Vice-Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship - India

Strengthening relations between India and Australia

Over the years, the relations between India and Australia, especially those related to trade, security and international cooperation, have grown exponentially. Together we are strategic partners in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond.

Across our UOW campuses, we have a strong Indian diaspora who are significantly contributing to their University and community. Across Australia, the number of Indian born individuals is growing. 

The increasing cultural diversity has greatly benefited Australia and UOW. The University is keen to build upon this rich tradition.

With the Vice-Chancellor's Leadership Scholarship-India, we seek to inspire a new generation of young, promising, and passionate leaders from India. To give them the knowledge, skills, and worldviews to be the future leaders who would play a crucial role as India and Australia further develop their strategic partnership.

The UOW Vice-Chancellor's Leadership Scholarship-India will challenge recipients to develop leadership potential alongside a network of like-minded students striving to create positive change.  

The scholarship will provide generous financial assistance, including 100% tuition fee waiver, leadership training, dedicated academic support, community networking, and global mobility opportunities. The recipients will be selected based on their academic achievement and leadership potential.

Selection criteria

  • Applicant should be completing year 12 in 2023
  • Applicant should be applying through any Authorised agent based in India
  • Applicant should be an Indian citizen with a valid Indian Passport
  • Applicant should be residing in India at the time of application
  • Applicant must have a conditional offer to UOW by 1 May 2023
  • Applicant should have one of the following:
    • 90% overall in Year 12 scores of CBSE / ICSE / State Board; OR
    • 11 overall in the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) / A Level; OR
    • 32 overall in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP); OR
Financial support
Leadership training
Professional development
Academic mentorship
Global mobility