Insider Guides’ Best Australian Scholarships of 2021

Who doesn’t want a little help with tuition costs? Luckily, many Australian institutions offer fantastic scholarships to help you cover part of your costs. At Insider Guides, we’ve done the research for you and put together a list of some of the best scholarships for international students in Australia. There’s something out there for every student – read below to find the perfect scholarship for you.

Once you’ve decided to apply, follow our step-by-step guide to winning a scholarship before entering. Beyond this list offered by some of Australia’s best education providers, you can also check what scholarships are offered by the Australian Government in our guide.

Murdoch University

International Welcome Scholarship

Are you an international student currently living in Australia and ready to start your Murdoch degree? You could be eligible for a 20% reduction in your tuition fees for the course duration if you’re starting an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree at one of Murdoch’s Western Australian campuses in 2021 – 2024.

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International Accommodation Scholarship  

Murdoch University is offering an accommodation scholarship to eligible international students who are relocating to Perth, one of the most affordable capital cities in Australia, and commencing an eligible Murdoch course in 2021. Each scholarship is valued at $3,000 and is to be utilised towards on-campus accommodation at Murdoch University Village (MUV). 

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The University of Adelaide

Global Citizen Scholarship

This scholarship rewards international students commencing an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification who have received academic merit in their studies. Students can receive a reduction between 15% and 30% of the tuition fee

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La Trobe University

La Trobe College Excellence Scholarships

Do you have an excellent academic record? Apply for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees. La Trobe University values academic excellence. If you are a high-achieving international student and thinking about applying for a full-fee paying place in undergraduate or postgraduate study, your application will also be assessed for eligibility to receive a scholarship for the duration of your intended studies at La Trobe.

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Torrens University Australia

Business Merit Scholarship – 25%

This scholarship is in recognition of high achievers, with recipients having the chance to graduate with real-world work experience and to be a part of a team passionate about the business world.

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Design Merit Scholarship

We are passionate about the world of design and believe that given the opportunity any idea can change the world. So, we’re on the hunt for high achieving creative individuals to stand with us and springboard into their future careers and receive a 20% scholarship.

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Three Pillars Blue Mountain International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS), Hospitality Scholarship

New hospitality students commencing their studies can apply for this scholarship of up to 30%, which is based on on our Three Pillar Approach to learning. These three pillars are Professional and Personal Growth, Practical Skills Development, and Academic Achievement. Ensure that you graduate well-rounded, worldly, confident and prepared for a rewarding future.

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University of Technology Sydney

General Scholarships

Are you a high-achieving student? When it comes to financial support, we’re making a big investment: we’ve dedicated A$30 million to provide grants and scholarships support for international students. From academic excellence awards and full tuition scholarships to government-sponsored grants, we support students – like you!

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Undergraduate Academic Excellence International Scholarship

UTS has a diverse range of scholarships for international students, available university-wide, or for study in particular faculties.

The Undergraduate Academic Excellence International Scholarship aims to attract high performing commencing international students to enrol in an undergraduate coursework program at UTS in Sydney, covering 25% of UTS Tuition Fees.

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University of Queensland

HP Women in Cyber Security Scholarship

This industry-supported scholarship encourages and rewards future female leaders in Cyber Security. Awarded to high achieving postgraduate students, the value of the scholarship is $20,000 each year payable towards the cost of tuition fees for UQ’s Master of Cyber Security.

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Science International Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to outstanding international students in undergraduate or postgraduate coursework programs in Science at UQ. Valued at $3,000 for the duration of one year, scholarships are awarded to new UQ students on the basis of strong academic performance as part of the UQ program application

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Aquatec Maxcon Urban Water Engineering Scholarship

Open up a career in Urban Water Engineering and help solve complex challenges in the urban water cycle. This industry-supported scholarship assists high achieving postgraduate students with the costs of tuition fees while studying the field of Urban Water Engineering in UQ’s Master of Engineering. 

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University of Notre Dame

International Undergraduate Academic Merit Scholarships

The University of Notre Dame Australia offers multiple International Merit Scholarships to provide tuition assistance to international students enrolling in undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs at Notre Dame (with the exception of Medicine). The value of the Scholarship is 25 percent (25%) of annual tuition fees for up to a maximum of one (1) year or two (2) consecutive semesters.

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Charles Darwin University

CDU Global Excellence Award

This scholarship applies to an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree covering 50% of the tuition fee for the first year of study and 10% in subsequent years. In addition to the application form please submit a supporting statement outlining why you should be awarded the scholarship and two refers reports (academic or professional). Check CDU’s scholarships webpage for eligibility criteria.

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Vice-Chancellor’s International High Achiever Scholarships

This scholarship applies to an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree covering 50% or 25% of the tuition fee for the full course duration. In addition to the application form please submit a supporting statement (maximum 500 words) outlining why you should be awarded the scholarship and two refers reports (academic or professional). Check the CDU scholarships webpage for eligibility criteria.

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Queensland University of Technology

Creative Industries International Scholarship

Unlimited scholarship to cover 25% of your tuition fees for your first two semesters (one year) of study at QUT and an ongoing scholarship to cover 25% of your tuition fees per semester, provided you meet the academic conditions. You do not need to apply for this scholarship. You will be assessed automatically when you apply for an eligible course.

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QUT Business School Triple Crown Scholarship

Unlimited scholarship to cover 25% of your tuition fees for your first two semesters (one year) of study at QUT and an ongoing scholarship to cover 25% of your tuition fees per semester, provided you meet the academic conditions. You do not need to apply for this scholarship. You will be assessed automatically when you apply for an eligible course.

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