UWA-funded scholarships

At UWA, we encourage students to pursue excellence in their studies and offer a range of scholarships to prospective international students to support them financially.

Global Excellence Scholarship

The University of Western Australia is offering scholarships to high achieving students across the globe. This significant scholarship will be awarded to high-achieving undergraduate and postgraduate students, from selected countries, who apply for particular courses at the University.

The scholarships will be open to eligible students applying to commence their studies from Semester One in 2020.

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International Achievement Scholarship

The UWA International Achievement Scholarship is a scholarship for high-achieving undergraduate and postgraduate students who have citizenship from the following countries, and who apply for selected courses within the study area of Commerce, Engineering, Computer Science and Data Science.


UWA currently offers a number of undergraduate scholarships for eligible students from the following countries:

In addition, there are scholarships for eligible students undertaking courses provided by the Business School and the Faculty of Science.

Postgraduate – Coursework

International postgraduate scholarships for high-achieving international students

The International Master’s by Coursework Scholarship program is awarded to students who have demonstrated academic excellence in relevant undergraduate studies at an overseas institution and will undertake an applicable master's by coursework commencing in 2019.

For more information see postgraduate coursework scholarships for high-achieving international students.

International postgraduate scholarships for Australian university graduates

International students who have completed and achieved excellent results in their undergraduate degree at an Australian university may be eligible for UWA's International Master's by Coursework Scholarship if they enrol in an applicable degree in 2018 or 2019.

For more information see International Master's by Coursework Scholarship.

Postgraduate scholarships for Mexican students

UWA provides some postgraduate scholarships to Mexican students who are recipients of scholarships or funding from CONACYT and FIDERH. For more information contact the Future Students Centre.

Postgraduate scholarships for Colombian students

UWA has a number of agreements with funding agencies in Colombia, including COLFUTURO, ICETEX and COLCIENCIAS, to provide a 25% tuition discount to scholarship recipients. For more information contact the Future Students Centre.

Postgraduate scholarships for Brazilian students

For more information in Portuguese about UWA and its master’s by coursework discounts for Brazilian students. For more information contact the Future Students Centre.

Postgraduate scholarships for Guatemalan students

UWA has an agreement with funding agencies in GUATEFUTURO in Guatemala and provides a 25 per cent tuition discount to scholarship recipients. For more details contact the Future Students Centre.

Postgraduate – Research

There are two major scholarship schemes for postgraduate students interested in research courses. These include the International Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships. Learn more about these scholarships.

English Language Course Scholarship for International PhD Students

The UWA English Language Bridging Scholarship is a 10-week pre-course English language program, offered free of charge to selected students who have been offered a PhD place at UWA and have not quite achieved the UWA English entry requirement. For more information contact marketing-celt@uwa.edu.au.

International Loyalty Program

UWA offers reduced fees to the third and subsequent siblings of international students who have studied or are currently studying at the University. For more information see International Loyalty Program flyer.