Introducing the Global Sporting Excellence Scholarship

Reach your full sporting potential with UWA's Global Sporting Excellence Scholarship.

The University of Western Australia is offering sporting scholarships to high-performing athletes, coaches and officials from across the globe who study with us.

This significant scholarship will be awarded to high-achieving undergraduate and postgraduate students from many different countries who are studying a wide variety of courses at the University.

If you’re looking to study in Australia, you could be awarded up to AUD$45,000 for undergraduate studies or AUD$30,000 for postgraduate studies to assist with your tuition fees.

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Up to AUD$45,000 over three years for undergraduates.

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Up to AUD$30,000 over two years for postgraduates.

Undergraduate

undergraduate score scholarship value per year1 total scholarship value2
ATAR 98.00 AUD$15,000 Up to AUD $45,000
ATAR 95.00 – 97.99 AUD$10,000 Up to AUD $30,000
ATAR 90.00 – 94.99 AUD$8,000 Up to AUD $24,000
ATAR 80.00 – 89.99 AUD$5,000  Up to AUD $15,000 

1Based on two semesters of full-time study.
2Based on six semesters of full-time study.

Postgraduate

Postgraduate Score scholarship value per year1 total scholarship value2
WAM 85+ AUD$15,000 Up to AUD$30,000
WAM 80.00 – 84.99

AUD$10,000

Up to AUD$20,000
WAM 75.00 – 79.99 AUD$8,000 Up to AUD$16,000
WAM qualifying student for entry into an eligible postgraduate course AUD$5,000 Up to AUD$10,000

1Based on two semesters of full-time study.
2Based on four semesters of full-time study.

In addition to the above criteria, the eligible applicant judged to be the highest rated student athlete, coach or official (according to UWA Sport criteria) among the candidate pool will be awarded the maximum scholarship value of $15,000 per year.

For more information on UWA Sport criteria, please contact High Performance Manager Nicole Serafini.

*An equivalent ATAR or WAM is determined by UWA Admissions having regards to the previous study used to gain entry into the University. Equivalent scores many vary occasionally.

Eligibility

General eligibility

  • Be a citizen of one of the eligible countries.
  • You must have received an offer for an undergraduate or postgraduate course at The University of Western Australia.
  • You must have applied to commence an eligible course.
  • You must be competing at an elite level in your chosen sport (international or national).

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Sports eligibility

  1. Athletes are required to register and play for the UWA-affiliated sporting club of the student’s chosen field in which the scholarship was awarded and on the proviso that the UWA club competes in the highest available domestic league.
  2. Coaches are required to register and coach within the UWA-affiliated sporting club of the student’s chosen field in which the scholarship was awarded.
  3. Sport officials are required to register and officiate within the WA state sporting league of the student’s chosen field.
  4. Be available, where practicable, to represent/coach/officiate for the University in university national and international events.
  5. Meet tier 3 or above of UWA Student Athlete Program (SADP) classification—
    1. National underage team member. For example: Youth Olympic team member;
    2. WA Institute of Sport (WAIS) (or equivalent institute) squad member/scholarship holder;
    3. National league team player/professional club player squad member, for example: West Coast Fever player;
    4. World University Championships or World University Games team member; or
    5. Be an accredited and qualified coach or sport official to a national program/league/institute level or higher, for example – youth national team coach, state or national institute coach, national league/championship official/coach.

Undergraduate eligibility

To be eligible to be considered for the scholarship, a candidate must be applying for an eligible undergraduate bachelor degree or Direct Pathway course. The following exclusions apply:

  • Juris Doctor
  • Master of Pharmacy
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

Postgraduate eligibility

To be eligible to be considered for the scholarship, a candidate must be applying for an eligible postgraduate degree (by coursework or coursework and dissertation). The following exclusions apply:

  • Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Graduate Certificate in Fieldwork Practice
  • Juris Doctor
  • Master of Pharmacy
  • Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology
  • Graduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis
  • Graduate Certificate in the Diagnosis and Assessment of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
  • Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Master of Clinical Audiology
  • Doctor of Podiatric Surgery
  • Doctor of Clinical Dentistry
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine

Eligible regions

How to apply

Attach a Sport CV, outlining your recent achievements in high-performance sport and referees from your previous coaches or state organisations, as a supporting document when applying for a course at UWA. Academic eligibility based on ATAR/WAM requirements will automatically be assessed as part of your application.

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Contact us

Phone

Phone

Speak to a Future Students Adviser from 8.30am to 5.00pm (Western Standard Time)

+61 8 6488 1000