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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.

What is the criteria for applying to scholarships for Indian students?

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.

What amount of money is available through scholarships?

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, it is important that you apply well ahead in time. We recommend you to start with the procedure about 8-12 months before the preferred intake begins.

Here’s an overview of some of the common scholarships programs available for Indian students in Australia:

S.No.

Name of the scholarships

Description

 

 

 

1

Australian Government Research and Training Program (AGRTP)

  • Funded by the Australian Government, the scholarship covers tuition fee and health insurance of the student for up to 3 years
  • Supports a student’s (local and international) Research Doctorate and Research Master’s degree

2

Australia Awards

  • Funded by the Department of Education and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT)

3

Endeavour Leadership Program

  • Funded by the Australian Government, the program rewards international students with leadership skills to explore research opportunities in their field of study
  • For Masters and PhD programs
  • Duration – up to 2 years for masters and 4 years for PhD

*This is an indicative list, please speak with your 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 counsellors will be more than happy to guide you through.

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