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Western Sydney University Scholarships

There are 13 scholarships available at Western Sydney University.

MARCS: Neural Mechanisms of Visuo-motor and Auditory-motor Entrainment Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Applicants should hold a Master of Research degree, an Australian First Class Bachelor Honours degree, OR equivalent qualifications and/or research experience (including research publications) in a field such as psychology, cognitive neuroscience or movement science.

Programing skills (e.g., Matlab or C++) as well as previous experience with EEG would be desirable.

International applicants must also demonstrate a high level of English language proficiency.

Application details

1. Contact Dr Manuel Varlet to discuss your eligibility, the project requirements and your intention to apply.

2. Complete the scholarship application form

3. Compile your CV, contact information for two referees, and a one-page proposal stating how your research interests align with the project aims.

4. Ensure that all documentation is certified according to Western Sydney University requirements.

5. All applications and supporting documentation must be submitted directly to the Graduate Research School as follows:

All attached documents must be in PDF format.

In the body of your email, include your full name, your student ID (if you are a current or previous Western Sydney student) and the full title of the scholarship.

Incomplete applications or applications that do not conform to the above requirements will not be considered.

Value details

Tax free stipend of up to AUD $26,288 per annum for up to 3 years; Outstanding students may be awarded a Tuition Fee Scholarship valued at approximately AUD $24,000 per annum for up to 3 years; Up to AUD $3,267 towards the cost of an Overseas Student Single Health Care Policy.

Application deadline

30 April 2017

SCEM: Intelligent and Immersive Big Data Analytics - Oracle PhD Research Award

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The successful candidate must have:

  • A Bachelor Honours (First Class), or a Master's degree with research experience (including research publications).
  • A strong background in the field of computer science or related degrees.
  • High-level of interest and knowledge in Visualisation, Human-Machine Interaction or Data Science are preferred.
  • High-level of programming skills.
  • International applicants must also demonstrate a high level of English language proficiency.(opens in new window)

Application details

1. Contact Dr Quang Vinh Nguyen to discuss your eligibility, the project requirements and your intention to apply.

2. Complete the scholarship application form

3. Compile your CV, contact information for two referees, and a one-page proposal stating how your research interests align with the project aims.

4. Ensure that all documentation is certified according to Western Sydney University requirements.

5. All applications and supporting documentation must be submitted directly to the Graduate Research School as follows:

All attached documents must be in PDF format.

In the body of your email, include your full name, your student ID (if you are a current or previous Western Sydney student) and the full title of the scholarship.

Incomplete applications or applications that do not conform to the above requirements will not be considered.

Value details

Tax-free stipend up to AUD $30,000 per annum. Outstanding students may be awarded a Tuition Fee Waiver valued at approximately AUD $24,000 per annum for up to 3 years.

Application deadline

30 April 2017

SSAP: Maternal and Child Health in South Asia - PhD Fee Remission Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

  • This scholarship is open to International candidates only.
  • The proposed PhD is by publication.
  • The candidate must have experience in both secondary and primary data analyses, strong writing skills (scientific papers), and a good command of quantitative and qualitative designs.
  • The candidate must have a good understanding of international development agendas and exposure to the South Asian context.

Application details

1. Contact Professor Andre M.N. Renzaho to discuss your eligibility, the project requirements and your intention to apply.

2. Complete the scholarship application form

3. Compile your CV, contact information for two referees, and a one-page proposal stating how your research interests align with the project aims.

4. Ensure that all documentation is certified according to Western Sydney University requirements.

5. Upload the scholarship application form and all certified documentation to the Western Sydney University Online Application Form.

Applicants from Nepal must submit their application via an agent. If you do not have an agent, please browse our list of authorized agents.

Incomplete applications or applications that do not conform to the above requirements will not be considered.

Value details

Provides tuition fee remission for up to four years. The scholarship is a 100% contribution towards the tuition fees, and the candidate will be provided an additional $6,000 for travelling to undertake research activities, as required.

Application deadline

30 April 2017

Vice-Chancellor’s Langtang Valley Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must:

  • be an international student with a Higher Education Sector Visa (subclass 500 or 573)
  • be a new international student to Western Sydney University and commence the Bachelor of Tourism Management in 2017
  • reside in the Rasuwa and Helambu areas in Langtang Valley, Nepal
  • achieve a minimum score of 80% in the Higher Secondary Education Board exam for admission and have an English proficiency of IELTS 6.5, with a score of 6 in all sub-bands, or equivalent in PTE or TOEFL.
  • provide a statement in support of their application indicating how they believe the scholarship will assist them with their studies and in their future career.
  • have received an offer of admission to Western Sydney University.
  • have submitted a complete scholarship application by closing date.
  • take up the scholarship and commence studying in 2017.

Applicants must also demonstrate:

  • assurance of a related job on return to Nepal as evidence of an intention to return home after completion of study
  • a connection to the Langtang Valley community would be preferable.

You are not eligible if:

  • You are a citizen of Australia or New Zealand, or hold permanent residency in Australia.
  • You are a study abroad or an exchange student coming to the University.
  • You are currently enrolled.
  • You are deferring their offer to commence study in a different intake for which a scholarship offer has been made.
  • You have been awarded another scholarship.

Application details

You will need to complete the Vice-Chancellor's Langtang Valley Scholarship application form.

Note: In order for your scholarship application to be considered, you must also submit an application to study at Western Sydney University.

Application and Selection Process

Short-listing will be carried out by a panel of officers from the School of Social Sciences and Psychology, chaired by the Dean or a delegated representative. Applicants will be ranked based on the selection criteria and the panel's review of their personal statement.

Value details

100% tuition fee contribution to the Bachelor of Tourism Management program; and A paid internship opportunity at Western Sydney University.

Application deadline

1 May 2017

ICS: Antarctic Cities - ARC Linkage Research Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

We welcome applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, especially those with a strong grounding in digital humanities, interactive design, games research, who are keen to apply their design skills to key questions in contemporary cultural studies. The successful applicant should:

  • Hold qualifications and experience equal to an Australian First Class Bachelor Honours degree or equivalent overseas qualifications.
  • Demonstrate strong academic and/or industry track record in relevant areas: games research and development, interactive design, and digital or environmental humanities.
  • Have an interest in, or be willing to learn about urban sustainability and Antarctic cultural studies.
  • Be enthusiastic and highly motivated to undertake further study at an advanced level.
  • International applicants must also demonstrate a high level of English language proficiency.
  • Knowledge of Spanish will be an advantage.

Application details

1. Contact Associate Professor Juan F. Salazar to discuss your eligibility, the project requirements and your intention to apply.

2. Complete the scholarship application form

3. Compile your CV, contact information for two referees, and a one-page proposal stating how your research interests align with the project aims.

4. Ensure that all documentation is certified according to Western Sydney University requirements.

5. All applications and supporting documentation must be submitted directly to the Graduate Research School as follows:

All attached documents must be in PDF format.

In the body of your email, include your full name, your student ID (if you are a current or previous Western Sydney student) and the full title of the scholarship.

Incomplete applications or applications that do not conform to the above requirements will not be considered.

Value details

Tax free stipend of AUD $26,288 per annum. Successful candidates will be required to fund their fees. Those with a strong track record may receive a fee waiver.

Application deadline

30 June 2017

Vice-Chancellor's International Academic Excellence Undergraduate Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

Any CRICOS registered undergraduate degree (does not apply to the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery).

Applicants must:

  • be international students with a Higher Education Sector Visa. (Subclass 573 or subclass 500)
  • commence a new course of study in 2017.
  • achieve a minimum ATAR of 90 or equivalent in higher secondary studies.
  • provide a statement in support of their application indicating how they believe the scholarship will assist them with their studies and in their future career.
  • have received an offer of admission to Western Sydney University.
  • have submitted a complete scholarship application by closing date.
  • not be seeking to make an application for advanced standing for their course prior to, or after enrolment.

You are not eligible if:

  • you are a citizen of Australia or New Zealand, or hold permanent residency in Australia.
  • you are a study abroad or an exchange student coming to the University.
  • you are currently enrolled at Western Sydney University and apply for a scholarship for the existing course of study.
  • your scholarship application is incomplete.
  • you are applying to study a program located at Sydney City campus.
  • you have been awarded another scholarship by the University or another organisation that covers the cost of the tuition fees (fully or partially) to study at Western Sydney University.  

Application details

Short-listing will be carried out by a panel of officers from the University, chaired by the Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) or a delegated representative. Applicants will be ranked based on the selection criteria and the panel's review of their personal statement. Application is closed. Future rounds may be opened based on availability of the scholarship. Apply early to avoid disappointment.

Value details

Fifty percent of tuition fees per annum up to a maximum three years (based on an average tuition fee of AUD $23,860, value is approximately AUD $11,930 per annum)

Vice-Chancellor's Academic Excellence Postgraduate Scholarships

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must:

  • be international students with a Higher Education Sector Visa. (Subclass 573 or subclass 500)
  • commence a new course of study in 2017.
  • achieve a minimum GPA of 5.95 on a 7 point scale or 3.4 on a 4 point scale (or 85% or above overall) in their undergraduate degree.
  • provide a statement in support of their application indicating how they believe the scholarship will assist them with their studies and in their future career.
  • have received an offer of admission to Western Sydney University.
  • not be seeking to make an application for advanced standing for their course prior to, or after enrolment.
  • have submitted a complete scholarship application by the closing date.

You are not eligible if:

  • you are a citizen of Australia and New Zealand, or hold permanent residency in Australia.
  • you are a study abroad or an exchange student coming to the University.
  • you are currently enrolled at Western Sydney University and apply for a scholarship for the existing course of study.
  • your scholarship application is incomplete.
  • you are applying to study a program located at Sydney City campus.
  • your have been awarded another scholarship by the University or another organisation that covers the cost of tuition fess (partially or fully) to study at Western Sydney University. 

Application details

Short-listing will be carried out by a panel of officers from the University, chaired by the Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) or a delegated representative. Applicants will be ranked based on the selection criteria and the panel's review of their personal statement. Future application rounds may be opened based on availability of the scholarship. Apply early to avoid disappointment.  

Value details

Fifty percent of tuition fee per annum for two years (based on an average tuition fee of $24,060, value is approximately $12,030 per annum)

School of Social Sciences and Psychology Postgraduate International Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The conditions of the SSAP Postgraduate International Scholarship are:

  • The student must be a new international student to Western Sydney University
  • The student must satisfy all conditions for admission to the eligible WSU courses listed above
  • The student must apply to study within the School of Social Sciences & Psychology in 2016
  • The student must enrol in a full time load each semester
  • The student must successfully complete all units each semester
  • The scholarship will be rescinded if the student fails a unit in any semester
  • The scholarship is paid directly by the University to the students' university enrolment account each semester of enrolment as appropriate and is not paid as cash
  • The scholarship is not transferable to another student
  • The scholarship will lapse if not taken up in 2017.

Students are not eligible if:

  • They are a citizen of Australia or New Zealand, or hold permanent residency in Australia.
  • They are a study abroad or an exchange student coming to the University.
  • They are currently enrolled.
  • They are applying to study a program located at Sydney City campus.
  • They are deferring their offer to commence study in a different intake for which a scholarship offer has been made. They will be required to submit a new scholarship application for the intake they have requested a deferment for.
  • They have been awarded another scholarship by the University.

The scholarship will cover the annual tuition fees for maximum of 2 years. The academic performance of these scholarship holders would be reviewed at the conclusion of each semester of study at the School of Social Sciences & Psychology. The scholarship will be continued if the student maintains GPA of 4.5 or 5 respectively.

Application details

The scholarship will be offered to eligible students upon the successful outcome of their course application. Students are not required to complete a separate application form for this scholarship.

Value details

20% of the cost of tuition fees for students with a minimum GPA of 4.5 on a 7 point scale in their undergraduate degree. 30% of the cost of tuition fees for students with a minimum GPA of 5 on a 7 point scale in their undergraduate degree

Sydney Graduate School of Management (SGSM) International Scholarship (India)

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

  • You must hold an Indian citizenship
  • New international student to Western Sydney University
  • Intend to commence a postgraduate Business coursework program

Selection will be based on your academic achievement in your most recently completed tertiary qualification recognised by Western Sydney University. You must also meet the academic requirements of the course you are applying to at Western Sydney University.

Applicants must also:

  • Be an international student with eligible Higher Education Sector Visa (subclass 573)
  • Commencing study at Western Sydney University
  • Have submitted an application for admission to Western Sydney University for one of the approved courses
  • Have no more than six backlogs (arrear subjects) in their most recently completed tertiary qualification recognised by this University
  • Meet the minimum English Proficiency entry requirement for one of the approved courses (Academic IELTS 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 each band – or equivalent)
  • Maintain a minimum 60% or 70% pass respectively for the scholarship to be continued each session

You are not eligible if:

  • you are a citizen of Australia or New Zealand, or hold permanent residency in Australia.
  • you are a study abroad or an exchange student coming to the University.
  • you are currently enrolled.
  • you are applying to study a program located at Sydney City campus.
  • you are deferring your offer to commence study in a different intake for which a scholarship offer has been made. You will be required to submit a new scholarship application for the intake you have requested a deferment for.
  • you have been awarded another scholarship by the University.

Application details

The scholarship will be available to eligible students at the time of their application. Students are not required to complete a separate application form for this scholarship.

Value details

20% of the cost of tuition fees for students with a minimum of 60% pass in their undergraduate degree. 30% of the cost of tuition fees for students with a minimum of 70% pass in their undergraduate degree

SCEM: Australian Consortium for Classification Development (ACCD) PhD Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Applicants should hold an Australian First Class Bachelor Honours degree, OR equivalent qualifications and/or research experience (including research publications) in the field of computer science.

Knowledge or familiarity of clinical classification and terminology systems such as ICD, ICF, ICHI and SNOMED-CT.

High-level of interest and knowledge in machine learning theories and technologies.

High-level of programming skills in object oriented programming languages.

A proven research record in computing, preferably related to health informatics.

International applicants must also demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the English language.

Application details

  • Contact Dr Anupama Ginige to discuss your eligibility, the project requirements and your intention to apply.
  • Complete the scholarship application form
  • Compile your CV, contact information for two referees, and a one-page proposal stating how your research interests align with the project aims.
  • Ensure that all documentation is certified according to Western Sydney University requirements.
  • All applications and supporting documentation must be submitted directly to the Graduate Research School.

All attached documents must be in PDF format.

In the body of your email, include your full name, your student ID (if you are a current or previous Western Sydney student) and the full title of the scholarship.

Incomplete applications or applications that do not conform to the above requirements will not be considered.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Value details

Tax-free stipend up to AUD $30,000 per annum. Outstanding students may be awarded a Tuition Fee Waiver valued at approximately AUD $24,000 per annum for up to 3 years; students receive up to AUD $3,267 towards the cost of an Overseas Student Single Health Care Policy.

Centre for Infrastructure Engineering: Bushfire-enhanced Wind and its Effects on Buildings

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Applications for two PhD scholarships are invited from suitably qualified candidates to participate in this research project.

  • One PhD candidate will focus on the fundamentals of wind-fire interaction and the flow characteristics of the resultant bushfire-enhanced wind.
  • One PhD candidate will focus on wind-load effects of bushfire-enhanced winds on buildings and the damage/failure mechanism of buildings due to bushfire-enhanced wind.

Eligibility criteria

  • Applicants should have a Bachelor degree with First Class Honours, a Masters Degree or equivalent publication record in a relevant engineering discipline such as civil, mechanical and/or fire engineering.
  • A sound understanding of fundamental principles of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer, and/or structural mechanics is essential.
  • Knowledge and experience in combustion, experimental/computational fluid dynamics and/or structural analysis and design are desirable.
  • Applicants are also expected to have good analytical and problem solving skills and be able to conduct independent research.
  • Applicants will conduct the research in a team environment and, therefore, good inter-personal and communication skills are essential.
  • The appointees may be required to travel interstate and/or overseas to conduct experiments in collaborating institutions.

Application details

  • Contact Professor Kenny Kwok to discuss your eligibility, the project requirements and your intention to apply.
  • Complete the scholarship application form
  • Compile your CV, contact information for two referees, and a one-page proposal stating how your research interests align with the project aims.
  • Ensure that all documentation is certified according to Western Sydney University requirements.
  • All applications and supporting documentation must be submitted directly to the Graduate Research School.

All attached documents must be in PDF format.

In the body of your email, include your full name, your student ID (if you are a current or previous Western Sydney student) and the full title of the scholarship.

Incomplete applications or applications that do not conform to the above requirements will not be considered.

Applications will remain open until the scholarships are awarded.

Value of scholarship

12,83,404 a year

Value details

A top-up scholarship of up to $10,000 per annum may be awarded to exceptionally qualified candidates; candidates may be awarded a tuition fee waiver.

Discovery Postgraduate Research Award - Sopite Syndrome and Motion Sickness

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

The successful candidate will have access to a motion platform at Western Sydney University and a state-of-the-art motion simulation at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

The project will include fundamental research into sopite syndrome, using experimental and observational methods, to investigate:

  • The motion dose (acceleration, frequency, and exposure duration) required to provoke the conditions.
  • Create a diagnostic tool for sopite syndrome.
  • Quantify the effect of sopite syndrome on different types of performance.
  • Determine effects of sopite syndrome in term of stress loading.
  • Potentially assess some physiological features of sopite syndrome in conjunction with physiologists in Western Sydney University.

The successful candidate must have:

  • A bachelor degree with First Class Honours, a Masters Degree, or equivalent publication record.
  • A strong background in quantitative methods/statistics.
  • A background in Psychology/Applied Psychology is preferred.
  • Experience with experimental methods.
  • An interest in multidisciplinary research.
  • Must satisfy Western Sydney University's English language requirements

Application details

  • Applicants should discuss their eligibility and the project with Professor Kenny Kwok
  • Applicants must submit a research proposal that aligns with the project's aims.
  • Submit a scholarship application form with CV, and all other relevant supporting documentation to the Graduate Research School
  • Applicants should ensure that all relevant documents are certified according to Western Sydney University requirements.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Applications will remain open until the scholarship is awarded.

Value of scholarship

12,83,404 a year

Value details

A top-up scholarship of up to AUD $10,000 per annum may be awarded to an exceptionally qualified candidate. May be awarded a tuition fee waiver.

International Academic Excellence Postgraduate Scholarships

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must:

  • be international students with a Higher Education Sector Visa. (Subclass 573 or subclass 500)
  • commence a new course of study in 2017.
  • have received an offer of admission to Western Sydney University
  • have submitted a complete scholarship application by closing date.
  • provide a statement in support of their application indicating how they believe the scholarship will assist them with their studies and in their future career.
  • not be seeking to make an application for advanced standing for their course prior to, or after enrolment.

You are not eligible if:

  • you are a citizen of Australia or New Zealand, or hold permanent residency in Australia.
  • you are a study abroad or an exchange student coming to the University.
  • you are currently enrolled.
  • your scholarship application is incomplete.
  • you are applying to study a program located at Sydney City campus.
  • you have been awarded another scholarship by the University or another organisation that covers the cost of tuition fees (partially or fully) to study at Western Sydney University.  

Application details

Short-listing will be carried out by a panel of officers from the University, chaired by the Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) or a delegated representative. Applicants will be ranked based on the selection criteria and the panel's review of their personal statement. Future application rounds may be opened based on availability of the scholarship. Apply early to avoid disappointment.  

Value of scholarship

2,44,105 a year

Value details

The scholarship is a tuition fee waiver and does not cover costs associated with living expenses, accommodation, transport, overseas student health cover or other costs associated with study.

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