Scholarships in Australia for International Students

Being one of the most popular study destinations in the world, Australia has plenty to offer on a holistic level to international students. Their education system is globally renowned and is highly regarded as one of the best in the world.

To further extend their support to international students, the Government of Australia has in fact invested over AUD$ 300 million for Scholarships in Australia for International Students.

Scholarships in Australia are plenty and you can use this great opportunity to the best of your ability to study in Australia. Read on to learn more about the various scholarships available to you .

Australia Awards Scholarship

  • One must have completed a minimum of 18 years of age and must have the intention of adding to the development of their home country.
  • Diversity preference (women applicants, minority groups, people belonging to rural/ economically weaker sections of society).

Destination Scholarship Australia

  • Based on predefined eligibility criteria for destination scholarship Australia, Higher Education Providers (HEPs) can provide these scholarships to domestic and international students.
  • International students must be studying at a regional campus or remote area. Some areas include Gold Coast, Adelaide, Perth, etc.

Australia Government Research Training Program (RTP)

  • Meant to encourage students’ passion in research, if they are pursuing a
  • Doctorate or Masters degree – basically, for High Degree Research (HDR).
  • The student must be enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian Higher Education Provider (HEP), to be eligible for RTS Stipend, RTS Fees Offset and RTS Allowances.
  • A student must not be receiving an equivalent award or scholarship from the Commonwealth designed to offset HDR fees, to be eligible for RTP Fees Offset.

We’ll find the right scholarships in Australia for your course

There are a huge variety of scholarships available across many of our partner institutions in
globally (and we know about all of them).

When you speak with our Education Counsellors to manage cost to study in Australia, be sure to ask them which scholarships might
apply to your situation – you’d be surprised at the difference some extra funds or discounted
tuition could make.


Institute Scholarship Name Amount Eligiblity Terms
CQ Postgraduate Development Scholarship 20% reduction in fees Achieved 65% average in previous studies 20% off the tuition fees for the duration of the course; if student maintains 5.5 GPA average
Vice Chancellor Scholarship (VCS) 20% reduction in fees Achieved 75% average in previous studies 20% off the tuition fees for the duration of the course; if student maintains 5.5 GPA average
la trobe Postgraduate Excellence Scholarships 20% of the total tuition fee Meet course prerequisites and have GPA of 70% Equally distributed throughout the duration of the course
Regional Campus Scholarships AUD 5000 Studying UG or PG at one of the regional campuses Scholarship form needs to submitted
Civil Engineering Scholarship AUD 5000/year Must meet English language and academic requirements (70% in Year 12 or equivalent) for the Bachelor of Civil Engineering course AUD 5000 per year, subject to satisfactory progress
charles darwin Vice-Chancellor’s International High Achievers Scholarship 25% and 50% of total tuition fees Academic excellence and high achievement; applying for full duration UG and PG degree 25 or 50% off the tuition fees for the duration of the course; if student maintains a Credit average
swinburne 2 Year Master Program Scholarship 25% of the total tuition fees International student who is eligible for an offer for one of the selected 2-year master by coursework programs. Scholarship amount will be distributed throughout the duration of your studies and will vary depending on your previous academic results.
Swinburne International Pathways Academic Scholarship AUD 9000 The following packaged courses will qualify:
Foundation Year + Unilink Diploma + Bachelor program
Foundation + Bachelor Program
Unilink Diploma + Bachelor program
Scholarship amount will be distributed throughout the duration of the studies and will automatically be assessed for a scholarship when applying for an eligible package
Swinburne International Undergraduate Academic Scholarship 25% of total tuition fees Eligible for bachelor program Scholarship amount will be distributed throughout the duration of the studies and will automatically be assessed
Undergraduate Academic Scholarship 10% of total tuition fees Eligible for professional bachelor program Scholarship amount will be distributed throughout the duration of the studies and will automatically be assessed
Swinburne International-Master of Information Technology (Professional Computing) and Master of Science (Network Systems) AUD 2500 International student who is eligible for an offer for one of the selected 2-year master by coursework programs. Scholarship amount will be distributed throughout the duration of your studies.
charles sturt Bursary Award (Philippine market) AUD 2500 Full payment of semester fee Reimbursement after completing 2 subjects
Bursary Award (Latin and European market) AUD 4500 Full payment of semester fee Reimbursement after completing 2 subjects
federation Federation International Excellence Scholarships 20% reduction of annual tuition fees Academic Performance: UG – overall academic performance with “Distinction” in Year 12; PG – overall academic performance with “Credit” Scholarship amount will be distributed throughout the duration of the studies and will automatically be assessed for a scholarship
International Student Accommodation Scholarship Up to the value of AUD 2000 Must apply for a full year (39 weeks) of full semester (17 weeks) and must be enrolled in a FedUni UG and PG programs The scholarship will be credited in two payments across the academic year contract
deakin Deakin International Scholarship 25% of your student contributions (tuition fees) Applicants must:
  • be a prospective international student
  • be eligible to study in Australia with a student visa
  • not have accepted any other Deakin scholarship or bursary
  • have achieved a 65 per cent average (or equivalent) in previous studies.

All criteria must be met.

Selection of successful applicants for the fixed number of scholarships will be competitive, and may require scores above the stated minimum requirements.
Deakin Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship All of your student contributions (tuition fees) or 50% of your student contributions (tuition fees) Applicants must:
  • be a prospective international student
  • be eligible to study in Australia with a student visa
  • not have accepted any other Deakin scholarship or bursary
  • have achieved an 85% average (or equivalent) in previous studies.

All criteria must be met.

Selection of successful applicants for the fixed number of scholarships will be competitive, and may require scores above the stated minimum requirements.
curtin university Alumni & Family Scholarship 25% of first year tuition fee, up to a maximum of AUD 10,000
  • International, full fee-paying, non-sponsored students of any nationality except Australian
  • Students commencing studies at Curtin’s Western Australia campuses in 2017
  • Students commencing a full Curtin undergraduate or master by coursework program
  • Must remain enrolled in initial course and major of study unless approved by Curtin International
  • Must maintain a full time enrolment of 100 credit points each semester or study period
  • Cannot breach the scholarship conditions outlined in their scholarship offer document
  • Cannot take a leave of absence or withdraw from their units or course of study
  • Cannot be terminated from studies

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