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International WaterCentre (IWC) Masters Scholarships

Frequently asked questions

Below you will find answers to our most frequently asked questions. Detailed information on the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management program, structure and delivery can be found in the program syllabus and brochure. 

Entry requirements
Am I eligible for the program? What are the entry requirements?

  • To view the entry requirements for the MIWM program, please check the Griffith website for entry requirements for international and domestic applicants.

Please note that the entry requirements for admission into the MIWM program at Griffith University are slightly different than the IWC Masters Scholarships  eligibility requirements.

To apply for an IWC Masters Scholarship, candidates must have at least two years of professional experience (paid work or volunteering experience) relevant to the program and following completion of an undergraduate degree.

Candidates who don’t have two years of relevant professional experience can still apply for entry in the MIWM program Griffith but they are not eligible for an IWC Masters Scholarship.

Do you need an engineering/science/mathematics background to enter the program?

A background in one of these fields would certainly be an asset, however it is not a pre-requisite for entry into the program. We are keen to attract a highly multi-disciplinary group with diverse skill sets ranging from social sciences, law and policy, environmental sciences and engineering.

Is there a minimum GPA to enter the program?

There is no minimum GPA required for entry into the program, however, students must have demonstrated a high level of academic achievement.

Is my undergraduate degree recognised in Australia?

If you are unsure whether your undergraduate degree is recognised in Australia, please contact:

Griffith University – International enquiries:

Please contact Griffith International via the Griffith online enquiry system

Griffith University – Domestic enquiries:

1800 677 728 (Free call)

Do you give credit for prior studies?

The MIWM program does not grant advanced standing or credit.  Students are required to complete the full Masters, Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate program.

What are the application deadlines?

See important dates and application deadlines here.

Can I enrol in the program in Trimester 2?

Enrolments for the MIWM program takes place once a year. The program begins each year in Trimester 1 (February). There is no Trimester 2 intake.

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Where do I enrol?

Domestic and international students must enrol at Griffith University. You can’t enrol through IWC’s other foundation member universities.

The programs are delivered at Griffith University (Nathan Campus) by lecturers from all four founding member universities – UQ, Monash, Griffith and UWA. The degree certificate (testamur) bears the crest (logo) of Griffith University and The University of Queensland.

I am an international student and have applied for the program. What do I do now?

Once your application has been received by Griffith University you will get an electronic confirmation of receipt and a student number.  You should then be able to track your application and contact Griffith directly to find out your status and for advice on your visa, etc.

Once your application has been processed, if you meet all admission requirements, you will be issued with an unconditional offer and an Acceptance of Offer contract.

A conditional offer will be issued for applicants who:
1. have not yet met the university’s English language requirements
2. must provide further academic information (e.g. evidence of bachelor degree completion);
3. must provide other documentation for enrolment (e.g. original documents, police clearance).

More information about the offer process at Griffith University is available here .

I have accepted my offer of admission from Griffith University. What do I need to do now?

Once you’ve accepted your offer, submitted all required documentation and paid your tuition fees, you need to enrol in your classes via myGriffith (from December each year):

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Costs and financial assistance
What do the fees cover?

IWC postgraduate programs are intensive programs of study. They are taught by lecturers from The University of Queensland, Monash University, Griffith University and The University of Queensland, with key guest lectures from Australian and international water experts and practitioners. The program costs  include several field trips and site visits as well as extensive course materials.

International students
What are the English language requirements?

See Griffith University’s English language requirements .

To apply for the MIWM program as an international student, you need to demonstrate that you meet Griffith University’s English Language requirements. If you need to sit an IELTS, TOEFL or PTE test we recommend that you book a test date as soon as possible and before the 1 August if you want to apply for an IWC Masters Scholarship . A test costs between AU$150 and AU$350 depending on the test provider and your country. It is your responsibility to organise this.

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IWM Masters Scholarships – International
When do scholarships open and close?

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.

Can I apply to Griffith at the same time I apply for the scholarship?

It is not required for applicants to apply for admission to Griffith at the same they apply for the scholarship. Applicants that are shortlisted will be invited to apply to Griffith on the 22 August.

I am an international student and my previous study was in English. Can I get English exemption?

Please refer to the Griffith website for more information. Griffith University is the enrolling institution and should be contacted in the first instance with queries regarding admission or English Language Proficiency.

When will I receive the outcome of my scholarship application?

Scholarships applicants will be notified on 22 August as the outcome of their scholarship application. Notifications will be sent to the email address identified on the scholarship application.

I am unable to take an English test before the closing date of the 1 August. Can I still submit my scholarship application and then send in my test results after the 1 August?

If you are undertaking an English test you may submit your scholarship application before the 1 August. Please submit your scholarship application then email [email protected] confirming your testing date.

Test results must be received no later than the 21 August to [email protected] . Results submitted after this date will be inadmissible and your scholarship application will not be processed.

Do you have a question? Contact our Education team for assistance and further information.

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Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Food Systems and Security

Funding Body:

ARC Linkage Project, University of Sydney and TAFE NSW


Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Food Systems and Security

Research Areas:

Humanities & Social Sciences


Postgraduate Research


An opportunity is available for two outstanding PhD scholars to conduct research into the relationship between social enterprise and food security in the City of Sydney. The successful recipients will join a large research team working on a project with multiple partners, and will focus on one of the following two projects:

I.    An examination of how to best use social enterprise models to engage with disadvantaged communities, or

II.    A comparative study of how different economic policy environments across Australia have worked to enable or constrain the development of food-related social enterprisesThis Scholarship is supported by a grant from ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship.

Both scholars would also contribute to the larger project and the operations of the City’s incubator program, FoodLab Sydney.

This Scholarship is funded by a grant from ARC Linkage Project, University of Sydney and TAFE NSW.



a. The Scholarship is offered subject to applicants having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in full-time studies in a PhD at the University of Sydney within the:

I.            Department of Government and International Relations, or

II.           Department of Media and Communications.

b. Applicants must also hold at least one of the following:

I.            an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class upper), 

II.           a Master’s degree at high academic standard (e.g. conferred with Distinction) with a substantial research component, or

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III.          an equivalent qualification in Political/ International Relations, Media/Communications, or a closely related discipline.

c. Applicants must also demonstrate engagement with issues related to food systems, food politics/policy, food security and/or social enterprise.

Selection Criteria:

a. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the basis of:

I.            academic merit,

II.           curriculum vitae,

III.          feedback from three academic referees, and

IV.          a personal statement which demonstrates their experience and interest in food policy studies.

b. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of the relevant research supervisor(s) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

Amount awarded:

The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance equivalent to the minimum Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship rate (indexed on 1 January each year) for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.  No extensions will be granted.  

Application guide:

For further information, please refer to the terms and conditions .

Applications for this scholarship can be made through the Online Application Form .

Closing date:

01 January 2019


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Testing Intern (2 positions available)

Perth, WA

Woodside are offering several ACS Foundation Work Integrated Learning (WIL) scholarships / internships to work and learn in a dynamic and leading edge Digital environment.

Woodside is an Australian oil and gas company with a global presence, recognised for its world class capabilities as an explorer, a developer, a producer and a supplier. We are Australia’s most experienced LNG operator and largest independent oil and gas company. We are pioneering the application of advanced analytics and cognitive computing in our operations to leverage our collective knowledge and to support operational excellence.

Woodside recognises the value of diversity as a competitive advantage and strives to create a working environment where everyone feels free to bring their full selves to work every day.

The Autism Academy for Software Quality Assurance (AASQA) at Curtin University is an Australian social innovation initiative with the vision of harnessing the special talents of people with Autism Spectrum for the collective benefit of these individuals, the industry and the wider community. The mission of the AASQA is to enable individuals with Autism Spectrum to leverage their unique talents through outreach, training and educating, and graduate programs, so as to create pathways from schools to valued, long-term employment; whilst addressing the business needs of the Australian ICT industry facing challenges in attracting and retaining software and quality assurance testers within the sector.

Woodside the ACS Foundation and AASQA are in partnership to continue the Australia’s Specialist ACS Foundation WIL scholarships for undergraduates with Autism Spectrum and related conditions.

Internship Description:

As an intern, you will work on a real project (or a few) and have the opportunity to enjoy our dynamic and innovative environment.

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• Monitoring of data ingestion pipelines and processes
• Completeness, Quality, Timeliness etc
• Consistent implementation of daily monitoring and testing processes
• Responding to alerts and alarms from software failure and disruptions
• Manage and escalate identified issues and non-conformities
• Testing of Data Software and platform solutions
• Ensure comprehensive test coverage by finding bugs, defects and verifying fixes
• Investigate test failures and customer reports using your technical understanding of the product or tools
• Improve processes and regimes to get great accuracy and consistency in surveillance and testing

The working environment will be inclusive by investigating and accommodating the individual needs of the interns in terms of their working conditions prior to and during their employment.

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Possess knowledge of software engineering processes and tools (for example programming proficiency in languages, preferably Scala, Java, Python, .Net, SQL etc) algorithms and data structure
  • Enjoy working digital centric environment
  • A passion for using information technology and an eagerness to obtain practical experience within a supportive work environment.
  • Ability to meet work deadlines
  • Willingness to working well with others
  • Attitude – enthusiastic, punctual/ reliable, professional. 

Qualifications – Australian University Degree 

Actively pursing a degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Mathematics or a related field.

All WA undergraduate students on the Autism Spectrum and related conditions are welcome to apply for this scholarship opportunity. 

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Melbourne Graduate Scholarships

Melbourne Graduate Scholarships

The Melbourne School of Design offers a variety of fee remission scholarships to high achieving international students applying to eligible courses, covering a 25% or 50% fee remission.

Application type

No application is required. You will be automatically considered for this award.

Benefit type

Fee remission
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

International student

Total value

25-50% fee remission

Applicable study areas

Architecture, building and planning

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 4

  • Eligibility & selection criteria

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be enrolled as a full-time student in an eligible postgraduate coursework degree
    • obtain and hold a valid visa (as determined by the Department of Immigration)
    • meet the satisfactory academic performance requirements for each semester of the course
    • be available for promotional activities and able to represent the Melbourne School of Design

    Eligible courses

    • Master of Architecture
    • Master of Architectural Engineering
    • Master of Construction Management
    • Master of Landscape Architecture
    • Master of Property
    • Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage
    • Master of Urban Design
    • Master of Urban Planning

    Selection criteria

    Selection is based on academic merit and will be offered to students with highest ranked entry score (calculated based on University of Melbourne admissions policy and procedures) as well as other requirements (i.e. Portfolio and personal statement).

What are the benefits?

A 25% or 50% fee remission scholarship.

Interested in an undergraduate Melbourne Scholarship? Register now

Get more on scholarships and other information to help you succeed at the University of Melbourne.

or call 13 MELB (13 6352)
International: +61 3 9035 5511

For complete listings of faculty-specific scholarships, please see individual faculty websites.

The information listed here is subject to change without notice. Where we have listed information about jointly run scholarships programs, please also see our partners’ websites. Information describing the number and value of scholarships awarded is indicative.

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