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Every year, the International WaterCentre (IWC) offers full and partial scholarships to support future water leaders.
  • IWC Masters Scholarships - currently open for domestic students - now closed for international students. Read more below.
  • IWC Partial Scholarships - 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 remain open for domestic* candidates (closing 1 October) - however they are now closed for international students.

The International WaterCentre (IWC) will be offering the following scholarships to study the MIWM program commencing in Semester 1, 2015:

Domestic* scholarships:

•   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.

* Domestic candidates are Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens.


International scholarships:

•   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. 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:

 

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.
  • Students from non-English speaking backgrounds must also demonstrate English language proficiency (see UQ’s English language requirements including minimum English test scores).

 

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.


Targeted to

Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens who meet the minimum eligibility requirements (above).


Scholarship funded by

IWC logo  

 

 

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
 

 

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

*** Domestic students must apply by 1 October. Applications for international students are now closed.***

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 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 a scholarship application form

'Domestic students' are Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens. Scholarships for international students are now closed for the 2015 round.


IWC Masters Scholarships Domestic students Apply now

 

 

Important dates

International students

Domestic students

  • 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:

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:

  1. Academic record: an excellent academic record and a likelihood of success in further study.
  2. Professional and volunteering record: relevant employment or volunteering experience, achievements, membership of professional bodies and professional references.
  3. Commitment to promoting and driving the implementation of collaborative, whole-of-water-cycle, integrated and interdisciplinary approaches to water management.
  4. Leadership qualities including collaboration and team work, flexibility, initiative, communication skills, integrity and vision through professional, educational, community and other achievements.
  5. 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


Questions regarding MIWM program admission

Please contact The University of Queensland directly:

 

IWC Masters Scholarships - previous recipients stories


GWP-IWC Masters Scholarships (international)

Vanh Mixap
Vanh Mixap
(Laos)
Elisabeth Tarigan
Elisabeth Tarigan
(Indonesia)
Reba Paul
Reba Paul
                             

 

IWC Masters Scholarships (international)

Ben Cartwright
Ben Cartwright

(United Kingdom)
Belen Andrade
(Ecuador)


Karen Delfau
(United States)
Robert Apunyo
(Uganda)
Declan Hearne
(Ireland)

Lina Master of Integrated Water Management student
Lina Taing
(United States)
Diane Cousineau
Diane Cousineau
(Canada)
Maria Brusher




  
Maria Brusher
(United States)


IWC Masters Scholarships (domestic)

Caitlin Pilkington (Australia)
Emma Newland
Emma Newland
(New Zealand)
Tracey Leslie
Tracey Leslie (New Zealand)
Hans Woldring
Hans Woldring (Australia)
Isobel Davidson
Isobel Davidson (Australia)
Kevin Loh
Kevin Loh
(Malaysia/NZ/Aust)
Lori Gould
Lori Gould (Australia)
Nathan Cammerman
Nathan Cammer-
man (Australia)
Prue Bodsworth
Prue Bodsworth (Australia)








 

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