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 РVarious Available

Curtin University – Various Available

La Trobe University – Up to 25% reduction in course fees

Macquarie University – Up to $10,000

Monash University Р$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.

Other Options

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.