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UN Women Australia MBA Scholarships

Applications now open.
UN Women Australia MBA scholarships worth over $60,000.

We are delighted to offer two UN Women Australia MBA scholarships for our part-time MBA and Global Executive MBA for Semester 1, 2025 valued at over $60,000 each. These scholarships recognise outstanding leadership, with a commitment to enhancing women’s rights and opportunities. 

Applications are now open and will close at 10am on Monday 19 August 2024. 

About the part-time 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. 

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

About the Global Executive MBA

Our Global Executive MBA takes you out of the classroom and around the world, giving you a range of unique experiences across Australia, Asia, India, Europe and the United States.

With a focus on experiential learning, disruption and adaptability, our Executive MBA will give you the opportunity to work with business leaders and global organisations to address dynamic and multifaceted problems.

The Global Executive MBA UN Women Australia Scholarship is open to applicants who meet the eligibility criteria for the program, and covers 66% of the tuition fees, tenable for the duration of the degree (1.5 years). 

Scholarship application process

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

Applications open
Monday 8 July 2024

Applications close
10am, Monday 19 August 2024

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

Discussion forum 
Friday 13 September 2024

Reflective essays due
10am, Monday 16 September 2024

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

Finalist interviews 
Thursday 17 October 2024

Recipient announced

How to apply

  1. Register your interest to apply for either the UN Women Australia MBA Scholarship or the UN Women Australia Global Executive MBA Scholarship.
  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 scholarships are open to all applicants who meet the eligibility criteria for admission to the part-time MBA or the Global Executive 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 or Global Executive MBA via the prevailing admissions processes are eligible to be awarded the relevant 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 University of Sydney Business School and UN Women Australia joined forces in 2014 and share a commitment to advancing gender 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.

We have partnered with UN Women Australia to recognise outstanding leadership, with a commitment to enhancing women’s rights and opportunities.

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Meet our previous recipients

Our partnership with UN Women Australia has made it possible for more than 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.