Scholarships in Australia for
Indian Students

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Scholarship in Australia for Indian Students

Australia is one of the top countries international students choose as their study abroad destination. Nonetheless, Australia is never a cheap country to live in. You will get several scholarships and other financial support from universities, trusts, and organisations. These will help you cover your living expenses and tuition fees either wholly or partially. Reading this article will help you get an idea of the scholarships, eligibility, amount etc. So, do read further!

Types of Scholarships in Australia


Australia has several scholarship programs for international students, and you can choose whichever suits you the best. There are six main types of scholarships in Australia.

They are as follows:

  • Merit-Based Scholarships: As the name indicates, this scholarship is based on merit. You need to have an excellent academic record to get it. The qualifications vary according to the university, and you can read further and know more about it. Chancellor’s Scholarships, Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships, Dean’s Scholarships etc., fall under this category.
  • Sports Scholarships: This is for those students who excel in sports. According to the type of sport, the eligibility criteria vary. Whether you are a recreational player or a talented player, you have scholarships for both.
  • Faculty & Departmental Scholarships: This is a merit-based scholarship for students taking particular courses. Architecture & Design Scholarship, Engineering Scholarship etc., are examples.
  • Equity Scholarships: This scholarship is meant exclusively for a particular group of students. Those with financial hardships, difficult medical conditions, personal disabilities etc., can apply for this type of scholarship.
  • Accommodation Scholarships: Students who have not met the criteria for merit-based scholarships can apply for accommodation scholarships. This covers the room and settlement costs of students.
  • Government Scholarships: The government of Australia has come up with four types of scholarships. Australia Awards is a scholarship based on merit, which is given to intensify the relationship between Australia and other countries. The Endeavour Scholarships are given to PG and PhD students. The Research Training Program (RTP) provides grants to students. The Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships (AAPS) are given to students from the Pacific.
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Undergraduate Scholarships in Australia for International Students


S. No.
Name of Scholarship
Description 
Eligibility 
Amount in AUD
1
Southern Cross University Scholarship
The Southern Cross University funds this scholarship
It is based purely on academic excellence
AUD 7040 less on tuition fees
2
Macquarie University Scholarship
This scholarship is funded by the Macquarie University
All UG students in the university are eligible
AUD 10,000
3
Bond University Scholarship
These are offered only for UG students
Academic excellence is the basis of it
50% off on tuition fees
4
Australia Awards Scholarship
This is a fully-funded scholarship
Students from India & Bangladesh with an excellent academic record can apply
It covers tuition fees & living expense, & provides travel and establishment allowance
5
Swinburne International Excellence Scholarship
UG students from the Swinburne University of Technology can apply
All students admitted in the university are eligible
AUD 3527
6
Griffith University Scholarships
The university provides partial funding to students
Academic excellence is the basis of the scholarship
50% off on tuition fees
7
Charles Darwin University Scholarships
The university offers 4 types of scholarships
You should have at least 80% in your highest qualification
50% off on tuition fees
8
Deakin Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship
The Deakin University provides funding to this scholarship
You should have obtained at least 85% in your previous study
50% off on tuition fees
9
Melbourne International Undergraduate Scholarships
It is open to all Undergraduate students
Academic excellence is the basis of this scholarship
AUD 14,113 fee remission
10
Sydney Scholars Awards
The University of Sydney offers 2 scholarships
This is a merit-based scholarship
AUD 8468
 

Australia University Scholarships


S. No.

Name of University

Name of Scholarship

Description 

Eligibility 

Amount in AUD

1

University of Melbourne

Melbourne Research Scholarship

All Master’s & Doctoral students in the university can apply

The eligibility is based purely on academic merit

AUD 43,686

2

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University Scholarships

They provide fully-funded Master’s scholarship

All students from Asia, Soth America, & Africa are eligible

AUD 20,000 - AUD 30,000

3

Deakin University

Deakin University Scholarships

The scholarship is for PG students

You will need at least 55% in your UG in order to be eligible

Stipend AUD 40,044 + Relocation Allowance AUD 2100

4

Griffith University

Griffith Remarkable Scholarship

Scholarships are available for UG & PG students

Academic merit, leadership abilities, financial level etc. make you eligible

50% off on tuition fees

5

University of Queensland

Queensland University Law Scholarships

This is available only for Master’s students

Students of the university are eligible to get the scholarship

25% - 50% off on tuition fees

6

Edith Cowan University

Edith Cowan University Scholarship

This is offered to Master’s & PhD students

Remarkable academic record in previous degree makes you eligible

AUD 39,820 stipend, relocation allowance & health cover

7

University of South Australia

International Research Tuition Scholarships (IRTS)

This is open for Master’s & PhD students from the university

Academic excellence is the basis for eligibility

AUD 1281 - AUD 1808

8

Swinburne University of Technology

International Excellence Scholarship

This is provided to UG & PG students

All students from the university, except those from Australia & New Zealand are eligible

AUD 3503

9

University of Flinders

Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (FIPRS)

These are given to full-time research higher degree students

All students of the university are considered eligible

100% off on tuition fees + AUD 40,401 living allowance + AUD 2079 relocation cost + airfare

10

University of Adelaide

Adelaide Global Academic Excellence Scholarship

This is open to all UG & PG students

All students in the university from 2021-2025 will be eligible

50% off on tuition fees

MSc Scholarship in Australia


S. No.
Name of Scholarship
Description 
Eligibility 
Amount in AUD
1
Australia Awards Scholarships
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade offers this scholarship
This is a merit-based scholarship
It covers tuition fees, health insurance, living expenses, airfare etc.
2
Rotary Peace Fellowship
Students in all Australian Universities can apply
It is given on the basis of merit
Covers tuition fees and all other costs
3
University of South Australia Scholarships
The scholarship is available for over 130 Postgraduate courses
This is a meit-based scholarship
Variable amount
4
International Master’s Scholarship
The Edith Cowan University presents this scholarship to all PG students
All PG students of the university are eligible to apply
20% off on tuition fees
5
Sakuko Matsui Australia-Japan Friendship Scholarship
This scholarship is available only to Postgraduate students
All students from Japan are eligible for this scholarship
AUD 11,203
6
International Tuition Fee Research Scholarship
The University of Sydney funds this scholarship
All PG students of the university are eligible
100% off on tuition fees
7
English Language Scholarship for Sponsored Students
This is open to students from selected countries 
All students admitted in the Macquarie University are eligible
50% off on tuition fees
8
STEM Scholarship for Southeast Asian Students
The RMIT University of Australia hosts it
All students from the Southeast Asian countries are eligible
AUD 10,000
9
Northern Territory Scholarships
The Northern Territory Government provides this scholarship
Academic excellence & leadership qualities form the eligibility
AUD 7002
10
SG and JG Scholarship
The Federation University offers partial funding to eligible students
All full-time & part-time students are eligible
AUD 9799

MBA Scholarship in Australia


S. No.
Name of Scholarship
Description 
Eligibility 
Amount in AUD
1
ANU MBA Scholarship
The Australian National University offers this scholarship
All students pursuing a full-time MBA at ANU are eligible
25% - 100% off on tuition fees
2
Monash International Leadership Scholarship
The Monash Business School hosts this scholarship
All full-time MBA students are eligible
AUD 16,000
3
Melbourne Graduate Scholarship
The Melbourne Business School provides this scholarship to its students
Students with an excellent academic record and 2 years work experience are eligible
AUD 89,500
4
AGSM Global Reach Scholarship
There are six scholarships awarded annually
Candidates who apply for MBA will automatically be considered for it
50% - 100% off on tuition fees
5
Kraft Heinz Scholarship
This is open to all part-time & full-time MBA applicants
All students of Melbourne Business School are eligible
AUD 43,802
6
Adelaide MBA Scholarship
The Adelaide Business School funds it
All students of the institute are eligible
25% off on tuition fees
7
MBA Student Scholarship
The UQ Business School awards 5 scholarships
Every student in the institute is eligible
25% off on tuition fees
8
MBA Scholarship for Outstanding Students
The US Business School funds it annually
All MBA students in the institution are eligible
AUD 1950 - AUD 4875
9
MBA International Prestige Scholarship
The University of Western Australia gives 10 scholarships a year
All students of the university stand eligible
100% off on tuition fees
10
Global Business Diversity Scholarship
SP Jain School of Global Management funds it
The eligibility is based on merit
AUD 25,196 - AUD 1,18,981

PhD Scholarships in Australia


S. No.
Name of Scholarship
Description 
Eligibility 
Amount in AUD
1
Australian Endeavour Scholarship
It covers research fellows of all disciplines
All students from the specified countries are eligible
AUD 2,72,500
2
Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship
It is funded by the Australian government
This is available to academically excellent students
AUD 40,423
3
LPDP-RMIT Scholarship
The RMIT Univerity funds it
All Indonesian citizens are eligible
100% off on tuition fees + living allowance + health insurance + travel expense
4
ANU Doherty PhD Supplementary Scholarship
The ANU provides partial funding for it
This is available for Medical Reseach students
AUD 9798
5
PhD Write Up Award
The University of Melbourne funds this scholarship
Students who submitted their thesis within 3 years & 6 months can apply
AUD 7352
6
MAAC Scholarship
This is funded by the University of Notre Dame
All students of the university are eligible
25% off on tuition fees
7
James Rice Postgraduate Awards
The ANU provides it to its students
All medical students are eligible for it
AUD 40,042
8
COLFUTURO-RMIT University Joint Scholarship
Students of particular disciplines will get it
All Columbian students of specific disciplines are qualified to get it
100% off on tuition fees
9
MORA-RMIT Scholarship
This is open to specific courses at RMIT University
All citizens of Indonesia are eligible to apply
100% off on tuition fees
10
David Lachlan Hay Thesis Binding Award
This provides partial funding to students of the University of Melbourne
All Science & Mathematics students of the university are eligible
AUD 210

How To Get Scholarships To Study In Australia?


Australia has several excellent universities and colleges, making it a popular choice for international students. Though the universities in Australia are a bit expensive, you will find help with all the scholarships, fellowships, and grants available. There are a few types of scholarships, and you will indeed find at least one that fits your needs.

Keep a note of the following things to get a scholarship quickly:

  • Fill up generously: There are several scholarships for which you will be eligible, and you will never know which you can get hold of. As such, do not hesitate and apply generously. This ensures that you get at least one.
  • Ask for assistance: If you are stuck up anywhere during your scholarship application process, or you somehow feel the need for an aid to clarify things, do not hesitate to contact AECC Global. Remember, one faulty step, and you will end up losing it!
  • Read the guidelines carefully: You must read and understand the scholarship guidelines carefully. You may be asked to submit supporting documents like job experience for some scholarships. If you fail to observe and submit them, you may lose them.
  • Get all the documents ready: A few scholarships ask for your certificates of experience, sports achievements etc. It is better to have them handy because they may help boost your chances of getting shortlisted.
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