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There are a wide range of scholarships, grants and bursaries that can help support you financially when studying in Australia. Some are offered by the Australian Government, others by education providers, and public and private organisations.

Australia Awards

The Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS) program is highly prestigious and competitive. It offers government-funded grants to students from a selection of developing countries who can show leadership qualities and a drive for change. The program is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to return home and contribute to their nations’ development upon graduation.  

Destination Australia

The Destination Australia Program (DAP) is an Australian Government program that funds eligible tertiary education providers to offer scholarships to domestic and international students to study in regional Australia. Destination Australia scholarships are available to students studying courses ranging from a Certificate IV through to a doctorate (such as a PhD) for up to four years in regional campus locations across Australia. This means any location outside of major cities in Australia.

Applications for 2024 are now open. You can view the list of providers here.

Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP)

The Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) supports domestic and international students undertaking research doctorate and research masters level degrees. Find out more about the Research Training Program at the Department of Education website. Applications for these scholarships are made directly to a participating university.

Education provider scholarships

Australian education providers regularly offer scholarships to qualifying international students, based on academic merit. You can search for education provider scholarships on our Course Search tool. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, it’s always a good idea to contact the admissions team or international office at the provider you are applying to for more information.

Scholarships for students from the United Kingdom 

There are scholarships available specifically for students from the UK. 

Scholarships for students from the United States

US students can often bring their US Financial Aid with them to their education institution in Australia, including for one or two semesters’ study abroad. 

Many international and charitable organisations offer US scholarships for international study, including the Fulbright program. You can explore the full range of scholarships available for studying abroad at the Institute of International Education (IIE) website, as well as scholarships for US service members and veterans.

You must apply for these scholarships in your home country.