Scholarships

 

Scholarships offered by Swinburne

Swinburne Sarawak offers full scholarships and tuition bursaries to outstanding and deserving students. Students can apply for scholarships by completing the studentship and fee waiver application form and enclosing all supporting documents.

To be eligible for scholarships students will be assessed on:

  • Academic performance
  • Relevant research and work experience
  • Research publications or creative works
  • Alignment with the University's Key Research Areas

The University will continue monitoring students’ eligibility for the financial support schemes. Continuation of the scholarship is dependent on the student maintaining satisfactory progress.

Swinburne Tuition Fee Award

The Swinburne Tuition Fee Award is a merit based award, offering full or partial (30 - 100%) tuition fee waivers for PhD or Master by Research candidates.

The Swinburne Tuition Fee Award is granted for 3 years to PhD candidates and for 18 months to Master by Research candidates.

Applications are open year round. Students should submit their application form and supporting documents to the School of Research at the same time they apply for admission to a research degree.

Recipients of this Fee Waiver Award will be required to contribute a stipulated number of contact hours per week towards their faculty's teaching and research activities.

For more information please contact hdradmission@swinburne.edu.my at the School of Research.

Swinburne Research Studentship

Applications for Swinburne Research Studentships are open to PhD and Master by Research candidates. The Studentships provide successful applicants with a full tuition fee waiver, plus a monthly stipend.

The Swinburne Research Studentship is granted for 36 months to PhD candidates and for 18 months to Master by Research candidates.

Applications are open year round. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews, which are held at least twice per year. These can be conducted face-to-face, or by Skype.

Students should submit their application form and supporting documents to the School of Research at the same time they apply for admission to a research degree.

Recipients of this scholarship will be required to contribute a stipulated number of contact hours per week towards their faculty's teaching and research activities.

For more information please contact hdradmission@swinburne.edu.my at the School of Research.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s Travel Award

Swinburne Sarawak provides opportunities for its students to gain international research experience through the Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s Travel Award. This award is a travel bursary of RM30,000 for research students to visit or study in an international university or research institution for a period of time during their candidature.

Criteria:

  • Students must be enrolled in a full-time postgraduate research program.
  • Students should have an associate supervisor from the prospective university and an invitation or acceptance letter from the receiving research institution.
  • The prospective university has to be in the top 400 globally ranked universities according to the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) list. Research Institutions that have an equivalent international research integrity would be considered.
  • The award will be granted subject to satisfactory progress of candidature.

For more information please contact hdradmission@swinburne.edu.my at the School of Research.

The MARii - Swinburne Transport Innovation Research Scholarship

The MARii - Swinburne Transport Innovation Research Scholarship program, in collaboration with the Malaysia Automotive Robotics & IOT Institute (MARii), supports researchers in finding novel solutions for challenges in the transport and automotive manufacturing industry. This scholarship program will facilitate the research and development of new and innovative technologies in automotive, energy storage, policies and personal mobility products.

We are seeking Master by Research candidates with engineering (robotics, mechanical, electrical, manufacturing, material), information technology and computing backgrounds to join us. Candidates under the scholarship program will be supervised by academics from both Sarawak (Malaysia) and Hawthorn (Australia) campuses.

List of funded research projects:

  1. Internet of Things Related Manufacturing Projects
  2. Visual Inspection of automotive welded component for surface defects - Camera and Matlab
  3. Automated Guided Vehicle - Design and Fabrication for higher payload such as 1.5 tonne
  4. Modelling and Characterisation of Lattice Cellular Structures Produced by Additive Manufacturing for Automotive Applications
  5. Functionally Graded Tools and Dies for Automotive Parts by Direct Metal Deposition
  6. Advanced surface coatings for machining automotive parts 
  7. Performance enhancement of Injection moulding dies of automotive parts 
  8. Composite Impact Attenuator 
  9. Design, analysis and testing of chiral metamaterials
  10. Modelling Automotive Passenger Injuries
  11. Lightweight structures for automotive engineering

For further information please contact Dr Almon Chai at the MARii-Swinburne Transport Innovation Centre.

Research Projects with Funded Graduate Research Assistant

Discipline Principle Investigator Program Title/Topic
Mechanical Dr. Soon Kok Heng Master A Study of the Effect of Increased Hydrophobicity via Free Radical Graft Polymerization Produced through Microwave Irradiation on the Interfacial Enhancement of Wood Polymer Composites.
(Funded Project and Scholarship available)
Biotechnology Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hwang Siaw San PhD and MSc (with possibility to be converted to PhD) The Study of Molecular Regulation in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Cell Lines under the Single and Combination Drug Treatments
Biotechnology Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hwang Siaw San PhD and MSc (with possibility to be converted to PhD) Development of Integrated Rapid Detection System for Improved Screening and Treatment Strategies for Diabetes Mellitus

 

Scholarships offered externally

Malaysian Ministry of Education Scholarships

The Malaysian Ministry of Education offers scholarships for Malaysian nationals for postgraduate study in the following areas:

Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics.

  • MyMaster is for all Masters and Master by Research candidates
  • MyPhD is for all doctoral candidates.

Yayasan Biasiswa Sarawak Tunku Abdul Rahman

Please inquire with the Sarawak Foundation about the subject areas being sponsored. The application has to be made through the Sarawak Foundation and opens in August 2018. 

Yayasan Biasiswa Sarawak Tun Taib 

This is a full scholarship for Master and PhD and open for Sarawakians only. It is for outstanding students in areas of science and the digital sphere and the full list can be found on the foundation's website. Applications for this scholarship can be made once you have received your offer letter and the School of Research will assist you in your application.