Western Sydney University and Frasers Property Australia announce architecture scholarship for women

Western Sydney University is pleased to announce the launch of a $60,000 Master of Architecture (Urban Transformation) scholarship for women, supported by Frasers Property Australia.

The award-winning property group will sponsor the scholarship, which is designed to encourage growth in female participation in architecture, underpinning Frasers Property’s commitment to diversity and gender equity and further opportunities for women in architecture.

“Frasers Property is proud to be the inaugural partner for this region-shaping Masters program,” said Lisa McCutchion, General Manager Innovation, Communication & Sustainability at Frasers Property Australia.

“We’re a company of passionate advocates for the environmental, commercial and social value of great architecture, so it makes sense for us to invest in the next generation of female architects right here in Western Sydney.”

Western Sydney University’s Master of Architecture, led by Professor Peter Poulet, is the only course of its kind in Western Sydney and offers students access to real-world learning opportunities, including Australia’s once-in-a-generation infrastructure projects, such as the Aerotropolis.

“Partnering with Frasers Property on this outstanding woman-targeted scholarship, signals the beginning of a collaborative and fruitful relationship with an industry leader. This opportunity will shape our future female western Sydney architects,” said Professor Kerry London, Dean, School of Built Environment, Western Sydney

Western Sydney University’s School of Built Environment is home to the primary disciplines of architecture, construction management and industrial design and professional areas of project management, design management, quantity surveying, building surveying, fire safety and emerging areas such as construction informatics, architectural computing and urban design.

The Master of Architecture (Urban Transformation) scholarship is worth $30,000 per year, across the two-year Master of Architecture (Urban Transformation) course and available to full-time and part-time students who have completed undergraduate studies in architecture.

Applications are now open and close midnight 20 March, 2020. For more information, please visit the Western Sydney University scholarships website (opens in a new window).


3 February 2020

Clare Patience, Senior Media Officer