WC Scholarships Every year, the International WaterCentre (IWC) offers full and partial scholarships to support future water leaders. IWC Masters Scholarships – currently open for both international and domestic students! Read more below. IWC Partial Scholarships ($6,000) – currently closed. More details will be published in late 2014.
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The IWC Masters Scholarships are prestigious scholarships awarded annually to high calibre candidates accepted into the Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM) and who clearly demonstrate potential to become water leaders of the future.
2015 Scholarships Round
***Applications are currently open for international students (closing 1 August) and domestic students (closing 1 October)***
The International WaterCentre (IWC) will be offering the following scholarships to study the MIWM program commencing in Semester 1, 2015:
• Up to two (2) IWC scholarships, each valued at AU$50,776 (tuition fees + overseas student health cover) funded by IWC. These will be available for international* students from anywhere in the world who meet the minimum eligibility requirements, without any restrictions on gender/citizenship. Men and women are invited to apply, regardless of their country of origin.
• Up to two (2) GWP-IWC scholarships, each valued at AU$79,311 (tuition fees + overseas student health cover + living expenses + student visa) co-funded by IWC and the Global Water Partnership (GWP). These two scholarships will be available for international* students who meet the minimum eligibility requirements and who:
are female candidates (in line with GWP’s gender strategy), and
hold citizenship in one of the 85 countries where GWP has a Country Water Partnership.
* You are an ‘international student’ if you are not an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or New Zealand citizen.
• Up to two (2) IWC scholarships, each valued at AU$49,920 (full tuition fees) funded by IWC. These will be available for Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens who meet the minimum eligibility requirements.
Who can apply Scholarships are available to high calibre international and domestic candidates to study the Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM) program.
All applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements outlined below. Successful candidates will be selected on a merit-basis, based on the selection criteria also outlined on this page.
Minimum eligibility requirements To apply for a scholarship, you must also apply for the MIWM program through The University of Queensland (UQ) and meet the program entry requirements. The scholarships minimum eligibility requirements are:
A completed undergraduate degree in a related field of study from an internationally-recognised institution
At least two years of professional experience (paid work or volunteering experience) relevant to the program and following completion of an undergraduate degree. Although not essential for entry in the MIWM program, candidates with relevant professional experience have a higher chance of securing a scholarship – see Selection Criteria below. International students must also demonstrate English language proficiency (see UQ’s English language requirements including minimum English test scores).
Scholarships details for international students
FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (up to 4 scholarships)
A. GWP-IWC full scholarships (tuition fees + living expenses)
Number and value Up to two full scholarships will be offered – each is valued at approximately AU$ 79,311 including: Full tuition fees for full-time study of the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management program commencing in 2015 (valued at AU$ 49,920 over 18 months)
Overseas Student Health Cover (valued at AU$ 856 for 18 months)
Cost of student visa for a single student (valued at AU$ 535)
Living expenses stipend (valued at EUR 20,000 or approximately AU$ $28,000* for 15 months), payable in equal monthly instalments in Australian dollars. IMPORTANT – Scholarships do not cover travel costs and some of the expenses will have to be paid upfront by successful recipients. For more information please read the Terms and Conditions (PDF).
Targeted to International students (females only) who meet the minimum eligibility requirements (see above) and hold citizenship in one of the 85 countries where GWP has a Country Water Partnership:
Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos), Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Moldova, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, The Gambia, Togo, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Please note that affiliation to the GWP is not required. Applicants only need to hold citizenship from one of the 85 countries aforementioned. Scholarship co-funded by IWC logo Global Water Partnership (GWP) In line with the GWP’s gender strategy, these scholarships aim to build the leadership capacity of women in Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM), and through doing so, to improve the implementation of IWRM in the home nation of the scholars.The goal is to achieve a gender balanced representation especially relating to national policy development across the GWP regions.
B. IWC scholarships (full-tuition)
Number and value Up to two full tuition scholarships will be offered, each valued at approximately AU$ 50,776, including: Full tuition fees for full-time study of the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management program commencing in 2015 (valued at AU$ 49,920 over 18 months)
Overseas Student Health Cover (valued at AU$ 856 for 18 months)
Targeted to International students who meet the scholarships eligibility requirements (see above) regardless of their country of origin. Men and women from anywhere in the world (other than Australia and New Zealand) are invited to apply.
Scholarship funded by IWC logo
Details of scholarships for domestic students
FOR DOMESTIC STUDENTS (up to two scholarships)
C. IWC scholarships (full tuition fees)
Number and value
Up to two full tuition scholarships for full-time study (1.5 years) or part-time/distance study (3 years) of the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management program commencing in 2015.
Each scholarship is valued at approximately AU$ 49,920 and covers the program’s full tuition fees.
Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens who meet the minimum eligibility requirements (above).
Scholarship funded by IWC log Scholarships Terms and Conditions
Before you apply for a scholarship, please read and accept the IWC Masters Scholarships Terms and Conditions (PDF). International students: please note specific conditions for the GWP-IWC full scholarships – these are:
Undertake your Problem-Based Learning projects and final project on topics of interest and relevance to the GWP in furthering their aims surrounding improving water security through implementing integrated water resource management Undertake your final project in your home country or any other country approved by the GWP Return to your home country or any other country approved by GWP following completion of the MIWM program.
How to apply
*** International students must apply by 1 August. Domestic students can apply until 1 October.***
Important – please ensure you follow all these steps, otherwise your application will not be considered:
STEP 1. Read the minimum eligibility requirements for the IWC Masters Scholarships. Only apply for a scholarship if you meet these requirements.
STEP 2. Read the Scholarships Terms & Conditions (PDF)
STEP 3. Submit a MIWM program application for admission at UQ
To be considered for the scholarship you must submit a separate application for admission into the MIWM program to The University of Queensland (UQ), before or soon after submitting a scholarship application form – at the latest by the application deadline. Click here to find out about how to apply for the program at UQ.
A complete application means that you need to include all relevant documentation with your program application form to UQ. This includes certified copies of transcripts and English language test results (if required).
The Scholarships Selection Panel will only consider your application for the scholarship if you have received an unconditional offer of admission to the MIWM. You will only receive an unconditional offer if you meet the admission requirements and have submitted all the relevant documentation to UQ.
Tip: Do not wait until the last minute to gather these documents; it takes time to prepare a solid application. If you need to sit an IELTS, TOEFL or PTE test we recommend that you book a test date as soon as possible and before the application deadline. A test costs between AU$150 and AU$350 depending on the test provider and your country. It is your responsibility to organise this. The scholarship will not cover the test’s cost.
STEP 4. Submit the relevant scholarship application form
‘Domestic students’ are Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens. International students are all other students.
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Scholarships open: 1 May 2014
Scholarships close: 1 August 2014
Notifications will be sent out on or before 10 September 2014
Scholarships open: 1 July 2014
Scholarships close: 1 October 2014
Notifications will be sent out on or before 15 October 2014
For all students: program commences in February 2015 at The University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia)
Scholarships selection process
Applications for the IWC Masters Scholarships will be assessed by a Scholarships Selection Panel. Each application will be carefully considered by the Panel who will assess whether it:
Meets the minimum eligibility requirements – please refer to the ‘Minimum eligibility requirements’ section above.
In addition, your scholarship application will only be considered if you have received an unconditional offer of admission in the MIWM program from UQ.
Meets the selection criteria
Typically, successful scholarships recipients possess an excellent academic record and several years of relevant professional experience. The Selection Panel uses the following selection criteria when assessing your scholarship application:
Academic record: an excellent academic record and a likelihood of success in further study.
Professional and volunteering record: relevant employment or volunteering experience, achievements, membership of professional bodies and professional references.
Commitment to promoting and driving the implementation of collaborative, 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.
The Selection Panel will look at the answers you provided in the scholarship application form (‘Selection Criteria Statement’) as well as your CV and referees. The Selection Panel adheres to IWC’s policy of non-discrimination for this process.
International applicants will be notified on or before 10 September and domestic applicants on or before 15 October 2014. Decisions of the Selection Panel are final and confidential.
Questions regarding scholarships or program content
Read our Frequently Asked Questions
Phone: +61 7 3014 0200
Webinar Recording – Dr Brian McIntosh, IWC Senior Lecturer and Education Program Manager presented the MIWM program and answered participants’ questions on 2/07. The recording of the session will be uploaded on this page soon.
Questions regarding MIWM program admission
Please contact The University of Queensland directly:
Email (for international students): firstname.lastname@example.org
Email (for domestic students): AdmissionsEnquiries@admin.uq.edu.au
IWC Masters Scholarships – previous recipients stories
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IWC Masters Scholarships (international)
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IWC Masters Scholarships (domestic)
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Source: http://www.watercentre.org/education/programs/scholarships/iwc-scholarships. Accessed: 03/07/2014