There are many scholarships, grants, and bursaries which can help support you financially with your studies in Australia. They are offered by the Australian Government, education institutions, and a number of other public and private organizations.
All applications and inquiries for scholarships are made through the scholarship provider.
Here is information about some of the major scholarships programs available for international students:
Australia Awards – The Australia Awards aim to promote knowledge, education links, and enduring ties between Australia and our neighbors through Australia’s extensive scholarship programs. The program brings together scholarships offered by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT), the Department of Education and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). Read more about Australia Awards (opens in a new window) and the Destination Australia program (opens in a new window).
Destination Australia – The Destination Australia Program (opens in a new window) (DAP) is the Australian Government’s new mobility program for domestic and international students to study in regional Australia. Over 1000 scholarships will be available each year to support both domestic and international students studying at regional campus locations in qualifications from a Certification IV level and above.
Australian tertiary institutions will be able to apply for scholarships of up to $15,000 per student, per year.
Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) – From 1 January 2017 the Research Training Program (RTP) replaced the International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) program. Find out more about the Research Training Program at the Department of Education (opens in a new window) website. Applications for these scholarships are made directly to a participating university (opens in a new window).
Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowship – The Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowships are open to high-achieving female researchers from APEC economies for research opportunities in partnership with Australian education and research institutions. The fellowships aim to support women’s economic empowerment in the APEC region and raise the profile of female role models in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Read more about the Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowship (opens in a new window).
Who can apply for a scholarship?
All scholarships listed on our website are available to international students.
Many are available to students of all nationalities, however, all scholarships conditions are set by the institution or organization offering the scholarship and applications have to be done directly with the scholarship provider.
To find out if you are eligible to receive a scholarship you must contact the organization offering the scholarship.