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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.

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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

Deakin university

NDTV Deakin Scholarship
2019 Intakes
Value - 100% Tuition fee waiver
Academic session required - PG - 80% | UG - 85%


Deakin Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship
2019 Intakes
Value - 100% or 50% tuition fee waiver
Academic session required - 85% and above in their year 12 or UG studies


Deakin India Bursary
2019 Intakes
Value - 10 - 15% Tuition fee waiver
Academic session required - 55 - 59.9% - 10% | 60 - 64.9% - 15%


Deakin India Merit Scholarship
2019 Intakes
Value - 20-25% Tuition fee waiver
Academic session required - UG - 70 - 80% and above | PG - 65 - 75% and above


Monash university

Monash International Merit Scholarship
2019 Intakes
Value - Up to A$ 50,000


Faculty of Law International Asia Scholarship(Law)
2019 Intakes
Value - 25 - 100 % course fee waiver
Academic session required - Achieved in the top 5% of the previous study or an LSAT score of 170


Master of Financial Mathematics Scholarship (Business)
2019 Intakes
Value - 100% Tuition fee waiver
Academic session required - 70% WAM in UG


Monash International Leadership Scholarship
2019 Intakes
Value - 100% Tuition fee waiver


The University of Melbourne

GSHSS International Scholarship (Humanities and Social Science)
2019 Intakes
Value - 25 or 50% tuition fee waiver


RMIT university

RMIT International Excellence Scholarship
2019 Intakes
Value - 20% tuition fee waiver
Academic session required - 70%


RMIT Research International Tuition Fee Scholarship
2019 Intakes
Value - Full tuition fee waiver for 3 years and OSHC plus stipend
Academic session required - 80% and above in UG


LaTrobe University

La Trobe College Excellence Scholarships
2019 Intakes
Value - 15 - 25% Tuition Fee waiver
Academic session required - UG 70-79.9 / PG 65 - 69.9 - 15%
UG 80 -89.9/PG 70-74.9 - 20%
UG - 90 / PG 75 - 25%


Swinburne university

Swinburne International Excellence Scholarship
2019 Intakes
Value - 10 - 25% Tuition fee waiver
Academic session required - 65% and above - 10%
70% and above - 15%
75% and above - 20%
80% and above - 25%


Swinburne International Excellence Scholarship - UG Programs
2019 Intakes
Value - 10 - 25% Tuition fee waiver
Academic session required - 70% and above - 10%
75% and above - 15%
80% and above - 20%
85% and above - 25%


The University of Sydney

Vice Chancellor's International Scholarships
2019 Intakes
Value - Up to A$ 40,000


Macquarie University

Macquarie University India Scholarship
2019 Intakes
Value - A$ 10,000 Annually


University of Wollongong

2019 UOW Sydney Business School Bursary Scheme
2019 Intakes
Value - 15% Tuition fee waiver


2019 International Partial Tuition Scholarships
2019 Intakes
Value - 25% Tuition Fee waiver
Academic session required - Bachelor degree with an Australian equivalent of at least 70%


UOW Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship
2019 Intakes
Value - 30% Tuition Fee waiver


The University of New South Wales

AGSM Global Reach Scholarship
2019 Intakes
Value - 25 - 100% Tuition fee waiver


UNSW Future of Change Scholarship
2019 Intakes
Value - One full tuition fee waiver $ 5000 - Full Tuition fee waiver
Academic session required - AISSC and ISC - 1 point over the academic entry requirement
IB - At least 2 points over the academic entry
PG
Minimum grade equivalent to UNSW GPA of 7.0


University of Technology Sydney

Undergraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship
2019 Intakes
Value - A$ 10,000


Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship
2019 Intakes
Value - A$ 5,000


International Baccalaureate (IB) Scholarship South Asia
2019 Intakes
Value - 50% Tuition fee waiver
Academic session required - Aggregate score of 28 including bonus and penalty points in their IB final grades 33 or above in their IB predicted gardes


The University of Adelaide

THE 2019 UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE GLOBAL ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP (INTERNATIONAL)
2019 Intakes
Value - 50% Tuition fee waiver
Academic session required - UG - 98 or it's


THE 2019 UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP (INTERNATIONAL)
2019 Intakes
Value - 25% Tuition Fee waiver


The University of Adelaide Matching Scholarships (International)
2019 Intakes
Value - 15% Tuition fee waiver
Academic session required - Generic Admission criteria


2019 University of Adelaide Global Citizens Scholarships (International)
2019 Intakes
Value - 15% Tuition fee waiver
Academic session required - Generic Admission criteria


The University of Western Australia

International Masters Scholarships: India (Arch, Arts, Buss, Engg, Law, Medicine, Science)
2019 Intakes
Value - A$ 3000 - A$ 7000
Academic session required - A$ 3000 - Sec 1- 65, Sec 2 - 70% and Sec 3 - 75%
A$ 5000 - Sec 1 - 70%, Sec2- 75%, Sec 3- 80%
A$ 7000 - Sec 1-75%, Sec 2- 80%, Sec 3- 85%


UWA Undergraduate Scholarship India
2019 Intakes
Value - A$ 3000 - A$ 7000
Academic session required - A$ 3000 - A$ 3000 - CBSE - 13.5 aggregate, state boards - 89% and IB - 31
A$ 5000 - CBSE - 14.5 aggregate, State boards - 90% and IB - 32
A$ 7000 - CBSE - 15.5, state boards - 92% and IB - 33


Australian Government Endeavour Leadership Scholarship (VET, PG, Research & Professional development)

Endeavour Leadership Program
2019 Intakes
Value - A$ 13000 - A$ 30000 per calendar year + OSHC + Stipend + travel allowance + establishment allowance + travel allowance
Academic session required - Weightage of different criterias Educational Qualification - 40%
Relevant employment history - 30%
Refree reports - 30%


University of Wollongong College

Endeavour Leadership Program
2019 Intakes
Value - 25%
Academic session required - Generic Admission criteria


Griffith College

Early Bird offer
2019 Intakes
Value - A$ 1000


The University of Newcastle

MBA Global International Student Scholarship
2019 Intakes
Value - A$ 2500


University of Canberra

UC International Merit Scholarship
2019 Intakes
Value - 10% tuition fee waiver
Academic session required - 70% or higher GPA of 5 out of 7


UC and Amity University Scholarships
2019 Intakes
Value - A$ 3000
Academic session required - 70% in Amity Degree


Western Sydney University

Vice Chancellor's Academic Excellence Undergradute Scholarships (All except Doctor of Medicine)
2019-20 Intakes
Value - 50% of tuition fees for a maximum of 3 years
Academic session required - ATAR of 90 or equivalent in higher studies


Western Sydney International Scholarships (All except Doctor of Medicine)
2019-20 Intakes
Value - A$ 10,000 or A$ 5000


Vice Chancellor's Academic Excellence Postgraduate Scholarships(All except PG research degrees)
2019-20 Intakes
Value - 50% and 25% Tuition fee waiver
Academic session required - For 50% - GPA of 5.95 out of 7
For 25% - GPA of 5.50 out of 7


Western Sydney International Scholarships - Postgraduate (All except PG research degrees)
2019-20 Intakes
Value - A$ 10,000 or A$ 5000
Academic session required - Generic Admission criteria


University of Technology Sydney

Engineering and IT PG Academic Excellence Scholarship (Engineering and IT)
July 2019 Intakes
Value - 25% Tuition Fee waiver
Academic session required - Generic Admission criteria


Master of Professional Engineering Scholarship (Master of Professional Engineering)
July 2019 Intakes
Value - 25% Tuition Fee waiver
Academic session required - Generic Admission criteria


James Cook University Brisbane

Academic Tuition fee bursary - Undergraduate Students
July 2019 Intakes
Value - A$ 10000
Academic session required - All India Board - 60% in top 4 academic subjects
State Boards - 65% to 70% in top fpur academic subjects


Academic Tuition fee bursary - Postgradute Students
July 2019 Intakes
Value - A$ 5500
Academic session required - Sec 1 - 50%
Sec 2 - 55%
Sec 3 - 60%


English Proficiency Bursary
July 2019 Intakes
Value - A$ 6500
A$ 7000
A$ 7500
Academic session required - IELTS -6.5 (minimum 6 and at least one band 7.0)
IELTS 7 (6.5 each)
IELTS 7.5 (7.0 each)


Australian Catholic University

Faculty of Law and Business International Postgradute Scholarships(Law and Business)
2019 Intakes
Value - A$ 3000
Academic session required - GPA of 5.8 on the ACU scale of 7


The University of Western Australia

UWA International Achievement Scholarship South & South east asia (Commerce, Engg, Comp Sc & data Sc)
2019 Intakes
Value - A$ 5,000 per year
A$ 10,000 per year
Academic session required - A$ 5000 - ATAR 85 - 89.99
A$ 10,000 - ATAR 90 or higher


The University of Sydney

Sydney Scholars India Scholarship program
2019 Intakes
Value - 3 X A$ 50,000 for UG for entire duration
10 X A$ 20,000 first year for UG and PG
15 X A$ 10,000 first year UG
Academic session required - Academic Merit


Curtin University

MBA (Global) Scholarship
July 2019 Intakes
Value - 30% of the tuition fees each semester


MBA International Student Scholarship
July 2019 Intakes
Value - A$ 15,000


RMIT University

Future Leaders Scholarship (All (Exceptions of few programs, refer to Column S))
2019 Intakes
Value - 20% of tuition fee for the duration of the program
Academic session required - Academic Merit


Charles Strut University

Early Bird offer
2019 Intakes
Value - 15% Tuition fee waiver
Academic session required - Must meet the entry requirements


University of Tasmania

Tasmanian International Scholarship (TIS)
2019 Intakes
Value - 25% Tuition Fee waiver
Academic session required - Must meet the entry requirements


Bachelor of Laws Scholarship(Law)
2019 Intakes
Value - 14% Tuition fee waiver
Academic session required - Must meet the entry requirements


Bachelor of Legal Studies Scholarships(Law)
2019 Intakes
Value - 14% Tuition fee waiver
Academic session required - Must meet the entry requirements


Dean of Tasmanian School of Business and Economics Scholarship(Business)
2019 Intakes
Value - 50% Tuition fee waiver
Academic session required - Must meet the entry requirements


International women in Maritime Engineeing Scholarship(Maritime Engineering)
2019 Intakes
Value - UG - 75% reduction of accommodation cost
PG - 100% reduction of accommodation cost
Academic session required - Must meet the entry requirements


MITS Launceston Accommodation Bursary(IT)
2019 Intakes
Value - 50% off registered accommodation fees - Min 42 weeks - two years for students who commence in Sem 2
Academic session required - Must meet the entry requirements


Health and Pharmacy relocation Bursaries(Health and Pharmacy)
2019 Intakes
Value - A$ 3000 cash payment made in 2 payments after census date for Sem 2
Academic session required - Must meet the entry requirements


AMC Global Logistics Relocation Bursary(AMC)
2019 Intakes
Value - A$ 4000 cash payment made in 2 payments after census date for Sem 2
Academic session required - Must meet the entry requirements


The University of Sydney

Business School International Scholarships
July 2019-Feb 20 Intakes
Value - A$5000
A$ 10,000
A$ 20,000
Academic session required - Must meet the entry requirements


University of Southern Queensland

2019 USQ International Tuition Fee Scholarship
Semester 2, Semester 3,2019
Value - 20% tuition fee waiver
Academic session required - GPA of 5.0/7 or GPA of 6.0/10 or 60% average overall


Flinders University

Go beyond Scholarships(Business, Engineering, IT and Science)
Semester 2 2019
Value - 25% Tuition Fee waiver of the first year tuition fee
Academic session required - Bachelor: Applicants whose overall grade in their most recent qualification exceeds the Flinders entry score by 5 ATAR equivalent points. Master: Applicants whose overall grade in their most recent qualification exceeds the Flinders entry score by 0.5 GPA Combined Bachelor/Master degrees: Applicants who meet entry requirements


University of Adelaide College

NA
Semester 2 2019
Value - 25% Tuition Fee waiver
Academic session required - Foundation Year 11 - 60%
Year 12 - 55%
Diploma
Yr 12 CBSE/ICSE - 60% in best 3 subjects excluding languages
Year 12 state boards - 65% in best 3 subjects excluding languages


University of Queensland

UQ Economics India Scholarship(Economics)
Semester 2 2019
Value - 50% Tuition fee waiver
Academic session required - Must meet the entry requirements


India Global Leaders Scholarship(Business, Economics & Law)
Semester 2 2019
Value - A$5000 - A$20,000
Academic session required - Must meet the entry requirements


TC Beirne School of Law Scholarship for International Students (Postgraduate)(law)
Semester 2 2019
Value - 2 X 50% Tuition fee waiver
2 X 25% Tuition fee waiver
Academic session required - High Achieving Students


Science International Scholarships(science)
Semester 2 2019
Value - A$ 3000
Academic session required - High Achieving Students


MBA Student Scholarship(MBA)
Semester 2 2019
Value - 25% Tuition Fee reduction
Academic session required - High Achieving Students


India - HASS scholarship for Excellence(Humanities and Social Science)
Semester 2 2019
Value - A$ 10,000
Academic session required - High Achieving Students


University of Southern Queensland Sydney (Canterbury Education Group)

CEG Scholarship
MPA/MIS/MBA Semester 2, Semester 3,2019
Value - 20% tuition fee waiver
Academic session required - 3. Minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0 or GPA 6.0/10.0 or 60% average overall or equivalent


University of Canberra

UC Scholarship
Bruce Campus only
Sem 2, 2019 and Sem 1, 2020
Value - 25% tuition fee waiver
Academic session required - 70% in year 12
65% in UG study


The University of Sydney

Public Health Asia Pacific Scholarship(School of Public Health)
Semester 2,2019
Value - A$ 10000 or more


The Harvey Sutton Global Health Scholarship(Master of Global Health)
Semester 2,2019
Value - A$ 10000 for one semester only Academic session required - Must meet the entry requirements


The Harvey Sutton Public Health Scholarship(Master of Public Health)
Semester 2,2019
Value - A$ 10000 for one semester only Academic session required - Must meet the entry requirements


University of Southern Queensland

USQ Scholarship
MPA/MIS/MBA Sem 2 and Sem 3, 2019
Value - 20% tuition fee waiver
Academic session required - Minimum GPA of 5.0/7 GPA of 6.0/10 or
60% average overall or equivalent


University of Wollongong

UoW Faculty of Business Bursary
Business Degree
Value - 20% tuition fee waiver
Academic session required - Must meet the entry requirements


 *This is an indicative list, please speak with your counsellor for details and best available options suited to your profile

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