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There are lots of scholarships available for international students wishing to study in Australia, those can provide help with funds for your study. There is strong competition for scholarships, so you should not rest all of your hopes on obtaining funding, but they are definitely worth investigating. The Australian Government and University scholarships provide a large number of scholarships for international students wanting to study in Australia. We summarize the list of fully-funded Government and Universities. All the students and research scholar should brief see the deadline, Eligibility criteria and list of documents mentioned in each scholarship.

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 1. Australia Awards Scholarships

Australian Government
Bachelors/Masters/PhD Degrees

Deadline: 30 Apr 2019 (annual)
Study in:  Australia
Course starts 2019

Brief description:

Australia Awards Scholarships, formerly known as Australian Development Scholarships (ADS), provide opportunities for people from developing countries, particularly those countries located in the Indo-Pacific region, to undertake full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions

 

Host Institution(s):

Any of the Participating Australian Institutions

Level/Field(s) of study:

Undergraduate or Postgraduate Programmes that are related to your country’s priority areas for development which are listed on the participating country profiles.

Australia Awards are not available for training in areas related to flying aircraft, nuclear technology or military training.

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified.

Target group:

Citizens of one of the participating countries in Asia, Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East. See the complete list of participating countries.

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The scholarship benefits generally include: full tuition fees, return air travel, establishment allowance, contribution to living expenses (CLE), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), Introductory Academic Program (IAP), Pre-course English (PCE) fees, etc. See the complete list of benefits at the official website.

The scholarships are offered for the minimum period necessary for the individual to complete the academic program specified by the Australian higher education institution, including any preparatory training.

Eligibility:

To be eligible to receive a Scholarship, applicants must:

  1. be a minimum of 18 years of age on 1 February of the year of commencing the scholarship;
  2. be a citizen of a participating country (as listed on the Australia Awards website) and be residing in and applying for the scholarship from their country of citizenship;
  3. not be a citizen of Australia, hold permanent residency in Australia or be applying for a visa to live in Australia permanently;
  4. not be married to, engaged to, or a de facto of a person who holds, or is eligible to hold, Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency, at any time during the application, selection or mobilisation phases (note: residents of Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau with New Zealand citizenship are eligible but must apply for a Student visa [subclass 500]);
  5. not be current serving military personnel;
  6. not have previously received a long-term Australia Award unless they have resided outside of Australia for twice the length of the total time that they were in Australia (for example, a previous awardee who has been on an Australia Awards Scholarship in Australia for four years will not be eligible to apply for another Australia Awards Scholarship until they have resided outside Australia for eight years);
  7. have satisfied any specific criteria established by the Program Area or the government of the applicant’s country of citizenship (e.g. having  worked a certain number of years in an appropriate sector);
  8. be able to satisfy the admission requirements of the institution at which the award is to be undertaken (this may mean that Program Areas will need to withdraw an award offer if the recipient cannot satisfy the institution’s admission requirements. This may not be known until Program Areas request a placement at selected institutions);
  9. be able to satisfy all requirements of the Department of Home Affairs to hold a Student Visa. This may mean that the Program Area will need to withdraw an award offer if the recipient cannot satisfy the visa requirements;
  10. Not be applying for a scholarship for a course of study at an academic level lesser than they have already achieved (eg be applying for a Master’s scholarship when they already hold a PhD); and
  11. Applicants must inform the Program Area of any connection or relationship to staff employed at Program Areas (including locally engaged staff at post) or with managing contractors so that the application may be properly and transparently managed.

Read the complete eligibility criteria in the Australia Awards Policy Handbook (PDF)

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

Check the open and close dates for your country, and select your country of citizenship/residency from the list of participating countries for specific information on eligibility, priority areas and how to apply. Deadline varies per country. The deadline for most countries is 30 April 2019 except for Cambodia (April 15) and Vanuatu (March 31). Africa applications have already closed on 3 December 2018.

It is important to read the how to apply page and visit the  country-specific pages, and the official website (link found below) for detailed and updated information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website

Related Scholarships: Australia Scholarships for International Students

2. Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship Awards

Australian Gov’t
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: 15 Nov 2018 (annual)
Study in:  Australia
Course starts March-Nov 2019

Brief description:

The Endeavour Postgraduate Leadership Award provides financial support for international applicants to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a Masters or PhD level either by coursework or research in any field in Australia for up to 2 years for Masters and 4 years for PhD.

Host Institution(s):

Host Institution(s):

Universities or Higher Educations Institutions in Australia.

Level/Field(s) of Study:

Masters or PhD level either by coursework or research in any field of study

Number of Awards:

Not specified.

Target group:

International students from Americas, Asia, Africa, Carribean, Europe, Middle East and the Pacific.

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

All successful Individual short and long term Endeavour Leaders will receive AU$3,000 per month as a stipend (maximum amount of AU$36,000 per calendar year paid up to the maximum category duration on a pro-rata basis)

Successful Individual Endeavour Leaders are also eligible for:

•  travel allowance of up to AU$3,000 (with provision to pay up to AU$4,500 under special circumstances)
•  establishment allowance of between AU$2,000 and AU$4,000, dependent on category and duration of Award
•  health insurance for the full category duration (Overseas Student Health Cover [OSHC] for international recipients)
•  travel insurance (excluding during program for international recipients)

International Endeavour leaders undertaking postgraduate qualifications (Masters or PhD) are eligible to receive tuition fees of up to AU$30,000 per calendar year, paid up to the maximum study/research duration on a pro-rata basis. Tuition includes student service and amenities fees.

The duration of the scholarship is up to 2 years for a Masters and up to 4 years for a PhD.

Eligibility:

To participate in the ELP, individual applicants must:

• not be undertaking their Leadership Activity in a country where they hold citizenship/dual citizenship or permanent residency  (International Individual Endeavour Leaders must undertake their activity in Australia and not hold citizenship/dual citizenship or be a permanent resident of Australia.)

•  be aged 18 years or over at the commencement of their Leadership Activity

•  not be in receipt of any other Australian Government sponsored mobility, scholarship or fellowship benefits

Application instructions:

The Australian Government has announced there will be no further rounds of the Endeavour Leadership Program (ELP). 

As part of the eligibility requirements, applicants must submit a letter of admission (offer letter) for a Masters or Graduate Diploma leading into a Masters course or for a PhD course at an Australian university for the 2019 academic year

Applications are submitted through the Endeavour Online (EOL) system. Applications will close at 11.59 p.m. Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time (AEDT) on 15 November 2018.

It is important to read the 2019 Application Guidelines and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: 

3. Australia Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships

Australian Government
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: varies, April-Oct (annual)
Study in:  Australia
Course starts 2019/2020

Brief description:

On 31 December 2016, the International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) ceased and was replaced by the Research Training Program (RTP) from 1 January 2017.  The RTP provides block grants, on a calendar year basis, to higher education providers (HEPs) to support both domestic and overseas students undertaking Research Doctorate and Research Masters degrees, known as higher degrees by research (HDRs).

Host Institution(s):

Participating Universities in Australia

Level/Field of study:

Masters by research degree or Doctorate Degree offered by participating Universities in Australia.

Number of Awards:

Not specified

Target group:

Domestic and international students 

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

Under RTP, a University provides one or more of the following types of support to an RTP Scholarship recipient:

  • • An RTP Fees Offset pays for the tuition fees of a higher degree by research (HDR) student that would otherwise have been paid by the student. This requires that a university to fully offset tuition fee applicable for a student. This is not a stipend.
  • • An RTP Stipend to assist students with their living costs while undertaking a higher degree by research.
  • • RTP Allowances to assist students with ancillary costs of a higher degree by research (HDR). This includes relocation costs to undertake a HDRHDR thesis printing and academic publication costs and health cover costs for recipients and their dependents.

RTP scholarships are available for a maximum period of two years for a research masters OR a minimum of three years, up to a maximum of four years (at the discretion of the HEP) for a research doctorate degree.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for a RTP Stipend, RTP Fees Offset or RTP Allowance, a student must be a domestic student or an overseas student enrolled in an accredited HDR course of study at an Australian HEP. The basic eligibility criteria for an RTP are listed in Section 1.5 of the Commonwealth Scholarships Guidelines (Research) 2017.

Application instructions:

Applications for RTP Scholarships need to be made directly to participating universities. Each university has its own application and selection process, please contact your chosen university directly to discuss how to apply for the RTP scheme. The deadline varies per university but is around April-October each year.

It is important to read the Frequently Asked Questions and visit the website of the University where you intend to apply and the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: 

Related Scholarships: List of Australia Scholarships

 

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4.University of Sydney International Research Scholarships

University of Sydney
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: admissions deadline
Study in:  Australia
Course starts 2019

http://www.isstscholarship.com/university-sydney-aus/

Brief description:

The University of Sydney invites candidates who are eligible to undertake a Postgraduate Research Degree or Master’s by Research program at this University to apply for the University of Sydney International Research Scholarship (USydIS).  The objective of the USydIS is to attract top quality international postgraduate students to undertake research projects which will enhance the University’s research activities.

Host Institution(s):

University of Sydney in Australia

Level/Fields of study:

Postgraduate Research Degree or Master’s by Research program in all research disciplines (but would depend on Faculty)

Number of Awards:

Not specified.

Target group:

International students commencing in both the March (Research Period 2) and July (Research Period 3).

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The USydIS will cover tuition fees and living allowance for up to three years with a possibility of one semester’s extension for PhD students.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for the USydIS, you must:

  • • Be an international student commencing full time enrolment in a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) at this University. Students may also be considered up until they have consumed a maximum of six months of course candidature.
  • • Be a student undertaking study in a subject area identified by the University as within the areas of its current and emerging research strengths.
  • • Not hold a research qualification regarded to be equivalent to an Australian Research Doctorate degree, or, if undertaking a Research Master’s degree, not hold a research qualification regarded to be equivalent to or higher than an Australian Research Master’s degree.
  • • Not have held an Australia Award scholarship within two years prior to commencing the RTP Fee Scholarship.
  • • Not be receiving a scholarship for which course tuition is a component under any other scholarship scheme to which the Australian Government makes a substantial contribution.
  • • Not previously have received an RTP Fee Scholarship, unless the previous scholarship was for a Master by Research degree that you have completed and you are now applying for a doctorate research degree.
  • • Not have previously considered for the scholarship up to 3 times within the last 5 years.

Application instructions:

There is no separate scholarship application form, to be considered for the scholarship you must submit an application for admission to your research degree. Scholarship applications are welcome through out the year but only available for both the March (Research Period 2) and July (Research Period 3).

It is important to read the selection process and Research Experience guide and visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: 

5. Macquarie University International Scholarships

Macquarie University
Bachelors/Masters Degree

Deadline: Ongoing (annual)
Study in:  Australia
Next course starts July 2020

Brief description:

The Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship provides a partial tuition fee scholarship for outstanding students to study an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Macquarie University.

Host Institution(s):

Macquarie University in Australia

Levels/Fields of study:

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes offered at the University

See one of the development-related courses that can be funded by this scholarship: Development Studies with a Specialisation in Environment and Sustainability (MA) at Macquarie University

Number of Awards:

Not specified

Target group:

International students from a country other than Australia or New Zealand

Scholarship value/duration/inclusions:

The scholarship amount is varied up to AUD$10,000  and will be applied towards your tuition fee.  It is not renewable.

The scholarships DO NOT provide financial support in the form of a living allowance, nor does it provide for the cost of visa application, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), airfares, accommodation, conferences or other costs associated with study.

Eligibility:

Applicants must:

• Be a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand.

• Meet the University’s academic and English requirements for the course (must hold a full offer of admission by the application deadline).

• Achieved a minimum GPA equivalent of 5.0 out of 7.0 for Postgraduate applications; or a minimum ATAR equivalent of 90 out of 100 for Undergraduate applications.

• Applied for a program that is longer than one session in duration.

• Commence study in session and year indicated in the scholarship offer letter, and commencement may not be deferred.

• Apply for a course and remain enrolled in a full-time study load.

See the full eligibility criteria at the official website.

Application instructions:

You must apply for your degree before you apply for the scholarship. Scholarships will be assessed as received and an outcome advised every two to four weeks.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application forms and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: 

6. Melbourne Research Scholarships

 

University of Melbourne
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: Ongoing (annual)
Study in:  Australia
Next course starts 2019

Brief description:

Established by the University of Melbourne, this scholarship is available to high achieving domestic and international students undertaking a Master by research degree or Doctoral degree.

Host Institution(s):

University of Melbourne, Australia

Field of study:

Any eligible graduate research degree offered at University of Melbourne

Number of Awards:

About 600

Target group:

Domestic and International students

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

• Full fee offset for up to two years for students undertaking a Masters by Research degree or up to four years for students undertaking a doctoral degree

• Living allowance of $30,600 per year pro rata (2019 full-time study rate) for up to two years for students undertaking a Masters by Research degree or up to 3.5 years for students undertaking a doctoral degree.

• Relocation grant of $2000 for students moving from States or Territories other than Victoria or $3000 for students moving from outside Australia.

• Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Single Membership for international students who require a student visa to study in Australia

Eligibility:

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to have applied for and meet the entry requirements for a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne, or be currently enrolled in a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne

Application instructions:

If you are a new student and have applied for a graduate research course by the application closing date for that course, you will be automatically considered for the Graduate Research Scholarships.

It is important to visit the official website to access the application form for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: 

7. Adelaide Scholarships International

University of Adelaide
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: 30 Apr/31 Aug 2019
Study in: Australia
Next course starts Aug 2019/Feb 2020

Brief description:

The University of Adelaide offers Adelaide Scholarships International (ASI) to attract high quality overseas postgraduate students to areas of research strength in the University of Adelaide to support its research effort.

Host Institution(s):

University of Adelaide, Australia

Level/Field(s) of study:

Any Masters degree by Research or Doctoral Research Degree offered at the University

Number of Scholarships:

Limited.

Target group:

International students (except New Zealand)

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The scholarship includes course tuition fees, annual living allowance ($27,082 in 2018), and overseas student health cover (if award holder holds a subclass 500 visa).

The scholarship is awarded for two years for a Masters degree by Research and three years for a Doctoral research degree (an extension is possible for doctoral programs only),

Eligibility:

In order to be eligible, applicants are required to have successfully completed at least the equivalent of an Australian First Class Honours degree (this is a four year degree with a major research project in the final year). All qualifying programs of study must be successfully completed.  Scholarships will be awarded on academic merit and research potential. Extra-curricular achievements are not considered.

International applicants must not hold a research qualification regarded by the University of Adelaide to be equivalent to an Australian Research Doctorate degree or, if undertaking a Research Masters degree, not hold a research qualification regarded by the University of Adelaide to be equivalent to or higher than an Australian Research Masters degree.

International applicants who have not provided evidence of their meeting the minimum English language proficiency requirements for direct entry by the scholarship closing date, or who have completed a Pre-Enrolment English Program to meet the entry requirements for the intended program of study, are not eligible.

Candidates are required to enrol in the University of Adelaide as ‘international students’ and must maintain ‘international student’ status for the duration of their enrolment in the University. Citizens and Permanent Residents of Australia, and citizens of New Zealand are ineligible.

See the official website (link found below) for complete eligibility criteria.

Application instructions:

To apply, you must submit a formal application for Admission and a Scholarship via the online application system.  There is no application fee. The next deadlines is 30 April 2019 for Semester 2, 2019 and 31 August 2019 for Semester 1, 2020.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the online application system and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  

8. La Trobe Academic Excellence Scholarships for International Students

La Trobe University 

Bachelors/Masters Degree

Deadline: 9 Sept/11 Nov/6 Jan (annual)
Study in: Australia
Next course starts Semester 1, 2017

Brief description:

La Trobe’s Academic Excellence Scholarships (AES) are targeted towards high achieving international students from all countries across all of La Trobe’s undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs.

Host Institution(s):

La Trobe University, Australia

Level/Field(s) of study:

Any full-time undergraduate or postgraduate coursework offered by the University

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified

Target group:

International students from any country except New Zealand

Scholarship value/duration:

The scholarship is worth between $10,000 and $20,000 and goes towards tuition fees. The scholarships are paid across a maximum of two semesters (or 12 months).

If you receive this scholarship, you still need to pay for any difference in fees for your first two semesters, fees for the rest of your course, and your Overseas Student Health Cover. To continue receiving your scholarship into your second semester, you must maintain a C grade average.

Eligibility:

You must be a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand and be applying to start an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program. You must also have scored 85% or equivalent in your previous degree/award, and meet our English language and academic entry requirements. You are not eligible if you are starting a Higher Degree by Research, exchange program, Study Abroad program, ELICOS and Foundation Studies program, or Diploma course.

Application instructions:

You can only apply for this scholarship if you have an offer to study in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program at La Trobe University. After you receive your offer, you must complete the scholarship application form and submit it to La Trobe International by the application deadline.

The general deadline for Semester 2, 2016 was 6 May 2016. There are three closing dates for Semester 1, 2017 – 9 September 2016, 11 November  2016 and 6 January 2017.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Official Website:

Official Scholarship Website: 

9. Flinders International Postgraduate Scholarships

Flinders University
Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: 9 Aug 2019 (annual)
Study in: Australia
Course starts 2020

Brief description:

The Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) Scholarships (International) are specifically intended to support international students to undertake a research higher degree at Flinders University.

Host Institution(s):

Flinders University, Australia

Level/Field(s) of study:

Full-time research higher degree (Research Doctorate degree or Research Masters degree) offered at the University

Number of Awards:

Up to 10

Target group:

Citizens of any overseas country except New Zealand

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The scholarship covers the international student tuition fees, a generous living allowance paid at the rate of $27,082 (2018 rate), and an establishment allowance of up to $1,485 to assist with relocation costs and airfares.

The scholarship is tenable for up to three years for a Research Doctorate degree and up to two years for a Research Masters degree.

Eligibility:

• Applicants must satisfy the University’s academic entry requirements for a Masters degree by research or Doctorate by research.

• Applicants are required to have successfully completed at least the equivalent of an Australian First Class Hons degree (this is a four year degree with a major research project in the final year)

• Applicants must have met the English proficiency levels set by Flinders University for international students at the time of application. Students for whom English is a foreign language will need to provide evidence of their English language competence.

• Applicants must not hold an equivalent research higher degree qualification. Applications are only open to students commencing a research higher degree in Australia for the first time.

• Applicants must not hold Australian citizenship, Australian permanent resident status or New Zealand citizenship.

Please see the conditions of award for full eligibility criteria.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed.

To apply for an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (AGRTPS) and Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (FIPRS), you will need to first submit an application for admission to a Research higher degree (PhD or Master of Arts by research) followed by an application for the International RHD Scholarship group, which will produce an application for both the AGRTPS and FIPRS. The closing date for applications is 9 August 2019.

It is important to read the 2020 AGRTS Conditions of Award and visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:

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Best of luck to all international students for their future career.

 

ISST Team