Scholarships for International Students in Australia

australia-scholarshipStudents aspiring to study usually look for prestigious scholarships in Australia to fund their education. Australia has been a huge attraction for students from around the world to pursue a variety of courses. Australia also has seven universities in the top 100 according to QS Rankings 2017.

A number of scholarships are offered for studying in Australia. Applications for scholarships usually require applying within a stipulated date along with a motivation letter justifying your reason as to why you are eligible for a scholarship. Some scholarships, however do not require any application and makes all the applicants equally eligible. Two kinds of scholarships are available for international students interested to pursue studies in Australia.

  • Government-funded scholarships

  • University scholarships

Scholarships in Australia: Government-funded scholarships

Australian government funds provide scholarships to international students who are interested to pursue their education in Australia. Chief among them are:

  • Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarships for International Students:  A number of merit-based international scholarships are offered by the Australian government to study in Australia. The scholarships are offered to postgraduate students from the Asia-Pacific region, Middle East, Europe and the Americas. 

  • Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowships: Ten fellowship are granted every year to provide financial support for postgraduate and postdoctoral fellows from Australia and Asia. The fellows can conduct short-term research, of four to six month duration, in an area of study in the participating Australian and Asian universities. The award value is AU$23,500.

  • Endeavour Australia India Education Council (AIEC) Research Fellowship: This Australian government funded scholarship programme offers financial support for postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows from India and Australia. The fellowship is a short-term research of four to six months.

Scholarships in Australia: University specific scholarships for international students

  • Australian National University Scholarships

1. Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) International Fee Offset Scholarship: The previously known International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) has been discontinued and replaced with AGRTP which has a merit-based selection criteria. The scholarship covers tuition fees for three years and other benefits.

2. Adelaide Scholarships International (ASI): A number of Australian scholarships are available for international students at University of Adelaide. Important among them are:

3. Adelaide International Undergraduate Scholarships (AIUS): A 25% waiver of annual tuition fee Fellowship offered for undergraduate course except Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Bachelor of Oral Health and Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience)

Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRS): The scholarship offers approximately 300 high achieving scholars (domestic and international) an opportunity to study at University of Melbourne. The students can pursue 1a Master by Research or a PhD degree. The scholarship provides full tuition fee for the students i.e. two years for Masters by Research or four years for PhD. Also offered is a relocation grant of $ 2000 for students relocating within Australia and $3000 for students relocating from outside.


Monash International Leadership Scholarships: This Australian scholarship offers undergraduate and postgraduate aspirants to pursue any programme except Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine or Master of Business Administration (MBA) as well as Monash Pathway programs. A total of four scholars are awarded 100 per cent course fee. This scholarship is offered to students who have received admission offer for a full time programm from Monash University.


UTS International Postgraduate Full Tuition Scholarships in Australia: This scholarship is offered by University of Technology Sydney is offered for postgraduate programme for Autumn and Spring intakes in 2018. The full scholarship will be offered to six scholars in 2018. The scholarship will be offered to high achieving students who have secured an overall average of 90% marks.


Deadline: November 30, 2017 for Autumn session intake

March 1, 2018 – May 31, 2018 for Spring session


UTS International Undergraduate Full Tuition Scholarship: Offered by UTS to high achieving students aspiring to do an undergraduate programme.  Six scholarships will be awarded full tuition fee. The scholarship is currently open for 2018. The aspirants are requested to write the response to “How do you intend to use your UTS degree to make a positive contribution to the community?”



Autumn session 2018 – 30 November 2017

Spring session 2018 – 31 May 2018


Global Leaders Scholarship For Postgraduate Indian Business Students: RMIT offers Indian students commencing a postgraduate business program in a number of programmes including MBA, Master of Finance, Commerce, Professional Accounting and more. The aspirants should also have an excellent academic background, i.e. minimum score of 70% from a top institution. The students are offered a scholarship of total value of AU$10,000 which is paid in the first semester.


Some more scholarships for studying in Australia






PhD and Masters Research Scholarship

Cooperative Research Centre for Mining

3.0 years


No closing date

Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (CMCRC) PhD Scholarship

Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre

3.0 years


Early June; Early November

Forrest Research Foundation Scholarship

Forest Research Foundation

4.0 years


End October

Quentin Bryce Law Doctoral Scholarship

University of Technology Sydney

3.0 years


 20 August, 2017

31 March 2018

International WaterCentre Masters Scholarships (Master of Integrated Water Management) Domestic

International WaterCentre

3.0 years


1 November

International WaterCentre Masters Scholarships (Master of Integrated Water Management) International

International WaterCentre

1.5 years


1 August

William T Southcott Scholarship

University of South Australia

3.0 years


31 August; 31 October

Sir Terry Pratchett Memorial Scholarship

University of South Australia

2.0 years


12 May

Digital Marketing Scholarship

In Marketing We Trust

1.0 years


Continous application

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First Published On : 08 Sep 2017 05:50 PM IST

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