Type of Funding
The University of Western Australia (UWA) is making available the UWA Humanitarian Swans Scholarship to students from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds who wish to undertake an undergraduate degree course at the University commencing AY 2020. A total of 3 scholarships will be awarded for AY 2020.
There are 5 types of undergraduate degrees offered by UWA:
- Bachelor of Arts – There are 35 majors available, in studies spanning music and design to law, humanities, social sciences, criminology and gender studies, etc.
- Bachelor of Biomedical Science – There are 17 majors available, spanning Medical Sciences and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to Humanities in Health and Medicine, Pharmacology, Microbiology and Immunology, Population Health, etc.
- Bachelor of Commerce – There are 8 majors, in Accounting, Business Law, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing and Professional Economics.
- Bachelor of Science – There are 27 majors available, spanning Agricultural Science and Anatomy to Biochemistry, Chemistry, Engineering Science, Environmental Science, Psychology, Sport Science, etc.
- Bachelor of Philosophy – There are 74 majors, spanning Engineering and Physics to Mathematics, Medical Science, Political Science, Chinese, Economics, Business Law, Architecture, Genetics, Data Science, etc.
Each scholar will have his/her tuition fees covered every year and on top of that receive Australian $3000 per year. The award covers 6 semesters, which are normally consecutive, plus an additional 2 semesters for honours if applicable.
Eligible applicants are students who hold, or have applied for and are eligible to hold, either a Temporary Protection Visa (subclass 785) or a Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (subclass 790). They must be experiencing financial hardship and are school leaver applicants to the University as well are enrolled, or eligible to enrol full-time in an undergraduate degree course.
The scholarship may be held concurrently with any other scholarship or award permitted by the University. provided that this is permitted by the conditions of the concurrent scholarship or award.
Applicants will be selected based on academic achievement and educational disadvantage. Educational disadvantage includes, but is not limited to, distance, economic disadvantage, cultural differences, disability or responsibility for the care of children, the ill or the elderly.
Applications are to be done online by 3 November 2019.