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UN Women Australia MBA Scholarship

Leadership is in our DNA. And MBA.
Study Australia's No. 1 MBA with a full scholarship worth over $60,000. Applications open on Monday 14 February 2022.

We are offering a full scholarship for our part-time MBA program, valued at over $60,000, to recognise outstanding leadership, with a commitment to enhancing women’s rights and opportunities.

The University of Sydney Business School and UN Women Australia share a commitment to advancing gender equality in the workplace. We have partnered with UN Women Australia to recognise outstanding leadership, with a commitment to enhancing women’s rights and opportunities.

About the MBA

Our part-time MBA has a strong focus on developing the personal and interpersonal skills needed to lead in today’s hyper-connected, global environment – so that you can become your future anything.

Ranked No.1 in Australia, the degree is designed for professionals with 3-5 years of relevant experience looking to take their career to the next level and break into senior management.

The part-time MBA scholarship is open to applicants who meet the eligibility criteria for the program, and covers full tuition fees for a maximum of four years of part-time study.

Application process

Entrants must complete an initial application and submit a statement of motivation.

Applications open
Monday 14 February 2022

Applications close
10am, Monday 28 March 2022

Shortlisted applicants are required to attend an online group discussion forum and submit a short reflective essay.

Discussion forum 
Friday 22 April 2022

Reflective essays due
10am, Monday 25 April 2022

Shortlisted applicants are invited to attend an interview with the judging panel.

Finalist interviews 
Wednesday 25 May 2022

Recipient announced
Friday 27 May 2022

How to apply

  1. Register your interest to apply
  2. Submit an online application form via our website (application instructions will be provided after you register your interest)
  3. Upload a copy of your CV, academic transcript, and personal statement of motivation detailing:
    • Leadership experience and potential in their chosen field
    • A demonstrated commitment to enhancing women’s leadership
    • An interest in international relations, gender and development; and
    • A passion for using business skills to drive social change


The UN Women Australia MBA scholarship is open to all applicants who meet the eligibility criteria for admission to the part-time MBA at the University of Sydney.

Applicants need not have applied for the degree prior to applying for the scholarship – however – only those applicants deemed eligible for entry to the part-time MBA via the prevailing admissions processes are eligible to be awarded the scholarship.

The degree is currently not available to international students requiring a student visa. Current students enrolled in the University of Sydney MBA, University of Sydney employees and UN Women Australia employees are not eligible to apply.

About the partnership

The Business School and UN Women Australia joined forces in 2014 in a shared effort to promote gender equality at the most senior levels of the nation's public, corporate and not-for-profit sectors, and in a united goal to further women's education.

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Meet our previous recipients

Our partnership with UN Women Australia has made it possible for 20 inspiring leaders to undertake our MBA programs.

The calibre of our recipients is a true testament to the work being done by these individuals to advance gender equality and make an impact in their communities through their expertise and influence. Read their stories.

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