Scholarships to study in Australia
Looking for scholarships in Australia for Indian students? We’ve got the list.
Australian universities and colleges provide a wide range of scholarships to meritorious international students to help them fund their studies. Apart from this, many scholarships, grants,and bursaries are also offered by the Australian government, public and private establishments. Before you apply to any of these scholarships, do check the eligibility and criteria, along with the closing date.
Criteria to apply to scholarships to study in Australia
The primary criterion for most scholarships is a good academic score, however, it also depends on factors such as your chosen destination, subject and level. In some scholarships, factors like extracurricular activities, and volunteering can also be used to advantage.
You may need to declare scores of an English language proficiency test such as IELTS, which is commonly accepted by all Australian institutions.
What do scholarships usually cover
Most scholarships to study in Australia cover tuition fee although some may also cover living or travelling expenses. Research programs at times offer up to 100% scholarship to students including tuition fee and living expenses. Do note that the amount of money available and type of award varies as per your institution. Getting a scholarship is competitive and so, you must apply well ahead in time. We recommend you start with the procedure about 8-12 months before the preferred intake begins.
Here are some popular scholarship programs you can apply to study in Australia as an Indian student:
Name of the scholarships
Australian Government Research and Training Program (AGRTP)
Sources: *https://www.education.gov.au/research-training-program *https://www.anu.edu.au/study/scholarships/find-a-scholarship/australian-government-research-training-program-agrtp-stipend
Note: At present, the Australia Awards scholarship for India is closed; however, for future scholarship opportunities, you can get in touch with an IDP international education specialist.
John Allwright Fellowship (JAF)
Note: Due to the current COVID-19 travel restrictions, no applications are being accepted for year 2022. However, applications will now open in February 2022 for 2023 intake.
*This is an indicative list, speak with your IDP counsellor for details and best available options suited to your profile
Most Australian universities and colleges also have their own list of scholarships for Indian students. Don’t worry if you get stuck anywhere, our international education experts will be more than happy to guide you through.
Note: Given the current COVID-19 situation, there might be some changes in the 2021 intakes. Don’t worry, our international education experts are here to guide you with the latest updates to help you apply to your desired course and institution. Feel free to connect with our experts for a free counselling session and keep posted about the latest COVID- 19 updates.
Updated on March 22, 2021
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