Scholarship for Scientific Excellence

Postgraduate Category

The School of Engineering and Information Technology will be competitively awarding multiple scholarships of valued atbetween $5,000 - $10,000 each to domestic applicants commencing a Masters by Coursework course, located in the School of Engineering and Information Technology (listed here), who demonstrate a pursuit for scientific excellence.

Scholarships are competitively awarded to students commencing a Murdoch University Postgraduate course and major offered by the School of Engineering and Information Technology who have achieved an average grade of HD or GPA of 3.5/4.0 or equivalent in an undergraduate course prior to application.


Multiple scholarships are available.


$5,000 - 10,000 subject to enrollment in a Masters by Coursework

(Please note that the completion of a Grad Dip and then enrolment in a Masters course would result in 1 x payment of $5,000. Enrolment directly into Masters would result in 2 x payments of $5,000.)


Opens:  Monday 30 September 2019
Closes:  Sunday 02 February 2020


Subject to the terms and conditions of the award being met, throughout the scholarship recipients study at Murdoch University, the award is paid in two equal instalments directly to a nominated recipient's bank account over two semesters.


To be eligible for the award, applicants must:

  • Be a domestic student;
  • Study full time at the Perth campus;
  • Have applied to study one of the Masters by Coursework degrees offered by the School of Engineering and Information Technology (see list on application form).
  • Have applied for this course before the Semester deadline. 
  • Have achieved a grade average of HD or GPA of 3.5/4.0 in an undergraduate course, prior to application.
More info:

In addition to the Scholarship amount, students interested in research will be paired with an Academic mentor for the duration of their study and will have access to a further $3,000. This can be put towards travel or costs associated with research.


Please note this scholarship does not include:

  • Honours Studies
  • Graduate Certificates
  • Graduate Diplomas
  • Courses located outside the School of Engineering and Information Technology

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

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.