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Undergraduate Catalogue

Section IV

SCHOLARSHIPS AND WORK STUDY PROGRAM

1. SCHOLARSHIPS

The University of Cambodia is committed to building a tradition of inspiring students to think beyond simplicity and to view learning as an adventure where they can discover, create and contribute to knowledge development in their respective fields and help the community. The University of Cambodia Scholarship Program offers qualified students the opportunity to study in an academic institution that focuses on quality teaching, research and scholarship.

There are three different categories of undergraduate Scholarship:


  i.  Academic Excellence Scholarships;
 ii.  Scholastic Aptitude Scholarships; and
iii.  Partial Scholarships.

These are awarded to full-time Bachelor’s students each academic year. Qualification is based primarily on academic promise and financial need: the awards are based on merit, not favour. Because being awarded a Scholarship is an academic distinction, indicative of the student's potential calibre, this will be recorded in all academic transcripts.

However, the strong competition for limited places means that there are certain conditions which the students must meet in order to continue receiving a Scholarship: they cannot become complacent. All scholarship recipients will be reviewed at the end of each term before funding is renewed. Depending on the Scholarship involved (and the prestige of the award), they must:

  1. exceed a certain minimal attendance in all classes;
  2. maintain a certain minimal grade point average (GPA; see Section VI.3)  for each term;
  3. observe all rules and regulations of the University, including respect of the Student Code of Conduct;
  4. participate in University’s activities, such as conferences, seminars, meetings, etc., from time to time; and 
  5. be willing to volunteer time or participate in the internship program of the University.

Any student who, having been awarded a Scholarship, subsequently fails to live up to the expectations embodied in the above five requirements (most especially the first two) will automatically and immediately have their Scholarship discontinued: they will have to start paying full tuition fees if they want to continue their studies at the University of Cambodia. This lapse will also be recorded in their transcripts.

Thereafter, however, if a student can attain a suitable cumulative GPA score, and also meet the minimum attendance requirement, during their subsequent period at the University, then there is the possibility that they will be able to resume receiving a Scholarship.

For application deadlines, procedures and forms, inquire at the Office of Admissions and Registration. Since competition is stiff for these scholarships, students are encouraged to begin the application procedure early.

i. Academic Excellence Scholarships (AES)

These are intended only for outstanding, highly-qualified students. Students who meet the University's stringent criteria, based on merit rather than favour, will be awarded one of a range of Scholarships and thereby receive full tuition benefits. This will be recorded in their transcripts.

However, accepting such a Scholarship means that a student must perform up to expectations for the award to be continued over successive terms: it must not be regarded merely as a meaningless accolade, so that the recipients become complacent. Thus, to continue receiving their awards, all students originally considered to have sufficient merit for an AES must:

  1. have 90% attendance in all classes;
  2. maintain at least a GPA of 3.0 or B for each term;
  3. observe all rules and regulations of the University, including respect of the Student Code of Conduct;
  4. participate in University’s activities, such as conferences, seminars, meetings, etc., from time to time; and 
  5. be willing to volunteer time or participate in the internship program of the University.

The following Academic Excellence Scholarships may be awarded to suitably-qualified students:

a.  Prime Minister Hun Sen Scholarship Program

b.  Board of Trustees Scholarships

c.  Cambodian Leadership Scholars Program

d.  Chancellor’s Honors Scholarship Fund

e.  Presidential Scholarships

Note that the various Scholarships may differ in their detailed requirements, but they  are all awarded only to students with the potential for academic excellence; and they will be withdrawn from students who fail to live up to these high expectations.

a. Prime Minister Hun Sen Scholarship Program  The University of Cambodia established the Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen Scholarship Program to support students with a record of outstanding academic achievement and community service. Fifty scholarships will be awarded. Each recipient will receive a tuition waiver, plus an internship opportunity with our Institutes or Research Centers. The scholarship is renewable for the duration of the student’s undergraduate studies at the University of Cambodia, provided that a strong academic standing is maintained. Scholarship recipients may attend any Bachelor’s programs listed in the respective Colleges at the University of Cambodia.

The goal of the Prime Minister Hun Sen Scholarship Program is to facilitate access to higher education for Cambodian students who demonstrate leadership potential but are from poor rural backgrounds with financial needs. The program thus hopes to increase the number of Cambodian students with a rural background in a variety of disciplines, at as many levels as possible. In addition to providing financial aid to qualified students, this program will also provide academic supervision and mentoring, and activities to help recipients stay in school, complete their degrees, and achieve their professional goals. In return, beneficiaries of this Scholarship Program are required to contribute to the development of the University by participating in academic activities (e.g. professional meetings) and assisting with the organization of events.

Eligibility:

Ž    Admitted as a classified full-time first-year undergraduate student, seeking a degree in any course of study at the University of Cambodia.

Ž     High school GPA of at least 3.5 in academic subjects (if not available or uncertain, the University of Cambodia Scholarship Committee will review the transcripts).

Ž  Evidence of superior academic achievement or creative endeavor (e.g. publication of a research paper or participation in a community development project).

Ž     Evidence of financial hardship.

Ž    Be a resident of Cambodia or hold Cambodian citizenship.

b. Board of Trustees Scholarships  The University of Cambodia established the Board of Trustees Scholarships to support students with a record of outstanding academic achievement. Fifteen scholarships are awarded. Each recipient receives a tuition waiver, plus an internship opportunity with our Institutes or Research Centers. The scholarship is renewable for the duration of a student’s undergraduate studies at the University of Cambodia, provided a strong academic standing is maintained. Trustees Scholarship recipients may attend any degree programs listed in the respective Colleges at the University of Cambodia.

Eligibility:

Ž    Admitted as a classified full-time first-year undergraduate student, seeking a degree in any course of study at the University of Cambodia.

Ž     High school GPA of at least 3.5 in academic subjects (if not available or uncertain, the University of Cambodia Scholarship Committee will review the transcripts).

Ž  Evidence of superior academic achievement or creative endeavor (e.g. publication of a research paper or participation in a community development project).

Ž    Be a resident of Cambodia or hold Cambodian citizenship.

c. Cambodian Leadership Scholars Program  The University of Cambodia has also established the Cambodian Leadership Scholars Program to support students with a record of outstanding academic achievement and community service. Five scholarships are awarded. Each recipient receives a tuition waiver and an internship opportunity with the University institutes and research centers. The scholarship is renewable for a total of three consecutive terms, provided that a strong academic standing is maintained. Leadership Scholars may attend any degree programs listed in the respective Colleges at the University of Cambodia.

The goal of the Cambodian Leadership Scholars Program is to facilitate access to higher education, in a variety of disciplines, for Cambodian students from poor rural backgrounds with financial needs and who demonstrate leadership potential. In addition to providing financial aid to qualified students, the project will also provide academic supervision and mentoring, and activities to help recipients stay in school, complete their degrees, and achieve their professional goals. In return, beneficiaries of the Scholars Program are required to contribute to the University development by participating in academic activities (i.e. professional meetings) and assisting with the organization of events.

Eligibility:

Ž     Admitted as a classified full-time first-year undergraduate student, seeking a degree in any course of study at the University of Cambodia.

Ž     High school GPA of at least 3.5 in academic subjects (if not available or uncertain, the University of Cambodia Scholarship Committee will review the transcripts).

Ž   Evidence of superior academic achievement or creative endeavor (e.g. publication of a research paper or participation in a community development project).

Ž     Evidence of financial hardship.

Ž    Be a resident of Cambodia or hold Cambodian citizenship.

d. Chancellor Haruhisa Handa’s Honors Scholarship Fund for Outstanding High School Achievement  These are awarded to twenty-five (25) Category A and B (top 10%) graduating high school students who have shown proof of outstanding academic excellence and wish to pursue a Bachelor’s degree program at the University of Cambodia. Recipients have their full tuition covered by this scholarship at the University of Cambodia.

Eligibility:

Ž   Graduated from high school and passed the National High School Exam with an overall grade of A or B (top 10%).

Ž     Intend to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in the program of the student’s choice at the University of Cambodia.

Ž    Be a resident of Cambodia or hold Cambodian citizenship.

e. Presidential Scholarships The University of Cambodia has also established the Presidential Scholarships to support students with a record of outstanding academic achievement. Five scholarships are awarded, being renewable. Each recipient receives a tuition waiver and an internship opportunity with one of the University''s Institutes or Research Centers. Presidential Scholars may attend any degree programs listed in the respective Colleges of the University of Cambodia.

Eligibility:

Ž    Classified full-time first-year undergraduate students seeking a degree in any course of study at the University of Cambodia.

Ž     GPA of at least 3.0 for all university level work.

Ž  Evidence of superior academic achievement or creative endeavor (e.g. publication of a research paper or participation in a community development project).

Ž    Be a resident of Cambodia or hold Cambodian citizenship.

ii. Scholastic Aptitude Scholarships

These are for students who did well in school; who are from families that cannot afford their continuing education; and who are fully committed to learning and furthering themselves. These Scholarships cover 50% of the tuition.

There are certain conditions which the students must meet in order to continue receiving a Scholastic Aptitude Scholarship. They must:

ü      have 80% attendance in all classes;

ü     maintain at least a GPA of 2.5 or C+ for each term;

ü      observe all rules and regulations of the University, including respect of the Student Code of Conduct;

ü      participate in University’s activities, such as conferences, seminars, meetings, etc., from time to time; and 

ü      be willing to volunteer time or participate in the internship program of the University.

iii. Partial Scholarships

These are provided to students who are fully committed to their studies but are unable to pay for their tuition in full: they are awarded to students based on an evaluation of each individual's personal situation, as assessed by the UC Scholarship Committee.

There are certain conditions which the students must meet in order to continue receiving a Partial Scholarship. They must:

ü      have 70% attendance in all classes;

ü      maintain at least a GPA of 2.0 or C for each term;

ü      observe all rules and regulations of the University, including respect of the Student Code of Conduct;

ü      participate in University’s activities, such as conferences, seminars, meetings, etc., from time to time; and 

ü      be willing to volunteer time or participate in the internship program of the University.

 

2. WORK STUDY PROGRAM

The University of Cambodia established the Work Study Program to support students with a record of outstanding academic achievement. Twenty students will be selected to participate in the program whereby each recipient will receive a 50% tuition waiver in exchange for work performed at the University (4 hours per day, 5 days per week). The tuition waiver is renewable for the duration of the student’s undergraduate studies at the University of Cambodia, providing that the student maintains strong academic standing. Candidates in the Work Study Program may attend any degree programs listed in the respective Colleges at the University of Cambodia.

Eligibility:

a)    Admitted as a classified full-time first-year undergraduate student, seeking a degree in any course of study at the University of Cambodia.

b)    High school Grade Point Average of at least 3.0 in academic subjects (if not available or uncertain, the University of Cambodia Scholarship Committee will review the transcripts).

c)     Evidence of superior academic achievement or creative endeavor (i.e. research paper written or participation in a community development project).

Recipients must maintain a minimum 2.5 overall Grade Point Average at the University of Cambodia, reviewed on a term-by-term basis.

 

DISCLAIMER:

THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBODIA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THESE CATALOGS AS IT SEES FIT, SO THAT WE HAVE THE NECESSARY FLEXIBILITY IN AN EVER-EVOLVING WORLD.

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