Scholarships for International Students to Study in Australia

The cost of Study in Australia would by and large depend on the institution and the level of study you choose. As an international student, you usually have to pay the tuition fee for at least one semester in advance. Apart from this there may be added costs for your course like course materials and access to institutional facilities. 

So, you would surely want to check for a scholarship. In that case it’s time for you to do some research.

You will be happy to know that there are numerous scholarships, grants, and bursaries offered by the Australian Government, education institutions, and many public and private organisations.

The Australian Government

invests More than



International Scholarship Annually

Who can apply for a scholarship in Australia? 

All scholarships listed on the Australian government website are available to international students, majority for students of all nationalities.

Scholarships Conditions 

All the scholarships conditions are set by the institution or organisation offering the scholarship 


To check whether you are eligible to receive a scholarship or not, you have to contact the organisation which is offering the scholarship. 


The scholarship applications have to be done directly with the scholarship provider. In case of any related enquiry also you need to contact the provider only. 

Major scholarships programs available for international students in Australia 

Australia Government Scholarships 

Australia Awards 

The awards are offered to people from developing countries for full time undergraduate or postgraduate study at 

  • Participating Australian universities and 
  • Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions 

Award Duration 

Minimum period essential to complete the academic program 

Award Benefits 

  • Full Tuition Fees 
  • Return Air Travel 
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) 
  • Certain other allowances too 

The Australia Awards – Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

These Scholarships and Fellowships are for international students from the participating countries who wish to undertake study, research or professional development in Australia. 

Award Benefits 

  • Tuition Fees including student service and amenities fees (paid up to the maximum study/research duration) 
  • Travel Allowance 
  • Establishment Allowance: 
  • Monthly Stipend 
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) 
  • Endeavour scholarship recipients will also receive 

Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP)

The International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) program have been replaced with Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) from 1st January 2017. 

Offered to 

The Research Training Program (RTP) is offered to both native and foreign students undertaking 

  • Research Doctorate and 
  • Research Masters degrees 


Applications for the scholarships have to be made directly to the participating university. 

Support to RTP Scholarship recipients: (One or more of the following benefits) 

  • Tuition Fees 
  • Stipend for Living Costs 
  • Certain Ancillary Costs like Relocation Costs 
  • HDR Thesis Printing 
  • Academic Publication Costs and 
  • Health Cover Costs for recipients and their dependents 

*Note: A university must only provide one or more of the following types of support to RTP Scholarship recipient 

Australian University Scholarships 

The terms and conditions for scholarships vary from university to university. So if you’re applying to a private university, it would be appropriate to check for the details on the university website. 

You can check for further scholarships on the Australian Government website based on organisation, field of study or location. There are nearly 714 results available at present.

It would be really useful if you make a checklist of all the potential scholarship providers and all the scholarships you are eligible for. keep track of the costs they cover, the application requirements and the deadlines so that you can apply well in advance. There are certain institution scholarships which do not require an application; you will be automatically considered when you apply for your course. (If you are eligible) 

Learn more about Scholarships for International Students in Australia

Good luck for your Overseas Education Dreams


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