Universities and Higher Education
The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) distinguishes Australia's educational system from many other countries.
Scholarships are offered by the Australian Government, education providers, and a number of other public and private organizations.
All applications and enquiries for scholarships are made through the scholarship provider.
The major scholarships programs available for international students are:
The program brings together scholarships offered by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT), the Department of Education and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). Application for this scholarship are open between 1st February and 30th April each year. The scholarship includes full tuition fees including living and travel expenses.
The Destination Australia Program (DAP) is the Australian Government’s new mobility program for domestic and international students to study in regional Australia. Over 1000 scholarships will be available each year to support both domestic and international students studying at regional campus locations in qualifications from a Certification IV level and above. Australian tertiary institutions will be able to apply for scholarships of up to $15,000 per student, per year.
Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP)
From 1 January 2017 the Research Training Program (RTP) replaced the International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) program.
Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowship
The Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowships are open to high-achieving female researchers from APEC economies for research opportunities in partnership with Australian education and research institutions.
Australian education providers regularly offer scholarships up to 100% to qualifying international students, based on academic merit.