Scholarships can make good quality education accessible and affordable. Australian government, corporations and universities provide financial assistance to meritorious international students. These can be 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 AUD $ 2000 up to 100% for the tuition fee. Doctoraldegrees are usually fully funded. Depending on the funding organisation, there are various types of Australian scholarships for Indian students to take benefit from. We have listed below a few scholarships exclusively for students who wish to studyabroad 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)]
Some of the famous scholarships 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 an year in advance after receiving and unconditional offers from the respective Australian University, since they receive large number of applications from all over the world and it is quite competitive as compared to the Australian university-specific scholarships.
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
|Undergraduate and Masters courses||Monash University||
Monash International Merit Scholarship
31 Scholarships offered are offered every year
Amount – 10000$ every year for 3/4/5 Years degree.
|Undergraduate/ Masters course||Deakin University||DUISP scholarship/Bursary||
|Masters course||10% Bursary||
|Masters course||15% Bursary||
|Undergraduate/ Masters course||20% Merit Scholarship||
|Undergraduate/ Masters course||25% Merit Scholarship||
Undergraduate and Masters courses at
School of Computer Science and Information Technology
|RMIT University||AU$5000 scholarships to study at RMIT University in Semester 2*||
|Undergraduates Programme at Campus: Albury-Wodonga; Bathurst; Canberra; Dubbo; Orange; Port Macquarie; WaggaWagga||Charles Sturt University||Charles Sturt Foundation Scholarships Scholarship value: $1000-10000$||
International students who are commencing/continuing an undergraduate programme.
Applicant have to provide proof of :
|Masters – Faculty of Arts||Macquarie University||PG Scholarships for students from selected Indian institutions||
|Any Masters course (except online, non-award, and offshore delivery)||Griffith University||Griffith International Postgraduate Coursework Excellence Scholarships||
GPA (4 Scale): at least 3.0 on a scale of GPA (7scale): at least 5.5.
Under graduate courses:
|RMIT University||Science, Engineering and Health scholarships for Indian students||
|Under graduate and Masters students in Business programme||
First week of Dec (For February intake)
Queensland University of Technology
|QUT Triple Crown Scholarship||
Students 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 programme||Deakin University||NDTV Deakin Scholarships- 50-100%||
For Masters courses:
For Under Graduate Studies:
Undergraduate programme in:
Master’s programme in:
Advertising (Creative Advertising)
|Queensland University Of Technology||Creative Industries International Scholarship||
For undergraduate course:
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 Australia||University of Canberra International Bachelor of Engineering in Network and Software Engineering (Honours) Scholarship||
|All Under Graduate Programmes (4-years)||Swinburne University Of Technology||Swinburne International Excellence Scholarship – Undergraduate Programs – 4 Year Degree||
10% scholarship in 1st and 2nd, 12% in 3rd year, 15% in 4th year.
15% scholarship in 1st and 2nd , 17% in 3rd year, 20% in 4th year
20% scholarship in 1st and 2nd, 22% in 3rd year, 25% in 4th year.
25% scholarship in 1st ,2nd , 3rd and 4th year
|Undergraduate Programmes||The University of Western Australia||UWA Undergraduate scholarship (India)||
||La Trobe University||La Trobe MBA scholarship
Scholarship value: 10000$
To apply for La Trobe University scholarships, applicant must fulfil all course entry requirements:
||La Trobe University||Master of Management
Scholarship value: $5,000
||La Trobe University||
Two year Master’s by coursework
Scholarship 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.
Always check with the university you are applying to as most universities let students avail from their own scholarship funds.
If you find yourself financially incapable of funding your education abroad, you must not lose heart to study in Australia. To make sure that students can get access to quality education, the government of India has made it simple to apply for financial support from a large number of banking institutions. Almost all nationalised banks now offer loans to students who wish to study abroad. Banks provide funds considering the course, duration and the student’s requirement. One should, however, keep it in mind that there are some differences between the requisites to apply for loans to study in Indian institutions and to study overseas.
The tenure of the loan differs from bank to bank. Each bank has its own criteria developed for the upper limit of the loan, the interest rate to be charged, and the period and mode of repayment.