Master’s Scholarships in Australia for International Students 2018


The International WaterCentre (IWC) offers up to three scholarships for international candidates for full-time study of the MIWM program starting in Semester 1, 2018. 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.

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.

Selection process

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted (via email) on 23 August 2017. Applicants who have not been shortlisted will also be notified by this date.

At the end of August, shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit an application for admission into the MIWM program.

In mid-October the Scholarship Selection Panel will decide on successful scholarship recipients (from those who have been shortlisted and received an unconditional offer of admission in the MIWM program).

Successful recipients will be notified (via email) on 1 November 2017. The value of their scholarship will be outlined in their scholarship offer letter from the IWC.

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 2018 (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)

  • University student 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)