Scholarships in Australia

Scholarships in Australia

Scholarships can make good quality education accessible and affordable.

There are number of scholarships, grants and bursaries are available which can help international students financially to study in this country. The Australian government, corporations, universities, and some private organizations provide financial assistance to international students.

Scholarships in Australia are offered on the basis of merit-based, need-based, student-specific or course-specific grants. The amount of Australian scholarship differs depending on the profile of the student ranging from $2000 up to 100% for the tuition fee. Doctoral degrees in the country are usually fully funded.

We have listed below a few scholarships exclusively for students who wish to study abroad in Australia. This is in no way an exhaustive list; there are many more scholarships.

Australian Government Scholarships

Australian government scholarships are offered for full-time study in Australia for undergraduate, Masters or technical courses.

Below mentioned are the things covered in the scholarships:

  • Student’s return airfare to Australia
  • Establishment allowance
  • Living allowance
  • Academic and other compulsory fees
  • Basic health insurance [Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)]

Famous scholarships In Australia are listed below:

  • Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS) for bachelors, masters and doctoral courses
  • Endeavour PG Scholarship Award
  • International PG Research Scholarship Award
  • Indo-Australia S&T Visiting Fellowship Programme
  • Australia-India Strategic Research Fund]
  • Australia International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)

Students are advised to apply for Australian Government scholarships a year in advance after receiving and offer from the respective Australian University.

International Organisations providing Scholarship for Australia

  • Rotary Peace fellows
  • Aga Khan foundation International scholarship
  • CSIRO PG scholarship programme
  • OFID Scholarship Award
  • Flowers Across Melbourne Scholarship – for design, technology and agriculture students
  • The Australian Government is in the process of preparing programme guidelines for the new Indigenous Students Support Program (ISSP).

University/ Department Based Scholarship

CourseUniversityScholarship NameEligibility
Undergraduate and Masters coursesMonash UniversityMonash International Merit Scholarship
31 Scholarships offered are offered every year Amount – 10000$ every year for 3/4/5 Years degree.
  • Separate application form & apply after receiving full offer with any conditions.
  • Eligibility – Based on academic achievement
  • Students will also be assessed on their scholarship application statement (500 words), and their potential to be an ambassador for Monash University
  • Preference will be given to commencing students, Particularly who are not enrolled in a Monash pathway course

 

Undergraduate/ Masters  course

 

Deakin UniversityDUISP scholarship/Bursary
  • International student with student visa
  • Good academic score

 

Masters course10% Bursary
  • Bachelor degree with 55-59.9%
Masters  course15% Bursary
  • Bachelor degree with 60-64.9%
Undergraduate/ Masters  course20% Merit Scholarship
  • CBSE/ICSE/State Board: 70-79.9%
  • GCSE/A level: 8-9.9
  • IB Diploma:27-32.9
  • Bachelor Degree:65-74.9%
Undergraduate/ Masters  course25% Merit Scholarship
  • CBSE/ICSE/State Board:80% or above
  • GCSE/A level:10 and above
  • IB Diploma:33 and above
  • Bachelor Degree:75% and above
Undergraduate and Masters courses at
RMIT’s
School of Computer Science and Information Technology

  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Software Engineering

 

  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Technology (Computing Studies)

 

  • Master of Computer Science
  • Master of Information Technology

 

RMIT UniversityAU$5000 scholarships to study at RMIT University
in Semester
2*
  • International student
  • Registering at the RMIT School of Computer Science
  • Student pass a minimum requirement of a GPA 3.2 or 75% in previous studies
  • Have a current offer but not yet accepted

 

Undergraduates Programme at Campus: Albury-Wodonga; Bathurst; Canberra; Dubbo; Orange; Port Macquarie; WaggaWaggaCharles Sturt UniversityCharles Sturt Foundation Scholarships
Scholarship value: $1000-10000$
International students who are commencing/continuing an undergraduate programme.

Applicant have to provide proof of :

  • Good academic score
  • Community/Regional participation
  • Career objectives and aspirations
Masters – Faculty of ArtsMacquarie UniversityPG Scholarships for students from selected Indian institutions
  • Indian students  who are about to complete undergraduate degree from Macquarie University
  • Students must apply within 3 months, before completion of their degree.
  • Students must have at least GPA of 5.0 out of 7.0 (60%) in their UG programme.
  • Students must meet the Macquarie University’s English proficiency requirements prior to admission.

 

Any Masters course (except online, non-award, and offshore delivery)Griffith UniversityGriffith International Postgraduate Coursework Excellence Scholarships 

  • Applicant must be having minimum GPA in their undergraduate studies:

GPA (4 Scale):  at least 3.0 on a scale of GPA (7scale): at least 5.5.

  • Students must meet the Griffith University’s English proficiency and Masters’ entry requirements prior to admission
  • Applicant must be a commencing student and registered for a full-time programme.
Under graduate courses:

  • Health and Biomedical Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Science
RMIT UniversityScience, Engineering and Health scholarships for Indian students
  • Applicant must be an Indian student, enrolling  in a undergraduate programme offered by the College of Science, Engineering and Health
  • Students having  excellent academic background
 

Under graduate and Masters students in Business  programme

Queensland University of TechnologyQUT Triple Crown ScholarshipStudents who have done their high school studies equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification, or having minimum GPA in their post-secondary studies:
GPA (4 Scale):  at least 3.5
GPA (7scale): at least 6.25.
All Masters and undergraduate programmeDeakin UniversityNDTV Deakin Scholarships- 50-100%For Masters courses:

  • •80% or above in undergraduate degree.
  • Students should not have any back logs and must have finished the UG course within the specified time frame.
  • Students must meet the Deakin University’s English proficiency requirements prior to admission

For Under Graduate Studies:

  • 85% or more in class 12th
  • Significant achievements in co-curricular activities.
  • Students must meet the Deakin University’s English proficiency requirements prior to admission.
Undergraduate programme in:

  • Creative Industries (All majors)
  • Media and Communication Journalism
  • Designing
    Creative Industries

Master’s programme in:
Advertising (Creative Advertising)

Queensland University Of TechnologyCreative Industries International ScholarshipFor undergraduate course:

  • Students must meet QUT’s English proficiency requirements prior to admission.
  • Students who have done their high school studies equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification with good academic scores

Postgraduate coursework degree: students should have a recognized UG degree award with 85% or more.

Bachelor of Engineering in Network and Software Engineering (H)University of Canberra AustraliaUniversity of Canberra International Bachelor of Engineering in Network and Software Engineering (Honours) Scholarship
  • Existing UCC and UC students are not qualified to apply.
  • Students must meet the English proficiency requirements prior to admission ( IELTS minimum 5.5)
  • University of Canberra International Bachelor of Engineering in Network and Software Engineering (Honours) Scholarship is not transferable across courses;
  • Scholarship will be withdrawn if the applicants do not maintain a good GPA(at least 5 in & point scale)

 

All Under Graduate  Programmes (4-years)Swinburne University Of TechnologySwinburne International Excellence Scholarship – Undergraduate Programs – 4 Year Degree
  • Students having excellent academic background. Scholarships are granted based on the marks:
  • Student  having 70% or more in class 12th is awarded :

10% scholarship in 1st and 2nd, 12% in 3rd year, 15% in 4th year.

  • Student  having 75% or more in class 12th is awarded:

15% scholarship in 1st and 2nd , 17% in 3rd year, 20% in 4th year

  • Student  having 80% or more in class 12th is awarded:

20% scholarship in 1st and 2nd, 22% in 3rd year, 25% in 4th year.

  • Student  having 85% or more in class 12th is awarded:

25% scholarship in 1st ,2nd , 3rd and 4th year

Undergraduate ProgrammesThe University of Western AustraliaUWA Undergraduate scholarship (India)
  • Indian Students having ATAR of at least 85 in preceding studies mentioned for admission in the University.
  • Students having  excellent academic background
  • Applicant must be a commencing student and registering for a full-time programme.

 

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration (Advanced)
La Trobe UniversityLa Trobe MBA scholarship
Scholarship value: 10000$
To apply for La Trobe University scholarships, applicant must fulfil all course entry requirements:

  • Hold an offer letter from La Trobe University for a course which the scholarship applies.
  •    Have a grade point average of 70% or above from your undergraduate degree, and;
  •    Meet the course academic and English language proficiency requirements at the commencement date.
  •    Level and seniority of work experience, and/or a statement that details a contribution to diversity will also be considered in lieu of high academic scores in some cases.
  • Master of Management (HRM) (Entrepreneurship and Innovation)
  • Master of Management (Sport Management)
La Trobe UniversityMaster of Management
Scholarship value: $5,000
  • Master of Accounting and Financial Management
  • Master of Financial Analysis/ Master of Professional Accounting
  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Master of Financial Analysis
  • Master of Financial Analysis (Investment)
  • Master of Financial Analysis (Financial Risk Management)
  • Master of Financial Analysis/ Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Financial Analysis/ Master of International Business
  • Master of International Business
  • Master of Marketing Management
  • Master of Business Information Management and Systems
  • Master of engineering management
La Trobe UniversityTwo year Master’s by coursework
ScholarshipScholarship value: $5,000

 

Other Scholarships are:

  • Adelaide Scholarships International
  • Melbourne Research Scholarships
  • University of Sydney International Research Scholarships
  • International Water Centre Scholarships – for students pursuing the Masters in Integrated Water Management course at the University of Queensland in Brisbane.

Students are advised to always check with the university they’re applying to as most universities let students avail from their scholarship funds.

EDUCATION LOAN

To make sure that students get access to the best quality of education, the Government of India has made it very easy for students to apply for education loan from a large number of banking institutions. Almost all nationalized banks now offer loans to students who wish to study abroad. Banks provide funds considering the course, duration, and the student’s requirement.

It is important to note that there are some differences between the requisites to apply for loans to study in Indian institutions and to study overseas.

Each bank has its criteria of offering education loan to students where the tenure of the loan like interest rate to be charged, the period and mode of repayment etc vary from bank to bank.