide a Letter of Endorsement (LoE)

This must:

  • be written on university letterhead
  • be from your current, or recent, language course supervisor, Head of Department, lecturer, or tutor
  • include verification of the academic standard that you have achieved, or will have reached in the language stream before you depart (to indicate that you are proficient at second-year standard or above)
  • include an appraisal of your aptitude and capability for intensive language study overseas
  • include an assessment of your potential to benefit from the opportunity of a travelling scholarship
  • detail the suitability and educational value of your proposed course of study at the overseas institution.

B. Referees

Nominate two other people as Referees.

If shortlisted, Referees will be contacted.

C. Budget

Submit a detailed estimated Travel Budget.

Requirements.

In order to complete the application you will be asked to:

A. Provide a Letter of Endorsement (LoE)

This must:

  • be written on university letterhead
  • be from your current, or recent, language course supervisor, Head of Department, lecturer, or tutor
  • include verification of the academic standard that you have achieved, or will have reached in the language stream before you depart (to indicate that you are proficient at second-year standard or above)
  • include an appraisal of your aptitude and capability for intensive language study overseas
  • include an assessment of your potential to benefit from the opportunity of a travelling scholarship
  • detail the suitability and educational value of your proposed course of study at the overseas institution.

B. Referees

Nominate two other people as Referees.

If shortlisted, Referees will be contacted.

C. Budget​

Submit a detailed estimated Travel Budget.

Selection Criteria.

Applications received from eligible candidates by the closing date are assessed on the written evidence presented in the online application form, with regard to their:

01.

The academic letter of endorsement.

02.

Academic merit and linguistic potential.

03.

Individual goals and motivation to study overseas.

04.

Financial need for support.

05.

Capacity to benefit from the opportunity of language study overseas.

06.

Potential to represent the humanitarian ideals of The Walter Mangold Trust Fund.

What do I need to know?

The scholarships are intended primarily to support intensive and immersive language study overseas, and to foster greater cultural understanding through direct in-country experiences.

Related inter-disciplinary courses delivered predominately in the chosen language, 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 of instruction to cope with the academic demands of learning and assessment.

What is the role of the Trustee?

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

Who should apply for a Study Abroad Scholarship?

The scholarships are most relevant to proficient language students completing second-year language courses who plan to go on either an exchange or study abroad program for one or two semesters as part of their accredited undergraduate degree.

 

Are there any pre-requisites?

It is a pre-requisite for the scholarship that applicants must have satisfied all the requirements for second-year language proficiency (or above) in an academic stream of their chosen language before you depart from Australia. In special circumstances, student’s who can demonstrate that they are deemed to have achieved the equivalent of second-year proficiency may be eligible to apply. Students are required to present an academic Letter of Endorsement with their application that attests to their language level and capabilities.

Where should I go?

To meet the objectives 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 wish to study  is the first or official spoken language and the main language of instruction in their proposed academic program.

How long should the exchange be?

Scholarships are offered for placements of a minimum of 12 weeks and a maximum of 2 years.

What about post-graduate students?

Honours and post-graduate students may also apply if they are enrolling in an accredited language tuition program overseas, but not to undertake independent research.

What if I can't go?

We understand that sometimes things don’t go according to plan. The terms of the scholarship mean that you must use the funds to contribute to the Mangold approved study abroad or exchange program. We might ask for a portion of the funds to be returned if you have already received a grant and left to start your studies. And, if you cancel due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19, you’ll be welcome to apply again provided you continue to meet the eligibility criteria.

Scholarships.

Scholarships are usually awarded in the amount of $5,000 to $8,000 and up to a maximum of $20,000. The amount of each scholarship offered by the Mangold Trust will vary depending on:

01.

NEED

Individual student need.

02.

DURATION

The duration of the enrolment overseas.

03.

COST

The cost of reasonable return travel, accommodation and daily living expenses in the destination country.

Applicants are expected to:

01.

BUDGET

Submit an estimated budget of expected travel and living expenses with the application.

02.

CONTRIBUTE

Contribute to the costs with some personal funds. Scholarships may be held in conjunction with any university travel grants or other scholarships, provided these awards are declared in your application or before you travel overseas.

03.

REPORT

Complete an Experience Report and financial acquittal statement of expenditure against their original budget upon returning to Australia.

“…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.”

Anne Marie Herzenberg on Walter Mangold