Wednesday, July 22, 2009

MBA Scholarships for International Students

The below opportunity is available only for one position. It is tough to get it but its worth applying for...

For International Students

UQ Business School is delighted to announce four full fee-waiver scholarships for international students entering the full-time MBA in 2010.
Three of these scholarships are open to people applying from Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Great Britain (including British Nationals Overseas). One full fee-waiver scholarship is available to students applying from India to study in 2010.
To win a scholarship you must meet all the standard entry criteria for acceptance into the program (GMAT, English language proficiency, and work experience) as well as:
Terms and conditions apply.

How to apply

To apply for this scholarship you must have already submitted an application for entry into the MBA program in 2010 and received a UQ Student Number.
To apply for a scholarship, please forward a covering letter that clearly indicates your UQ Student Number as well as:
To: MBA Director
University of Queensland Business School University of Queensland St Lucia Queensland 4072 Australia
Shortlisted candidates will be required to participate in a face-to-face or phone interview.
Applications for the scholarships close on November 30, 2009.
Applications for admission to the MBA program should be submitted separately to your scholarship application either online or to the International Education Directorate.

Personal statement

Write no more than 1000 words (use 1.5 spacing and 12 point font).
You must supply a personal statement in support of the application. Your statement should:
  • explain why you want to undertake the MBA at UQ Business School
  • describe what value you think you will bring to your fellow MBA students
  • outline your long-term career goals
  • provide evidence of your leadership skills and community involvement.


To be considered, you must supply two references as follows:
  • professional reference from a current or former supervisor or manager
  • character reference.


If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to attend an interview (in your country of residence) or to participate in a phone interview.

Phone interview

If you are shortlisted and UQ Business School is unable arrange an in-country interview for you, we will ask you to participate in a phone interview.

Terms and conditions

Tuition-Fee Waiver Scholarship Eligibility

This tuition-fee waiver scholarship is for students from Europe and India applying to study the MBA at UQ on a full-time basis in 2009.

Tuition-Fee Waiver Scholarship Benefits

The tuition-fee waiver covers program tuition fees for the minimum number of units required to complete the program unless otherwise stated.
The tuition-fee waiver scholarship does NOT provide for
  • Books/photocopying
  • Tuition fees for repeating failed courses.

Duration of the Waiver

The maximum period of tenure for the tuition-fee waiver is for the duration of the program unless otherwise stated.

Termination of the Tuition-Fee Waiver Scholarship

The tuition-fee waiver scholarship will be terminated:
  • If, after due inquiry, the UQ Business School concludes that the student has not fulfilled obligations of the program and/or the University, or is not making satisfactory progress.
  • If the student has not resumed study after an approved maximum period of deferment of 1 year.
  • If the students transfers to another program in UQ or withdraws from the University.
Please note: approval from the University is required if a student wishes to transfer or withdraw from the program. The University may require the student to repay the tuition-fee waiver.
  • If the student fails to maintain full-time study.

Obligations of Students

  • Students are expected to fulfil all requirements associated with their student visas.
  • Student shall diligently and to the best of their ability apply themselves to the successful completion of their degree program.
  • Students are required to conform to University regulations (including disciplinary provisions).
  • Notification in writing to the Head of School is required if the student
    • wishes to defer, transfer or withdraw from the approved program
    • wishes to apply for an extension
    • is absent for any reason (other than recreation leave) for a period of 14 days or more from the place of study, except with prior approval of the Head of School.
  • Student is required to pay the tuition costs of any failed course that must be repeated.