Scholarship in Australia & New Zealand

Scholarship in Australia & New Zealand

Scholarship in Australia & New Zealand

If you are looking to study abroad in Australia or New Zealand, then you should certainly consider how much it is going to cost you. Tuition fees are fairly high in both countries, as is the cost of living, so it’s important that you are aware of the level of funding that you might need. 

However, one way to help to minimise your costs is to apply for scholarships and grants. Each government has a few scholarships for international students from certain countries which could be a good first place to look. Or if there is a specific university that you have your heart set on it is always worth checking to see if they have any scholarships that might suit you. This is by no means an exhaustive list of the scholarships that are available to you. 

Types of scholarships

University scholarships

Most universities will offer some kind of scholarships for international students, so your institution of choice should be your first port of call when considering funding. 

Financial scholarships

These scholarships are based on the financial need of the students. The majority of these may only be available to domestic students but some universities will give out needs-based scholarships to international students.

Merit scholarships

For students who are either academically gifted, or aim to broaden a university’s research focus

Country-based scholarships

These scholarships are targeted at students from developing countries in particular.

Government-funded scholarships

There are a number of government-funded programmes and scholarships, some of which are listed below. 

Privately-funded scholarships

Sometimes private businesses or donors will fund scholarships for international students. These are also more likely to be targeted at developing countries and minority groups, or in specific areas of study.

Part scholarships

These can range from a small one-off payment the student can use towards their fees or a larger payment that is staggered to cover certain costs of going to university. 


Australia Awards Scholarship

For students in developing countries particularly those in the Indo-Pacific region, this scholarship facilitates full undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities. It includes full tuition fees, return air travel, contribution to living expenses and health cover among other things. 

Endeavor Postgraduate Scholarship Awards

These provide full financial support for international students seeking to do a master’s or PhD in any field of study in Australia. 

International Postgraduate research scholarships

The IPRS Programme enables international students to study for a postgraduate qualification and work alongside academic researchers in Australia. The scholarship covers tuition fees and health cover costs. 

Destination Australia

Destination Australia is a government mobility programme which encourages international and domestic students to study in regional Australia. 

Research Training Programme

Postgraduate-level scholarships for domestic and international students to study a research degree at a participating Australian university. 

Australian APEC Women in Research Fellowship

This fellowship is for high-achieving female researchers from APEC economies to conduct research in partnership with an Australian university. 

University scholarships

Australian Catholic University

Provides scholarships for international undergraduate and postgraduate students based on academic merit.

Australian National University

There are a number of scholarships for international students at all study levels.

Adelaide Scholarships International

Provides scholarships for international undergraduate and postgraduate students based on academic merit.

Curtin University International Research Scholarships

International scholarships for students undertaking master’s or PhD programmes.

Macquarie University International Scholarships

Provides a partial tuition fee scholarship for academically bright students to study an undergraduate or postgraduate degree. The amount varies up to A$10,000 (£5,586).

University of Sydney International Research Scholarships

For students looking to undertake a postgraduate research degree or master’s programme and will cover tuition fees for up to three years.

Flinders International Postgraduate Scholarships

These are awarded to applicants looking to pursue a full-time research higher degree. It covers tuition fees, living allowance, establishment allowance, relocation costs and airfares. 

La Trobe Academic Excellence Scholarships for International Students

Targeted towards high-achieving international students from all countries on undergraudte and postgraduate programmes. 

Monash University International Merit Scholarships

for outstanding international students wishing to pursue an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Monash University.

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