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IWC Scholarships

Every year, the International WaterCentre (IWC) offers full and partial scholarships to support future water leaders who want to join the Master of Integrated Water Management.
  • IWC Masters Scholarships (full-tuition) - Applications will open again in May 2015 for international students and July 2015 for domestic students to commence the program in Semester 1, 2016. Read more below
  • IWC Partial Scholarships (AU$7,000) - will become available in late 2015 for Sem 1, 2016 intake


IWC Masters Scholarships (full-tuition) - now closedDownload 2015 Masters Scholarships Flyer (PDF)

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.


2016 Scholarships Round

The next round of IWC Masters Scholarships is due to open in May 2015 for international students and July 2015 for domestic students to commence the program in 2016.

You may also seek other sources of funding or apply for an Australia Awards Scholarship if you are from a participating country.

Scholarships details (value, eligibility, conditions)

The information below is for your information only - applications are currently closed and will open later this year.

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

  • For international students: up to four (4) scholarships including:
    - up to two full scholarships (tuition fees + living expenses) for female candidates who hold citizenship in one of the 85 countries where the Global Water Partnership (GWP) has a partnership, and
    - up to two full tuition scholarships available for men and women who meet the minimum eligibility requirements, regardless of their country of origin.
  • For domestic students: up to two (2) full tuition scholarships for
    full-time or part-time/distance study of the MIWM program.

All scholarships details including value, eligibility, conditions, application process and selection criteria are covered in the IWC Masters Scholarships Terms and Conditions (PDF).


Applications for the IWC Masters Scholarships are assessed by a Scholarships Selection Panel. Each application is carefully considered by the Panel who assess whether it:

In addition, the Scholarship Selection Panel only considers scholarship applications from candidates who have also 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 scholarship applications:

  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 looks at the responses provided in the scholarship application form (‘Selection Criteria Statement’) as well as the candidate's CV and referees. The Selection Panel adheres to IWC's policy of non-discrimination for this process. Decisions of the Selection Panel are final and confidential.

International candidates were notified on 10 September and domestic candidates were notified (via email) on 16 October 2014.


IWC Masters Scholarships - previous recipients stories

GWP-Ken Thiess Memorial Scholarships (international)

Denise Cheah
Jackline Mukami
Vanh Mixap
Elisabeth Tarigan
Reba Paul


IWC Masters Scholarships (international)

Ben Cartwright

Lina Master of Integrated Water Management student
Diane Cousineau
Maria Brusher
Kimberly Worsham

Maria Brusher
(United States)
Kimberly Worsham (United States)

IWC Masters Scholarships (domestic)

Emma Newland
Tracey Leslie
Hans Woldring
Isobel Davidson
Kevin Loh
Lori Gould
Nathan Cammerman
Nathan Cammer-
Prue Bodsworth
Erin Sellers


IWC Masters Scholarships


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