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Professor ST Leong Memorial Scholarship

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About this scholarship

This Scholarship was established in memory of Sow-Theng Leong, Professor of Asian Studies at Murdoch University from 1985 to 1987, and aims to promote academic excellence in the study of Asian languages and cultures. Professor Leong was born in 1939 in Malaysia and received his university education at Brandeis and Harvard Universities. He held teaching and research posts at the University of Malaysia, the International Christian University in Tokyo, Australian National University and Melbourne University before taking up his post at Murdoch.

The scholarship is intended to help finance study in South East Asia, China or Japan. Study in the region may include language study or research at honours or postgraduate level.

Number: One scholarship is available

Value: $2,500

Closes: Open: Monday 1st October 2018
Closes: Monday 4th March 2019, 4.00pm (Australian WST

Payment: One $2,500 instalment to assist with travel and living expenses in Asia.

Eligibility: To apply for this scholarship you must:

  • Be enrolled in:
    • Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) (B1316/B1316A or H1256),
    • Bachelor of Arts (Indonesian) (B1316/B1316A),
    • Bachelor of Arts (Japaneses) (B1316/B1316A),
    • Bachelor of Asian Studies (Specialist) at either Undergraduate or Honours level, or
    • a postgraduate degree that requires travel to Asia for study of an Asian topic.
  • Provide a full academic transcript
  • Supply written references from people who are qualified to comment on the applicant's academic studies, and may include a past or current employer

More info: Please note:

Priority will be given to those students who have not received any other scholarship or financial support. 


Eligible Degrees
  • Masters (Research)
  • Female
  • Male
Eligible Study Fields
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences