IWC Scholarships, Australia

Thursday, April 4, 2013


Every year, IWC offers full-tuition scholarships for entry into the Master of Integrated Water Management program (on a competitive basis). Partial scholarships are also offered to the first 50 students who enrol in the program. 

  • IWC Masters Scholarships - full-tuition (AU$46,200): will open on 1 May 2013
  • IWC Partial Scholarships (AU$6,000): will be available late 2013
IWC Masters Scholarships (full-tuition)
Every year, the International Water Centre (IWC) awards scholarships to a small number of excellent candidates who are accepted into the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM). These scholarships are awarded to applicants who clearly demonstrate potential to become water leaders of the future.

Scholarship value
  • Full-tuition (valued at AU$ 46,200) for full-time or part-time/distance study of the Master of Integrated Water Management
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for international students
Note: the scholarship does not include travel, accommodation, field work, or living costs. These costs will be the responsibility of successful recipients.

Who can apply
The scholarship is available to eligible Australian and international applicants to study the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM) program. The next intake will be February 2014 (Semester 1).
Please note that the scholarship is only available to study the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management. It is not available for the IWC Graduate Diploma/Certificate programs or for any other program offered by IWC, partner universities or any other institution.

Entry requirements (for the MIWM program)
To apply for the scholarship, you must also apply for the MIWM program and meet the program entry requirements:
  • A completed undergraduate degree in a related field of study from an internationally-recognised institution.
  • English language proficiency, as demonstrated by an officially recognised test of English language proficiency
  • Two years practical experience in a related field is preferred but not essential. 

Selection criteria
Typically, successful scholarship candidates will possess an excellent academic record and several years of relevant professional experience. The IWC selection panel will use the following selection criteria when assessing scholarship applications:
  • Academic record: an excellent academic record and a likelihood of success in further study.
  • Professional record: relevant employment experience, achievements, membership of professional bodies and professional references.
  • Commitment to the whole-of-water cycle, integrated and interdisciplinary approaches to water management.
  • Leadership qualities including collaboration and team work, flexibility, initiative, communication skills, integrity and vision through professional, educational, community and other achievements. 
  • 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 2014 intake will open on 1 May 2013. 

 Important dates
  • 1 May 2013: Masters Scholarships open
  • 1 August 2013: Masters Scholarships close
  • 10 September 2013: Notifications will be sent out via email to all applicants

IWC Partial Scholarships (AU$ 6,000)
To support future water leaders, the International WaterCentre (IWC) will be offering part-tuition scholarships (AU$ 6,000) to the first 50 students who enrol in the IWC Integrated Water Management programs (Masters, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate) for 2014.

These scholarships will be available to Australian and international students who do not receive any external full-tuition scholarship or full-tuition funding from other sources.

Partial scholarship value
Full-time study: AU$6,000 for the whole program, payable per semester towards tuition fees:
  • Semester 1 (Graduate Certificate) AU$ 2,000
  • Semester 2 (Graduate Diploma) AU$ 2,000
  • Semester 3 (Masters) AU$ 2,000

Part-time study:
AU$ 6,000 for the whole program payable per semester towards tuition fees (AU$ 1,000 per semester).

Recipients are responsible for paying the remainder of the tuition fees each semester and all other associated expenses.

The scholarship does not cover: travel, accommodation, field work, living costs, medical cover, insurance and other associated costs. These costs will be the responsibility of successful recipients.

Number of scholarships
There will be 50 scholarships available for the 2014 intake (Semester 1, 2014).

 How to apply
There is no separate application form for this partial scholarship. To receive the scholarship, simply be one of the first 50 students to enrol in the program. 

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