Applications are invited for Fully Funded Government of Australia Fully Funded MSc Fellowships in Australia. Applications are open for international students to pursue MSc for the 2018-19 academic year.
The aim of this scholarships is to encourage and support academically able and talented students.
|Providers||:||The World Maritime University (WMU)|
|Field of Study||:||Maritime Affairs programme|
Benefits of Government of Australia Fully Funded MSc Fellowships:
- Paying the full fellowship fee of $57,700 includes accommodation provided by WMU, a monthly living allowance, and an airline ticket home at the end of the programme.
Eligibility for Government of Australia Fully Funded MSc Fellowships:
Eligible Countries: These fellowships are open for applicants from South Pacific Regions:
Cook Islands Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
Entrance Requirements for Government of Australia Fully Funded MSc Fellowships: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
WMU admits students who are already established in careers in the maritime field. The Admissions Board will consider only those applicants who meet the following general entrance requirements:
- A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, or an equivalent university qualification
- The highest grade certificate of competency for unrestricted service as master mariner or chief engineer, or equivalent maritime qualifications
- Substantial, directly relevant professional experience
- Competence in English language, demonstrated by an internationally recognized standard test (See the full English language requirements on the next page)
- Computer competence (at least the ability to use Microsoft Office)
Solid computer skills are essential since students are required to use computers from the beginning of the first semester to write their examination answers, complete assignments, and carry out research and other projects. Applicants who lack computer and keyboard skills cannot be accepted. From the group of applicants who meet these general entrance requirements, the Admissions Board will select only the best-qualified candidates, taking into account all their qualifications and achievements.
Additional Entrance Requirements: Accelerated Programme
In addition to meeting the requirements outlined above, applicants for advanced standing must demonstrate they have already covered the content of the first semester of the standard programme. The additional qualifications required are:
- A postgraduate qualification in an area directly relevant to the specialization the student intends to follow
- Senior level, directly relevant professional experience
- Proficiency in English without attending the English and Study Skills Programme, and with an appropriate score in the writing skills section of the test. The tests and marks required are specified under “English language requirements”
- Excellent IT skills
Applicants to the accelerated programme must supply detailed transcripts from their undergraduate and postgraduate study. In lieu of transcripts detailed syllabi, the marks gained, and a full academic reference must be supplied.
Special Information for South African Applicants
Applicants from South Africa can seek funding for their studies from TETA, the Transport Education and Training Authority.
English Language Requirements: The English and Study Skills Programme (ESSP) is for anyone who needs to communicate more effectively in English in the maritime field. ESSP students are typically:
- WMU students enrolled in the ESSP as a condition of entry into the MSc programme
- WMU students who elect to take the ESSP in preparation for the MSc programme
- Non-WMU students who wish to upgrade their professional and academic English communication skills in the maritime context.
Test Requirements: All applicants to the University must submit an internationally recognized English language proficiency test. Acceptable tests include IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge examinations, and GCE O-levels in English language. Other tests are accepted by the Admissions Board only under exceptional circumstances; applicants should check with the Registry in such cases.