The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) Perth Branch will offer annual scholarship awards to either undergraduate and postgraduate students undertaking studies that embrace relevant component areas of marine science, underwater technology or offshore engineering. Applicants are welcome to apply where they can demonstrate a clear interest in pursuing a career in a relevant area of underwater technology.

In 2018, the SUT will consider awarding at least two scholarships for full-time students entering the last two years of their undergraduate course, or undertaking a postgraduate course.

The grants are open to any student studying in Australia, irrespective of age or nationality and previous scholarship applicants (including winners) may reapply.   (Note: re-application via the web site is necessary to be considered for continuance of the scholarship.)


15th May 2018 – Applications open
31st July 2018 – Applications close
September 2018 – Assessment of candidates
October 2018 – Interviews
7th November 2018 – AGM – Winners announced


Postgraduate candidates should have a first degree in a relevant engineering or science subject, and have enrolled in a postgraduate course of study related to offshore engineering, marine science or underwater technology.
Undergraduate candidates should have permission to proceed to their last or second last year of their degree course.
Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in full time education.  Applicants who are employed full time are not eligible for the scholarship, however, part-time employment is acceptable.
Applicants are required to be enrolled at university full-time for at least the first semester of 2019.


Students wishing to be considered for an SUT scholarship award should complete and return the application form, academic transcripts and academic reference by Monday 30th July 2018. Late applications including late copies of academic transcripts & academic references will not be entertained.


Selection will be on the basis of the information provided in the application form, the academic reference, and an interview of the short-listed candidates.

Applicants will be informed of the outcome of the assessment before the end of October 2018.


SUT will award scholarships of at least $5000 per annum plus one free attendance for a SUT course in 2019.
The cash component is paid 50% at the end of February 2019 and the remaining 50% in June 2019.
Scholars may apply for other sources of funding, and still be eligible for a SUT Scholarship.


All SUT scholarship applicants are expected to join the SUT ($30 for student membership). Click here to become a student member of the SUT.

Applications are now CLOSED!

For any queries, please contact Fiona Allan

Photo: SUT Committee members awarding 2018 Scholarship Winners at Annual Dinner – November 2017