2023 - Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors (AIMS) Scholarship

Updated: 4 days ago

Status: Closed

Applications open: 17/01/2023
Applications close: 13/03/2023

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About this scholarship

The Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors Scholarship has been developed by the Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors in conjunction with Curtin University to encourage and support students who have chosen to study a Bachelor of Science (Mine and Engineering Surveying) or Bachelor of Surveying Technology (Mine Surveying) at Curtin University.

Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors provides professional representation to government, industry and educational organisations on mine surveying issues around Australia.

  • Current Students

  • Faculty of Science & Engineering
    • Science courses
    • Western Australian School of Mines (WASM)

  • Undergraduate

  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa

  • Merit Based

The Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors Scholarship will provide the following support for the remaining duration of the course for up to a maximum of 2 years (Option A) or 3 years (Option B):

  • A total value of up to $3,000 paid as:

Study Load Option A:

  • A cash stipend of $750 per semester, based on a full-time study load of 100 credits per semester for up to 2 years;

Study Load Option B:

  • A cash stipend of $750 per semester, based on a full-time study load of 100 credits per semester in 2nd year of study (if applicable);
  • A cash stipend of $375 per semester based on a part-time study load of 50 credits per semester in 3rd and 4th year of study, should the recipient opt to work within the mining industry while studying their last year on a part-time basis.

The amount can be used at the recipient's discretion to contribute towards educational related expenses.

The recipient will also receive a Student Membership with AIMS and will retain the membership until such time as the scholarship has been ceased.

Scholarship Details

  • Bachelor of Science (Mine and Engineering Surveying)
  • Bachelor of Surveying Technology (Mine Surveying) 

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for the Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors Scholarship:

  • Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder
  • Have completed at least 200 credits (e.g. be in your second year or above) in your current course of study
  • Minimum course weighted average (CWA) of 65
  • Be enrolled full-time (100 credits) in an eligible course in semester 1, 2023
    • If a student is employed as a surveyor within the mining industry, the student is allowed to complete their final year as a part-time student (50 credits per semester) externally over two year
  • Not currently hold an externally sponsored scholarship
  • Willing to provide a testimonial to be used for promotional and reporting purposes

Application process

Step 1: Access application form

  • Application form can be accessed via the ‘My Studies’ tab in OASIS or via the ‘Apply Online’ button on the top right-hand side of this page
  • If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student, and would like to be considered for all other scholarships (both equity as well as merit scholarships) available in this round, we recommend that you apply for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship Program here (only one application form to complete).

Step 2: Complete

  • Complete the application form online
  • Application form can be saved at any point of the process
  • Multiple scholarships can be applied for at one time
  • Tips on how to complete your application can be found on the ‘Applying for scholarships’ page on the scholarships website

Step 3: Submit

  • Closing date is listed at the top of the page and within the Scholarships Channel on OASIS
  • Incomplete applications will not be assessed
  • Once submitted, application status will change to submitted

Step 4: Receipt

  • Application receipt will be sent to student email once application has been submitted

Step 5: Assessment

  • Applications will be assessed by an assessment panel using the following criteria:
    • Responses to questions in application form
    • Resume
    • Academic merit
    • Interview performance (for shortlisted applicants, if required)

Step 6: Shortlist for Interview

  • Shortlisted applicants will be sent an interview date and time via their student email
  • Shortlisted applicants must be available for the designated interview time
    • Interviews will be scheduled between 29 March and 6 April 2023

Step 7: Outcome

  • Successful and unsuccessful interview applicants will be notified of their outcome via the Scholarship Channel (Student OASIS) within approximately two weeks of their interview date

Step 8: Acceptance

  • Successful applicants must accept the terms and conditions via the Scholarship Channel (Student OASIS) by the deadline

Please note:

  • Scholarship will be awarded if there are applicants of sufficient merit


Scholarships Office

E: scholarships@curtin.edu.au

T: 1300 222 888

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Further Information

Application Advice

For further information about applying for scholarships including important dates and tips for preparing your application, utilise the resources available on the Applying for Scholarships webpage.

Holding more than one industry scholarship

Students may apply for as many scholarships as they are eligible for, and if successful, will be awarded the highest value scholarship. If students are successful in receiving an offer for more than one scholarship valued the same, they will have the opportunity to select their preferred scholarship. 

For further information about holding more than one scholarship contact the Scholarships Office .

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