Scholarships are given to meritorious students to appreciate their hard work. These scholarships cover tuition fees, insurance, and other study costs, thereby helping students to sustain and support themselves during their course of study abroad. In recent years, Australia has emerged as popular choice for international students looking to pursue their higher education abroad. Although this country has lot to offer in terms of education, quality of life, and work opportunities, students are always looking for ways to fund their education in the country. If you are looking forward to study in Australia in near future and considering different government, non-government, and university funded scholarships then this post is just for you.
Government Funded Australian Scholarships for International Students
Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) Stipend Scholarship: This scholarship is funded by Australia’s Department of Education and Training and awarded to local and international students who wish to pursue research doctorate and research master’s courses in Australia. These scholarships are awarded for the minimum period of three years and maximum period of four years.
Eligibility: The candidate must: have completed a degree equivalent to an Australian first-class honors degree; possess the proof of language efficiency; meet the admission requirements of the university applying for; enroll as a full-time student; not be receiving any other commonwealth funded postgraduate financial aid.
How to Apply: No separate application is required for this grant. Any candidate applying to study in Australia and meeting the criteria is considered eligible for this grant.
Website link: https://www.education.gov.au/research-training-program
Destination Australia: This scholarship is awarded to domestic, as well as international students to study in regional Australia. The scholarship is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education. Funding amount differs every year based on your qualification and eligibility and is offered for the maximum period of 4 years.
Eligibility: The candidate must: commence a new study program in the year after receiving the grant; have accepted full-time course in a regional campus; remain enrolled during the course duration
How to Apply: Students will be able to apply for a scholarship directly with successful education providers.
Australia Awards: Funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, these awards are offered to students from Indo-Pacific region to undertake full time master’s or graduate studies at any of the participating Australian universities and Further Education (TAFE) institutions.
Eligibility: The applicant must: be minimum 18 years of age; be citizen of the participating country; not be the citizen of Australia; not be current military personnel; be able to satisfy all requirements of the Department of Home Affairs to hold student visa in Australia.
This scholarship covers full tuition fees, airfare, living expenses, Overseas student health cover (OSHC), and other expenses for two years.
How to Apply: You can apply online on the official Australia Awards website or apply by email.
University Funded Scholarships
Dr Abdul Kalam International Postgraduate Scholarship: Awarded by the University of Sydney, this scholarship is offered to international students who wish to pursue master’s degree in Australia at the university in engineering and mathematics, IT & computer science domains. This scholarship is only awarded for a year and covers 50% of tuition fees.
Eligibility: The candidate must: be an international student who has been accepted to the master’s coursework program in the faculty of Engineering and Informational technologies; has achieved a minimum distinction of 75% in their graduate studies.
How to Apply: You do not need to make a separate application for this scholarship. Every international student is considered eligible and the final decision will be made based on the availability of funds.
Deakin International Scholarship: This scholarship is open to all students who are planning to study at Deakin University. The scholarship applications must be submitted at least one month before starting your studies at Deakin.
Eligibility: The candidate must: be an international student applying for the course at the Deakin University; meet eligibility criteria to study at the university; have achieved 65% marks in graduation
Application process: Complete the Deakin International Scholarship Program application form (PDF, 536KB). Please email your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Swinburne International Excellence Postgraduate Scholarship: This scholarship is offered by the Swinburne University of Technology to postgraduate students. The scholarship value will range from 10% to 75% of the course fee. This scholarship is applicable to all degrees offered at the university except for bachelor’s in business double/aviation and piloting.
Eligibility: The candidate must: be an international student; not have enrolled in or selected at Swinburne except ELICOS program; have an academic result of at least 60% Australian GPA; not have accepted any other financial aid from Swinburne.
How to Apply: A student need not submit a separate application form and those meeting the criteria are automatically considered for the scholarship.
There are several university scholarships in Australia offered to students on a meritorial basis. You need to individually check the websites of universities to know about these scholarships and apply through the links. Some study in Australia scholarships require no separate application and students are automatically considered for scholarships.