Type of Funding
The International WaterCentre (IWC) is offering 3 types of IWC International Masters Scholarships to international students who are potential water leaders from countries around the world, for studies in the following graduate degree courses commencing Trimester 1 2020:
- Master of Catchment Science (International) Scholarships: for candidates from any country around the world to study the full-time 2-year Master of Catchment Science in Brisbane, Australia;
- Master of Integrated Water Management (Partial Scholarship): for international students who wish to undertake the Master of Integrated Water Management program as self-funded, full-time students; and
- Master of Catchment Science (Partial Scholarship): for international students who wish to undertake the Master of Catchment Science program as self-funded, full-time students.
The program is led by the International WaterCentre and enrolled through Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. The Master of Integrated Water Management program is delivered by lecturers from the International WaterCentre, Griffith University, The University of Queensland, Monash University and the University of Western Australia, along with leading practitioners from private consulting and selected university partners internationally.
Master of Catchment Science (International) Scholarships: Up to 2 full-tuition scholarships will be given for admission in AY 2020. The value of each scholarship is AU$56,000, which covers full tuition fees for full-time study of Master of Catchment Science, for the program commencing Trimester 1 2020 (February 2020). Scholars have to pay for
costs associated with a student visa, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), travel to Australia, accommodation and living expenses.
Master of Integrated Water Management Partial Scholarships and Master of Catchment Science Partial Scholarships: Partial tuition scholarships will be given to all international students who apply, are accepted into and enrol in the Master of Integrated Water Management program as self-funded, full-time students commencing Trimester 1 2020. The total value for this scholarship is A$9,500, which covers: 1) A$7000 towards the cost of tuition and 2) return air travel up to the value of A$2500 to Australia for all full-time Master program applicants. Flight refunds are not available for students undertaking the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma. Partial scholarships cannot be used in conjunction with an IWC full scholarship or any other full-tuition scholarship.
Master of Catchment Science (International) Scholarships: Applicants should be high-caliber candidates who best represent future catchment management leaders. Scholarship applicants can either be studying full-time or part-time for the full Master of Catchment Science (MCS) program delivered at Griffith University. Those undertaking the IWC Graduate Certificate in Catchment Processes or the Graduate Certificate in Catchment Hydrology or any other program are not eligible. Scholarships are only available for commencing students and not for current students enrolled in the MCS.
Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree in a related field of study from an internationally-recognised institution and have 2 years of professional experience (paid work or volunteering experience relevant to the program and after the completion of an undergraduate degree). Although not essential for entry in the MCS program, candidates with at least 2 years of relevant professional experience have a higher chance of securing a scholarship. International applicants must also demonstrate English language proficiency. Scholarship applicants must receive a full offer of admission into the MIWM program from Griffith University. They should possess an excellent academic record. Scholarship applicants will be selected according to the following criteria:
- Leadership qualities including collaboration and team work, flexibility, initiative, communication skills, integrity and vision through professional, educational, community and other achievements.
- Professional and volunteering record.
- Academic record.
- Commitment to designing and driving the implementation of catchment and waterway restoration and protection measures using the best available science and engineering.
- Potential outcomes: the likelihood of positive impacts on the individual and the water sector from participating in the MCS program.
Master of Integrated Water Management Partial Scholarships and Master of Catchment Science Partial Scholarships: Partial tuition scholarships are available to all international applicants who apply, are accepted into and enrol in the Master of Integrated Water Management program and the Master of Catchment Science program as self-funded, full-time students commencing Trimester 1, 2020. Partial scholarships are available to support self-funded international students who do not receive any full tuition scholarship.
All new students commencing the Master of Integrated Water Management, the Graduate Diploma in Integrated Water Management. the Graduate Certificate in Integrated Water Management and the Master of Catchment Science (MCS) in Trimester 1, 2020 will receive a partial scholarship. Part-time study is not available for international students.
The IWC Graduate Certificate in Catchment Processes and Graduate Certificate in Catchment Hydrology are not available to international students as they require part-time study which is not available to international students for visa reasons.
Applications for the Master of Catchment Science (International) Scholarships are to be done online by 1 October 2019. No application is required for the partial scholarships as all those who are enrolled will receive the scholarships.