Scholarships in Australia
Australia is a country that is as well a continent that is surrounded by the Indian and Pacific Ocean. In Australia, there is a large pool of scholarships provided by the Australian government to international students who want to study in the country. Mostly, the government scholarship known as Australia Awards Scholarships is made available to international students from the developing economies, especially the indo-pacific region.
Benefits of Studying in Australia
Studying in Australia provides students with some important benefits which may include; opportunity for work after graduation, opportunity to get assistantship employment during the study, and the Australian multi-cultural study environment. Australia is also one of the most beautiful countries to live, as well has it inhabits some of the world’s best universities.
Top Australian University
According to the QS world university ranking 2019, “37 of the world’s best universities are based in Australia, including 15 in the global top 50”. Top 10 of these universities include;
- The Australian National University (ANU)
- University Melbourne
- University of Sydney
- University of New South Wales
- University of Queensland
- Monash University
- University of Western Australia
- University of Adelaide
- University of Technology, Sydney
- University of Newcastle
Looking to study in Australia? The best thing is to seek opportunities for scholarships; why? This is because Australia is one of the most expensive countries to study in the world. The most recent breakdown of the cost of study is made available on the university’s website, however, the average cost of studying either as an undergraduate or postgraduate is as listed below;
Undergraduate: 25,000 – 30,000 AUD (Australian Dollars)
Masters: 20,000 – 37,000 AUD
PhD: 15,000 – 37,000 AUD
Cost of Living
As earlier mentioned about Australian being an expensive country to study, likewise the cost of living in Australia is high compared to other countries. Nevertheless, the good news is that international students are allowed by immigration law to work during study.
The cost of living for international students per year as required by the immigration (evidence must be provided at least for a year) is about 19,000 AUD. This means that the cost of living per year is between 15,000 – 20,000 AUD.
Application opens for Australian scholarships for international students from Africa and developing countries every year. These are either partial or full fee scholarships for undergraduate, master or PhD/doctoral degrees.
Start here to apply for scholarships in Australia for African students, developing countries and international students, from around the world.
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