Australia offers a wide variety of programs to allow international students to study in Australia for free. That being said, some fees, for example visa fees, may not not be included in your scholarship. Some of the more popular scholarships and awards programs include:
- The Australian Awards: These Australian Government funded scholarships and fellowships aim to contribute to the development of partnering countries through education, while promoting links and developing ties with these countries, too. These Awards are available to specific students in Asia, the Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, and require the recipients to return home for two years after the completion of their studies and use the knowledge and leadership skills gained from their time in Australia to contribute to the development of their country.
- International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS): The purpose of IPRS is to encourage exceptional students to aid in developing Australia’s research effort. This scholarship is available to students worldwide (except New Zealand) and is available for two years (research masters) or three years (research doctorate). There are a total of 330 IPRS places available per year. Applications need to be made directly with participating Australian universities.
- Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships: These government funded scholarships and fellowships are available to students from the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. They are merit-based and allow applicants to undertake studies, research and professional development programmes in Australia. Approximately 500 Endeavour scholarships are available per year.
Scholarship and fellowship application dates vary per year. If you’re interested in applying for a scholarship, contact the program direct for more information on how and when to do so.