Scholarships to study in Australia

There are many grants, scholarships and bursaries available to assist you financially with your studies in Australia.

Scholarships

Use our scholarships search tool to find out what scholarships you might be eligible for.

There are many scholarships, grants, and bursaries which can help support you financially with your studies in Australia. They are offered by the Australian Government, education providers, and a number of other public and private organisations.

All applications and enquiries for scholarships are made through the scholarship provider.

The major scholarships programs available for international students are:

Australia Awards

The Australia Awards aim to promote knowledge, education links, and enduring ties between Australia and our neighbours through Australia's extensive scholarship programs. The program brings together scholarships offered by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT), the Department of Education and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). Read more about Australia Awards.

Destination Australia

The Destination Australia Program (DAP) is the Australian Government’s new mobility program for domestic and international students to study in regional Australia. Over 1000 scholarships will be available each year to support both domestic and international students studying at regional campus locations in qualifications from a Certification IV level and above. Australian tertiary institutions will be able to apply for scholarships of up to $15,000 per student, per year.

Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP)

From 1 January 2017 the Research Training Program (RTP) replaced the International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) program. Find out more about the Research Training Program at the Department of Education website. Applications for these scholarships are made directly to a participating university.

Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowship

The Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowships are open to high-achieving female researchers from APEC economies for research opportunities in partnership with Australian education and research institutions. The fellowships aim to support women’s economic empowerment in the APEC region and raise the profile of female role models in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Read more about the Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowship.

Provider scholarships

Australian education providers regularly offer scholarships to qualifying international students, based on academic merit. Consult with the admissions team or international office at the provider you are applying to for further advice and information.

Scholarships

Who can apply for a scholarship?

All scholarships listed on our website are available to international students. Many are available to students of all nationalities, however all scholarships conditions are set by the institution or organisation offering the scholarship and applications have to be done directly with the scholarship provider. To find out if you are eligible to receive a scholarship you must contact the organisation offering the scholarship. 

Find out what scholarships you might be eligible for.

Scholarships and Financial Aid for US Students

US students can often bring their US Financial Aid with them to their education institution in Australia. Many international and charitable organisations offer US scholarships for international study. You must apply for these scholarships in your home country.

The GI Bill®, administered by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), provides educational benefits to eligible US service members, veterans, guard members, reservists, and their dependents.

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Scholarships to study in Australia

There are many grants, scholarships and bursaries available to assist you financially with your studies in Australia.

Australian education system

The Australian education system offers primary, secondary and tertiary education linked across the country and across the world.

About Australian education

Australia offers a diverse range of study options for international students, with more than 1,100 institutions and over 22,000 courses tailored for you.