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Always wanted to study in Australia? Captivated by the idea of spending your student years enjoying barbeques, surfing and studying at a prestigious Australian university? Now’s your chance, with this selection of Australian scholarships.

The list below covers government-funded, externally funded and university-specific Australian scholarships for international students at bachelor’s, master’s and PhD level.

Government-funded Australian scholarships for international students

  •  – Scholarships to study in Australia for students of all degree levels (bachelors, masters, PhD) hailing from  within the Asia-Pacific region, Africa and the Middle East. Applicants from Indonesia can also apply for the Allison Sudradjat Prize and/or the Hadi Soesastro Prize.
  •  – A range of merit-based international scholarships to study in Australia. Funded by the Australian government and available to postgraduate students from the Asia-Pacific region, Middle East, Europe and the Americas.
  •  – Postgraduate-level Australian scholarships for domestic and international students to study a research degree at a .

University-specific Australian scholarships for international students

  • – Scholarships for commencing international undergraduate and postgraduate students, awarded based on academic merit. 
  •  – Various scholarships available for international students at all study levels, which can be found using a search tool on the university site.
  •  – Tuition fee scholarships available for master’s or PhD students enrolled at the University of Adelaide.
  •  – International scholarships for students undertaking master’s or PhD programs at Curtin University in Perth.
  • – A search tool for finding scholarships to study at Deakin University in Melbourne.
  •  – Australian scholarships to study at Flinders University in Adelaide. Awarded to master’s and PhD research students, based on merit.
  •  – Scholarships for international students to study at La Trobe University in Melbourne. Open to high-achieving students from outside Australia or New Zealand who are enrolled on any taught undergraduate or postgraduate program. Scholarship lasts a maximum of two semesters.
  •  – Partial tuition fee scholarships available to “outstanding” international students to study in Australia at Macquarie University in Sydney. Not open to students from Europe, , Mongolia, Australia or New Zealand.
  •  – Scholarships for high-achieving domestic and international students to undertake a master’s research program at the University of Melbourne.
  •  – Merit-based scholarships for undergraduate and graduate international students to study in Australia at Monash University in Melbourne.
  •  – Australian scholarships awarded to master’s degree students studying within one of Rotary’s Peace Centers (such as at the University of Queensland, Australia).
  •  – Various Australian scholarships open to international undergraduate students studying at the University of Sydney. There are also scholarships open to .
  •  – Australian scholarships for postgraduate students to study in Australia at the University of Newcastle.
  •  – Scholarships for international students undertaking research programs (master’s or PhD) at the University of Sydney.
  •  – Research scholarships for master’s and PhD students to study in Australia at the University of Western Australia. Covers tuition fees, a fortnightly stipend for living expenses, and health insurance.
  •  - UTS will pay each recipient’s tuition fees for the approved bachelor’s degree for the duration of the scholarship. The scholarship lasts for the standard number of sessions required for completion of the recipient's enrolled undergraduate course on the basis of full-time study load. There’s also an equivalent .
  • – A range of scholarships for international students, such as the .

Other Australian scholarships for international students

  •  – Australian scholarships for international students undertaking the Masters in Integrated Water Management program at the University of Queensland in Brisbane.
  • – A scholarship for UK students to undertake a postgraduate degree in Australia for up to three years. Administered by the Britain-Australia Society on behalf of the Northcote Trust.

This article was originally published in August 2014. It was updated in January 2016 and again in September 2017.

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Written by Laura Tucker
Laura is a former staff writer for Kyohaku.com, providing advice and guidance for students on a range of topics helping them to choose where to study, get admitted and find funding and scholarships. A graduate of Queen Mary University of London, Laura also blogs about student life.

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Hello, I'd recommend reading our guides on 'How to Find and Fund a Phd' and 'How to Study Abroad in Australia'.

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Hi Nancy, the Australian government offers scholarships for African students , and QS has its own scholarships, which you can browse here. Hope this helps! 

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Hi Yanal, we have the following scholarship lists you might want to check: 

Hope this helps, and good luck with your search! 

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Hi Teame, please take a look at our list of scholarships to study computer science, which includes options at master's level. You might also like to download our complete guide on how to find scholarships to study abroad. Hope this helps :) 

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You can apply for Master of Social Work (Research) at Deakin University (http://www.deakin.edu.au/course/master-social-work-research-international) You can apply for Full scholarship as well.

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Hi Farooq, our complete guide on how to find scholarships to study abroad contains lots of useful information - good luck with your scholarship search and applications! 

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