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Fully Funded/ Partial Scholarships in Australia for International Students

Check out the best 10 scholarships in Australia for international students, their value, and eligibility criteria.

Australia has always been a home to world-class universities and colleges, and many of them provide a variety of fully funded and partial scholarships to international students each year to assist them to finance their studies in Australia. Successful applicants are awarded scholarships to study at Australian universities based on academic merit and their demonstration of leadership qualities.

In addition, the Australian Government offers several fully funded or partially funded scholarships and bursaries to international students who wish to study in Australia. Check the Australian Government website to see which scholarship eligibility criteria you’re qualified for.

When applying for any scholarship in Australia, make sure to carefully read the scholarship eligibility criteria, understand the application process, and be aware of the deadline. You can also seek personal guidance from your IDP counsellor, who will help you step-by-step throughout your journey.

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Best 10 Scholarships in Australia for International Students

We’ve compiled a list of some of the best scholarships available to international students at notable Australian universities. Please keep in mind that this is a sample list; you should consult your IDP counsellor for specifics and the best possible options based on your profile.

Scholarships Level of Study Value Eligibility Criteria

Carnegie Mellon University Scholarships


Up to $20,000

  1. Be a citizen of a country in Asia, South America, or Africa.
  2. Meet the entry requirements for a full-time master coursework degree at CMU Australia, with 12 or 21-month tracks.

Check the Official Website

Melbourne Research Scholarship

Masters / PhD

Up to $14,600

  1. Students from all countries.
  2. You must be actively enrolled in a research degree at the University of Melbourne.
  3. Meet the entry requirements for a Master by research or Doctoral degree at the University of Melbourne.

Check the official website.

The University of Queensland Law Scholarship


Up to 50%

  1. Students from all countries.
  2. The applicant must achieve a minimum GPA of 4.5 in the course.

For more info, check the official website.

University of South Australia Scholarships

Masters / PhD

Up to $28,854 per annum

  1. Students from all countries.
  2. Must meet the university’s English language requirements.
  3. An honors degree, bachelor, or master’s degree with Honors of at least class 2A standard in an appropriate discipline.

Check the official website.

Monash University Research Training Program

Masters / PhD

Up to $29,000

  1. Students from all countries.
  2. Must meet the university’s English language requirements.
  3. Scholarships are awarded based on an applicant’s academic record, research output, and prior research experience.

Check the official website

Australia Awards Scholarships

Participating Institutions

Undergraduate/ Masters / PhD

Fully Funded

  1. Citizens of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
  2. Applicants are required to leave Australia for a minimum of two years after completing their scholarship.

Check the official website.

Deakin Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship


Fully Funded/ 50% of Tuition Fees

  1. Be an international student.
  2. Have achieved an 85% average (or equivalent) in previous studies.

Check the official website.

The University of Sydney Scholarships

Undergraduate/Masters/ PhD

Up to $40,000 per year.

  1. Be an international student.
  2. Be a student undertaking study in a subject area identified by the University.
  3. Not have held an Australia Award scholarship within two years prior to commencing the RTP (Research Training Program) Fee Scholarship

Check the official website.

Swinburne International Excellence Scholarships

Undergraduate / Masters

Up to 75% of tuition fees maximum 2 years.

  1. Students from all world countries except Australia and New Zealand.
  2. Have achieved an academic result of at least 60% GPA Australian standard equivalent.
  3. Not be holding another scholarship or reduced fee arrangement from Swinburne.

Check the official website

International Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship at Bond University


Up to 50% off tuition fees, except for the medical program.

  1. Have achieved academic excellence in the top percentile from your high school qualification (for example, IB Diploma score of 38 or higher, minimum ATAR of 96) or equivalent.
  2. Not have already commenced undergraduate studies at Bond University.

Check the official website.

Entry Requirements for applying for a scholarship in Australia

When applying for a scholarship, you must check the awarding institution’s website to ensure that you have submitted all the required documents. But there are some common documents that most universities demand from scholarship applicants, such as:

Some institutions may also require some additional documents, such as an essay and a medical report.

From your Hometown to Australia

For 50 years, IDP has always been the answer for all students around the world. Our certified counsellors were international students just like you, and they know all the ins and outs of everything from applying to universities to managing your finances. They will help you choose the course and country that’s right for you, as well as organise your visa, find a place to live, and even introduce you to new friends.

Find out more about the cost of living in Australia here, or you can use the cost-of-living calculator to estimate your budget based on the university and city of choice.

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