Australia is currently the 3rd most popular destination for international students in the English-speaking world, behind the United States and the United Kingdom. Many international students choose to study in Australia because of its cultural diversity, friendly natives and, of course, its high quality of education. In addition, compared to other countries, it is quite easy to get a visa to study in Australia. The country also offers excellent value for money and a standard of living that is among the highest in the world. Living expenses and tuition costs in Australia are considerably less expensive than in the UK and the US. Also, the Australian Government and many non-profit organizations in Australia offer generous scholarships to domestic and international students – making it easier for students to obtain high quality education in Australia.
The Australian National University
The Australian National University (ANU) is a national research university located in the capital city of Australia, Canberra. Established in 1946, the University is ranked among the top 50 universities globally on QS World University Rankings 2019, and is recognized as the leading university in Australia. With focus on excellence in research and education, ANU offers undergraduate and postgraduate coursework studies and research within a wide range of disciplines across its 7 academic colleges – many of which rank among the highest in the world.
As the nation’s university, ANU delivers research and scholarship that contributes to advancing Australia and the region. To support this unique mission, the National Institutes Grant (NIG) has been provided by the Australian Government to ANU since its foundation in recognition of the role the University plays as a resource of national significance. Scholarship opportunities at ANU vary from recognition of academic achievements and athletic performance. The opportunities are available to both domestic and international students. The scholarship criteria differ from rural and regional, financial hardship, and personal illness or disability. The values and numbers of scholarships offered also vary within every opportunity. Every prospective and currently attending students of ANU are given the opportunity to get scholarship, regardless of their citizenship, race, gender, interest area and achievements.
Search for scholarship opportunities by visiting the ‘Scholarships’ page under the ‘Study’ tab at www.anu.edu.au.
The University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne is one of the world leaders in education, teaching and research excellence. It is a public research university located in Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s second oldest university and the oldest in Victoria. According to Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019, the University of Melbourne is ranked number one in Australia and number 32 in the world.
The University offers a vast range of disciplines to study. Every student from each area of interest, at the University of Melbourne, has the opportunity to win a scholarship. The scholarships are available for undergraduate, graduate and graduate research degrees and may also be awarded throughout the degree for merit or need. Students in their final year of secondary study, who expects a high ATAR, make the most of it with a Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship. Students who had problems at high school that impacted on their ATAR can try for the Access Melbourne. The University’s residential colleges award around $6.5 million in assistance each year. Perhaps you’re in line for a relocation allowance to help you with the move; the Melbourne National Merit Scholarship is available to eligible students moving to Melbourne from parts of Australia outside Victoria. This scholarship values up to $8,000.
Further details on the University, offered programs and scholarship opportunities can be found at www.unimelb.edu.au.
The University of Sydney
The University of Sydney is an Australian public research university located in Sydney, Australia. Founded in 1850, it was Australia’s first university and is regarded as one of the world’s leading universities. The University of Sydney offers a wide range of academic programs, with a total of 6 different faculties and 3 schools. The University is ranked first in the world for sports-related subjects and best in Australia for medicine, architecture, veterinary sciences, anatomy and physiology, English language and literature.
Every year, the University provides hundreds of scholarships, awards and prizes to students of all backgrounds and levels to help complete their studies. Undergraduate scholarships range from $2000 for a single year to $60,000 for the duration of a degree. There are also cash prizes and awards such as certificates, internship opportunities, travel funding, books, vouchers, and even iPads.
For postgraduate research students, the University offers a number of research awards and top-up schemes in addition to the Australian Government’s Research Training Program Stipend (domestic students) and Fee Offset and Stipend (international students) scholarships (formerly known as the Australian Postgraduate Award and International Postgraduate Research Scholarship).
Many faculties at the University of Sydney provide scholarships, awards and prizes to their most talented and hardest-working students. You don’t often need to apply for these. They are awarded automatically on the basis of merit.
For more information regarding the University and its offered scholarship opportunities, visit https://sydney.edu.au.
The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)
The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) is an Australian public research university located in the Sydney suburb of Kensington. Established in 1949, it is ranked 4th in Australia, 45th in the world, and 2nd in New South Wales according to the QS World University Rankings 2019. UNSW Sydney is a powerhouse of cutting-edge research, teaching and innovation, focusing on the scientific, technological and professional disciplines. The University offers an extensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs.
Scholarships at UNSW Sydney are categorized as High School Leavers and Future Students Scholarships, Equity Scholarships, and Robertson Scholars Leadership Program Scholarship. A number of scholarships for prospective and current UNSW students can be browsed at www.scholarships.unsw.edu.au. These scholarships are available for both undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
The Equity Scholarships are offered to assist students to undertake full-time study for the duration of their degree program. The Equity Scholarship programs for commencing students include:
- UNSW Accommodation Scholarships: Valued at $22,000 per year for normal program duration at any on-campus accommodation. Merit Residential Scholarships are also available.
- UNSW Access Scholarships: Valued at $10,000 per year for normal program duration.
- UNSW President and Vice-Chancellor’s Equity Scholarships: Valued at $5,000 per year for normal program duration.
The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program Scholarship is offered to talented Australian High School leavers to complete a 4-year undergraduate degree in the USA.
Further details can be found at www.unsw.edu.au.
The University of Queensland
The University of Queensland (UQ) is a public university located in Brisbane, Australia. Founded in 1909, UQ is Australia’s fifth oldest university and is colloquially known as a sandstone university. UQ is ranked in the top 50 universities world-wide. The University has a strong focus on teaching excellence, having won more Australian Awards for University Teaching than any other in the country ad attracting the majority of Queensland’s highest academic achievers, as well as top interstate and overseas students.
UQ offers a wide range of programs in undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and research degrees. Like many other universities, UQ also offers online studies. The University provides financial aid to both future and current students. The types of financial aid include grants, living stipend scholarships, top-up scholarships, travel scholarships, and tuition scholarships. These grants and scholarships are available to all domestic and international students pursuing studies in any degree at UQ.
Browse the offered programs and search for scholarships and prizes to study at UQ at www.uq.edu.au.
Monash University is an Australian public university based in Melbourne. Founded in 1958, it is the second oldest university in the State of Victoria. The University has a number of campuses, four of which are in Victoria (Clayton, Caulfield, Peninsula, and Parkville), and one in Malaysia. Ranked as number 59 on the QS World University Rankings 2019, Monash University also has a research and teaching center in Prato, Italy, a graduate research school in Mumbai, India and a graduate school in Suzhou, China. Monash University courses are also delivered at other locations, including South Africa.
Monash University offers a wide range of courses for undergraduate degrees, double degrees, graduate, doctorate / PhD, research, professional development, and multiple pathways. The University also offers one of the most generous scholarship programs in the country. The Sir John Monash Scholarship Program comprises the following scholarships:
- Monash Community Leaders Scholarship: Valued $4000 for one year only, with a number of over 300 offered per year.
- Monash International Scholarship for Excellence: Valued up to $40,000, with a number of 10 offered per year.
- Monash Scholarship for Excellence: Valued up to $24,000, with a number of 40 offered per year. No application required.
- Monash Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement: Valued up to $34,000, with an unlimited number offered to all eligible students. No application required.
- Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship for Excellence: Valued up to $36,000, with a number of over 130 offered every year.
Other scholarships offered by Monash University can be browsed at www.monash.edu under the ‘Study’ tab.
The University of Western Australia
The University of Western Australia (UWA) is a public research-intensive university located in Perth, Western Australia. UWA is ranked in the world’s top 1% of academic institutions. UWA was established in 1911 as the State’s first university. It was also the first free university in the British Empire, actively promoting equal access to tertiary education for all social classes. UWA offers a number of courses, varying in six faculties and schools: Arts, Business, Law and Education; Engineering and Mathematical Sciences; Science; Health and Medical Sciences; School of Indigenous Studies; and Graduate Research School.
The University also offers a number of scholarships to ensure that financial need, remoteness from the University, disability, and educational disadvantage are not barriers to the enrolment of high-quality students. There are plenty of scholarship opportunities for future and current students of UWA either they are domestic or international students. The scholarships for current students are categorized into two types:
- Coursework Scholarships: for Undergraduate, Honors and Professional Master’s Courses
- Research Scholarships: for Higher Degrees by Research (PhD, Research Doctorates and Research Masters)
UWA Scholarships for future students are categorized as below:
- Prestigious UWA Scholarships
- Undergraduate Scholarships
- Albany Campus Scholarships
- UWA Principal’s Citizenship Award
- Postgraduate Scholarships
- Australian Indigenous/Torres Strait Islander Scholarships
- UWA Accommodation Scholarships
- Honors Scholarships
- Postgraduate Research Scholarships
- Elite Scholarships
- Fulbright Scholarship
- Sir John Monash Scholarship
- Westpac Scholarship
- Rhodes Scholarship
For more information, visit www.uwa.edu.au.
The University of Adelaide
The University of Adelaide is a public university located in Adelaide, South Australia. Established in 1874, it is the tird-oldest university in Australia. The University is rated by QS World University Rankings, Times Higher Education and Shanghai Jiao Tong’s Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU) as one of the world’s top 140 universities. This places Adelaide among the top 1% globally and distinguishes the University as South Australia’s number one. The vast majority of its research is rated ‘above or well above world standard’ by the Australian Research Council’s Excellence in Research Australia program.
The University of Adelaide offers a wide range of courses in undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. The undergraduate study comprises Bachelor and Diploma degrees. The postgraduate study includes Professional Certificate, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Master and PhD. The study options for the postgraduate study are coursework and research.
The University offers a wide range of scholarship opportunities to undergraduate and postgraduate students. These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organizations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
The Postgraduate Research Scholarships are available to students undertaking postgraduate research programs at the University of Adelaide. The International Students Scholarships are for international students who wish to undertake undergraduate and postgraduate study or the study abroad program.
A number of scholarships offered by the University can be browsed at https://scholarships.adelaide.edu.au. Further information on the University and offered courses can be found at www.adelaide.edu.au.
University of Technology Sydney
The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is Australia’s youngest public research university located in Sydney, Australia. Although its origins are said to trace back to the 1870s, the University was founded in its current form in 1988. UTS is regarded as one of the world’s leading young universities (under 50 years old), ranked 1st in Australia and 10th in the world by the 2019 QS World University Rankings.
UTS offers over 130 undergraduate and 210 postgraduate courses across traditional and emerging disciplines such as architecture, built environment, business, communication, design, education, engineering, information technology, international studies, law, midwifery, nursing, pharmacy and science.
UTS awards scholarships to its students every year. The University is committed to providing support to students experiencing financial hardship and/or other educational disadvantages. The scholarships offered includes, but not limited to:
- Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Scholarships
- Postgraduate Research Scholarships
- UTS Housing Rental Subsidy
- International Student Scholarships
- UTS: Global Exchange Scholarships
- BUILD (Beyond UTS International Leadership Development) Program and Grants
The scholarships search tool can help you find the right scholarship at UTS. This tool provides specific details on each scholarship, including closing dates and how to apply.
Many external organizations also offer generous scholarships to UTS students. Use the scholarships search tool to check for new opportunities from external organizations.
For more information on the University and the courses offered, visit www.uts.edu.au.
The University of Newcastle, Australia (UON)
The University of Newcastle (UON) is an Australian public university located in Callaghan, a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales. Established in 1965, UON is informally known as Newcastle University. The University also operates campuses in Ourimbah, Port Macquarie, Singapore, Newcastle CBD and Sydney CBD. UON is a world-class university and has a proud reputation for equity and diversity. It is also a leader in university education, with a reputation for high quality teaching and learning and exciting, contemporary academic programs. currently ranked 214th in the world by QS World University Rankings, UON is consistently ranked within Australia’s top 10 universities.
The University of Newcastle offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. The courses are categorized into five different faculties: Business and Law, Education and Arts, Engineering and Built Environment, Health and Medicine, and Science.
A number of scholarships are also offered to students of all study programs. The scholarships are available for academic achievement, disability, financial disadvantage, indigenous, international students, and women. These scholarships can be browsed at www.newcastle.edu.au/scholarships. External scholarships are also offered to students undertaking or wishing to undertake a degree at UON. These external scholarships include, but not limited to:
- General Sir John Monash Foundation – John Monash Scholarship (Postgraduate)
- APS Bendi Lango Initiative (Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)
- Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships (Rural and Regional)
- Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship (RAMUS) Scheme (Rural and Regional Health)
- Cessnock City Council Mayoral Scholarships (Local Area)
- Australian-American Fulbright Commission (Travel and Mobility)
- Endeavor Leadership Program (ELP) (Travel and Mobility)
For more information, visit www.newcastle.edu.au.