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UN Women Australia MBA Scholarship

Two scholarships worth more than $60,000 each
We have partnered with UN Women Australia 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 are offering two scholarships for our flagship MBA programs, valued at over $60,000 each, to recognise outstanding leadership, with a commitment to enhancing women’s rights and opportunities.


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.

Our Executive MBA is ranked No.1 in Australia and has been specifically designed for senior executives with at least 10 years of experience, and it is ideally suited for seasoned professionals ready to extend their influence. 

The Global Executive MBA scholarship is open to applicants who meet the eligibility criteria for the program, and covers 66% of the tuition fees, tenable for the 1.5 year span of the degree.

Application process

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

Applications open
9am Monday 24 August 2020

Applications close
10am Monday 12 October 2020

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

Discussion forum 
Friday 30 October 2020 

Reflective essays due
Sunday 1 November 2020

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

Finalist interviews 
Friday 6 November 2020 (Global Executive MBA)
Wednesday 18 November 2020 (Part-time MBA)

Recipients announced
Monday 9 November 2020 (Global Executive MBA)
Friday 20 November 2020 (Part-time MBA)

How to apply

  • Register your interest to apply via our website
  • Submit an online application form via our website (instructions will be provided once the applicant has registered to apply)
  • 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 and Executive MBA scholarships are open to all applicants who meet the eligibility criteria for admission to the part-time MBA and 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 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.

Meet our previous recipients

Our partnership with UN Women Australia has made it possible for fourteen inspiring leaders to undertake the MBA.

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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