Master of Integrated Water Management (Type B countries)

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One full tuition scholarship is awarded annually to a high-caliber candidate who clearly demonstrates potential as a future water leader.

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Full-tuition scholarship

There is one full tuition available, targeted at international candidates who meet the minimum eligibility requirements, hold citizenship and currently live in one of the priority Type B countries. You can view the full list of ‘Type B’ countries here.

Value for this scholarship is AU$58,989, which covers:

This scholarship is available to citizens of ‘Type B’ countries. These include select countries in North America, Europe and Asia.

To be eligible to apply for ‘Type B’ Scholarships,candidates must demonstrate they hold a valid passport and currently reside in a listed ‘Type B’ country.

You can view the full list of ‘Type B’ countries here.

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 1st May and will close on 1st August 2019 for international 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 May at 5pm Australian Eastern Standard Time and close on Wednesday, 1 August at 5pm Australian Eastern Standard Time. Applications will not be received after the 1 August.

  • Type A Scholarship (one available): includes full tuition fees, living costs, flights to Australia and Overseas Student Health Cover (covers single student only). Type A scholarships are available for future water leaders from priority countries in Asia- Pacific, Latin America and the Middle-East.
  • Type B Scholarship (one available): Includes full tuition fees, flights to Australia and Overseas Student Health Cover (covers single student only). Type B scholarships are available for a future water leader from selected countries in North America, Europe and parts of Asia.

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.

To apply for a scholarship, you must meet the following requirements:

  • 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;
  • International candidates must also demonstrate English Language Proficiency (ELP) – see Griffith University requirements including minimum scores for ELP tests

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.

Please refer to the Griffith website for more information on English language requirements for international students.

In order to apply for admission into Griffith University, it is a requirement to have a valid test for English Language Proficiency. This is provided through the test results of the IELTS or TOEFL. Please refer to the Griffith website for more information on English language requirements for international students. Please apply directly to Griffith University and the International Admissions Team will advise you as to what you need to meet the entry requirements for admission.

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.

Please apply directly to Griffith University and the International Admissions Team will confirm you whether your undergraduate degree is recognised in Australia and advise you as to what you need to meet the entry requirements for admission.

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 2nd October 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 1August 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.

Applicants who are from Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana, Iraq, Libya, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syrian Arab Republic, Vietnam or Yemen, you are not able to apply for admission online and must apply through an education agent and pay any associated fees. Please refer to the Griffith website for a list of Education Agents in your country.

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