Inaugural Dean of Health Sciences, Professor Janet Hiller Scholarship

Applications are open   Local and international students   Current students

Thanks to the generous financial support of Professor Janet Hiller, Inaugural Dean of Health Sciences at Swinburne, this Scholarship has been established to support and encourage a postgraduate student continuing their studies in Health Sciences.

This scholarship will be awarded to a high-achieving postgraduate student, who has experienced disadvantage, to continue their education in one of the following disciplines at Swinburne:

  • Dietetics
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy

Courses eligible

Postgraduate degree offered by Swinburne University of Technology in one of the following disciplines:

  • Dietetics
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy

Eligibility / selection criteria

To be eligible for the Inaugural Dean of Health Sciences, Professor Janet Hiller Scholarship, applicants must:

  1. Meet the following criteria:
    • an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa or New Zealand Citizen
    • International student
  2. Meet the following enrolment criteria:
    • be a commencing postgraduate Swinburne student in Semester 2, 2024.
    • enrolled full-time in an eligible course (see courses eligible in section above)
    • hold an undergraduate degree from Swinburne, preferably a Bachelor of Health Sciences but not essential
  3. Provide a personal statement of 500 words or less describing:
    • benefit that receiving this scholarship will provide to you
  4. Provide evidence of low socio economic status. This may include:
    • financial difficulty or low income
    • disability or medical condition
    • delay or interruption to career or studies because of family responsibilities or illness
    • relocation from a rural or regional area in order to undertake tertiary study
    • English as a second language
    • identification as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  5. Provide Academic transcript of previous study


The scholarship is valued at $5,500 for one year only.

How to apply

Applicants should complete an online application form and submit with all supporting documentation by 31 August, 2024.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For assistance when completing your application, please view the Scholarship Application Help Guide.


All scholarships offered by Swinburne are governed by a set of conditions. Please visit our Scholarship Conditions page for further information.


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