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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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Written by Laura Tucker
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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Hello... my name is Angmu and I'm from India and currently I'm a student at Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Anantapur, India and pursuing my UG degree in Bachelor in Arts ( Economics majors). I want to study further but lack funding for my higher education, is there any way I can get a scholarship or a sponsorship which will help me continue my further studies...?

Hi Angmu, You can view our full list of scholarships here. You can also apply for our exclusive QS scholarship.

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Hi,I'm Sharon from India.
This is my last year in B.Sc. Agriculture
I want to do masters in Agriculture

Hi Sharon, You can find out more about the top ranking universities to study agriculture here: https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2019/agriculture-forestry. The 2020 QS University Rankings by Subject are coming out on 4th March!

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Hi Ahmadfarid, You can find out about international scholarships available for Engineering students here

Hello, I have done my bachelors in mechanical engineering and have been working as an Engineer for two years now. I want to pursue my Masters in Mechatronics. Any guidance would be greatly admired. thanks.

Hi, I have finished my MSc in Nutrition and worked on nutrition epigentic field in this course. please guide me how I can get fund in PhD degree and which universities are suitable?

Hello, i have a masters degree in architecture (general architectural engineering) (M. Arch). I want to pursue either a phd or a specialized masters. I do not mind which one, but i really need a scholarship.

Hi Gaby, we have a list of architecture scholarships here, including options to study in Australia.

Hi,am Margaret .please how can I apply for a scholarship to study science of education and in which of the universities.? Thanks

Hi, we are planning to send our son abroad for higher studies post matric, would you advice us to make the final decision, Regards

There is more to a scholarship than just choosing the program you want. You also have to have good timing, some bit of luck and good writing skills when writing the scholarship essay.

hi,i am a graduate school student,Msc in Environmental Engineering,i just got an offer to study in in an Australian university,(HDR program in Environmental Studies )but the scholarships results are not out. yet.
I'm so worry about it,can you please advise me on how to secure some other sources of external scholarships/grants or supports for international students to study in Australia.I mean apart from University scholarships(since i have applied for that already and its not yet out),RTP,Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarships,what other options do i have ? are they some kind of organisations or something one can apply for to secure sponsorship/scholarships/supports ?
I will be so honored and grateful hearing from you soon or anyone who can recommend something for me.
Thanks so much and God bless you for all the assistance u have been given to us out here

Hi I'm a high school graduate. Is there a possibility that I'll be able to study abroad

Hi I'm a high school graduate. Is there a possibility that I'll be able to study abroad?

I am a graduate pass out and have 3year of experience in Information technology.
Could you please let me know the scholarships for information technology in Australia and how to apply for it.
Thanks in advance

i have recently complete my +2 level in the field of computer science and now i am lookinf for the scholarship.if its available please inform me via mail. And i couldly requested you to suggest some good university located at sydney,australia.

Hi, I am a B.Tech(IT) passout with 2 years of work experience. I would like to pursue MBA from Australia with scholarship. May I know the details of scholarships for women in good universities. Interested in Monash university . Please suggest some good universities for MBA. Thanks

Hi Debanjana, you can find the latest MBA rankings over on our sister site, TopMBA.com, and there's also info on MBA scholarships.

Dear madam, I Prashantha M Y having 7 years of experience in synthetic chemistry from India. I wanted to Chemistry PhD in Australian universities with funding like Scholarship. But I have made so many contact through email to professor but nobody was responding. Because if I want to apply for scholarship it requires a offer letter. Please help me in this regard and do favour how to find financially funding PhD in Australian universities.

Hello, I'd recommend reading our guides on 'How to Find and Fund a Phd' and 'How to Study Abroad in Australia'.

Hi I am Marion from Kenya .I would like to study economics and statistics(bachelor's degree) how can I apply for a scholarship to Australia.

Do you award scholarship to an African wanting to study in Australia?
if yes how can i acquire one? thanks

Hi Nancy, the Australian government offers scholarships for African students here, and QS has its own scholarships, which you can browse here. Hope this helps! 

Hello, I from Uzbekistan and I finished academic lyceum under Juridical university. I want to study in Australia and I have 6.5 IELTS band score. I have some problems with my Finance!!!

Hi Sabrina, I finished acadmeic lyceum under Juridical university and I want to stuydy in Australia. Besides that, I have some problems with finacnce and could you give me more informations about Universities of Australia which I can enter. By the way I have 6.5 IELTS band score!!!!

hi sabrina. I'm from uzbekistan can i apply to this scholarships

Hi Asadbek, yes, unless otherwise stated by the scholarship provider. :)

Hi Sabrina,
I live in India and i have completed b-tech with 59.8% from here. Now I want to persue masters from Sydney , Australia . So which college would recomend me and suggest me some scholarships.

Hi Sabrina,
I am a 5th year Medical Student from Ecuador, I would like to continue my studies as I believe I qualify for a bursary. So I am searching in other countries to complete the last 2 years of my Medical Degree. I obtained one of the highest averages in the country during the years
that I studied, please, if someone can help me, please contact me. thank you very much

hi, I am mathi from India, i want to know about a scholarship to study in Australia and France for phd.

Hi, i am from Pakistan. want to know about scholarship in Australia for postgraduate studies in dentistry.


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Hi Minahil, we've listed a range of scholarships to study in New Zealand here

Hello, I am from Iran and I studied Chemistry in my Bachelor in Chemistry and I have done my
Master in Environmental and Energy Engineering in South korea and at the moment
I am researcher in water treatment system in south Korea . Could you please suggest me that
how would I get a scholarship for PhD of Environmental Science or Chemistry
? Thank you

iam a student in faculty of pharmacy Deraya university in Egypt
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Please guide me to get that chance.

Thank you Ms laura

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Hello Ms laura.

I am post graduate of nursing, I would like to looking a schoolarship to get my Master degree. Master of Nursing.

Please guide me to get that chance.

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Hi Novia, please take a look at our list of nursing scholarships around the world

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Hello , Im from Egypt and I have a bachelor degree of architecture , I'm searching for a master in australia

Hi Mahmood, please take a look at our list of architecture scholarships around the world, which includes options to study a master's in Australia.