Macquarie University announces scholarships worth AUD 1.8 Million for Indian women and undergraduate students

Scholarships will support postgraduate female students and undergraduates with tuition fee waivers

New Delhi, December 26, 2016: Macquarie University today announced scholarship valued at more than AUD 1.8 million for outstanding students in India, with a focus on support and opportunities for postgraduate female students and undergraduate students across all Macquarie courses.

The Macquarie International Women’s Scholarship for postgraduate female students will enable women in India to achieve their career goals by improving the affordability of acquiring an internationally renowned Masters degree from Macquarie. The scholarship will provide for up to AUD 11,000 in tuition fees for the full duration of the course.

The Macquarie University Undergraduate Scholarship is being offered to applicants applying for undergraduate degrees and provides for up to AUD 17,000 in tuition fees for the full duration of the course for academic session commencing in 2017.

“Macquarie has one of the most generous scholarship programs in Australia, and we are excited to launch this program providing fantastic support to stand-out undergraduate students as well as exceptional female postgraduate candidates. We look forward to receiving applications from some of the brightest young minds in India” said Pro Vice-Chancellor, International, Nicole Brigg.

Applicants for both scholarships will be required to meet the English requirements for the course they have selected and meet a minimum academic score in their last completed qualification.

About Macquarie University, Australia

Established in Sydney in 1964, Macquarie University is consistently ranked amongst the Top 10 universities in Australia (ARWU, 2015) and Top 250 in the world (QS, 2015). It is ranked amongst the top 100 in the world in nine disciplines (QS 2015 rankings by subject). It was created during a time of extraordinary social transformation to be a different kind of university: it was, and will always be, a bold experiment in higher education. True to its founders' vision, the University has challenged the conventional thinking of academia through innovations in its campus set-up, curricula, interdisciplinary research and engagement with industry and the wider community.

Macquarie's approach has paid off. Hundred percent of its research activity is rated through the ‘Excellence in Research for Australia’ initiative at world standard or higher, and it has received a rating of 5 stars across all categories measured by QS. 90% of its graduates under the age of 25 are employed within 6 months of completing their studies. More importantly, the University has helped to form generations of individuals who are audacious and responsible leaders in their field and active members of their communities.