If you are looking to attend university in Australia, you are probably greatly concerned about how much it is going to cost you to attend. The good news is, Australia offers a lot of money to international students – upwards of $500 million AUD per year. There are literally hundreds of scholarships, grants, and bursaries that you can apply for that will help you with your studies in Australia.
There are a variety of sources that you can obtain your scholarships from as well. The Australian government offers a lot of the money that international students receive for their studies. But there are also educational institutions (including the ones you may be considering for study) and public and private organizations that will give money to international students for their educations. Many of these scholarships are available to anyone who is studying in the country.
There are three major scholarship programs in Australia that are available for international students who are studying in the country. In this section, we are going to explore the Australia Awards, the International Postgraduate Research Scholarships, and the Joint Academic Scholarships Online Network (JASON).
The Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships and fellowships that are offered to those studying in Australia and those who are from Australia who are seeking to study abroad. These scholarships are funded by the Australian government, and seek to promote knowledge and cooperation between future leaders of the international community. They also stimulate change, develop potential, and empower the recipients of these awards to do more for the world as they achieve their education goals.
There are several organizations that offer scholarships through the Australia Awards:
- The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)
- The Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research, and Tertiary Education (DIICCSRTE)
- The Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACAIR)
The Australian government invested over $300 million (AUD) in the Australia Awards in 2012. This enabled almost 5,000 students to study abroad, whether they were coming to or from Australia. Since the Australian Government started to offer scholarships, they have helped over 100,000 people achieve their dream of studying abroad. Check out the Australia Awards website for eligibility, types of scholarships offered, and other questions and concerns you may have.
International Postgraduate Research Scholarships
The International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) works on improving the quality of Australian research and to attract quality postgraduate candidates to studying and researching at an Australian higher education institution.
Essentially, the IPRS is enabling those from countries around the world (except New Zealand) and helping them to study and research for the entirety of their Master’s or Doctorate degree. The scholarship covers tuition, fees, and health cover costs for your entire stay in the country.
If you are considering postgraduate work in an academic or research field, then you may be eligible for one of the over 300 IPRS places awarded every year. Check out the IPRS website and see if you are eligible and to learn about the application process.
Joint Academic Scholarships Online Network (JASON)
If you are looking for scholarships for postgraduate study, make sure that you take a look at the JASON website. The JASON website is a postgraduate scholarship search engine for the entire country of Australia, and offers results for Australian natives and those who are planning to study in Australia. Several universities worked together in order to develop JASON so that they could provide better service and information for potential students who are pursuing postgraduate studies in Australia.
If you are looking for scholarships and grant money while you are studying in Australia, you can check out the websites above or you can take a look at the Australian Government’s International students initiative webpage. There are plenty of scholarships available for you to check out and the website will give you all of the information that you need in order to apply for various scholarships. They even have a search function to help you find the scholarships best suited to who you are and what you are studying. If you have questions about your eligibility for a certain scholarship, contact the organization that is offering the scholarship for more information. Good luck with your scholarship applications!