Australia, the land of droughts and flooding rains is an ideal location to study water resource management issues.
Australia is the driest inhabited continent on earth. It is a country whose water resources are highly susceptible to changes in temperature and the hydrological regime.
The Australian water industry is globally respected for its knowledge and technical capability in a diverse range of water management practices, and Australian research efforts are increasingly recognising the importance of integrating different disciplines for more effective water policy.
Scholarships for Master of Integrated Water Management candidates
The International WaterCentre (IWC) provides education and training, applied research and knowledge services to implement a whole-of-water cycle approach and develop capacity in integrated water resource management.
The International WaterCentre (IWC) is offering a full scholarship (valued at AU$52,500 for 18 months of study) for high calibre candidates accepted into the Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM) commencing in Semester 1, 2018.
- May 1, 2017: Applications open
- July 31, 2017: Applications close
- August 23, 2017: Shortlisted applicants will be notified (via email)
- November 1, 2017: Scholarships Selection Panel will make a final decision on successful recipients (by this date)
- February 2018: the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management will commence at the University of Queensland
To apply for a scholarship, you must
- have completed an undergraduate degree in a related field of study from an internationally recognised institution; and
- have at least two years of professional experience (paid work or volunteering experience) relevant to the program.
Although professional experience is not essential for admission in the MIWM program, candidates with relevant professional experience have a higher chance of securing a scholarship.
The Scholarship Selection Panel will use the following selection criteria to assess and rank applications:
- Leadership qualities: including collaboration and team work, flexibility, initiative, communication skills, integrity and vision through professional, educational, community and other achievements.
- Professional and volunteering record: relevant employment and volunteering experience, achievements, membership of professional bodies and professional references.
- Academic record: an excellent academic record and a likelihood of success in further study.
- Commitment to promoting and driving the implementation of collaborative, whole-of-water-cycle, integrated and interdisciplinary approaches to water management.
- Potential outcomes: the likelihood of positive impacts on the individual and the water sector from participating in the MIWM program.
About the Master of Integrated Water Management
The Master of Integrated Water Management at the University of Queensland is one of the few courses in the world that takes a truly transdisciplinary, integrated approach to water management in both developed and developing country contexts. The degree is co-badged and co-delivered by leading industry practitioners and lecturers from International WaterCentre’s founding member universities: University of Queensland, Monash University, Griffith University, and the University of Western Australia.
The Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM) creates water leaders by drawing on international teaching and research from many fields to provide a transdisciplinary, whole-of-water-cycle approach. Students get the skills to consider the impacts of decisions systemically across environment, politics, law, science, culture, engineering, economics, health and society.
Program: Master of Integrated Water Management
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Duration: 1.5 years
Semester intake: February
Application deadline: November 29, 2017