Scholarships in Australia

If you want to study in Australia with fully funded scholarship then this article is for you. The Australian Government and Australian Universities make available a large number of scholarships for international students who would like to study in Australia. Here is a list of available scholarships offered to international students who wish to pursue higher education at Australian Universities.

Australian Government Scholarships

Australia Awards Scholarships 

Australia Awards Scholarships, formerly known as Australian Development Scholarships (ADS), consist of long term development awards offered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. These awards provide opportunities for candidates from developing countries, particularly those countries located in the Indo-Pacific region, to enroll for full time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions. Successful candidates will generally benefit the following from this scholarship: full tuition fees, return air travel, establishment allowance, contribution to living expenses (CLE), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC),  etc. This is a great opportunity for international students to study in some of the best universities in Australia.

Destination Australia Scholarships

This scholarship which is offered by the Australian Government is aimed at supporting both Australian and international students to study in regional Australia. Over 1000 scholarships of $15,000 will be offered per year to support the study and living expenses associated with studying a Certificate IV to Doctorate level qualification at a regional campus of an eligible University in Australia.

Australia Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship

The Australia Research Training Program makes it possible for international students to undertake a postgraduate research qualification in Australia and gain experience with leading Australian researchers.  The scholarships are available for a period of two years for a Masters by research degree or three years for a Doctorate by research degree.  The award for this scholarship covers tuition fees and health cover costs.

Australian University Scholarships

University of Sydney International Scholarships

The University of Sydney offers scholarships to eligible candidates to undertake a Postgraduate Research Degree or Master’s by Research program at this University using the University of Sydney International Scholarship (USydIS). The USydIS will take care of tuition fees and living allowance for up to three years with a possibility of one semester’s extension for PhD students.

Macquarie University International Scholarships

The Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship makes available a partial tuition fee scholarship for outstanding students to enroll for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Macquarie University North Ryde campus. Beneficiaries receive scholarship amount which is varied and could be up to AUD$10,000.

Griffith Remarkable Scholarships

Griffith University offers the Griffith Remarkable Scholarship for outstanding students who want to apply for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework studies at Griffith University. The scholarship covers 50% of tuition fees that will be deducted from the tuition fees for the duration of the program. International students can apply for this scholarship to study in one of the best universities in the world.

University of Melbourne Graduate Research Scholarships

The Graduate Research Scholarship which was set up by the University of Melbourne is designed to encourage high achieving domestic and international research students.  Beneficiaries of the scholarship will receive tuition fee waiver, living allowance, relocation grant, and overseas student health cover.

Adelaide Global Excellence Scholarships for International Students

The University of Adelaide Global Academic Excellence International Scholarship is aimed at rewarding fresh international students commencing undergraduate and postgraduate coursework who have demonstrated academic excellence in previous studies. The scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fees.

Flinders International Postgraduate Scholarships

Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (FIPRS) are made available to qualified applicants to enroll for a full-time research higher degree at Flinders University – up to two years for a Research Masters degree and up to three years for a Research Doctorate degree. The scholarship takes café of the international student tuition fees, living allowance, establishment allowance, relocation costs and airfares.

Charles Darwin University Vice-Chancellor’s International High Achievers Scholarships

Charles Darwin University premises its scholarships on a record of academic excellence and high achievement. The university offers a limited number of 25-50% tuition fee scholarships to international students who have and who are seeking to commence an Undergraduate or Postgraduate coursework degree at CDU.

UNSW International Scholarships

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) provides a number of Scholarships and Awards to assist International undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students commencing full-time study at UNSW. The scholarships may offer full or partial tuition fee payment, while others make available a stipend to assist with the costs associated with your studies.


This is a great opportunity for international students to study in some of the best universities in the world which you can find in Australia. Just follow instructions carefully while applying for any of these opportunities and you will become a beneficiary.

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