The Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship – African Women in STEM provides a partial tuition fee scholarship for outstanding female students from certain African countries known as African Women in STEM International Scholarship 2022.

Do you have a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics? this Scholarship is brought to you to support your dreams. our elite and highly ranked programs at Macquarie University are all you ever needed.

Steven Schwartz replaced Di Yerbury as Vice-Chancellor at the beginning of 2006. Yerbury’s departure was attended with much controversy, including a “bitter dispute” with Schwartz, disputed ownership of university artworks worth $13 million and Yerbury’s salary package. In August 2006, Schwartz expressed concern about the actions of Yerbury in a letter to university auditors. Yerbury strongly denied any wrongdoing and claimed the artworks were hers.

In 2007, Macquarie University restructured its student organisation after an audit raised questions about the management of hundreds of thousands of dollars in funds by student organisations At the centre of the investigation was Victor Ma, president of the Macquarie University Students’ Council, who was previously involved in a high-profile case of student election fixing at the University of Sydney.

The university Council resolved to immediately remove Ma from his position. Vice-Chancellor Schwartz cited an urgent need to reform Macquarie’s main student bodies. However, Ma strongly denied any wrongdoing and labelled the controversy a case of ‘character assassination’. The Federal Court ordered on 23 May 2007 that Macquarie University Union Ltd be wound up.


Following the dissolution of Macquarie University Union Ltd, the outgoing student organisation was replaced with a new wholly-owned subsidiary company of the university. The new student organisation originally lacked a true student representative union; however, following a complete review and authorisation from the University Council, a new student union known as Macquarie University Students Association (MUSRA) was established in 2009.



 criteria for the African Women in STEM Vice Chancellor’s International Scholarship


  • You need to be a citizen of the Sub-Saharan Africa* region to be eligible for this scholarship.
  • Achieve a minimum of 65 WAM for Postgraduate or a minimum of 85 ATAR (or equivalent) for Undergraduate applications.
  • Hold a full offer for one of the courses listed in the ‘Applicable course’ section below (single or double degree).
  • Be a full-time student studying on-campus (or online if impacted by COVID-19 border restrictions)
  • Must not have received a scholarship or sponsorship from Macquarie University or another organization (unless stated otherwise by the Scholarship Committee).

Eligible Countries:

  For Africans only



 Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Value of Award:

 50% Tuition fee

Number of Awards: 1

Eligible Field of Studies:

 Applicants can apply for any undergraduate and postgraduate programme in the areas of science, mathematics, technology and engineering.

Method of Application: 

To be considered for this scholarship applicants are required to complete a nomination form and hold a valid offer letter to study at Macquarie University. As part of the application form you must:

  • Enter your student number as outlined on your Macquarie University Offer Letter.
  • Submit an application form and type “African Women STEM” in the Scholarship Name field.
  • Upon receipt of the scholarship application, students will be contacted with further details on submitting a selfie video as part of the assessment process.

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