Further Studies Overseas

St Catherine's is the Founding Partner of the PRISM Alliance — a coalition of the five West Australian universities to support the state’s brightest and best students in pursuing prestigious international postgraduate scholarships. a


We could be your ticket to the world

Not only does St Catherine's support you in your studies as resident, we can also help you apply for postgraduate scholarships to study at some of the world's most prestigious universities.

As the Founding Partner of the PRISM Alliance, many of our residents have taken advantage of PRISM's ongoing assistance and mentoring to travel and experience life in another country after the completion of their undergraduate studies. We actively encourage you to see the world, experience diverse cultures, learn new languages and study subjects that might not be possible locally.


Recent success: Mark Shelton wins the Monash Scholarship

Mark received a two year scholarship to study a Masters of Computer Science at Stanford University where he will use artificial intelligence to make predictions on the likelihood of start-up businesses receiving financial investment, the focus of his Honours thesis. Mark is also the co-founder of Bloom, Western Australia's leading youth entrepreneurial organisation.


Recent success: Tania Loke wins the Rhodes Scholarship

Tania was announced as the 2017 Rhodes Scholar for Malaysia. This is Malaysia’s first Rhodes Scholarship in 12 years. Having completed a Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours), majoring in Political Science and International Relations at UWA with First Class Honours in Physics, she now plans to take her passion for social issues and public policy to Oxford University where she will complete a Master of Public Policy (MPP) and an MSc in Comparative Social Policy.

Benefits of overseas studies

  • You get to experience life in another country »

    Studying overseas allows you to experience what it is like to live and learn in another country, which, for many, is an eye-opening, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Plus, you can travel in the semester breaks, so you have the chance to explore the world before you finish your degree.

  • Language skills »

    While most students tend to choose countries where English is widely spoken and classes are taught in English, studying overseas provides budding linguists with an opportunity to immerse themselves in another language and develop their skills in a foreign study environment.

  • Educational benefits »

    Studying overseas enables you to add to the knowledge that you are learning in your current course by trying new specialisations and learning in a different cultural context.

  • Looks great on your résumé »

    Life experience? You'll have a truckload once you return from studying overseas. The skills, attributes, international experience and new cultural perspectives that you will gain studying overseas will look great to future employers and serve you well in many aspects of your life.