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Aspiring Leaders

Award to high-achieving international students who aspire to become leaders in their respective fields.

This scholarship has been established to relieve some of the financial burden that international students are faced with, enabling them to focus on their academic and career goals more attentively.  

If successful, the student will take part in FYME’s Leadership Program, where they will join a network of high-achieving international students in Perth. The scholarship recipient will have the chance to work closely with FYME and its network to benefit from their industry links and professional development opportunities.

We consider international students from all faculties, departments and backgrounds. Academic grades are one consideration, but this may not rule out students who have made contributions in other areas.


Available to

International students in Perth who enroll through FYME and will begin their main course (this excludes bridging and English courses) within the periods April 2020 and August 2020.

Level of study



Open to students of all disciplines.


International Students of any nationality.

Award value

  • Vocational Students: $2000 (paid over two study periods);
  • University Students: $3000 (paid over two semesters).
  • Participation in FYME’s Leadership Program.

Basis of award


Number of scholarships


Application open

10 December 2019.

Application close

11:59pm, 15 March 2020.

Who decides

Shortlisted applicants will be selected by an independent judging panel, and then invited to attend an interview carried out by FYME.


Recipients Announced 27 March 2020.


  1. $2,000-$3,000 toward tuition fees (paid over two semesters);
  2. Professional development opportunities;
  3. Participate in FYME’s Leadership Program;
  4. Join a network of high-achieving international students in Perth; and
  5. Benefit from FYME’s industry links and mentoring program.


  1. Open to future full-time international students who will be studying at an education institution in Perth, Western Australia.
  2. Must be beginning their main course (this excludes bridging and English courses) within the period April 2020 and August 2020.
  3. Must have enrolled, or plan to enrol in a new course for 2020 through FYME.
  4. Must have received a letter of offer from their education provider by the closing date for applications (15/03/2020). All candidates who fail to do so will be ineligible to proceed in the application process.
  5. Must have achieved a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 70% or above in their most recent course. If the student’s course is not graded on a numerical scale, then previous transcripts and possibly a written letter of recommendation from a teacher/lecturer may also be required.
  6. Must not have been awarded this scholarship in any previous scholarship round.

Note: This scholarship is cumulative and therefore, students who receive scholarships from other sources are still eligible to apply for this scholarship.  


  1. Complete the application form
  2. Write a personal statement (max 700 words)
  3. Submit a CV and recent academic transcripts
  4. Attend an interview
  5. Winners announced

Applications and supporting documents are to be submitted to

(Personal Statement)

  1. Describe any significant personal, academic or professional achievements in your life.
  2. Describe an example where you have overcome adversity.
  3. Why is this scholarship important to you?
  4. Explain why you have selected your chosen study course.
  5. Briefly describe your short-term and long-term goals.
  6. Briefly describe why you want to become a leader in your field?
  7. Would you be happy to take part in FYME’s Leadership Program? Provide a reason for your answer.