Faculty of Science

Scholarships and awards

Further information

Undergraduate majors

Why Study Science at UWA?

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

New! The Dean’s Excellence in Science PhD Scholarships:
Applications now open for 2017

The Faculty of Science is offering a limited number of prestigious postgraduate research scholarships to academically outstanding international and domestic students wishing to undertake a research doctorate degree (PhD) in the Faculty of Science.

Read more about the scholarship package.

2017 Fulbright postgraduate opportunities

The Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship allows postgraduate students undertaking their Australian PhD to conduct a period of research and/or study in the U.S.; OR supports enrolment in a U.S. postgraduate program such as a Master's degree, and goes across all disciplines.

Other scholarships for domestic students

Undergraduate scholarships

A number of scholarships are awarded for undergraduate study.

Postgraduate/Higher Degree by Research

All domestic postgraduate students may apply for the Faculty's new $50,000 scholarships, as detailed on this page.


UWA offers a number of specific    science scholarships for Honours.

Other scholarships for international students

Postgraduate/Higher Degree by Research

All international postgraduate students may apply for the Faculty's new $50,000 scholarships as detailed at the top of this page.

Science International Masters Scholarships

UWA invites high achieving students undertaking graduate studies to apply for a newly launched $2 million scholarship program for coursework master's degrees, including the Science International Masters Scholarships.

Science International Postgraduate Merit Awards   

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

  • These awards are only available to full-fee paying international students who commence a Master's by Coursework in the Faculty of Science in 2016 or 2017.
  • Awards are valued at either $12,000 or $6000 (payable after census date each semester) e.g. for the $12,000 award, student will receive $3000 each semester over the two year Master course.
  • Students who are in receipt of a full-fee paying scholarship (for example Australian Awards) are not eligible.
  • To be considered for an International Science Postgraduate Merit Award, 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
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Ecotourism
  • Environmental Science
  • Exercise Science
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Geoscience
  • Health Science
  • Human Biology
  • Hydrogeology   
  • Industrial and Organisation Psychology
  • International Development
  • Physics
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Scholarships for Future International Students

Check out the full range of scholarships UWA offers to prospective international students.


UWA offers a number of specific science scholarships for Honours.

More information is available from the Scholarships Office.