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Outstanding Academic Excellence Scholarship

The postgraduate Academic Scholarship at UOWD covers 15% to 25% of tuition fees each semester. The scholarship does not include textbooks, excursions, accommodation, living expenses or any other costs involved in undertaking study.

Scholarship Value

Two categories of scholarship are available to postgraduate students.

  • 25% scholarship
  • 15% scholarship

Within each category, the number of scholarships awarded is limited and you must meet the minimum selection criteria for the relevant category in order for your application to be considered.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • Applications are open to students of any citizenship.
  • Applications are open to new (entry level) students only who will be undertaking full time study.
  • Applicants must have achieved the minimum grades as listed in the Curriculum table below.
  • Applicants must meet all of the academic and admission criteria to be admitted to the University and be intending to enrol in the relevant session for which they have applied.

Minimum Grades for Postgraduate Applicants

Curriculum* Value of Scholarship
  25%                 15%
Australia 80% 75%
China 95% 90%
Egypt 85% 80%
India
75%
10 Point System : 9.0/10.0

4 Point System : 3.8/4.0
70%

10 Point System : 8.5/10.0

4 Point System : 3.5/4.0
Iran 17 16
Jordan 85% 80%
Kenya 76% 72%
Lebanon 16 15
Nigeria 75% 70%
Pakistan 75% 70%
Russia 4.8 4.7
UAE 3.8 3.5
UK 70% 65%
USA 3.8 3.5

* The above list is not exhaustive and results / curricula from other countries will be taken into consideration.

Requirements to Retain the Scholarship

Scholarships awarded to students are reviewed at the end of each semester (unless otherwise stated). In order to retain this Scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrol in a minimum of 2 subjects (mandatory) in Autumn and Spring
  • Maintain a WAM of ≥75 at the end of each semester
  • Receive no “Fail” (F or TF) grades

Scholarship holders failing to meet the above requirements will no longer be entitled to retain their scholarship and will therefore have to pay the relevant tuition fees in order to continue their studies.

Please refer to the Scholarship Application Procedures for further information.

Sports Scholarships - Adam Gilchrist Sports Award

This award, named after Australian cricketer and University of Wollongong ambassador, Mr Adam Gilchrist AM, is an annual title which is bestowed on two recipients, at either undergraduate or postgraduate level, in the Autumn semester (which begins in September). It offers the recipients a 50% bursary on their tution fees for the duration of their studies (subject to maintaining specified academic standards, sporting participation and enrolment crieria).  The scholarships do not include textbooks, excursions, accommodation, living expenses or any other costs involved in undertaking study.

Value

No. of Scholarships (UG and PG entrants)

50%

Sports scholarships are offered in the autumn semester and any balance thereofe in spring and summer.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Applicants for the Adam Gilchrist Sports Award must be a current and selected representative member of a sport (individual or team) in which UOWD fields an official team and/or competes on a regular basis. These include: football, basketball (Men’s and Women’s), volleyball, table tennis and cricket. You must participate at the emirate/state, national or international level and the sport must be sanctioned, authorised and/or controlled by a representative body (an association, federation, or committee) at a state, national or international level.

In addition, applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • For postgraduate applicants, a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 out of 4.0 or equivalent is required.
  • Applicants must meet all of the academic and admission criteria to be admitted to the University of Wollongong in Dubai and be intending to enrol in the relevant semester for which they have applied.
  • If successful, the applicant must become an active member of the UOWD team in the sport for which the Scholarship is awarded.

Requirements to Retain the Sports Scholarship

Scholarships awarded to students are reviewed at the end of each semester (unless otherwise stated). In order to retain a Scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrol in a minimum of 2 subjects (mandatory) in Autumn and Spring
  • Maintain a WAM of  ≥65 at the end of each semester
  • Receive no “Fail” (F or TF) grades

* In addition to the academic achievements required, Adam Gilchrist Sports Award recipients must have actively participated in all practice sessions and competitions for the UOWD sports team on which they are a member. Sports participation will be assessed by the Sports Coordinator. A brief report will be submitted to the Scholarship Committee at the end of the Autumn semester, and a full report will be submitted at the end of Spring semester.

Scholarship holders failing to meet the above requirements will no longer be entitled to retain their scholarship and will therefore have to pay the relevant tuition fees in order to continue their studies.

Please refer to the Scholarship Application Procedures and Closing Dates for further information.

Scholarship Application Procedures

If you would like to apply for any of the UOWD Scholarships, you should submit an Application for Scholarship form, along with supporting documentation relevant to your chosen Scholarship (academic transcripts, completion certificate(s), awards, referee reports, alumni ID, as appropriate) to the Registrar’s Department. Applications must be received by the closing date (as listed below) for current students and submitted via the Scholarship Form.

Application Closing Date

Late applications will not be considered.

Semester

Deadline

Autumn 2016 

31 August

 
Spring 2017 26 January 2017

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