Australia Awards Scholarships 2024 and the application procedure

Australia Awards Scholarships(AAS)for study commencing in 2025 About Australia Awards Scholarships Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS) are a set of long-term programs sponsored by the Australian Government's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The primary objective of these scholarships is to support the development needs of Australia's partner countries, in line with bilateral and regional agreements. This award program provides full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study opportunities for future global leaders from developing countries, particularly those located in the Indo-Pacific region, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions. The study and research opportunities provided by Australia Awards Scholarships aim to develop individuals' skills and knowledge to drive change and contribute to their countries' development. In a nutshell, the Aus

Types of popular scholarships in Australia for international students: Complete list(Undergraduate/Masters/PhD/Short courses)

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Types of Scholarships available in Australia for international students(Government-sponsored and other institutions)

Australia offers thousands of scholarships to international students, which is great news because studying in Australia can be very expensive. These scholarships are provided by the government, educational institutions such as universities, individuals, businesses, communities, and various public and private organizations.

In this article, we will provide information about the different types of scholarships available and their corresponding links. It's important to note that while these scholarships are available to students of all nationalities and genders, it's best to contact the organizations or institutions directly through their websites for more information. These websites typically provide information on who to contact and how to apply for scholarships, including the step-by-step application process and the requirements that need to be met. 

Below, you can find a:
  • A list of Australian government-sponsored scholarships for international students, 
  • University scholarships for international students and 
  • Other private institution scholarships you can equally apply for 

     I. Australian Government Scholarships for international students

1 . Australia Awards Scholarships(AAS)

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Department of Education, and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) offers a prestigious scholarship to international students who want to study in Australia. These scholarships are awarded annually to citizens of participating countries in Asia, the Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa. The scholarship covers full-time undergraduate or postgraduate programs, and provides opportunities for research training and professional development courses. 

There are over 1,985 scholarships available for more than 50 different nations. For instance, there are Australian scholarships for Indian students, Australian scholarships for Pakistani students, and Australian scholarships for African students. If you want more information about this scholarship, you can visit the Australia Awards website.

Scholarships in Australia

2. Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP)

    International students who are looking for scholarships to undertake research masters and doctorate programs in Australia can apply for a Commonwealth Funded Scholarship, which is the most common type of scholarship. This scholarship is worth trying as it is a full-time scholarship that provides fees offset, stipends to cover living costs, and allowances to cover other ancillary costs of a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) program. These ancillary costs may include relocation expenses, thesis printing and academic publication costs, and even health cover expenses for the recipients and their dependents.

    If you would like to learn more about this scholarship and its eligibility requirements, please visit the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) website.

    Check some 2024-2025 available Australian Government Research Training Programs across Australian Universities:

    3. Destination Australia

      The Australian Government has launched a new Mobility Scholarship Program aimed at encouraging both domestic and international students to pursue their studies in regional areas of Australia. This program offers financial aid of up to $15,000 per student, per year, which will be administered by the enrolled institution of the student. The Government has announced that over 1000 scholarships will be available annually to support students in achieving their academic goals. This is an excellent opportunity that should not be missed. For further information on the program's details, please visit the following link: Destination Australia.

      4. Endeavor Leadership Program(ELP) Scholarships.

      This is another prestigious scholarship you need to consider if you are coming to study in Australia as an International Student. It is a two-way mobility program for short and long time study, research and professional development in Australia provided by the Australian Government to its priority partner countries. The priority countries here include some countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas, the Middle East, and Africa. It is an internationally competitive merit-based scholarship with fees offset, stipends and allowances to support your study all throughout Australia. 

      Check their website here for more details Endeavor Leadership ProgramUpdate as of this current moment this Endeavour scholarship program is no longer available till further notice.

      Check some  Destination Australia scholarships in 2024 across Australian Universities:

      II. University Scholarships for international students

        Australian universities offer a wide range of scholarships to international students, including PhD scholarships, Masters scholarships, and Undergraduate scholarships, in addition to the Government Scholarships mentioned earlier. This results in an extensive number of available scholarships to study in Australia. To qualify, you just need to meet the minimum eligibility criteria. The most common scholarships that provide full funding are the masters and PhD research scholarships.

        For details on these scholarships make sure you check these institutions' websites, see Complete List of Australian Universities. Most Universities have databases/scholarship portals filled with numerous scholarship opportunities. You can easily browse through to find a suitable scholarship. Always make sure to check the entry requirements for a scholarship before starting your application

        Some popular current university scholarships for international students should check:

            III. Other institutions: Private Institutions/Organisations

          If you're an international student looking for financial assistance to pursue your education in Australia, there are several reputable organizations that offer scholarships and grants for both undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Make sure to check out these resources to find the right funding options for you.

          1. Race for 2030 Industry PhD Projects

          Race For 2030 offers joint PhD scholarship programs between industry and universities. The Industry PhD Program aims to train a future workforce through research projects that meet practical and demand-driven requirements. 

          Industry partners work closely with academia to establish the research agenda for the Industry PhD program, based on their knowledge of the pressing needs and issues of society. 

          RACE for 2030 will provide full funding for 55 industry PhD candidates, to be completed by 2030, across the four RACE research programs.

          2 CSIRO

          You may want to check out the CSIRO website for postgraduate scholarships if you are interested in studying in Australia. CSIRO, which stands for Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is an Australian Government agency responsible for conducting scientific research. They work with leading organizations around the world and serve as Australia's national science agency and innovation catalyst. You can find more information about scholarships for international students on their scholarship page, which is linked above.

          3. Good Universities Guide

          The Good Universities Guide is an excellent tool that can help you find courses and scholarships at the top universities, TAFEs, and training colleges across Australia. Whether you're looking for a degree program, an MBA program or vocational training courses, you'll be able to find a course that suits your needs. Additionally, the filter option allows you to easily browse through different states and universities in Australia to find the right opportunities for you.

           4. SmartSat CRC (Masters & PhD) scholarships

          SmartSat CRC is a group of universities, research organizations, and industry partners that have received funding from the Australian Government. Their aim is to develop advanced telecommunications and IoT connectivity, intelligent satellite systems, and Earth observation data services. They offer higher degrees by research scholarships and welcome expressions of interest from candidates who wish to enroll in one of their university partners. Successful candidates will work on applied R&D that aligns with the consortium's research programs, which include 

          • Trusted Autonomous Satellite Operations, 
          • Secure Software for Space Systems, 
          • Dynamic Payloads for Communications and Earth Observation, 
          • and Space Systems Research. 
          They also prioritize research in areas such as Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mining and Resources, Disaster and Emergency Management, Water and Environmental Management, Defence, and National Security.

           5. J.A.S.O.N. 

          Search for scholarships at the Joint Academic Scholarships Online Network known as J.A.S.O.N. This is an Australian postgraduate scholarship database. It gives you information about all the external scholarships available in Australia. It is a joint database developed by many universities that consider making the search for Postgraduate scholarships easier.

           6. ACU

           Also look at the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). There are great opportunities here, especially for those citizens from Commonwealth countries.

          7. DairyBio(Multiple  Master and PhD scholarships)

          If you're an early-career scientist looking to establish yourself in your field, DairyBio might be the perfect opportunity for you. As a PhD student in DairyBio, you'll become part of a community that grants you access to modern facilities, diverse science teams, and large-scale projects. Each project is directly related to the industry, and you'll have the chance to participate in industry events and receive mentorship. 

          DairyBio is always looking for new students and welcomes inquiries about their current PhD opportunities and mentoring programs. Visit their website to learn more.

          8. Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI)

          The Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI) offers PhD Scholarships annually in Basic Medical Research to highly accomplished students. To apply, Prospective applicants are required to contact the team leader via email to express their interest in a specific area of research. The team leader may request additional details and schedule a meeting to discuss the candidate's suitability. If accepted, the candidate must apply for the CMRI PhD Scholarship and any other relevant scholarships. The CMRI has departmental status within the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney, and the majority of students are enrolled through this institution. However, applications from students enrolled at other universities are also welcome.

          The CMRI PhD program provides additional financial support beyond the standard university remuneration, and staff members offer extensive assistance with other scholarship applications. Domestic students may apply as early as 28 February (for a PhD start in July of the same year) and 31 August (for a PhD start in the following March). International students may apply from 31 July (for a PhD start the following March) and 31 October (for a PhD start in the following July). Visit their Website to explore ongoing scholarships

          9. Your home country

           Don't forget to search for scholarships offered by your home country, embassies, private organizations, etc. Often, international students receive a lot of assistance from their home countries. Additionally, Australia has many partner countries that provide funds directly to their governments to support exceptional students who want to conduct research in Australia.

          Here you can find a list of international government scholarships to study in Australia. Check to see if your government provides a scholarship for you to study in Australia

          Now that you know about all the fully funded scholarships in Australia, why don't you look at the List of Australian Universities With No Application Fees and also find out how to apply to an Australian university, get admissions and secure a scholarship for your study. It is a step-by-step guide with all the information you need to study in Australia.
          While applying for your scholarships make sure to look at some tips on how to apply successfully for scholarships  to study in Australia

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          17. Hello! Am Dollar from Rwanda and an undergraduate student in land surveying. am so much interested in moving forward to Australia and study under a fully funded scholarship, but i don't know if am eligible? If yes, how and where should i apply please.

            1. Hi Dollar, if i understand you clearly, u are seeking for information on scholarship requirements for Masters program in Australia ? and you are from Rwanda.
              First yes, you are eligible to apply for any scholarship of your if and only you meet the requirements. Refer to post on this website to read about general requirements for Masters scholarships in Australia and how you can apply. Applications can be done directly through the institution providing the scholarships. See link below

              General Scholarship Requirements for Research Degree Programs-Masters/PhD


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