A common misunderstanding among those that are deciding to study overseas is that there are no scholarship opportunities available for international students. This is not true. Governments and universities around the world value high performing students and have many scholarship programs designed to attract the world’s best and brightest to undertake study in their country. IDP’s counsellors will work with you to discover and apply for scholarships at universities around the world.
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There are numerous government and university-specific scholarships designed to attract high performing students as well as those hoping to work in the country after graduation. Many of these programs offer a substantial bulk payment, educational subsidies, or living allowances designed to make life easier for those looking to study abroad.
There are programs available for students intending to undertake undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD studies overseas. Regardless of whether you want to undertake a Bachelor of Arts in Australia, or PhD research in the UK, there could be scholarship opportunities that will suit you.
The Australian Government has a large scholarship program for international students and invests some $200 million dollars per year in programs at universities and other tertiary institutions around the country. Many of the country’s top institutions including The University of Melbourne, The University of Sydney, and the Australian National University (ANU) offer scholarships to study in Australia with added extras, like health cover.
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There are many scholarship programs in the UK that are designed to equip international students with the skills to make a difference in their own country. Many of these scholarships are also offered for international students who want to undertake postgraduate study.
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Scholarships in New Zealand
Many of New Zealand’s scholarships are focused on enabling international students from the Pacific and ASEAN region to access their universities. The government has a number of programs designed to assist international students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
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USA is home to world-class universities and colleges, and many of them offer scholarships to international students to help them finance their studies in USA. These scholarships are open to meritorious international students, and they can be partial or fully paid scholarships, depending on the criteria, course and the institution offering them.
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Canada's higher education institutions and universities are globally renowned for their world-class standards. The Canadian universities offer a wide range of scholarships to qualified international students. The scholarships amount, eligibility criteria and application process depend on the granting university or institution.
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