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-performing athletes, coaches and officials from across the globe who study with us.

If you’re looking to study in Australia in 2022, undergraduate students can receive scholarships of up to AUD$48,000 over 4 years on eligible courses or AUD$36,000 over 3 years; postgraduate students can receive up to AUD$24,000 over two years on eligible courses.

If you’re looking to study at UWA in Semester 2, 2021, please see ‘Award details’ section below.

$48000 $48 k

Up to AUD$48,000 over four years for undergraduates commencing eligible courses in 2022.

$36000 $36 k

Up to AUD$36,000 over three years for undergraduates commencing eligible courses in 2022.

$24000 $24 k

Up to AUD$24,000 over two years for postgraduates commencing eligible courses in 2022.

Postgraduate

Postgraduate Score scholarship value per year1 total scholarship value2
WAM 85+ AUD$12,000 Up to AUD$24,000
WAM 80.00 – 84.99

AUD$9,000

Up to AUD$18,000
WAM 75.00 – 79.99 AUD$7,000 Up to AUD$14,000
WAM 70.00 – 74.99 AUD$5,000 Up to AUD$10,000

 

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

Undergraduate

undergraduate score scholarship value per year1 total scholarship value over 3 years2 total scholarship value over 4 years3
ATAR 98.00 AUD$15,000 Up to AUD $45,000 Up to AUD $60,000
ATAR 95.00 – 97.99 AUD$10,000 Up to AUD $30,000 Up to AUD $40,000
ATAR 90.00 – 94.95 AUD$8,000 Up to AUD $24,000 Up to AUD $32,000
ATAR 85.00 – 89.95 AUD$5,000  Up to AUD $15,000  Up to AUD $20,000

 

1Based on two semesters of full-time study.
2Based on six semesters of full-time study.
3Based on eight semesters of full-time study, when enrolled in an eligible undergraduate degree which runs over 4 years (Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours), Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science (Honours), any Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s).

Undergraduate

undergraduate score scholarship value per year1 total scholarship value over 3 years2 total scholarship value over 4 years3
ATAR 99.80 AUD$12,000 Up to AUD $36,000 Up to AUD $48,000
ATAR 98.00 – 99.75 AUD$9,000 Up to AUD $27,000 Up to AUD $36,000
ATAR 93.00 – 97.95 AUD$7,000 Up to AUD $21,000 Up to AUD $28,000
ATAR 88.00 – 92.95 AUD$5,000  Up to AUD $15,000  Up to AUD $20,000

 

1Based on two semesters of full-time study.
2Based on six semesters of full-time study.
3Based on eight semesters of full-time study, when enrolled in an eligible undergraduate degree which runs over 4 years (Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours), Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science (Honours), any Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s).

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 70.00 – 74.99 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 in 2021 and $12,000 per year in 2022.

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).

View full terms and conditions

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:

  • Direct Pathway to Medicine
  • Direct Pathway to Pharmacy
  • Direct Pathway to Dental 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 (01890)
  • Graduate Certificate in Fieldwork Practice (12270)
  • Juris Doctor (20820)
  • Master of Pharmacy (51500)
  • Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (53370)
  • Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Psychology (54570)
  • Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (54580)
  • Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis (70230)
  • Graduate Certificate in the Diagnosis and Assessment of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) (73260)
  • Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520)
  • Master of Clinical Audiology (90540)
  • Doctor of Podiatric Surgery (90830)
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (90870)
  • Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (90840)
  • Doctor of Medicine (90850)
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (90860)
  • Doctor of Optometry (91590)
  • UWA Micro-credentials

Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s eligibility

The following Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees are considered eligible. The scholarship incorporates both the undergraduate and postgraduate components.

  • Bachelor of Science and Master of Biological Science (CM010)
  • Bachelor of Science and Master of Geoscience (CM009)
  • Bachelor of Science and Master of Environmental Science (CM008)
  • Bachelor of Science and Master of Biotechnology (CM007)
  • Bachelor of Science and Master of Biological Science (CM005)
  • Bachelor of Science and Master of Biomedical Science (CM004)
  • Combined Bachelors-Masters Double Award Package in Economics (CM002)

Eligible regions

South Asia
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • India
  • Maldives
  • Sri Lanka
Southeast Asia
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
North Asia
  • China
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • Japan
  • Macau SAR
  • Mongolia
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
Africa
  • Botswana
  • Kenya
  • Mauritius
  • South Africa
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
North America
  • Canada
  • United States of America
Latin America
  • Argentina
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Suriname
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
Europe
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Kosovo
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russian Federation
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

How to apply

Send your Sport CV, outlining your recent achievements in high-performance sport and referees from your previous coaches or state organisations, to UWA Sport. Academic eligibility based on ATAR/WAM requirements will assessed separately as part of your application to study.

Contact us

Phone

Phone

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

+61 8 6488 1000