Scholarships for Australia Studies
Most international students in Australia pay full fees for their studies. However, there are a number of scholarships available to assist students with the cost of their education.
A scholarship may cover the full cost or a portion of your tuition fees or cover other costs such as accommodation or living expenses.
The scholarship search allows you to view a range of scholarship available to international students. It is important to read through eligibility criteria carefully and make sure you include everything that is required — you may need to supply supporting documents, such as academic transcripts or a personal statement.
Some scholarships are automatically awarded to students based on their academic results and do not require students to fill out an application. While it is a good idea to apply for scholarships, you should not rest all your hopes on receiving a scholarship, keeping in mind that most international student scholarships are very competitive and are based on academic merit.
Australian Government Scholarships
Australia Awards Scholarships, formerly known as Australian Development Scholarships (ADS), are long term development awards administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. They provide opportunities for people from developing countries, particularly those countries located in the Indo-Pacific region, to undertake full time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions. The scholarship benefits generally include: full tuition fees, return air travel, establishment allowance, contribution to living expenses (CLE), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), etc.
The Endeavour Postgraduate Awards provide full financial support for international students to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a Masters or PhD level either by coursework or research in any field of study in Australia. The scholarships include tuition fees, travel allowance, establishment allowance, monthly stipend as well as health and travel insurance.
See also Endeavor VET Scholarships
The IPRS program enables international students to undertake a postgraduate research qualification in Australia and gain experience with leading Australian researchers. The scholarships are available for a period of two years for a Masters by research degree or three years for a Doctorate by research degree. The scholarship covers tuition fees and health cover costs.