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International Scholarships to Study in Australia

By Laura T

Updated April 20, 2021 Updated April 20, 2021

Always wanted to study in Australia? Captivated by the idea of spending your student years enjoying barbeques, surfing and studying at a prestigious Australian university? Now’s your chance, with this selection of Australian scholarships.

The list below covers government-funded, externally funded and university-specific Australian scholarships for international students at bachelor’s, master’s and PhD level.

Government-funded Australian scholarships for international students

  • Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS) – Scholarships to study in Australia for students of all degree levels (bachelors, masters, PhD) hailing from selected countries within the Asia-Pacific region, Africa and the Middle East. Applicants from Indonesia can also apply for the Allison Sudradjat Prize and/or the Hadi Soesastro Prize.
  • Destination Australia awards - Over 1,000 scholarships of up to AU$15,000 per student per year are available to both domestic and international students to study at all study levels at universities in regional Australia.
  • Research Training Program (RTP)  – Postgraduate-level Australian scholarships for domestic and international students to study a research degree at a participating Australian university.

University-specific Australian scholarships for international students

Other Australian scholarships for international students

  • International Water Centre Scholarships for International Students – Australian scholarships for international students undertaking the Masters in Integrated Water Management program at the University of Queensland in Brisbane.
  • The Northcote Graduate Scholarship – A scholarship for UK students to undertake a postgraduate degree in Australia for up to three years. Administered by the Britain-Australia Society on behalf of the Northcote Trust.
  • Fulbright Program - The Australian-American Fulbright Commission offers scholarships to American citizens across all career stages. Awardees take part in an academic and cultural exchange, pursuing research or study at an Australian institution, experiencing life in Australia, and bringing back their knowledge and experience to share with their communities in the U.S.

This article was originally published in August 2014. It was last updated in December 2018.

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This article was originally published in December 2018 . It was last updated in April 2021

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Laura is a former staff writer for TopUniversities.com, providing advice and guidance for students on a range of topics helping them to choose where to study, get admitted and find funding and scholarships. A graduate of Queen Mary University of London, Laura also blogs about student life.

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