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.  

Australia for ASEAN scholarships

Australia for ASEAN scholarships are prestigious international scholarships provided by the Australian Government for students from ASEAN member states and Timor-Leste. The scholarships give recipients the opportunity to pursue a master's degree to make a difference in one of the four priority areas in the ASEAN Outlook for the Indo-Pacific: maritime, connectivity, economic development, and the sustainable development goals 2030.  

Applications for 2025 are open until 30 April 2024. You can view the list of participating 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 smaller cities and regional areas

Most universities in smaller cities offer their own scholarship programs which you can find on their websites. Here is a list of other scholarships that are available:  

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.