There is a range of scholarships available for international students looking to study abroad. Eligibility for these scholarships varies, with criteria ranging from the country of origin to the intended area of study. This guide aims to provide a comprehensive list of scholarships available to international students looking to study abroad.
Another common criteria item for scholarships abroad in the area of study. Many funding opportunities are specific to a particular field, meaning you’re only eligible if you’re pursuing a degree in that area. The main fields of study are:
Scholarships are not necessarily available in each and every field of study, although many of the scholarships available to international students have been designed for the purpose of funding students in one of these key areas.
There are multiple types of scholarships available for international students, however here a few:
- Australia Awards
- Endeavor Scholarships and Fellowships
- International Post Graduate Research Scholarships
The Australian Awards are designed to help students from developing countries, with specific countries from the Pacific region, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia selected to participate in the program. Scholarships are awarded for study in particular areas based on the need for that field of study in the student’s home country. The areas of study are chosen according to the development priorities of the student’s country of origin.
Numerous universities and other institutions across Australia participate in the program, creating a wide range of opportunities for students from developing countries. Scholarships are available for undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Each scholarship typically includes full tuition, housing, health coverage, return airfare, and some money for living costs.
Endeavor Postgraduate Scholarship Awards
The Endeavor scholarship offers full funding for international students to complete postgraduate study in Australia, either at the master’s or Ph.D. level. Only students from certain countries are eligible to apply, so it’s worth checking out the list of participating countries. Applications will be submitted through Endeavour’s website, with a hard copy submission option available upon request.
This scholarship provides comprehensive funding to the individual, with tuition fees, health and travel insurance, a travel allowance, a general monthly allowance, and accommodation included. Tuition fees for selected students will cover a master’s (up to $140,500AUD) or a Ph.D. (up to $272,500).
International Post Graduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)
The IPRS is a scholarship available to international students who have already been admitted to an Australian university course for a Research Masters or Ph.D. The criteria and application process vary slightly depending on the university you are enrolled with, so it is best to contact your institution directly for more information on selection.
IPRS Scholarships offer block grant funding or flexible funding structures. Funding typically includes the cost of tuition as well as living costs and may include additional allowances depending on the specific situation.