Energy Leader Master Scholarships, University of Queensland, Australia

Deadline: 31 August 2012
Open to: university graduates (domestic and international) with a potential to become energy leaders for a low carbon world.
Scholarship: AU$22,000


As a result of the generous support of Xstrata Coal, every year the International Energy Centre offers scholarships to a small number of excellent candidates who are accepted into the IEC Master of Energy Studies. These scholarships are awarded to applicants who clearly demonstrate potential to become energy leaders for a low carbon world.
The scholarships are available to eligible applicants to study the IEC Master of Energy Studies program which commences in February 2013 (Semester 1).


The scholarship is only available to study the IEC Master of Energy Studies. It is not available for the IEC Graduate Diploma/Certificate programs or for any other program offered by The University of Queensland or any other institutions.
To apply for the scholarship, you must also apply for the MES program and meet the program entry requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree from an internationally-recognised institution
  • Three to five years practical experience in a related field is required
  • Englisch language skills as demonstrated by an officially recognised test of English language proficiency: UQ language requirements

The IEC selection panel will use the following selection criteria when assessing scholarship applications:

  • Academic record: an excellent academic record and a likelihood of success in further study
  • Professional record: relevant employment experience, achievements, membership of professional bodies and professional references
  • Commitment to integrated and interdisciplinary approaches to energy studies
  • Leadership qualities including collaboration and team work, flexibility, initiative, communication skills, integrity and vision through professional, educational, community and other achievement
  • Potential outcomes: the likelihood of positive impacts on the individual and the energy sector from participating in the MES program


The scholarships is available to domestic (domestic students include Australian/NZ citizens and Australian permanent residents) and international students and includes partial tuition fees (AU$22,000) to undertake the MES program (part-time or full-time study mode).
IEC Xstrata Energy Leader Scholarships fund partial tuition fees for a maximum of 24 units, to be completed over 1.5 years for full-time students, or 3 years for part-time students, including field placement/s. Deferment of studies due to unforeseen circumstances and implications for scholarship funding will be assessed individually.
International students on an Australian Student Visa are required to complete the program within the duration specified in the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). Requests for extensions to the period of study or temporary suspension of the scholarship must be made in writing to The University of Queensland for review on a case-by-case basis.
Financial assistance for Australian students
Australian students can apply for FEE-HELP, which enables eligible students to obtain a Federal Government loan to pay all or part of their tuition fees.
Tax incentives
The Australian Government offers a variety of tax benefits for people to enrol in professional development courses related to their field of work.
Financial assistance for citizens of USA, Canada, Europe, UK and Colombia
The University of Queensland participates in, and assists students to apply for student loan programs offered by their home countries to cover study and other related expenses while enrolled as a full-time student in our program.
For further information read here.


If you want to apply, please fill in the application form for Energy Leader Scholarships.

Questions regarding scholarships or program content:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +61 7 3129 5236

For further information read Scholarship terms and conditions.

The deadline is 31 August 2012.

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