Prestigious Western Australia Premier’s University Scholarship launches for international students

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This scholarship is for postgraduate international students enrolling in a Western Australian university
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Applications will open on 1 March 2023 for Semester 2, 2023. Find out more

The Western Australian Government has launched a $500,000 annual scholarship program aimed at attracting high-performing international postgraduate students to the State’s universities.

The prestigious Western Australia Premier’s University Scholarship opens on 1 March 2023 for Semester 2, 2023 applications. The annual scholarship provides 10 international postgraduate students with a one-off scholarship payment of $50,000.

The Western Australia Premier’s University Scholarship will run annually until 2026 providing a total of $2 million in scholarship support to international students over the four years. This program, including eligible markets and eligibility criteria, will be reviewed annually. The State’s five universities, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University, the University of Notre Dame (Fremantle) and the University of Western Australia, will award the $50,000 scholarship to two successful students.

In 2022-23, this scholarship is open to international students applying to study a postgraduate course in Western Australia from identified key offshore markets; Brazil, Colombia, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, India, Indonesia, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Singapore, South Africa, The Philippines, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.  Applications will be made directly to and assessed by the above universities.

Scholarships are an important tool in building Western Australia’s reputation as a reliable and desirable education destination. This funding forms part of the Western Australian Government’s $41.2 million in initiatives to support and attract international students.


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