Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarship - FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)
The VCIS- FIRST® offers generous scholarships to reward the high-achieving FIRST® Robotics participants. As a new student commencing study in Macquarie University, you could be eligible for one of the below awards:
Full tuition scholarship*
AU$20,000 for the first two years
*Full tuition scholarship is only available for the degrees from the Science and Engineering faculty.
To be eligible for the scholarship, students must meet the following requirements:
- Citizenship of a country other than Australia or New Zealand.
- Have participated in the FIRST® Robotics Program.
- Must have a full offer of admission to Macquarie University commencing in either Session 1 or 2 by the deadline, with a minimum ATAR score of 90 out of 100.
- Have applied for a degree from the Science and Engineering faculty for a full scholarship or from any faculty for the partial scholarship.
- Students nominated must have demonstrated enthusiasm for engineering and science.
How to apply
Once applicants have received their full course offer, they must then complete an online scholarship application form and type “FIRST” in the Scholarship Name field.
Additional requirements to support student's application include:
- A letter of recommendation from the FIRST® Team Mentor/Coach, and
- Submitting an essay describing the impact FIRST® has had on their choice of university study and how they intend to work with the FIRST® community in the future.
- Once the scholarship application form has been submitted, please get in touch with MI Scholarship team at email@example.com on how to submit your essay.
- You will need your Macquarie University Student Number to complete the online scholarship application form.
- You will have to submit a scholarship application form to be considered for the scholarship.
- Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Learn more about the FIRST® Global Scholarship.
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The VCIS- FIRST® offers generous scholarships to reward the high-achieving FIRST® Robotics participants.
Area of study
Engineering and IT
Has a GPA requirement; International students only; Full offers only
International, Undergraduate, Bachelor, FIRST, Engineering, Computer, Electronics, Mechanical, Mechatronic, Software, Telecommunications, Wireless, Full
1 full tuition fee scholarship;2 partial tuition fee scholarships of up to AUD20,000
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