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Top 10 Fully Funded Scholarships in Australia and New Zealand for International Students

Are you thinking of ditching schools in the UK, US or Europe and studying in either Australia or New Zealand?

While Australia is growing popular as a fave among international students, New Zealand is yet to be quite welcoming. This is to your advantage any way because it means little competition in the scholarships offered by the two countries.

Quick, here are 10 top scholarships you can find in Australia and New Zealand.  Apply early to give yourself a fair chance of winning.

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10 Africa Scholarships at Macquarie University:

If you have thought about studying in Australia and you are from one of the 54 African countries, then grab this opportunity. Macquarie University will provide AU$5000 every year for your tuition fees. That means AU$2500 will be used every semester to waive part of your tuition. Don’t forget you have to be an African student to get this scholarship.

Still need more? Join in. Let’s countdown to number 1 for more scholarships you can apply for.

9 La Trobe College Excellence Scholarships:

If you are a high-achieving international student and thinking about applying for a full-fee paying place in undergraduate or postgraduate study, then La Trobe says La Trobe will award you between 15%, 20% and 25% deduction on annual tuition fees for the duration of your studies.

8 Australian Catholic University (ACU) International Scholarships:

Every year, Up to 20 ACU scholarships are available to international students and each scholarship rewards students based on academic merit. The scholarship is a 50% tuition waiver and is given to a Masters or PhD research student.

7 Research Training Programme by the Australian Government:

On 31st December 2016, the International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) ended and was replaced by the Research Training Program (RTP). The RTP provides grants, on every year, so that Australian universities can support both domestic and international students undertaking Research Doctorate and Research Masters degrees.  Students can be offered RTP scholarships for one or more of these: tuition fees, offset stipend for general living costs, or any other additional allowances related to the research degrees.

6 University of Queensland Master of Leadership in Global Development Scholarship:

The reason for this scholarship by the University of Queensland is to encourage and support international students from low to middle income countries with cutting edge experience in working on development projects. So if you are interested in advancing your career in the development sector you might want to apply for this full-tuition waiver Masters scholarship.

5 University of Melbourne Human Rights Scholarship:

The Human Rights Scholarship was established by the University of Melbourne and awarded to students who are undertaking research in the field of human rights. The Scholarship covers all living allowances, health insurance cover and also student’s relocation from their country to Melbourne, Australia.

4 Adelaide Scholarships International (ASI):

The University of Adelaide scholarship is for international students taking postgraduate research study for Master’s and Doctoral degrees. The scholarship covers payment of tuition fee, living allowances and health insurance for the student and their spouse and dependents (if any) for the standard duration of the student visa. 

3 New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships:

Nope. We didn’t forget about New Zealand.

Financial support opportunities for students in developing countries are just not as common in New Zealand compared to countries like UK and even sister country, Australia. However there are scholarship programmes international students can partake in. One of them is the New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship. You want to study for Masters or PhD in New Zealand? Then take advantage of this opportunity. The scholarship provides students from commonwealth countries financial support for tuition, living costs while in New Zealand, and airfares. The partners of students are eligible for a work visa that allows them to live and work in New Zealand for the duration of their partner’s study.

2 New Zealand Development Scholarships:

This is much like the New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship only that the New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) picks candidates from other countries – mostly developing countries – and gives them the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in specific subject areas that will assist in the development of their home country. The scholarships include financial support for tuition, living costs while in New Zealand, and airfares. The partners of students are also eligible for a work visa that allows them to live and work in New Zealand for the duration of their partner’s study.

Brace yourselves for the number 1 scholarship.

1 Australia Awards Scholarships:

Every year, the Australian government offers up to 1,000 Australia Awards Scholarships to students from developing countries. This is honestly the best scholarship you can apply for because it prioritises work experience instead of your academic grades and qualifications. A second class pass academic performance can get you this full government sponsored scholarship… ONLY if you’re well prepared.

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