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Your guide to UWA-funded scholarships

29/05/2020 |

If you’re an international student looking for financial assistance to support you through your studies at UWA, you might want to consider applying for one of our scholarships, which can help you with your course fees and other expenses during your time in Perth.

To help you get started, we’ve put together a guide to the range of scholarships available at UWA as well as some tips for applying.

UWA-funded scholarships available to international students

We offer a range of scholarships to international students from across the globe. Find out more about UWA-funded scholarships below.

Global Excellence Scholarship

If you’re a high-achieving undergraduate or postgraduate student from an eligible country and you’re applying to a particular degree, you could be awarded our Global Excellence Scholarship. The scholarship offers an annual tuition fee discount of up to AUD$48,000 over four years for undergraduate studies and up to AUD$24,000 over two years for postgraduate studies.

Eligible students will be automatically offered the scholarship in their offer letter from UWA and you do not need to submit a separate application for this scholarship.

Global Sporting Excellence Scholarship

Got an aptitude for sports? Granted you’re from an eligible country and commencing an eligible course, you could secure a Global Sporting Excellence Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to high-performing athletes, coaches and officials who study with us, offering up to AUD$48000 over four years for undergraduate studies or AUD$24,000 over two years for postgraduate studies.

International Student Award 

The International Student Award offers a $5,000 per year fee reduction to international students from a range of countries to pursue their study goals. If you’re from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand or Vietnam, you could get up to AUD $20,000* off over four years on eligible undergraduate degrees or up to AUD$10,000* off over two years on eligible postgraduate degrees.

Postgraduate research scholarships

Interested in undertaking a postgraduate research course? You may be able to access International Tuition Fee and Living Allowance Scholarships. Funded by UWA, these scholarships cover tuition fees, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and living allowances. Find out more about these scholarships.


Top tips for applying for a UWA-funded scholarship

While many UWA-funded scholarships are automatically applied, some require an application. Here are our top tips for applying for a UWA-funded scholarship.

1. Apply early

Applying early means you can take your time with your application and ensure it’s the very best it can be, rather than rushing it at the last minute. And while it might seem obvious, make sure you’re aware of the deadlines for each scholarship so you don’t miss out.

2. Put together a stellar application

The better your application, the higher your chance of securing a scholarship. Carefully read through the selection criteria and tailor your application to meet these, and check the list of required documents to make sure you have each one on hand.

3. Proofread your application

Read over your application once it’s been compiled – and read over it again! Make sure all the required information and documents are in place, and that you’ve checked spelling, grammatical and punctuation.

Good luck! 


Want to know more about studying at UWA? Visit the international students page on our website, contact our Future Students Centre by submitting an online enquiry through askUWA or chat to a current international student. You can also explore our scholarships for international students who choose to study in Perth. 

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