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UN Women Australia Global Executive MBA Scholarship

A postgraduate coursework scholarship
Tuition fee scholarship to support female Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) students at the University of Sydney Business School.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
66% of tuition fees
  • Eligible to study the Executive MBA
24 August 2020 12 October 2020

How to apply

Applications are made via the admission process for the EMBA. Register your interest here.

Benefits

This scholarship is worth 66 percent of degree tuition fees, tenable for the duration of the degree (1.5 years).

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be eligible to study the Executive MBA
  • not be an employee of the University of Sydney or UN Women National Committee Australia.

Note: This scholarship is not available to international students requiring a student visa. 

Background

This scholarship aims to advance the commitment shared by the Sydney Business School and the UN Women National Committee Australia to women’s leadership and accelerating progress towards gender equality.

1. Background

a. The UN Women Australia supports the work of UN Women by raising public awareness of gender and development issues. Through education women gain the knowledge to put in place policies, services and resources to fulfil the UN Women's mission for gender equality and the empowerment of women.

b. To advance our shared commitment to women's leadership and accelerating progress towards gender equality, the University of Sydney Business School and UN Women Australia are pleased to offer the 'UN Women Australia Global Executive MBA Scholarship'.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria for admission to the Executive Master of Business Administration course at the University of Sydney.

b. This scholarship is not available to employees of the University of Sydney nor employees of the UN Women Australia.

c. This scholarship is not currently available to international students requiring a student visa.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the applicant passing the selection process as follows:

I. Applications for admission to the Global Executive MBA Program must include previous transcripts, a curriculum vitae, and a personal statement detailing what the applicant hopes to achieve professionally and personally by completing the University of Sydney Global Executive MBA, and how they demonstrate the following characteristics:

i. Leadership experience and potential in their chosen field,

ii. A demonstrated commitment to enhancing women’s leadership,

iii. An interest in international relations, gender and development, and

iv. A passion for using business skills to drive social change.

II. Eligible applicants will be invited to participate in a ‘Discussion Forum’ hosted by the University of Sydney Business School, whereby a 1-2 page reflective essay will be required for submission to advance to the next round.

III. The selection committee for this Scholarship will shortlist a maximum of three applicants on the basis of each applicant’s

i. Academic merit,

ii. Personal statement, and

iii. Reflective essay.

IV. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a final interview with the UN Women Australia and Global Executive MBA Scholarship selection committee

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by the selection committee, comprising of at least, one representative from UN Women Australia, the Dean of the University of Sydney Business School or their nominated delegate, and an alumnus of this program.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship will cover 66% of the tuition fees for the duration of the recipient’s Global Executive MBA program, on the basis the student remains enrolled full-time.

b. The Scholarship does not cover the Student Services and Amenities fee (SSAF), travel costs, and the relevant in-country fees for each residential unit of study.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted, and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university.

d. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

e. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain a minimum Semester Average Mark (SAM) of 65 each semester.

b. Recipients will only be permitted to suspend their studies due to exceptional circumstances. Requests to suspend must be approved by the Director of the Executive MBA Program.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,

II. commences part-time study without prior approval,

III. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

IV. is determined by the University to be guilty of serious misconduct, including, but not limited to, having provided false or misleading information as part of their Scholarship application,

V. accepts an alternative scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney for the same purpose as this Scholarship,

VI. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or

VII. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.

b. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error.

c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or the Scholarship is terminated under any instance in the Termination Clause of these terms and conditions, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.