Master of Integrated Water Management (Domestic)

We are offering up to two full-tuition scholarships annually Australian or New Zealand citizens, or Australian permanent residents, to study the Master of Integrated Water Management full-time (1.5 years) or part-time/distance (3 years).

The scholarships are awarded to high-caliber candidates who clearly demonstrates potential as a future water leader.

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Full-tuition scholarship

We are offering up to two full-tuition scholarships annually to Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents to study the Master of Integrated Water Management for full-time (1.5 years) or part-time/distance (3 years) study.

The scholarship covers the program’s full tuition fees and will also cover the costs of airfares from any capital city in Australia or New Zealand to attend the mandatory ‘intensives’ in Brisbane.

Value for this scholarship is AU$54,750.

The Master of Integrated Water Management (Domestic) scholarships are open to Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents.

Applicants who apply for the scholarship must first apply for admission in to Griffith University and meet the admission requirements.

Click here to access the link to the online Griffith University admission application form.

Applications for the MIWM Scholarships are completed via an online link. Online applications for the scholarships open on 1 July and will close on 1 October 2019 for domestic applicants.

Click here to access the link to the online IWC scholarship application form.

If you want to save your application and come back to it later, click on ‘Save Answers and Resume Later’ at the bottom the page. Please copy the URL link provided and save it in a safe place. You can only use the URL link for maximum of 30 days to resume answering questions on the form. After 30 days the link will expire and you will have to start a new application form.

For more information, please view the Terms and Conditions for this scholarship.

Scholarships open on Tuesday, 1 July at 5pm Australian Eastern Standard Time and close on Wednesday, 1 October at 5pm Australian Eastern Standard Time. Applications will not be received after the 1 August.

The MIWM scholarships are only available to study the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM) program. It is not available for the IWC Graduate Diploma/Certificate IWM programs or for any other program offered by IWC, or any other institution.

All scholarship candidates must meet the following requirements:
  • A completed undergraduate degree in a related field of study from an internationally-recognised institution
  • Two years of professional experience (paid work or volunteering experience relevant to the program and following the completion of an undergraduate degree). Although not essential for entry in the MIWM program, candidates with at least two years of relevant professional experience have a higher chance of securing a scholarship –see selection criteria and process below

The Selection Panel uses the following selection criteria when assessing the scholarship application:

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 at Masters level.

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.

If you lose the URL link provided by the system or forget your password for the IWC Masters Scholarship application, you will have to start a new application form as the data you have entered cannot be retrieved without the link or the password.

Scholarship applicants must answer three questions with answers no less than 200 words and no more than 300 words. The questions are:

1. Leadership is about working with others to create change. What are the key water management problems that you wish to address, and how do you see yourself providing leadership to do so?

2. Why are whole-of-water-cycle, collaborative and inter-disciplinary approaches important for achieving sustainable development?

3.  How will your participation in the MIWM program benefit your professional development and the work that you want to do to change the way that water is managed?

You will need to upload the following documents with your application:

  • Current Resume/CV
  • Two reference letters from a professional or academic referee. Reference letters must be current within two years.

The IWC is keen to attract a highly multi-disciplinary group with diverse skill sets ranging from social sciences, law and policy through to environmental sciences and engineering. If you feel that you meet the minimum eligibility requirements and the selection criteria, then you may apply for the scholarship.

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

All applicants, both successful and unsuccessful, will be notified via email by 6 November 2019 as to the outcome of their application. Please add the email address education@watercentre.org to your contact list to ensure safe delivery of email communication.

Yes – all scholarship applicants are required to have a current letter of offer of admission into the MIWM program to be considered in the scholarship selection round.

Scholarship applicants must meet the entry requirements for admission into Griffith to receive a full offer of admission. Applicants who are missing conditions for admission, including English Language proficiency, will not be considered for the scholarship.

Both the scholarship application and admissions application must be submitted no later than the 1 October 2019.

Applicants are required to pay the non-refundable A$50 application fee to submit their admissions application to Griffith. This application fee will not be waived.

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