IWC Full Masters Scholarships for Australian and International Students, 2016

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Applications are invited for IWC scholarships available for high calibre international and domestic candidates. Up to 6 full scholarships will be awarded for enrolling in the Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM) program at University of Queensland commencing in Semester 1, 2016. These IWC scholarships include both international and domestic scholarships. The international scholarships further consist of two types of scholarships i.e. Full tuition and full living costs scholarships and one full tuition scholarshipSuccessful candidates will be selected on a merit-basis.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships support students enrolled in the Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM) program.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master degree at University of Queensland.
Scholarship Provider: The International Water Centre (IWC)
Scholarship can be taken at: Australia

Eligibility: Scholarships are available to high calibre international and domestic candidates to study the Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM) program. All applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements outlined below.
-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 and following completion of an undergraduate degree. Although not essential for entry in the MIWM program, candidates with relevant professional experience have a higher chance of securing a scholarship.
-International students must also demonstrate English language proficiency.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Full tuition and full living costs scholarships are available for international candidates who hold citizenship from a list of developing countries in Asia-Pacific, Africa, South and Central America, the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East: Afghanistan; Albania; Algeria; Angola; Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Armenia; Aruba; Azerbaijan; Bahamas; Bangladesh; Barbados; Belarus; Belize; Benin; Bermuda; Bhutan; Bolivia; Bosnia-Herzegovina; Botswana; Brazil; Bulgaria; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cambodia; Cameroon; Cape Verde; Cayman Islands; Central African Republic; Chad; Chile; China; Christmas Island; Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Colombia; Comoros; Congo, Democratic Republic of the (Zaire); Congo, Republic of; Cook Islands; Costa Rica; Cuba; Djibouti; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Egypt; El Salvador; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Falkland Islands; Fiji; French Guyana; Gabon; Gambia; Georgia; Ghana; Grenada; Guadeloupe (French); Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; India; Indonesia; Iran; Iraq; Ivory Coast (Cote D’Ivoire); Jamaica; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Kiribati; Kosovo; Kyrgyzstan; Laos; Lebanon; Lesotho; Liberia; Libya; Macedonia; Madagascar; Malawi; Malaysia; Maldives; Mali; Marshall Islands; Martinique (French); Mauritania; Mauritius; Mexico; Micronesia; Moldova; Mongolia; Montenegro; Montserrat; Morocco; Mozambique; Myanmar; Namibia; Nauru; Nepal; Netherlands Antilles; New Caledonia (French); Nicaragua; Niger; Nigeria; Niue; Norfolk Island; North Korea; Pakistan; Palau; Panama; Papua New Guinea; Paraguay; Peru; Philippines; Pitcairn Island; Polynesia (French); Puerto Rico; Rwanda; Saint Helena; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Senegal; Serbia; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Solomon Islands; Somalia; South Africa; South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands; South Sudan; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Suriname; Swaziland; Syria; Tajikistan; Tanzania; Thailand; Timor-Leste (East Timor); Togo; Tokelau; Tonga; Trinidad and Tobago; Tunisia; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Turks and Caicos Islands; Tuvalu; Uganda; Ukraine; Uruguay; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu; Venezuela; Vietnam; Virgin Islands; Wallis and Futuna; Yemen; Zambia and Zimbabwe. One full tuition scholarship is for international students who hold citizenship from a list of selected countries in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia: Andorra; Austria; Bahrain; Belgium; Brunei; Canada; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Greenland; Hong Kong; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Israel; Italy; Japan; Kuwait; Latvia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Macau; Malta; Monaco; Netherlands; Norway; Oman; Poland; Portugal; Qatar; Romania; Russia; San Marino; Saudi Arabia; Singapore; Slovakia; Slovenia; South Korea; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Taiwan; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; United States of America. IWC Full Tuition Domestic Scholarships are for Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens.

Scholarship Description: The International Water Centre (IWC)The IWC Masters Scholarships are prestigious scholarships awarded annually to high calibre candidates accepted into the Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM) and who clearly demonstrate potential to become water leaders of the future. IWC is offering the following scholarships to study the MIWM program commencing in Semester 1, 2016:
1). International Scholarships: Up to two full tuition and full living costs scholarships for future water leaders from developing countries in Asia-Pacific, Africa, South and Central America, the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle-East. One full tuition scholarship for a future water leader from North America, Europe, the Middle East or Asia.
2). Domestic scholarships: Up to two (2) IWC scholarships (tuition fees) funded by IWC. These will be available for Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens who meet the minimum eligibility requirements.

Number of award(s): Total 5 IWC scholarships will be awarded as follows: up to 3 international scholarships and up to 2 domestic scholarships.

Duration of award(s):
-For international scholarships: the MIWM program must be completed within a maximum of three consecutive semesters of full-time study (18 months). Recipients are required to complete the program within the duration specified in the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).
-For domestic scholarships: the MIWM program must be completed within a maximum of three consecutive semesters of full-time study (18 months) or six consecutive semesters of part-time/distance study (3 years). All scholarships are awarded on the basis that Recipients maintain an enrolled status in their course of study. Requests for extensions to the period of study or temporary suspension of the scholarship may be granted under exceptional circumstances and must be made in writing to IWC for review on a case-by-case basis.

What does it cover?
A. Full tuition and full living costs scholarships for international students (up to two available): Each is valued at approximately AU$ 89,811 and covers the following expenses:
-Full tuition fees for full-time study of the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management program commencing in 2016 (valued at AU$ 49,920 over 18 months).
-Overseas Student Health Cover (valued at AU$ 856 for 18 months)
-Cost of student visa for a single student (valued at AU$ 535)
-Return air travel to Australia (single return, economy class airfare to and from Australia, via the most direct route up to a maximum of AU$ 2,500)
-Living expenses stipend (valued at AU 36,000 for 16 months) payable in equal monthly instalments.
Important- Scholarships do not cover travel costs and some of the expenses will have to be paid upfront by successful recipients.
B. One full tuition scholarship for international students for a future water leader from a list of selected countries: Each is valued at approximately AU$ 50,776 including:
-Full tuition fees for full-time study of the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management program commencing in 2016 (valued at AU$ 49,920 over 18 months)
-Overseas Student Health Cover (valued at AU$ 856 for 18 months)
C. IWC Full-tuition Scholarships for domestic students (up to two available): These scholarships are funded by IWC. Each is valued at approximately AU$ 49,920 and covers: Full tuition fees for full-time for full-time study (1.5 years) or part-time/distance study (3 years) of the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management program commencing in 2016.

Selection Criteria: Successful scholarships recipients possess an excellent academic record and several years of relevant professional experience. The Selection Panel uses the following selection criteria when assessing your scholarship application:
-Academic record: an excellent academic record and a likelihood of success in further study.
-Professional and volunteering record: relevant employment or volunteering experience, achievements, membership of professional bodies and professional references.
-Commitment to promoting and driving the implementation of collaborative, whole-of-water-cycle, integrated and interdisciplinary approaches to water management.
-Leadership qualities including collaboration and team work, flexibility, initiative, communication skills, integrity and vision through professional, educational, community and other achievements.
-Potential outcomes: the likelihood of positive impacts on the individual and the water sector from participating in the MIWM program.
-The Selection Panel will look at the answers you provided in the scholarship application form (‘Selection Criteria Statement’) as well as your CV and referees. The Selection Panel adheres to IWC’s policy of non-discrimination for this process.

Notification: Successful international recipients will be notified by 18 August 2015 and successful domestic recipients by 19 October 2015. Successful Recipients will be informed of the value of their scholarship and what it covers in their scholarship offer letter from IWC.

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted online.

Online Application

Scholarship Application Deadline: International students can apply until 1 August. Domestic scholarships will be open from 1 July till 1 October.

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