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Staff Postgraduate Coursework Study Scholarships
Applications for the 2021 Staff Postgraduate Coursework Study Scholarships are now CLOSED.
The attraction and retention of talented staff is a key element to achieving the objectives of the Sustaining Success staffing strategy. The Western Sydney Postgraduate Coursework Study Scholarships provide support in achieving postgraduate qualifications in management, leadership and a range of disciplines. It is one of the initiatives that Western has implemented in recent years to support the career development of our academic and professional staff.
The Scholarships offer reduced fees for ongoing academic and professional staff undertaking postgraduate study via coursework at Western Sydney University. Scholarship recipients pay $1000 per unit, and the Scholarship takes care of the rest. In addition, Scholarship recipients are eligible to apply for the Education Support Allowance (opens in a new window) provided by our Professional Development Policy.
An example of how the cost of a Western Sydney University Master of Business Administration can be reduced with a Staff Postgraduate Coursework Study Scholarship is shown below. The course requires the completion of sixteen units and can be completed in two years full-time or four years part-time. This example assumes the course is studied part-time, over four years, at four subjects per year.
Western Sydney University
M Business Administration
2020 Domestic Fees for 160 credit points (16 x $3,565 ea)
Fee reduction from Scholarship
Western Sydney University Education Support Allowance
Cost to Staff Member
In addition, you may be able to:
- Receive a FEE-HELP (Higher Education Loan Programme) loan
- Have greater access to library facilities as a staff member
- Claim study leave of up to 70 hours per annum (pro-rata for part-time employees)
- Claim self education expenses in your tax return
Eligibility to apply
- are ongoing, full-time or part-time Western Sydney staff with a minimum of 12 months of continuous service;
- have a limited-term contract with a minimum of 12 months continuous service. The limited-term contract must have a minimum of 2 years to run from the date the Postgraduate Scholarships close each year;
- can demonstrate how the scholarship will benefit their career and professional development, their organisational unit and/or the University overall;
- have been admitted to a Western Sydney University postgraduate course or satisfy all criteria for course admittance;
- are supported in their application by the Head of their organisational unit.
Scholarship recipients need to commence their postgraduate course and enrol in at least one unit within 9 months of receiving the Scholarship.
Application Criteria and Guidelines
Application Form and Closing Date
Applications for the 2023 Staff Postgraduate Coursework Study Scholarships are currently closed.
|Application Form||Closing Date|
|2022 Staff Postgraduate Coursework Study Scholarship Application Form (opens in a new window)||to be advised|
The 2021 Postgraduate Scholarships recipients were:
|2021 Recipients||Proposed Course of Study|
|Nola Baker, Disability Advisor, Equity Diversity and Support||Master of Project Management|
Helen Black, Lecturer, School of Business
|Master of Education (Leadership and Education)|
|Sonya Burr, Senior Manager - Finance Buisness Partnerships, Finance Office||Master of Business Administration|
|Ingrid Dernee, Course Quality Support Officer, Data Integrity, Quality and Operations||Graduate Certificate of Public Health|
|Lisa Focas, Business Administration Manager, Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (International)||Master of Business Administration (Operations Management)|
|Vanessa Fotheringham, Business Analyst, School of Humanities and Communication Arts||Graduate Certificate in Business|
|Gabrielle Griffiths, Manager, Strategy and Delivery, Office of the Vice-Chancellor and President||Master of Business Administration|
|Erin Mackenzie, Lecturer, School of Education||Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies|
|Fiona McDermid, Director of Student Engagement, School of Nursing and Midwifery||Graduate Certificate of Business|
For any questions regarding the Staff Postgraduate Coursework Study Scholarships, please contact the Office of People and Success via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Western Sydney University Postgraduate Study Scholarships Guidelines (PDF, 58.01 KB) (opens in a new window)
- How to access your Work Planning and Career Development Review (PDF, 679.54 KB) (opens in a new window)