Updated List of Scholarships for International Students in Australia 2013/2014
The Australian Government, Australian Universities and organizations offer a variety of scholarships in Australia for international students, who want to study abroad in Australia. These scholarships for International students are either for undergraduate and postgraduate studies, vocational education and training. Below this page is a list of scholarships in Australia for international students from Africa and developing countries. Take your time to go through the programs to find the ones you are eligible to apply. Also note that while some of these scholarship applications are still open, some deadlines may have passed. But don’t worry; most of the scholarships are awarded annually. Take note of the time of the year applications open, and check back.
Australian Government scholarships
Universities in Australia Scholarships
Organizations in Australia Scholarships
Australian Government scholarships for international students
Australian Development Scholarships (ADS)
The Australia Awards for Africa is an initiative of the Australian Government aimed to maximize the benefit of the Australian Government’s extensive scholarship programs, and to support enduring ties between Australia and neighboring African, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Caribbean and Latin America Countries. Australian Development Scholarships (ADS) are available for full-time Postgraduate Diploma or Master Degree studies at Australian universities.
You are eligible for an Australian Development Scholarship (ADS) if you are a citizen of one of the participating African countries, resident in your home country and meet any relevant country specific criteria.
Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) Scholarships
The Australian Leadership Award Scholarships (ALA Scholarships) are long term development awards, aimed at addressing priority development areas by enhancing leadership and building partnerships and linkages within developing countries. Up to 200 ALA Scholarships are available on an annual basis for high achieving applicants wishing to undertake postgraduate (Masters or PhD level) study at an Australian higher education institution.
Deadline: 30 April 2013
The Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) Fellowships
Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) Fellowships aim to develop leadership, address priority regional development issues, and builds partnerships and linkages between Australian organizations and partner organizations in developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East.
Application reopens on 13 May 2013
Endeavour Scholarship Awards
The Endeavour Scholarship Awards is a competitive merit based annual scholarship program offered by Australian Government to provide financial aid opportunities for international students from Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia. The Awards are also available for Australians to undertake study, research and professional development abroad. (This scholarship is currently not available for African students).
Universities in Australia Scholarships for International Students
Macquarie University 2013/2014 Scholarships for International Students
Macquarie University International Scholarships are available across most courses to cover international tuition fees for study on campus at North Ryde in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree.
The scholarship provides course fees for the minimum course duration.
Applicants must: Be a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand.
Deadlines For MUIS Applications: 31 October 2012 & 30 April 2013
Application Deadline: Applications close on 30 November 2012 for students commencing in February 2013.
The University of Melbourne, Australia offers Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS) for international students to study in Australia 2012/2013. Each year the University offers about 200 new Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRSs), of which about 150 are normally awarded to international students as MIRSs.
Deadline for MIRS: 31 August Annually
The University of Adelaide offers a scholarships scheme for international students undertaking postgraduate research study for Master’s and Doctoral degrees. A number of ASI scholarships will be available in the mid year round of scholarships for semester 2, 2013 to outstanding international students from any country undertaking postgraduate research in any academic discipline.
Application deadline is 12 April 2013
• 30th April to commence in Semester 2 (July)
2013 Business, Economics and Law Undergraduate Scholarships at University of Adelaide for Malaysia and Hong Kong Students
The Faculty of the Professions’ Business, Economics and Law (BEL) Undergraduate Scholarships are available to Malaysian & Hong Kong students who are studying an eligible pre-university program and are seeking entry into one of the priority programs in Semester 1 of 2013. The Scholarship provides a one-off payment for living allowances under the conditions described below.
Deadline is Applications is 31st August 2012
Australia- 2014 International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)
The University of Adelaide offers The International Postgraduate Research Scholarships for the 2013 academic year to high performing overseas postgraduate students in Australia. The International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) scheme is funded by the Commonwealth Government through the Department of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations (DEEWR).
Approximately 15 scholarships may be available in 2011 for international students from any country undertaking postgraduate research in areas of the University research strengths.
Deadline: 31st August, 2013
UQ International offers a limited number of scholarship opportunities for outstanding international students intending to study in an undergraduate program at The University of Queensland (UQ).
To be eligible for a UQ International scholarship, you must be a newly commencing international student and able to study in Australia on a student visa.
31 October the prior year for a Semester 1 commencement
30 April the same year for a Semester 2 commencement
The University of Technology Sydney offers students the opportunity to obtain an engineering undergraduate qualification at the University through the Undergraduate International Engineering Scholarship in Information Communication Technology (ICT). The scholarship is also open to diploma holders.
The scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fees commencing from the first semester of study for a period of four years. The closing date for this scholarship Application for Spring Semester (July start) will be in June Annually; for Autumn (February start) will be in December.
The University of Newcastle, Australia, offers a number of postgraduate research scholarships for International students to study for Master’s and Doctoral degrees. Scholarship application is open to international students from all countries with the exception of Australian and New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents. Scholarship applications will be accepted between 1 January and 31 August each year.
ACU offers scholarships to up to 20 international students starting undergraduate or postgraduate courses each year. They will cover half the full-time tuition fees. ACU also offers full tuition scholarships for up to two international students starting research degrees each year.
Organizations in Australia Scholarships for international students
International Doctoral Research Scholarships New Zealand
New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS) are open to all international students who meet the eligibility criteria.
NZIDRS scholarships include:
Full tuition fees for three years of full-time doctoral study, living allowance, health insurance allowance, travel allowance, book and thesis allowance. You need to show evidence that academic supervision is available when you apply for this scholarship.
Applications for the 2013 round will be called for in April 2013 and will close on Monday 15 July 2013.
ICE WaRM Masters Scholarship in Water Resources Management for International Students
The International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (ICE WaRM) offers a scholarship programme to attract high quality international students to education and training in water resources management.
ICE WaRM offers two rounds of scholarships annually, in February and July. Applicants are able to begin applying for current or future rounds at any time.
The IWC Water Leader Scholarships offer full and partial tuition scholarships for Australian citizens, permanent residents and international applicants for the Master’s in Integrated Water Management program.
Deadline: 1 August (Annually)
The main objective of the fellowship is to provide opportunities for advanced education and training in the field of ocean affairs and the law of the sea, and related disciplines including marine science, to Government officials and other mid-level professionals from developing coastal States, so that they may obtain the necessary knowledge to assist their countries to formulate comprehensive ocean policy and to implement the legal regime set out in UNCLOS and related instruments.
Government officials and other mid-level professionals from developing coastal countries are eligible for the scholarship. Previous fellows were from South America (Columbia, Peru, Chile, Brazil, etc.) ; Africa (Ghana, Cameroon, Mozambique, Tanzania, etc.); South Asia (Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, etc.); and Southeast Asia and Pacific (Philippines, Indonesia, Solomon Islands, etc.), but are not limited to these countries. Complete applications must be received by DOALOS not later than August, -annually.
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