Australian Scholarships Available For International Students


Tertiary education and studying abroad is not always affordable. Luckily, there are currently over 300 scholarship providers in Australia, who offer over 3000 scholarships to international students who are looking to study in the country.


Australian tertiary education can be expensive, but a scholarship can save you some money. 

Australian universities have their own scholarship application policies and procedures. Be sure to read the fine print to ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements when applying.

Some universities require an offer of admission letter before you can apply for a scholarship, and some universities automatically consider a candidate upon enrolment. Make sure you know the specifics of the scholarship you're applying for. 

Here are some Australian scholarships to consider: 

The Excellence Scholarship: 

The Excellence Scholarship is awarded to students who have a proven history of high academic achievement.

It is eligible to citizens from within a European country or to a citizen from certain Asian countries such as China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, or Pakistan.

The scholarship offers a 25 per cent tuition coverage for recipients from Europe, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, while recipients from India and Pakistan are awarded with a AUD$10,000 tuition fee scholarship which is paid in two $5,000 instalments over the first two semesters.

The Excellence Scholarship is not eligible for some courses and programs,; make sure to check the details of the scholarship before applying. 

Murdoch University Academic Excellence Awards (MUAEA’s)

Murdoch University rewards commencing international students with a high academic record.

International students with an average grade of 75% or higher or an equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA) in a bachelor’s degree course are eligible to apply for this scholarship. It is also open to undergraduate and postgraduate programs and is valued at AUD$5,000.

There is a total of 47 Academic Excellence Award Scholarships with 35 scholarships for undergraduate students and 12 for postgraduate students.

Students are only eligible to apply once they have received an offer letter from Murdoch. 

Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Postgraduate Scholarships

This scholarship is eligible to all prospective international students beginning their studies at Western Sydney University, which means there are no scholarship applications necessary after enrolling.

It’s also eligible for students who are interested in taking any Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) registered undergraduate degrees, but does not apply to the Doctor of Medicine program.

Successful recipients will get 50% tuition fees per session for a full-time enrolment for the duration of the degree up to a maximum of three years.

Bachelor of Arts International Scholarship 

This scholarship is only eligible to international students, enrolled at the University of Melbourne, who are citizens of India, Japan, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Vietnam or Thailand (eligible countries may change from year to year).

It offers students a 25% or 50% fee coverage, or a AUD$5,000 bursary to international students who have excellent academic results and are interested in studying in areas of art such as historical, philosophical, cultural or social studies or even language and literature.

Bachelor of Commerce Undergraduate International Merit Scholarships

Also for international students enrolled at the University of Melbourne, high-achieving international students who are looking to study a Bachelor of Commerce in University of Melbourne are eligible to apply to the Commerce Undergraduate International Merit Scholarship. 

There are no applications required to be considered for this scholarship; although, there are only 10 scholarships to be awarded which makes this scholarship incredibly competitive.

The university selects successful applicants based on their most recent academic merit. The scholarship offers a 50% fee coverage for the duration of the Bachelor of Commerce.

Deakin India 25% Merit Scholarship

This scholarship only applies to applicants who are Indian citizens and are currently residing in India, and who are intending to study at Deakin University. 

The scholarship offers a 25% tuition fee of the total indicative fee on your offer letter, and are only for students with outstanding academic achievements.

Applicants must have an overall score of 75% and above when applying for an undergraduate or postgraduate program. 

Deakin International Scholarship

Deakin University recognises international students and their academic abilities.

If you’ve achieved a 65% average in your recent field of studies and have planned on studying a coursework degree at Deakin University, you may be eligible for this scholarship.

To successfully apply, you are required to submit a 300-word personal statement on why you would make a good candidate, fill out a scholarship application form and show evidence of academic transcripts.

The university has a fixed number of scholarships and all applicants should meet all the minimum requirements upon applying. 

Su Mon Wong Scholarship for Excellence in Marketing

This scholarship is for international students who are currently majoring in a Master of Business or Bachelor of Business at the Queensland University of Technology.

Students who demonstrate a GPA of 5.5 or higher is encouraged to apply. The current student scholarship is open to all Australian, New Zealand and International students.

Successful applicants will receive a grant of AUD$10,000 to cover their education expenses in their final year of study. 



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