1. Purpose of Scholarship

The MIT International Excellence Scholarship was conceived as a direct result of MIT’s desire to create an environment where students from around the world can be inspired and achieve excellence.

This scholarship is available only to international students who are commencing an undergraduate or postgraduate program in any of the two trimester; March or July (excludes November trimester) at MIT. Lists of eligible programs are listed under item number 5 of this document. Recipients are selected based on academic merit as demonstrated by their prior studies.

2. Eligibility criteria

2.1 Undergraduate applicant

The MIT IE Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate applicants who have:

  1. Enrolled as a full time student and be a commencing international student for the trimester to which the benefit applies. The November or summer trimester is not covered by scholarship;
  2. Completed Australian Year 12 or equivalent with overall grade average of 70% or more, with no individual result below 65% and have no fail grades recorded (no exceptions will be considered);
  3. IELTS (academic) result with an overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 6.5. Documentary evidence of a current (test date within two years of date of application) IELTS certification must accompany the application;
  4. Student submission – Each application must be accompanied by a 500-800 words essay outlining why receipt of the scholarship in important; and
  5. Not be sponsored by organisations or governments and have ;
  6. Submitted a complete MIT International Excellence Scholarship Form at the time of application for offer of place at MIT

2.2 Post graduate applicant

The MIT IE Scholarships are awarded to post graduate applicants who have:

  1. Enrolled as a full time student and be a commencing international student for the trimester to which the benefit applies. The November or summer trimester is not covered by scholarship;
  2. Completed as a minimum Australian three years undergraduate degree or overseas equivalent (NOOSR guide) with overall grade average of 70% or more, with no individual result below 65% and have no fail grades recorded (no exceptions will be considered)
  3. IELTS (academic) result with an overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 6.5. Documentary evidence of a current (test date within two years of date of application) IELTS certification must accompany the application;
  4. Student submission – Each application must be accompanied by a 500-800 words essay outlining why receipt of the scholarship is important; and
  5. Not be sponsored by organisations or governments and have
  6. Submitted a complete MIT International Excellence Scholarship Form at the time of an application for offer of place at MIT

3. Processing of Scholarship Applications

3.1 Processing of Applications Prior to Course Commencement:

All applicants who satisfy the eligibility criteria shall be interviewed. Such an interview serves two purposes. Firstly, to verify the information provided by applicant and secondly, to allow for a verbal communication assessment of the applicant to be made. Effective and easily understood verbal communication/public speaking is vital – to be considered an all-round - MIT scholar. Applicants who do not meet the criteria at the interview stage will not be considered further. Such interviews shall be conducted by the Admissions department.

3.2 Processing of Applications for the purposes of retaining the MITIE Scholarship: Retention of Scholarship

For this scholarship to be carried forward into each subsequent trimester, the student must achieve an average overall grade of 70% or more, with no individual result below 65%, in their preceding semester in addition to the eligibility requirement stated under item number 2 of this documents (where applicable)

3.2.1 Scoring /Rating of Applicants

In determining the percentages, figures will ordinarily be rounded up to the nearest whole number. Students previously ineligible for this scholarship do not automatically become so as a consequence of any individual result being amended as the outcome of an appeal or review. The MIT Schools’ Scholarship Committee is responsible for assessing the retention of MITIE Scholarship.

All applications for this scholarship to be carried forward will be considered by the Schools’ Scholarships Committee, the membership of which is the General Manager (Chair) and the two Heads of School. The terms of reference for this committee are outlined below.

3.3 Appeal

There is no right of appeal should an applicant be unsuccessful in securing a scholarship.

4. Value and benefits

Successful applicants who are awarded a scholarship will receive a fee deduction of equivalent to 20% of the tuition fee of a program he or she is enrolled for the commencing trimester; March or July (November trimester if not eligible). This scholarship is not transferable to another Institute’s campus

5. Eligible programs

The MIT International Excellence Scholarships are available for eligible candidates applying for the following MIT programs only:

Name of the undergraduate programs CRICOS course code
Bachelor of Business (any majors) 067439D (VIC)
072668D (NSW)
Bachelor of Networking 062228M (VIC)
072669C (NSW)
Name of post graduate programs CRICOS course code
Master of Professional Accounting 057028F (VIC)
072673G (NSW)
Master of Networking 062229K (VIC)
072672G (NSW)
Master of Engineering (Telecommunications) 076147G (VIC)

5.1 Currency of Qualifications

Qualifications submitted to apply for programs for which scholarships are sought, must be current (up to 12 months old). Where there are longer gaps between the application date and the latest submitted qualification completion date, candidates must provide relevant work experience.

5.2 Outcome

Successful applicants will be notified with the program offer documents. All MITIE scholars who receive an official offer of place containing MITIE scholarship will note reduction in fees payable for the semester.

6. Code of Student Conduct

To maintain eligibility for the MITIE Scholarship during the academic year, students must be enrolled as a Melbourne Institute of Technology student during the academic year and be in good academic standing at the Institute. As a School’s Scholar, you are a member of the Institute community and are expected to comply with all laws, Institute’s policies, campus regulations and conducting yourself in ways that support a scholarly environment. During the tenure of your School’s Scholarship, you must agree to be guided by the MIT Campus Code of Student Conduct which can be downloaded at www.mit.edu.au/files/documents/MIT_melb_students_handbook.pdf.

7. Interpretation of the Scholarship Terms and Conditions and Correspondence

7.1 The scholarship terms and conditions are as stated and MIT will not accept- any inferred interpretation not contained herein

7.2 For fair administration of the MITIE Scholarship communication between the scholarship applicants and MIT must be in writing and addressed to the Chair, School Scholarship Committee

7.3 Communication that is conducted through channels other than those stated in item 7.2 shall be deemed as invalid.

8. Closing Dates

Applications for the continuation (retention of Scholarship) must be lodged by 4.30pm on the Friday of the week immediately before the classes start in the subsequent trimester.

9. Schools’ Scholarship Committee Members

Chair – General Manager

Members – Head of School Business, Head of School Information Technology & Engineering

Last updated 30 May 2012