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Scholarships In Australia

Explore exciting course options at top universities in Australia

Australian Universities value high-performing students which is why there are many scholarships available to attract the world’s best and brightest to study in Australia. There are different scholarship types offered, it’s not only based on academic achievement. There are scholarship incentives encouraging students to study in a geographic area, or a certain subject for example. There are bursaries for professional development to help students further their career and knowledge as well as research grants which cover living expense whilst students are furthering their Masters or PHD in a research project.

Types of scholarships

Merit based - These scholarships are based on academic achievement and are competitive. Universities are seeking the highest performing students for these scholarships. Be ready to show your strong academic background when applying.

Destination based- These scholarships are normally based on studying in a certain location. Recently, the Australian government announced Destination Australian scholarships to encourage students to regional areas and boost the specialist skills in regional areas.

Research /Post-graduate scholarships – Universities are keen to promote research in areas of need or innovation. The assessments of these scholarships are based on a detailed application submission where academic achievement and the area of research will be assessed. Many of these programs offer a substantial bulk payment, educational subsidies, or living allowances designed to make life easier for those looking to study in Australia.

International student discount – A small selection of universities offer a discount off tuition to all international students.

Applying for scholarships

It’s a good idea to apply for all relevant scholarships. Ensure you carefully read the eligibility criteria, allow plenty of time to submit your application and ask university staff for tips on your application.

See below list of scholarships available to international students. Find the relevant scholarship based on where you live.

Explore scholarship opportunities today! Do you need help with the application? Contact your local IDP office for help today.

 

 

 

 

University

Type of scholarship

Discount

Criteria*

Closing date

ACT

ANU

ANU College of Business & Economics International Merit Scholarship for Foundation Studies

50% off fees

1 year- based on merit

2 scholarships per year, No application is required.

ACT

ANU

ANU College of Business & Economics International Undergraduate Scholarship 

100% international fee tuition waiver

For students of Business and Economics, based on academic merit.

6 scholarships, no application is required

ACT

ANU

ANU College of Business & Economics South East Asia Merit Scholarship

50% off fees

For students from South East Asia, studying Business or Economics.  Based on academic merit

No application is required

ACT

ANU

ANU College of Business & Economics Honours Scholarship

$15,000 per annum

Student of Business and Economic

No application is required

  

Sydney, NSW

State

University

Type of scholarship

Discount

Criteria*

Closing date

NSW

University of Western Sydney

Vice-Chancellor's Academic Excellence Undergraduate Scholarships

50% of tuition fees

  All UG course, except Doctor of Medicine

No application is required

NSW

University of Sydney

Sydney Scholars India Scholarship Program

Up to $50,000

Must be a current resident of India

31-May-20

NSW

University of Sydney

Sydney Scholars India Equity Scholarship

Up to $60,000

Postgraduate coursework students from India, low socio-economic area. Must meet requirements of ASHA as well.

Ongoing

NSW

University of Sydney

Vice-Chancellor International Scholarships Scheme

Up to $40,000

Based on academic merit

12-Jun-20

NSW

UNSW

Scienta Coursework

$20,000

Based on academic merit

31-Mar-20

NSW

UNSW

Australia's Global University Award

Up to $10,000

Based on academic merit

31-Mar-20

NSW

UNSW

UNSW's Global Academic Award

Up to $10,000

Based on academic merit

31-Mar-20

 

Melbourne, Vic

State

University

Type of scholarship

Discount

Criteria

Closing date

Vic

The University of Melbourne

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

$20,000 - $16,000,000

To support scientist research.Researchers who have completed a doctorate or at least 4 years of full-time research experience after their graduation

See university website for application dates

Vic

The University of Melbourne

No. 1 Rest Home Voluntary Aid Bursary

$6,000

Provide evidence of financial need

See university website for application dates

Vic

The University of Melbourne

Joshua and Susan Vacan-Chan Scholarship (Biological Sciences)

Up to $24,000

Reflect academic potential in the biological sciences;
Be experiencing disadvantaged circumstances;
Be enrolled or enrolling in 2nd yr Bachelor of Science

8-Mar-20

Vic

RMIT

Malaysia Australia Colombo Plan Commemoration (MACC)

$10,000 for postgradudate studies

Be a Malaysian citizen, overall 70% or equivalent in last qualification

30/04/2020

Vic

RMIT

RMIT English Language Bursary

25% off fees

For citizens of Latin America countries

Ongoing

Vic

RMIT

Research scholarships

Funding for research to further career goals

Expression of interest (EOI) due 29th Feb

Ongoing

Vic

RMIT

RTP International Fee Offset Scholarship (RIFOS)

Tuition fees paid for 3 years

Academic achievement, research outputs, academic achievement of 80% or higher. Must be first time undertaking research project

See University website

Vic

RMIT

RMIT Research International Tuition Fee Scholarship (RRITFS).

Tuition fees paid for 3 years

Academic achievement, research outputs. Must be first time undertaking research project

See University website

Vic

RMIT

LPDP-RMIT Scholarship for students undertaking postgradudate studies

100% tuition fees

Be a citizen of Indonesia
Be applying for a Masters or PhD program at RMIT University
See RMIT for exact closing date

4 (four) selection periods in March, June, September, and December.

Vic

RMIT

Philippines - Australia PhD Scholarships

Stipend of $30,000, 10 scholarships available

Be a Filipino citizen, at least a A 4-year bachelor degree achieving a GPA of 4 or equivalent (80%) or above

Closed, will re -open 2020, see University website

Vic

RMIT

MORA-RMIT Scholarship

100% of tuition fees

Be a citizen of Indonesia.  Apply for an RMIT PhD program in a priority area of study and
meet the academic requirements for entry to RMIT

See University website

 

Brisbane, QLD

State

University

Type of scholarship

Discount

Criteria

Closing date

Qld

Griffith University

Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science Scholarship

$20,000 over 4 year course duration

Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

Ongoing

Qld

Griffith University

Canadian Law Student Scholarship

$5,000

Based on academic merit, for students from Canada.

17/04/2020 or 07/08/2020

Qld

Griffith University

Griffith Business School Scholarship for CUSCS and GBS-Hong Kong Program Students

25% off fees

See Griffith website for eligibility criteria

Ongoing

Qld

Griffith University

Griffith Remarkable Scholarship

50% off fees

Based on academic merit. Formal application is required

17/04/2020 or 07/08/2020

Qld

Griffith University

International Student Articulation Partner Excellence Scholarship

25% off fees

Based on academic merit. Formal application is required

17/04/2020 or 07/08/2020

Qld

University of Queensland

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences Indian Scholarship

50% of tuition fees and 100% SSAF for the minimum duration of the program

Postgraduate in Science or Maths student, citizen of India, achieved a score of 80%

31-Mar-20

Qld

University of Queensland

International Scholarship in Conservation Biology

$10,000

Postgraduate in Agriculture and Environment or Science and Mathematics, GPA greater than 5

28-Apr-20

Qld

University of Queensland

Ailsa Munro Physiotherapy Student Scholarship

$6,000

Undergraduate, Honours, Postgraduate student in Health and Behavioural Sciences

25-Mar-20

Qld

CQ University

International Student Scholarship- Regional

20% off fees

Study region must be : Bundaberg; Cairns; Gladstone; Emerald; Mackay; Noosa; Perth; Rockhampton or Townsville.

ongoing

Qld

CQ University

International Student Scholarship

20% off fees

Adelaide; Brisbane;  Melbourne; Perth; Sydney

ongoing

Qld

James Cook University

Destination Australia Scholarship - International

$15,000 per year

Cairns or Townsville

23-Mar-20

Qld

CQU

International Student Scholarship

20% off fees

Must meet the academic requirement

Ongoing

Qld

CQU

The International Student Scholarship - Regional 

20% off fees

For students in regional areas: Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay
Noosa, Rockhampton and Townsville

Ongoing

 

Adelaide, SA

State

University

Type of scholarship

Discount

Criteria

closing date

SA

University of South Australia

Vice Chancellor's International Excellence Scholarship

50% reduction in student contributions (tuition fees) 4 years of full-time student

Eligible programs are Business, Education, Arts, Social sciences, Health Sciences, IT, Engineering.  Based upon academic merit

 

Ongoing

SA

University of South Australia

International Merit Scholarship

25% reduction in their student contributions (tuition fees) for their first year of study

Eligible programs are Business, Education, Arts, Social sciences, Health Sciences, IT, Engineering.  Based upon academic merit

Ongoing

SA

The University of Adelaide

Global Citizens Scholarship

15% to 30% off fees

Undergraduate or Postgraduate course, based on Academic merit

Ongoing

SA

The University of Adelaide

Global Academic Excellence Scholarship

50% off fees

Undergraduate or Postgraduate course, based on Academic merit

Ongoing

SA

The University of Adelaide

Higher Education Scholarship

25% off fees

Any International students completing year 12 in Australia, based on academic merit

Ongoing

SA

The University of Adelaide

Family Scholarship

25% off fees

 Family is based on either spouse or immediate family of an existing University of Adelaide student or alumnus.

Ongoing

SA

The University of Adelaide

Alumni scholarship

25% off fees

For students undertaking their 2nd degree at University of Adelaide

Ongoing

 

Tasmania

State

University

Type of scholarship

Discount

Criteria

Closing date

TAS

University of Tasmania

Tasmanian International Scholarship (TIS)

25% off fees

All international students are automatically considered, no formal application is needed

Ongoing

 

NT, Northern Territory

State

University

Type of scholarship

Discount

Criteria

Closing date

NT

Charles Darwin University

Vice Chancellor's Scholarship

25% or 50% off fees

Overall score of 85%

15-May-20

 

Perth, WA

State

University

Type of scholarship

Discount

Criteria

Closing date

WA

Curtin University

Destination Australia Scholarship - International

$15,000 per year

Eligible courses are Master of Engineering Science (Mining) and  Engineering Science (Metallurgy), postgraduate high achieving students, minimum of a 75% WAM

Applications accepted at any time

WA

Curtin University

Meng Fei Innovative Future Leader Scholarship

25% off tuition,up to a maximum of $10,000.

Any PG or UG course

15-Jul-20

WA

Curtin university

The Curtin Agribusiness Honours Scholarship

$11,250 total value over 2 yrs

Bachelor of Science (Environment and Agriculture) (Honours), based on Merit

Applications close 8th March, view more info here

 

National - except Western Australia

State

University

Type of scholarship

Discount

Criteria

Closing date

VIc/Nsw/SA/Qld

Torrens university

Offshore online: 30% Business Scholarship

30% off fees

International students qualify, no application needed

Ongoing

VIc/Nsw/SA/Qld

Torrens university

Latin American & European 30% Business Scholarship

30% off fees

International students qualify, no application needed

Ongoing

VIc/Nsw/SA/Qld

Torrens university

Three Pillars Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School: up to 30% Hospitality Scholarship

30% off fees

International students qualify, no application needed

Ongoing

Vic/NSW/SA/QLD

Torrens university

Laureate International Universities Alumni: 25% Scholarship

25% off fees

International students qualify, no application needed

Ongoing

 

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