International Water Center (IWC) Masters Scholarships 2017 for Study in Australia.

Application Deadline: August 1st 2016

The IWC Masters Scholarships are a prestigious award granted annually to high calibre candidates who clearly demonstrate potential as future water leaders. Scholarships are available to study the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM) at The University of Queensland in Australia.

Available scholarships

The International WaterCentre (IWC) is offering up to three scholarships for international candidates for full-time study of the MIWM program starting in Semester 1, 2017. These include:

  • Up to two full tuition and full living costs scholarships (Type A) for future water leaders from priority countries in Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Africa and the Middle-East (see details in table below). One of these scholarships will be reserved and awarded to a female candidate.
  • One full tuition scholarship (Type B) for a future water leader from selected countries in North America, Europe or Asia (see details in table below)
  • Eligibility requirements

    To apply for a scholarship, you must:

    • Have completed an undergraduate degree in a related field of study from an internationally-recognised institution;
    • Have at least two years of professional experience (paid work or volunteering experience) relevant to the program;

    Although professional experience is not essential for admission in the MIWM program, candidates with relevant professional experience have a higher chance of securing a scholarship – see Selection Criteria below.

    • International candidates must also demonstrate English Language Proficiency (see UQ’s Policy including minimum scores for IELTS, TOEFL or PTE). A proof of English language proficiency needs to be uploaded with the online application form.

Scholarships details

Type A Scholarships – Full tuition and full living costs scholarships
Value Each scholarship is valued at AU$92,645 and will cover:

  • Full tuition fees for full-time study of the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management program commencing in 2017 (up to AU$52,500 for 18 months of study)
  • Living expenses stipend (valued at AU$36,000 for 16 months) payable in equal monthly instalments
  • Return air travel to Australia (pre-approved, economy class airfare to and from Brisbane, via the most direct route up to a maximum of AU$2,500)
  • UQ Student Services and Amenities Fee (valued at AU$145)
  • Cost of Student Visa for a single student (valued at AU$550)
  • Cost of the Overseas Student Health Cover for a single student (valued at AU$950 for 18 months)

Important – please read the Terms and Conditions to see what is included and how the scholarship will be paid out.

Targeted to International candidates who meet the minimum eligibility requirements (see below), hold citizenship and currently live in one of the priority countries in the Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.

One of these scholarships will be reserved and awarded to a female candidate.

Type B Scholarship – Full tuition scholarship
Value This scholarship is valued at approximately AU$52,500 and will cover:

Targeted to International candidates who meet the minimum eligibility requirements (see below), hold citizenship and currently live in North America, Europe or Asia.

 

Timeline:

 

  • Closing date: 1 August 2016 – 5:00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)
  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified (via email) on 23 August 2016 and the Scholarships Selection Panel will make a final decision on successful recipients by 1 November 2016.
  • The IWC Master of Integrated Water Management will commence in February 2017 at The University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia)

 

Selection criteria

The Scholarship Selection Panel will use the following selection criteria to assess and rank applications:

  1. Leadership qualities including collaboration and team work, flexibility, initiative, communication skills, integrity and vision through professional, educational, community and other achievements.
  2. Professional and volunteering record: relevant employment and volunteering experience, achievements, membership of professional bodies and professional references.
  3. Academic record: an excellent academic record and a likelihood of success in further study.
  4. Commitment to promoting and driving the implementation of collaborative, whole-of-water-cycle, integrated and interdisciplinary approaches to water management.
  5. Potential outcomes: the likelihood of positive impacts on the individual and the water sector from participating in the MIWM program.

How to apply

Applications for the IWC Masters Scholarships are now open for international candidates for the 2017 intake. Apply now

  • Closing date: 1 August 2016 – 5:00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)
  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified (via email) on 23 August 2016 and the Scholarships Selection Panel will make a final decision on successful recipients by 1 November 2016.
  • The IWC Master of Integrated Water Management will commence in February 2017 at The University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia)

Selection process

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted (via email) on 23 August 2016. Applicants who have not been shortlisted will also be notified by this date.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the (IWC) Masters Scholarships 2017

 

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