Dean's Scholarship for Scientific Excellence

Undergraduate Category

The School of Engineering and Information Technology will be competitively awarding multiple scholarships of from $6,000 to $9,000 each to domestic applicants commencing an Undergraduate course, located in the School of Engineering and Information Technology (listed here), who demonstrate a pursuit for scientific excellence.

As a Dean’s Scholar, you will have access to any research facility in the School, will be paired with an academic mentor and will be provided with additional $2,000 to help you in pursuing your own research interests. As a Dean’s Scholar, you can spend this support to travel overseas to visit research groups, with the research placements facilitated by academic mentors.

Five scholarships will be reserved exclusively for students applying for admission into either:

Scholarships are competitively awarded to students commencing a Murdoch University Undergraduate degree and major offered by the School of Engineering and Information Technology (as shown on the application form), with either an ATAR of 90 and above, or equivalent exceptional performance in any STEM discipline prior to applying to Murdoch University.


Multiple scholarships are available.


$6,000 - $9,000; plus an additional $2,000 for research purposes.


Thursday 5 January 2017, 4.00pm (Australian WST).


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 the successful recipient's nominated bank account over two consecutive calendar years.

In other words, for those who commence their study in Semester 1 of 2017:

  • The first instalment will be paid after the Semester 1 2017 census date;
  • The second instalment will be paid after the Semester 1 2018 census date.

To be eligible for the award, applicants must:

  • Be a domestic student;
  • Have a West Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) or equivalent;
  • Have received an ATAR score of 90 or equivalent result within the last 18 months from the
    closing date of the award; and
  • Have applied to study a course specialising in one of the majors offered by the School of
    Engineering and Information Technology (see list on application form).
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Please note this scholarship does not include:

  • Honours Studies (except engineering)
  • 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.

2 Submit the completed application to

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.