Australian government, corporations and universities provide financial assistance to meritorious international students. These can be merit-based, need-based, student specific or course specific grants. Australian scholarship depends on the profile of the student which can range from AUD $ 2000 up to 100% for the tuition fee. Doctoral degrees are usually fully funded. Depending on the funding organization, there are various types of Australian scholarships for Indian students to take benefit from.
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS
Australian government scholarships are offered for full-time study in Australia for undergraduate, Masters or technical courses. Below mentioned are the things covered in the scholarships:
- Student’s return airfare to Australia
- Establishment allowance
- Living allowance
- Academic and other compulsory fees
- Basic health insurance [Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)]
Famous scholarships are listed below :
- Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS) for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral courses
- Endeavour PG Scholarship Award
- Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP)
- Indo-Australia S&T Visiting Fellowship Program
- Australia-India Strategic Research Fund
- Australia International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)
- Adelaide Scholarships International
- Australia Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships
- University of Sydney International Scholarships (USydIS)
- Melbourne Research Scholarships
- Melbourne International Undergraduate Scholarships
- University of Sydney International Research Scholarships
- Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowship
- International Water Centre Scholarships – for students pursuing the Masters in Integrated Water Management course at the University of Queensland in Brisbane.
All the Students are advised to apply for Australian Government Scholarships one year in advance after receiving unconditional offers from the respective Australian University, since they receive large number of applications from all over the world and it is quite competitive as compared to the Australian university-specific scholarships.
INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS PROVIDING SCHOLARSHIP FOR AUSTRALIA
- Rotary Peace fellows
- Aga Khan foundation International scholarship
- CSIRO PG scholarship program
- OFID Scholarship Award
- Flowers Across Melbourne Scholarship – for design, technology and agriculture students
- The Australian Government is in the process of preparing program guidelines for the new Indigenous Students Support Program (ISSP).