Faculty of Science

Scholarships and awards

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Master of Science (thesis & coursework)

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Both the University and the Faculty offer a range of scholarships and awards to our students.

The University's awards include:

Domestic students

Undergraduate scholarships

A number of Faculty-specific undergraduate scholarships are awarded for undergraduate study.

Master's by Coursework bursaries

The Faculty of Science offers a number of Master's by Coursework bursaries:

  • These $2,000 merit bursaries are available to domestic students commencing a Master's by Coursework in the Faculty of Science in Semester 1 2015.
  • To be eligible, the student must have a WAM of 70 or above.
  • The bursaries are a one-off payment of $2,000.
  • The bursaries will be paid after the successful completion of 24 points of study.
  • Students do not need to apply. All students commencing a Science Master's coursework on a full-fee paying basis will be considered automatically.
  • Successful students will be notified by offer letter. Unsuccessful candidates will not be notified.

International students

University scholarships

The University of Western Australia offers a range of scholarships to prospective international students.

Science International Postgraduate Merit scholarships

The Faculty of Science offers international students a number of Postgraduate Merit scholarships:

  • These scholarships are only available to full-fee paying international students who commence a Master's by Coursework in the Faculty of Science in 2015 or 2016.
  • Scholarships are valued at either $12,000 or $6,000 (payable after census date each semester) e.g. for the $12,000 scholarship, student will receive $3,000 each semester over the two year Master course.
  • Students who are in receipt of another scholarship (for example Australian Awards) are not eligible.
  • To be considered for an International Science Master's Merit Scholarship, applicants need to have accepted an offer for one of the Faculty of Science Master's courses.
  • Students do not need to apply. All international students commencing a Science Master's coursework will be considered automatically.
  • Candidates will be ranked by the Faculty of Science Scholarship Selection Committee. Selection will be based on academic merit.
  • Successful students will be notified. Unsuccessful candidates will not be notified.
Eligible degrees:
  • Agricultural Science
  • Anatomical Sciences
  • Biological Arts
  • Biological Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Ecotourism
  • Environmental Science
  • Exercise Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Geoscience
  • Health Science
  • Human Biology
  • Hydrogeology
  • Industrial and Organisation Psychology
  • International Development
  • Physics
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Singaporean and Malaysian students

The Faculty of Science also awards a number of scholarships specifically for Singaporean and Malaysian students


UWA offers a number of specific science scholarships for honours.

More information is available from the Scholarships Office.

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