RJ ‘Gus’ Wiles Chemical Engineering Scholarship for Overseas Study


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Engineering and Computing
Scholarship value $5000
Number awarded May vary each semester


The scholarship was established in 2011 and is maintained by the income from the Robert 'Gus' Wiles Scholarship Endowment Fund. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and support meritorious students studying in a field of chemical engineering, who will undertake an approved overseas exchange in year 3 and/or 4 of an approved undergraduate engineering program.


The scholarship is open to students who:

  • have completed at least 16 units of an approved undergraduate Engineering program in a relevant field; and 
  • have approval from the university to undertake an overseas exchange for 1 or 2 semesters of study; and
  • have achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 5.5 for courses undertaken in their Engineering program; and
  • can demonstrate financial need.

And if you're any of the below:

  • Australian citizen, permanent humanitarian visa holder, or permanent resident
  • New Zealand citizen.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

Selection criteria

The scholarship is awarded to the applicant showing greatest merit as demonstrated by:

  • academic achievement in courses undertaken in an approved undergraduate Engineering program; and
  • strength of the proposed overseas study program; and
  • personal qualities, including leadership potential; and
  • financial need; and
  • any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant's future success in the chemical engineering profession.

In a year when 2 scholarships are offered, preference for 1 scholarship will be given to an eligible female applicant.


Scholarships and Grants Coordinator

Terms and conditions

The recipient's may hold the scholarship for a year, subject to the recipeint:

  • continuing to be enrolled full-time in an approved undergraduate Engineering program in chemical engineering; and
  • commencement of an approved overseas study program.

Upon the student's return from the overseas exchange, the student must submit a report of no more than 1,000 words on their study experience. The report may be reproduced in school or faculty publications.


In these rules-

Approved undergraduate Engineering program includes the Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program or integrated Bachelor of Engineering / Master of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Master of Engineering or a dual program that includes the Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program.

relevant field means any associated with the chemical engineering discipline.