Australia is one of the most desirable study abroad destinations with third highest population of foreign students after United States and United Kingdom. It is also home to six of the top 100 universities in the world. Its flexible foreign study visa laws further motivate international students to fulfill their dream of international education in Australia. With the country physically located near the Asian continent, it’s no wonder Indian students prefer Australia as their foreign study destination.
A major reason to study overseas in Australia compared to other nations such as US and UK is the cost of living. The living and tuition costs are comparatively lower in Australia. However, many Indian students still cannot bear the expenses to study and live in the country. Financial aid helps qualified students complete their education abroad. This is one of the major attractions why students choose to study in a foreign land versus studying in India. We advocate using the guidance of our experienced study abroad consultants to help you get a scholarship that will cover maximum cost of studying overseas in Australia.
Australia extends a wide range of scholarships to international students at different levels of education, whether it is undergraduate, graduate or doctoral level. The scholarships are available either by the universities or the Australian government. Despite a large pool of scholarships available, the competition amongst the applicants is very high. Therefore, it is recommended to research for scholarships applicable to you and apply in advance. Here are top three scholarships provided by the universities and the Australian government:
Universities Scholarships for International Students:
1. Macquarie Vice Chancellor's International Scholarships
by Macquarie University
In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must be an International Student with full Offer of admission. If you are applying for Undergraduate studies, you must have a GPA of 3.0 and above for Masters Courses and an Average equivalent score of 90 or above for Bachelors courses.
Courses: Bachelors and Masters courses from Engineering, Environment, Media, Linguistics and Education disciplines
Includes: Varied amount of up to $AUD 10,000 towards your tuition fee which is not renewable.
Includes: Varied amount of up to $AUD 10,000 towards your tuition fee which is not renewable
2. La Trobe Academic Excellence Scholarships for International Students
by La Trobe University
You should be an international applicant a minimum score of 85% in the previous degree/ high school. The eligible candidate must meet the general eligibility and English language requirements of the course applying and have an offer for admission by the university.
Bachelors or Masters courses offered by the University
Includes: An amount varying between $AUD 10,000 to $AUD 20,000 payable towards tuition fee for a maximum of 2 semesters (1 year)
3. Monash International Merit Scholarships
by Monash University
You must be an international applicant and meet the general eligibility and English language requirements of the course applying and have an offer for admission by the university.
Courses: Bachelors or Masters courses offered by the University
Includes: 31 scholarships are available worth $AUD 10,000 per year for full time study till minimum credits for the course is completed
Government Scholarships for International Students
1. Australian Award Scholarship is aimed at young leaders with exceptional talent. You must be at least 18 years of age with an intention to add value to the development of your home country. Women, minority groups, or students belonging to the rural or economically weaker sections of the society are preferred applicants.
Courses: Bachelors, Masters, Research, Vocational and Training courses
Includes: Full tuition fees, return air travel, establishment allowance, contribution to living expenses (CLE), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
2. Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship Award requires you to be at least 18 years of age and should not have received any Australian Government grant in recent years.
Courses: Post graduate courses or degree and Research programs
Includes: Full tuition fee, travel allowance of $AUD 3,000, establishment allowance of $AUD 4,000, monthly stipend of $AUD 3,000 up to 2 years for Masters / up to 4 years for Research courses on pro rate basis along with health and travel insurance
3. International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) requires you to qualify as an International Student and fulfill the Student Visa Requirements. You must be enrolled in a Research Program eligible for this grant and should not have received any Australian Government grant in the 2 years prior to the commencement of the course.
Courses: Research based Postgraduate or Research program
Includes: Full Tuition Fees and Health Cover Costs (for applicant as well as the dependent)
Scholarships play a vital role in turning your dream into a reality. However, despite a large number of options, the process of researching, applying and getting approved for the scholarship is not simple.
We suggest using our scholarship assistance to ease this tedious process. We are your study in Australia consultants in Delhi with a strong track record of helping countless students receive full or partial scholarships in Australia.