University of Queensland Business School will allocate numerous MBA scholarships to outstanding international and Australian students entering the Full-time MBA program in 2009.
The scholarships range from half-fee waivers through to the Charles Low scholarships (full-fee waiver plus a living allowance).
MBA Director Dr Polly Parker said the scholarships were introduced to maintain the cultural diversity and intellectual calibre of the MBA student cohort.
She said, "Students typically learn a great deal from each other - that's why it's essential to actively promote quality in the student recruitment process.
"These scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit and will help ensure that high performers from Europe, China, and Latin America are attracted into the program.
"UQ Business School has also increased the stringency of its entry requirements - at a time when some schools have been under pressure to relax entry criteria in order to preserve enrolments."
The international scholarships available for 2009 consist of:
Charles Low Scholarships (full-fee waiver and living allowance) for students from the People's Republic of China
Three full-fee waivers for students from selected European countries
One full-fee waiver for a student from India
Four half-fee waivers for employer-sponsored students from Latin America.
The Full-time MBA program for 2009 will include one full-fee waiver scholarship and four half-fee waivers for Australian students. The half-fee waivers are available only to employer-sponsored full-time students.
Parker said students applying for the scholarships would have to meet all the entry requirements as well as providing a personal statement in support of the application and a professional reference and character reference.
She said, "Applicants will also be required to attend a face-to-face interview in-country or participate in a phone interview."
To find out more about the scholarships see www.uq.edu.au/mba.