Australia is gaining popularity among international students who wish to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate studies. The country’s reputation for educational excellence, diverse cultural and natural environments, and a high standard of living has attracted a significant number of students.
One of the major advantages of studying in Australia is the fact that English is the official language, making it an increasingly preferred choice for International and Nigerian students.
However, studying abroad can be expensive, and many students may require financial support to cover expenses such as tuition, housing, and living costs. Fortunately, Australia offers a wide range of scholarships to assist students in fulfilling their aspirations of studying there.
Below is a compilation of seven scholarships available to international students in Australia:
The La Trobe University Excellence Scholarship
La Trobe International Scholarship (LTIS) offers scholarships ranging from 20% to 30% off annual tuition fees to high-achieving international students interested in undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate coursework or research programs. Eligible students applying for an undergraduate or postgraduate program will be automatically considered for this scholarship. For further details, please click here.
The University of Sydney International Scholarships
The University of Sydney provides $37,207 per year for postgraduate research to support outstanding international students pursuing a PhD or Masters by research. Scholarships are awarded to high-achieving students who demonstrate leadership qualities, artistic talent, or other extracurricular accomplishments. In addition to covering tuition fees, these scholarships include a living expense allowance. To learn more, please click here.
Destination Australia Scholarships
The Australian government has introduced the Destination Australia scholarship program to financially assist both domestic and international students who choose to study in Australia. This program offers over 1000 scholarships annually, each worth $15,000, for students pursuing Certificate IV to Doctorate level qualifications at eligible universities with regional campuses across Australia. For detailed information, please click here.
The University of Melbourne International Undergraduate Scholarship
The University of Melbourne offers several undergraduate scholarships for international students. These scholarships cover tuition fees and provide an allowance for living expenses. They are awarded to international students who wish to pursue an undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne. To find out more, please click here.
The Bond University Transformer Scholarship
The Transformer Scholarship is bestowed upon individuals who show significant potential to bring about real change through participation in the Transformer program. As a Transformer Scholar, you can receive up to a 50% tuition waiver for a single undergraduate bachelor’s degree or postgraduate master’s degree program (excluding the Bond Medical Program). The scholarship allows you to commence your studies in the January semester. For further information, please click here.
The Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship
The Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship is one of Australia’s most prestigious undergraduate awards. It is valued at $124,000 and provides a tuition fee waiver and living-costs stipend to high-quality international postgraduate students. Eligible applicants must have a strong academic record and be accepted as a research candidate by the university. For more details, please click here.
The University of Queensland International Excellence Scholarship
The University of Queensland International Excellence Scholarship is offered to academically outstanding international students who wish to pursue a degree at the university. Undergraduate or graduate students with a GPA equivalent of 6.75 or higher (on the UQ 7-point scale) are eligible. Additionally, UQ has extended an unconditional offer for full-time enrollment. For additional information, please click here.
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