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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.
Scholarships in New Zealand
Many of New Zealand’s scholarships are focused on enabling 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.
Scholarships in the UK
There are many programs in the UK designed to equip students with the skills to make a difference in their own county. As well as numerous development scholarships open to students from developing countries, the UK Government’s Commonwealth Scholarship is designed to help individuals in Commonwealth countries, such as Singapore, to undertake postgraduate study.
Scholarships in Australia
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.
Competence in the English language
This is probably the most important factor when planning your studies in Australia. If your proficiency in the English language is limited, you may be advised to enrol in an English language school before starting your degree or program. In most cases, international students are required to take language proficiency tests (such as IELTS) before they are allowed to enrol in certain programs. It is therefore crucial that you carefully examine the policies of your chosen institution in terms of English language testing and classes.