Australia is one of the most favorite countries for international students to pursue their study, especially students from Asia. Apart from a friendlier environment and language, there are many Australia scholarships available for international students who are studying in Australian universities, such as the following.
- Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS)
This one might one of the most popular scholarships provided by the Australian government among the scholarship hunters. The scholarship is available for undergraduate and postgraduate students from developing countries, particularly students from Indo-Pacific region. However, students from Africa and the Middle East are also welcome to apply. This program aimed to let the awardee to develop skills and knowledge that will be able to contribute to the development of their own countries once they graduate from Australian universities.
The scholarship covers full tuition fee, return air travel, establishment allowance, living expenses, and many more. These maximum facilities provided by the scholarship makes the admission process to be highly competitive.
- The Australia Awards–Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships
The scholarship funded by the Australian Government is also a competitive one and is available for students with excellent academic achievement. The scholarship is mainly targeted for international students or professionals who undertake study and research in Australian universities. An awardee will be given a full scholarship including tuition fees, monthly allowance, insurance, travel allowance, etc.
- The Research Training Program (RTP)
This scheme is an Australia scholarship funded by Australian Department of Education and Training. If you want to apply for the scholarship, you must apply directly to the participating universities. Each university has different application and selection process, thus you must contact the chosen university directly to request information about the application for the RTP scheme. The scheme offers financial aid for domestic and international students who are undertaking higher degrees by research at accredited higher education providers in Australia. They provided tuition fees, a stipend for general living costs, and allowances related to research. The scholarship is available for maximum 2 years for research masters and minimum 3 years up to a maximum of four years doctorate degree.
- Australian Catholic University (ACU) International Student Scholarship
The scholarship is available for undergraduate and postgraduate international students at ACU who have outstanding academic achievement with results of at least 80% in their previous studies. The scholarship covers one-half of the full-time fees for the awardee’s course of study. Any international students from any course may apply. However, the committee will give consideration to the diversity of the courses in which the applicants are enrolled and the variation of the source countries. Only 20 scholarships are available.
- Adelaide Scholarships International (ASI)
The selection of ASI’s applicants is managed by the committee from the University of Adelaide Graduate Scholarships. The awardees must be excellent in their academic achievement and have research potentials. The ASI offers two-year course tuition fees for master degree students and three-year course tuition fees for doctoral degree students. It also provides an annual living allowance and health insurance.
- Flinders University: Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) Scholarship (International)
AGRTP scholarships are intended for international students who undertake a research higher degree at Flinders University. The scholarship covers a stipend and tuition fees. Only candidates who demonstrate outstanding performance on their academic and research performance are able to receive the award. The scholarship is tenable for up to two years for a research master degree and up to three years for a doctoral degree. Doctorate degree candidates must also submit up to five publications as one of the requirement.
- La Trobe College Excellence Scholarships
If you were or wish to be a La Trobe College students, you may apply for the scholarship. Undergraduate and postgraduate students who have an excellent academic record will be able to receive up to 25% reduction in their course fees by applying for this scholarship.
- Monash International Merit Scholarship
Students who are enrolled in Monash University may apply for the scholarship which values $10,000 per annum. The candidates must enroll in the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours) course. The students who enroll in Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) course must complete at least three semesters of their study. Students with academic performance achieving a weighted average mark of 85+ may apply for the scholarship.
- Deakin Scholarship for Excellence
This Australia scholarship is available for both undergraduates and postgraduates who have excellent academic achievements or excellence in extracurricular activities such as arts, sports, or community service. Undergraduate students are to receive $5000 per year while postgraduate students will receive $10,000 per year.
- Rotary Peace Fellowship
Rotary Foundation selects up to 50 professionals to receive fellowships for master degrees and provide 5o fellowships for certificate studies at excellent universities around the world. Master degree students are able to study at Rotary Peace Centers for 15-24 months with two to three months practical internship during the academic break.
Apart from the above scholarships, there are hundreds of Australia scholarship that you may apply to different target candidates, courses, and level of degrees. You may limit your search by finding the most suitable university for your study first.