University Awarded Scholarships
Academic Merit Scholarships
We seek to attract the very best and brightest students from around the world. Our competitive scholarship and awards program allows us to remove hurdles which may otherwise prevent deserving future leaders from attaining a prestigious Carnegie Mellon University degree.
The application assessment process for admission into Carnegie Mellon University Australia assesses both the applicant's strength for entrance into the program, while simultaneously assessing merit for a scholarship or award.
Successful awardees accept an ambassadorial role representing Carnegie Mellon Australia. Their role provides a unique responsibility and leadership development opportunities, including representing the university at networking events, alumni functions, industry gatherings and community engagement activities.
Current academic merit based scholarships for International students are valued at 10 - 40% for August 2016 and January 2017 Intake.
Carnegie Mellon University Australia provides academic merit based scholarships for:
- Master of Science Information Technology programs
- Master of Science Public Policy Management programs
Students applying for the global Master of Science Information Systems and global Master of Science Public Policy Management programs are awarded academic merit scholarships by Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
How to Apply
Application for a scholarship is integrated into the application process for your program. To apply ensure you tick the scholarship application box.
Scholarships are only awarded once a completed, eligible application is submitted. Confirmation of the scholarship value will be provided at the time of offer into the program.
The scholarships are established in honour of Alexander Downer AC and Mike Rann AC, two individuals who championed the establishment of Carnegie Mellon University Australia.
Mr Downer was the country's longest serving Foreign Minister (from 1996 to 2007) and sponsored the legislative reform that enabled CMU to establish its Asia-Pacific campus in Adelaide. Mr Rann was the Premier of South Australia from 2002 to 2011 who spearheaded the creation of the state's international university precinct in which CMU became the first international university to establish a campus in Australia.
For more information on how to apply, click here.
Government Awarded Scholarships
The Australia Awards Scholarships are administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. They provide opportunities for people from developing countries, particularly those countries located in the Indo-Pacific region, to undertake full time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities and TAFE institutions.
Carnegie Mellon University Australia programs, Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (MSPPM) and Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) are both eligible and suited for the Award. Carnegie Mellon University Australia has received many Australia Awardees into both programs.
Scholarship recipients will gain knowledge and skills that they can apply to the development of their home country upon completion of their study. Scholarships include full tuition, return economy airfares, a contribution to living expenses and basic medical insurance.
Applicants are encouraged to visit the Australia Awards website for more information on the participating countries, application opening and closing dates.
The Endeavour Scholarships is the Australian Government’s internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program enabling citizens of the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe and the Americas to undertake study, research or professional development in Australia. Awards are also available for Australians to do the same abroad.
Applications for the 2016 round are expected to open in April 2015. Applicants are encouraged to check the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships website closer to April 2015 for further information, applicant guidelines and eligibility criteria.
Applications for the 2016 Fulbright Scholarships are now open.
Please check website for 2016 applications.
Established in Australia in 1949, the Australian-American Fulbright Commission aims to promote mutual understanding through educational and cultural exchange between Australia and the United States.
Fulbright Scholarships are available to Postgraduate, Postdoctoral, Professional and Senior Scholar candidates in any academic discipline, as well as a Distinguished Chair in Agriculture & Life Sciences.
Value and duration
Various scholarships are available. For information, please visit the Fulbright Program website - http://www.fulbright.com.au/
Who is eligible?
- Australian Citizen
- Undertaking a Higher Degree By Research
- Academic and professional merit
- Research proposal
- Ambassadorial skills
- Performance in an interview
Please refer to the Fulbright application form and instructions available at http://www.fulbright.com.au/index.php/australian-applicants
Opening date : 1 May each year.
Closing date : 1 August each year.
Fulbright-Anne Wexler Master's Scholarships in Public Policy
Applications for the 2016 Anne Wexler Scholarships are now open.
Please check website for 2016 applications.
The Anne Wexler Scholarships are for postgraduate students with strong academic credentials and leadership potential to undertake a Master’s degree in Australia, or the United States, in the field of public policy. Key areas include health, sustainability, energy, climate change, regional security, political science, history or governmental relations.
Two Wexler Scholarships will be awarded annually.
- One for an Australian citizen to complete a U.S. Masters degree in Public Policy
- One for a U.S. citizen to complete an Australian Masters degree in Public Policy
The generous scholarship package is valued at up to AUD $140,000 and will be awarded for a maximum two year period.
- Living, travel, insurance & establishment allowances
- National Orientation Program and Presentation Dinner in Australia
- Enrichment Seminars in the United States with international Fulbright Scholars
- Distinguished professional network with U.S. and Australian Fulbright Alumni Associations
- A support agency in the U.S. that assists with visas, events, and networks
- Media and publicity support
The Anne Wexler Scholarships are part of the Australian Government’s Australia Awards Program and are funded through the Australian Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education and administered by the Australian-American Fulbright Commission.
Visit the Fulbright website for more information.