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Western Sydney University Scholarships

There are 6 scholarships available at Western Sydney University.

Vice-Chancellor's Academic Excellence Undergraduate Scholarships

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. No separate scholarship application will be required.

Value details

Fifty percent of tuition fees per annum up to a maximum three years

Application deadline

Expected December 2018

School of Social Sciences and Psychology International Scholarship

Study level

Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must also: 

  • be an international student with a Higher Education Sector Visa. (Subclass 500)
  • commence a new course of study in 2018
  • have received an unconditional offer of admission to Western Sydney University
  • satisfy all admission requirements and accept their admission offer
  • have achieved
  1. a minimum ATAR of 80 or equivalent in higher secondary studies for applicants enrolling in undergraduate programs
  2. a minimum GPA of 5.25 on a 7 point scale or equivalent in their most recent undergraduate degree for applicants enrolling in postgraduate programs

Applicants are not eligible if they:

  • are a citizen of Australia or New Zealand, or hold permanent residency in Australia
  • are a study abroad or an exchange student coming to the University
  • are currently enrolled at Western Sydney University and apply for a scholarship for their existing course of study
  • do not submit a fully completed application and/or acceptance
  • do not commence study in the session and year indicated in their offer (commencement may not be deferred) 
  • are applying to study a program located at Sydney City campus
  • 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
  • are enrolling in a higher degree research program eg. PhD.

Value details

A one-off AUD $8,000 contribution towards tuition fees. The amount will be credited towards your second semester.

Application deadline

30 July 2018

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

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

30 November 2018

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.

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. 
  • are studying a postgraduate research degree.

Application details

Short-listing will be carried out by a panel of officers from the University. Applicants will be ranked based on the selection criteria and the panel's review. No separate scholarship application will be required.

Value details

Fifty percent of tuition fee per annum for two years. 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.

CIE: 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

13,37,121 a year

Value details

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

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