Top Scholarships for International Students

There are various scholarships available for international students wanting to study at Australian institutions. They have varying selection criteria (although academic merit is a significant factor), closing dates and level of financial support. Since the cost of education for international students can get high and with the added expenses of living, the need to manage finances become even more essential.


These scholarships can be applied for directly through the relevant institutions, check the conditions on their websites to see if you may be eligible to apply. Other universities have scholarships available, these are just a snapshot of the different options.

Australian National University – Various options and schemes are available

Curtin University – Various options and schemes are available

La Trobe University – Up to 25% reduction in course fees

Macquarie University – Up to $10,000

Monash University – $10,000 per study year

University of Sydney – Various Available


Australia Awards – Operating through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade these awards cover full tuition fees, return air travel, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), a contribution to living costs and much more.

Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship – Australian Government scholarship of up to $15,000 per semester

International Research Training Program (RTP) – These scholarships are supplied by the Australian government but must be applied for directly through an Australian university. They cover all tuition costs associated with a postgraduate research program as well as a living allowance.


Rotary International Peace Fellowship – Covers the tuition costs of a master’s degree or professional development certificate at the University of Queensland.

However, this is not a comprehensive list. Various institutions in Australia have inbuilt facilities for facilitating education. It is always a good idea to reach your own education institution first and find out the options that are available with you. You can also consult your education provider for more information.

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