Scholarships for Scientific Excellence

Honours Category

The School of Engineering and Information Technology will be competitively awarding multiple scholarships of $5,000 each to domestic applicants who demonstrate a pursuit for scientific excellence and are commencing in one of the Honours courses located in the School of Engineering and Information Technology.

Scholarships are competitively awarded to students commencing a Murdoch University Honours degree and major offered by the School of Engineering and Information Technology (as shown on the application form), who have achieved a HD or GPA of 3.5/4.0 or equivalent in an Undergraduate course prior to application.


Multiple scholarships are available.




Opens: Monday 30 September, 2019
Closes: Sunday 01 March, 2020


Subject to the terms and conditions of the award being met, throughout the scholarship recipient's study at Murdoch University, the award is paid in two equal instalments directly to a recipient's nominated bank account over two consecutive semesters. In other words, for those that commence their study in Semester 1 of 2019:

  • The first instalment will be paid after the Semester 1,  2019 census date;
  • The second instalment will be paid after the Semester 2, 2019 census date.

To be eligible for the award, applicants must:

  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident;
  • Study full time at Perth campus;
  • Have applied to Murdoch University to study an Honours course specialising in one of the majors offered by the School of Engineering and Information Technology (see list on application form); and
  • Have achieved an average grade of HD or GPA of 3.5/4.0 in an undergraduate course prior to application.
More info:

Please note this scholarship does not include:

For terms and conditions, please see the application form below.

How to apply


Download and complete the application form.


Email the following documents to

  • Completed application from
  • A copy of your Undergraduate transcript
  • A personal statement explaining the area of research interest and how the scholarship will assist (no more than two A4 pages)
  • The written confirmation from your prospective Honours Supervisor confirming supervision of your project.

What happens next?

Applicants will be assessed based on the published eligibility criteria. If the number of eligible applications exceeds the number of awards that can be granted, award applicants will be ranked and awards made based on highest ATAR scores or IB equivalents in the first instance and then by recommended subjects followed by English competence levels.