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Scholarships to study in Australia

Are you an international student and looking for scholarships that match your abilities? Don’t be worried about so!! Here is a blog that will definitely let your queries down and make you sure about each and every step which may further involved in the process.

Despite this, the Australian government, public, and private establishments offer many grants, scholarships, and bursaries to deserving students.

How much cooperation do scholarships provide?

Most of the Australian universities covers the tuition fees in the scholarship program, while there are some universities that also covers the living and traveling costs which is totally depends upon the variations among different universities of Australia.

What are the criteria for international students to apply for an Australian university scholarship?

The eligibility criteria for Australian scholarships can vary so if you’re interested in obtaining a scholarship, you should check your eligibility

Here are few points that are taken into consideration while providing the scholarship to international students:

  • Academic performance of the student
  • Subject of interest
  • Preferred destination
  •  Interest in volunteering
  •  The student’s extracurricular activities.



Inviting advantages:

~Establishment allowance

~Supplementary academic support

~Contribution to living expenses (CLE)

~One-off payment for financial support

~Annual stipend

~Fieldwork allowance

~Overseas students health cover (OSHC)

~Return air travel

~10% – 50% reduction in tuition fees

~100% reduction in tuition fees

Australian Government Scholarships

Below are the major Australian Government Scholarships that are available for international students:

1. Australia Awards

Australia Awards Scholarships are administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Their aim is to contribute to the development needs of Australia’s partner countries especially those countries that are 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.

 CONDITIONS: Applicants who want to accept an Australia Awards Scholarship will need to sign a contract with the Commonwealth of Australia declaring that they will obey the conditions of the scholarship. Scholars are required to leave Australia for a minimum of 2 years after completing their scholarship. Failure to do so will result in the scholar incurring a debt for the total accrued cost of their scholarship.

For more information: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 

2. Research Training Program (RTP)

Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships are intended to support domestic and international students undertaking research master’s degrees and research doctorate degrees. It is valid for 42 prominent Australian universities and covers international tuition fees and a stipend.

Find out more about the Research Training Program at the Department of Education website.

3. Destination Australia

It is the Australian Government’s new mobility program for domestic and international students to study in regional Australia. The Destination Australia Program was first announced as part of the Australian Government’s Planning for Australia’s Future Population on 20 March 2019.

  Over 1000 scholarships will be available each year to support both domestic and international students studying at regional campus locations. Australian tertiary institutions will be able to apply for scholarships of up to $15,000 per student, per year.

4. Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowship

This fellowship provides financial help to highly-accomplished female researchers, who come from developing economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Its aim is to support women’s economic empowerment in the APEC region and raise the profile of female role models in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

 Improve your chances of getting an Australian scholarship

Getting a scholarship is not easy for an individual international student. But here are some points which you can adopt to improve your chances of getting an Australian scholarship

  • Improve your English language skills Students with good English language skills have a higher chance of winning a scholarship. Here are some English language tests which are acceptable by Australian universities
  • Keep applying for scholarships:  don’t be worried about if you find any kind of difficulty in getting scholarships.  Don’t quit and keep looking for scholarships even if they do not get quick results. Moreover, try to apply for as many scholarships as you can as you have to be in it to win it
  • The terms and conditions of your scholarship program: International students, who obtain scholarships to study in Australia, must obey the terms and conditions of their individual scholarship programs that they have opted for.
  • Scholarship application: If you are confident you can write the best scholarship application for yourself about it. However, if it doesn’t sound better to you take professional help to improve your odds.
  • Difficult scholarships to obtain: Owing to the eligibility criteria and the hard selection procedure some scholarships are difficult to obtain. As it requires various documents that students must produce in order to obtain the scholarship. Many students do not force themselves enough to get these scholarships. So it is advised to consider scholarships that are difficult to obtain.
  • Exploring more other universities that you don’t know about: Even if you are not getting a scholarship at your favorite university, you may be eligible to get a scholarship at another university. Try to do as many efforts as possible as you are here to win a scholarship!

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