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IWC Masters Scholarships (Domestic)

The IWC Masters Scholarships are prestigious scholarships awarded annually to high calibre candidates who clearly demonstrate potential as future water leaders. Domestic scholarships are now open for part-time/distance or full-time study of the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM). Please note: This program is now delivered at Griffith University - Nathan Campus.


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2019 Full Scholarships (Domestic) - Applications open 1 July 2018.

Partial scholarships are now available. Learn more here


You are a domestic candidate if you are a citizen of Australia or New Zealand or an Australian permanent resident. 

Available scholarships (Full scholarships)

The International WaterCentre (IWC) offers up to two full scholarships for domestic candidates for entry in the MIWM program starting in Semester 1, 2018. 

IWC Scholarships (full tuition + flights to Brisbane)

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 February 2018.

Each scholarship covers the program's full tuition fees (AU$52,416).

Each scholarship will also cover the cost of airfares from any other capital city in Australia or New Zealand to attend the mandatory 'intensives' in Brisbane. Full details in the scholarships Terms and Conditions (PDF).

Targeted to

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


How to apply

Applications for the IWC Masters Scholarships (Domestic) are closed. 

> STEP 1 - Submit an application for a scholarship:


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> STEP 2 - Applicants will have to apply for an admission into the program at Griffith University (Nathan Campus). You can apply for an admission here 

Please note: To be eligible for a Scholarship you must have submitted an application for a place on the Master program to Griffith University.

> STEP 3 - Shortly after the closing date, the Scholarship Panel will select successful recipients based on the selection criteria. The outcome of applications for the scholarships will be communicated (via email) in December 2018.  


Important dates (for domestic candidates)

MIWM program will commence in February 2019 at Griffith University (Nathan campus - Brisbane, Australia)


Semester 1: February - June

Semester 2: July - November

Semester 1 intensive: TBC

North Stradbroke Island field trip: TBC

Griffith University - Nathan Campus: TBC


Selection process

All applications for IWC Masters Scholarships (Domestic) will be assessed after 22 November, once all applications have been received.

The Scholarship Selection Panel will select successful recipients based on the selection criteria aforementioned.

Successful recipients will be notified (via email) on 14 December 2017. The value of their scholarship will be outlined in their scholarship offer letter from IWC.

More details about the scholarships selection process can be found in the Scholarships Terms and Conditions (PDF).


Eligibility requirements

To apply for a scholarship, you must have all of the following:

  • 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. Generally at least 1 year of professional or volunteering experience is essential for admission into the MIWM program. Candidates with relevant professional experience have a higher chance of securing a scholarship – see Selection Criteria below.

Selection criteria

Typically, successful scholarship recipients possess an excellent academic record and several years of relevant professional experience.

The Scholarship Selection Panel will use the following selection criteria (below) to assess and rank applications:

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

Terms and Conditions

Before you apply for a scholarship, please read the IWC Masters Scholarships, Domestic - Terms and Conditions (PDF).



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