There are various scholarships available for international students wanting to study at Australian institutions. They have varying selection criteria (although academic merit is a significant factor), closing dates and level of financial support.
Institution Sponsored Scholarships
These scholarships can be applied for directly through the relevant institutions, check the conditions on their websites to see if you may be eligible to apply. Other universities have scholarships available, these are just a snapshot of the different options.
Australian National University – Various Available
Curtin University – Various Available
La Trobe University – Up to 25% reduction in course fees
Macquarie University – Up to $10,000
Monash University – $10,000 per study year
University of Sydney – Various Available
Government Sponsored Scholarships
Australia Awards – Operating through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade these awards cover full tuition fees, return air travel, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), a contribution to living costs and much more.
Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship – Australian Government scholarship of up to $15,000 per semester
International Research Training Program (RTP) – These scholarships are supplied by the Australian government but must be applied for directly through an Australian university. They cover all tuition costs associated with a postgraduate research program as well as a living allowance.
Rotary International Peace Fellowship – Covers the tuition costs of a master’s degree or professional development certificate at the University of Queensland.
Note: This list is not comprehensive and just provides a snapshot of the types of scholarships available through Australian institutions and the Australian government. The University of Sydney has also compiled this list of global scholarships students have accessed to study at their institution.