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About the GWP Ken Thiess Memorial Scholarship

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The aim of this scholarship is to build capacity in female water leadership in Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) and in doing so, to improve the implementation of IWRM in the home nation of the scholar.

 

The scholarship includes tuition fees and living expenses for a female candidate from a developing country to come to Australia and study the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management, commencing in 2014.

 

This scholarship is administered by the International WaterCentre and funded through the support of two generous donors: the Global Water Partnership (GWP) and the Thiess Family Trust who provided funds in memory of their son, Ken Thiess, who died performing engineering duties on the construction of the Snowy Mountains Scheme.

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IWC Master of Integrated Water Management

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The course is taught by international leaders in a broad spectrum of disciplines and delivered by the International WaterCentre. Graduates gain the research, strategic and managerial skills they need to advance their careers in the water sector and become future leaders in integrated water management.

 

The course runs over two years and comprises four compulsory course units (first semester) and a research thesis (three semesters).

 

Graduates will receive an internationally recognised degree endorsed by four leading Australian Universities.

 

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Download Master of Philosophy in Integrated Water Management PDF

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Scholarship Value

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The scholarship is valued at approximately AU$ 83,368* which includes:

  • Full-tuition fees for the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management program commencing in 2014 (valued at AU$ 48,240 over 18 months);
  • Cost of student visa for a single student (valued at AU$ 500)
  • One return flight between country of origin and Brisbane, Australia to a maximum cost of AU$ 3,000;
  • Overseas Student Health Cover for 18 months (valued at AU$ 778 for 18 months);
  • Living expenses stipend (valued at EUR 20,000 or AU$ ~$29,000* for 18 months), payable in equal monthly instalments in Australian dollars
  • Attendance at the 17th International Riversymposium conference in 2014 (valued at AU$ 1,850).
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Eligibility Requirements

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To be eligible to apply for the scholarship you need to:

  • Be a female, citizen of one of the GWP 84 partner countries ^ (note that affiliation to the GWP is not required, you only need to be a citizen of one of these countries)
  • Have at least five years of experience in the water sector managing Integrated Water Resource Management projects
  • Apply for admission in the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM) program as an international student and meet the entry requirements:

              a) A completed undergraduate degree in a related field of study from an internationally-recognised institution

              b) English language proficiency, as demonstrated by an officially recognised test of English language proficiency (see The University of Queensland requirements)

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How to Apply

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For further information and to apply for the scholarship, please visit the International WaterCentre website

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Student Profiles

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Name: Indrawan Prabaharyaka

Age: 27

Country of Birth: Indonesia

Academic Background: Environmental Engineering

First Year of Scholarship: 2012

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