How to apply for admissions & scholarships to study in Australia: Undergraduate & Postgraduate coursework applicant guide

How to apply for undergraduate, and postgraduate coursework programs and secure a scholarship to study in Australia Applying for undergraduate or postgraduate programs and scholarships to study in Australia is a much easier process than applying for research degree programs and scholarships . Research degree scholarships and admissions entry requirements are more complex and very competitive. The application process for an undergraduate or postgraduate work degree program is not that complex as these are not both research degrees.  In general, the whole application process can be done online (you can equally download the forms) or via approved University agents in your home country. This is however limited by geographic location. Some countries can only apply via agents. This information is all found on the University websites, including the registered or approved agents.  Generally, to apply for both admissions and scholarships, you wil

How to study in Australia for free: guideline

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Pro-tips on how to study in Australia for Free 

Did I say free? Yes! I meant it when I say study in Australia for free. With the right qualifications, right guidelines and a bit of luck, you can study in Australia completely for free without spending even a dime. Permit me to break it down for you.

Most Universities in Australia have no application fee for international students, especially for postgraduate research students (See a list of 11 Universities in  Australia without application fees). This is a great opportunity for many international students with strong academic qualifications to apply to as many Universities as possible so as to increase their chances of securing admission and a scholarship to study in Australia. During my time, I couldn't keep count of the number of prospective supervisors and Universities I was in contact with me. The good news is, that paid! and it paid so well. 

So how can you study free in Australia as an international student? 

⇒By meeting scholarships and admission requirements, ⇒ By understanding the whole application procedure and early preparations for applications,⇒ By applying for scholarships that have no application fees. See details below

1. Check admissions and scholarship requirements for your degree program early

To have a successful application, you might want to check the admissions and scholarship requirements for your interest program early. Most of these requirements take time to meet. It is not a one-day workday. In my case, I had already had plans for a PhD adventure while on my Master. I checked for these requirements two years ahead and start working towards them immediately. Some requirements for PhD admissions and scholarships include publications, outstanding academic achievements, strong research potential etc. You need years to prepare for this. So the earlier the better.  Find in detail below  some general requirements for various degree programs to study in Australia

2. Start application preparation early and get familiar with the whole procedure 

You should equally start preparation for your application early. If you have succeeded in meeting all the above requirements, or the requirements for your degree program, the next thing you want to do is to get familiar with the whole admissions and scholarship application procedure to study abroad. This will save you a lot of time and increase your chances of success.

You equally want to check the admission and scholarship period for your degree program. Most scholarships in Australia are in rounds. You might not want to miss the deadline for your degree program or the scholarship round. Most Universities recommend international students interested to secure scholarships check scholarship rounds before submitting candidature. 

Application for most research degree programs in Australia is done by first submitting a candidature application usually via an Expression of Interest(EoI), and then applying for a scholarship with no separate application. So if you miss the scholarship deadline for your degree program, you might have to defer your study and wait for the scholarship round. Applications are usually open all year round for research degree programs in most Universities.

3. Apply for Scholarships with no application fees

So, you have checked to see that you meet all the minimum entry requirements for your degree program, all your documents are equally ready including your English Proficiency certificates(For those in need) etc.., the next step is to apply for scholarships. Australia has many Universities with no application fees for international students. Here is a list of top Universities without applications for international students to browse through.

Apply for fully funded scholarships in Universities with no application. With a fully-funded scholarship, you don't have to pay any tuition fees. Plus most fully funded scholarships in Australia especially postgraduate research scholarships cover your living expenses through fortnight stipends, they provide health covers(sometimes even for dependents), and in some cases the scholarship provides relocation allowances, travel allowances, thesis reimbursement etc,, and above applications are generally free for most postgraduate research degree programs in Australia

You see? You can study in Australia completely for free. Even get supported all throughout your studies. These and more are some of the reasons why anyone should consider studying in Australia today. See other reasons here why you should study in Australia, why Australia is a top destination for international students seeking quality education abroad and why Australia is the best.

You can find other Tips to study abroad for free here with Common international students' questions answered, Where to find a scholarship to study abroad, How to get a scholarship to study abroad? There are so many ways to get sponsorship or scholarships to pursue your dreams abroad. But how or where do you find this scholarship is the first question and how do you get this scholarship is the second question. Read more.

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Ready to start that journey to Australia today? 

We got you covered with the whole process

See a list of fully-funded scholarships here to study in Australia

If you didn't find a scholarship of choice above, here you can equally browse for a list of Australian government and other private institution scholarships to study in Australia. 

Still looking for scholarships? Here is a list of international student scholarship portals to study in Australia. Portals are where you can search or browse for hundreds of scholarships. The portals include: University scholarship portals, Australian government scholarship portals, and other external portals to search for international student scholarships.

You do not know how to apply? or how to start? Here are links to simple guides and tips on how to apply for various degree programs to study in Australia

Other interesting links to check

  1. 6 tips on how to apply successfully for scholarships abroad
  2. 5 Tips to secure postgraduate admissions to study in Australia
  3. Complete guide to study in Australia: Everything you need to know
  4. How to write captivating research proposals for admissions and scholarships abroad
  5.  Research proposal guide for admissions and scholarships to study abroad
  6. How to contact potential supervisors

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