VICS – African Women in STEM Awards in Melbourne University Australia 2021

The Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship for African Women in STEM application is currently open for the 2021/22 session.

It provides a partial tuition fee scholarship for outstanding female students from certain African countries. This scholarship is introduced to support those who share the passion to study in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, elite and highly ranked programs at Macquarie University.

The Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship – African Women in STEM is highly competitive and will be awarded to ONE student in the year 2021 or 2022.

Worth of Award

  • Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship for African Women in STEM is a partial scholarship that covers 50% of the total tuition fee. It will be applied towards your tuition fee when you commence your study at Macquarie University.
  • This scholarship does NOT provide financial support in the form of a living allowance, nor does it provide for the cost of visa application, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), airfares, accommodation, conferences, or other costs associated with the study.
  • The Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship – African Women in STEM is a single scholarship and not available to be renewed.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

    • Be a female.
    • Have a citizenship of a country within the Sub-Saharan Africa region*.
    • Have met the University’s academic and English requirements for the course to be considered for a scholarship.
    • Hold a full offer of admission or package offer with English for a coursework program that is listed as in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at Macquarie University (North Ryde Campus).
    • Have a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0 for postgraduate applications and a minimum ATAR equivalent of 90 out of 100 for undergraduate applications.
    • Commence the degree program in 2021 or 2022. Commencement may not be deferred.
    • Have applied for a course that has a full-time study load.
    • Have applied for a program that is longer than one session in duration.
    • Upon receipt of the scholarship application, students will be contacted with further details on submitting a selfie video as part of the assessment process.
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You are not eligible if:

  • You are a citizen of Australia, New Zealand, or hold permanent residency in Australia.
  • You are currently enrolled at Macquarie University for a program that is equivalent in level.
  • You have completed the same level or a higher level of study previously.
  • You are in receipt of another equivalent or major award or scholarship from Macquarie University unless you are advised otherwise by the representative of Macquarie University.
  • You are a Study Abroad or an Exchange student coming to Macquarie University.
  • You have applied or are currently enrolled at Macquarie University International College.

*Eligible countries include:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, United Republic of Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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How to Apply

  • Applicants must complete an online course application form. Once your course application has been processed, you will receive a Macquarie University Student Number which is compulsory to submit the online scholarship application form.
  • Applicants must complete an online scholarship application form and type “African Women STEM” in the Scholarship Name field.
  • We will be in touch with you regarding sending your selfie video provided if you are assessed as to have met all other eligibility criteria.

Deadline: Applications are curently ongoing, applicants are advised to apply early.

 

Click here for more details and to apply

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