Millions of international students go to Australia every year to gain international exposure in their chosen fields. In fact, over 4,42,200 international students studied in Australia in 2019. Every year, a significant number of talented students remain deprived of studying in Australian institutes only due to a lack of funds. However, they can fulfil their dreams as the Australian government and institutes encourage bright students by offering them scholarships, grants, and bursaries. As per the government of Australia, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has set aside $280 million to support international students. The list of major Australian awards is as follows.
The Australia Awards are one of the most extensive scholarship programs by the government to promote education and strengthening ties between other countries from Asia, Africa, the Pacific, and the Middle East. The award program offers numerous benefits to students that may include full tuition fees, return tickets, textbooks, accommodation expenses, etc.
Research Training Program (RTP)
Australian government RTP replaced International Postgraduate Research Scholarships, Australian Postgraduate Awards, and the Research Training Scheme on January 2017 and it provides support to research students through RTP Fees Offset which is tuition fees aid, RTP Stipend which covers the living cost and RTP Allowances which includes ancillary costs of a higher degree.
The Destination Australia Program aims to promote territorial education and offers support to domestic as well as international students. Under this program, the scholarships of up to $15,000 are given to 1000 students each year.
In addition to Australian government scholarships, many Australian universities also provide support to international students. Some of the scholarships offered by Australian universities and colleges are
Higher Education Eagle Awards
Academics Australia Polytechnical recognizes students for their academic excellence and provides the “Higher Education Eagle Awards,” which are scholarships of up to $1000 awarded every year.
EIT International Science and Engineering Merit (ISEM) Scholarship
The Engineering institute of technology offers International Science and Engineering Merit (ISEM) Scholarship to limited students, which reduces overall course tuition fees up to 35%.
VU International Excellence Scholarship
Victoria University awards several financial aids to international students, including the VU International Excellence Scholarship. The VU IES for VET, undergraduate, and postgraduate students and provides benefits that range from $3000 to $12000.
International Welcome Scholarships
Murdoch University is offering three different Welcome Scholarships to international students. Namely, the International Welcome Scholarship, International Welcome Scholarship – Australia, and International Honours Welcome Scholarship.
Melbourne Research Scholarships
the University of Melbourne awards the scholarships to high achieving domestic as well as international students who undertake a master’s research program.
Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarships
Flinders University offers the FIPRS, and it is awarded based on merit to masters and PhD students.
There are many other scholarship programs which Australian institutes offer to international students to get the details on them. Please contact our Australia study visa consultants. In addition to this, they will also help you in obtaining your Australian study visa. For more detail, on this matter, it is recommended that you visit any of our branches or contact us on 9256392563.