Scholarships to study in Australia
Looking for scholarships in Australia for Srilankan 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.
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.
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 Srilankan students in Australia:
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)
Endeavour Leadership Program
(Sources: *https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants *https://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/English/Australian-Education/Scholarships)
John Allwright Fellowship (JAF)
*This is an indicative list, speak with your IDP counsellor for details and best available options suited to your profile
Most scholarships to study in Australia cover tuition fees 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.
Since a lot of students apply for these scholarships, we recommend you to apply in advance. This will help receive a timely response with which you can take your decision accordingly.
Do check if there are scholarships specifically available for Srilanka natives. Also, every university and college has its own list of scholarships for international students. Ask your IDP counsellor for guidance and they will help you with all the available scholarships during the application process.
To meet Australian schools and universities, keep checking our events page.
Note: Given the current COVID-19 situation, there might be some changes in the 2020/2021 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.
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