Student Scholarship in Australia


A scholarship is generally defined as the grant of financial aid to a student to continue his/her education. They are actually granted on various bases according to the purpose and the values, in general. The government of Australia is aiding the international students with scholarships. All the scholarship programs come under one roof which is directed and administered by the Australian Agency for International Development [AusAID] and also by the Department of Education, Science and Training [DEST].

Australian Development Scholarships [ADS]

This particular program is initiated by the Australian Government which aims to increase the advantage of the wide-ranging scholarship programs offered by the Australian Government, and also to maintain the tie ups between the nation and other neighboring countries. This scholarship program can be accessed by full time Master Degree courses or Postgraduate Diploma course from the universities in Australia. The application closing date is said to fall in between the months of March and May every year according to the country.

Australian Leadership Awards [ALA] Scholarships

This scholarship program is a long term one, which is aspired at concentrating on priority expansion areas by improving the management and creating joint ventures and partnerships with the developing nations. The countries are Africa, Latin America, Middle East, the Caribbean and the Asia-Pacific region. It is said that 200 ALA Scholarships are accessible every year. It can be accessed by high achieving candidates who wish to take on postgraduate studies in an Australian University.

Endeavor awards

This particular scholarship awards is a merit based one. It is offered to students from the Middle East, America, Asia Pacific to help them financially to study, and research things in Australia. This scholarship program is also available for the citizens of Australia too who are allowed to study in various parts of the world.

Some of the universities in Australia too offer scholarship for the international students of which some are funded by the government of Australia while some other are funded by the institution itself. For instance, International Postgraduate Research Scholarships [IPRS] are offered in the universities in Australia.

Here is a list of the universities in Australia that provides both undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships to their international students.

  • University of Queensland
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • Macquarie University

There are certain requirements to be met before applying for such scholarships like being a student of the specified country, have high academic act and management qualities and more