Australia is famous for many things; breathtaking beaches and natural sceneries, humble people, Kangaroo and many other more. Not only is that Australia also one of the most attractive destination for students to pursue education. Australia with its wonderful Universities and Colleges stands among the top ten destination for international students. Moreover, there are lots of scholarships in Australia available for international students.
Australian education is qualitative and world class, though Universities and Colleges are not so expensive in Australia. There are other more advantages of studying in Australia. Unlike Britain, you can work along with your studies. Also, you have lots of scholarship for international students.
Though there are many scholarships available, most of them are partial and provide very low amount of scholarships. Fully funded scholarship are very rare gem in Australia for international students. This means only few fully-funded international scholarships are worth applying for.
Here are few major scholarships in Australia for international Students,
- Australian Awards for international students:
This is probably most famous scholarship available in Australia. Australian awards are offered by Department of Foreign Affairs (DAFT) with a motive to strengthen relationship with neighboring nations and international community. Australian awards vary according to need of applicant. They are merit based but they are awarded on the basis of your need after you are selected for the scholarship.
You can apply online for the scholarship. Those students who have very good academic background but weak financial condition are encouraged to apply. Application deadline for scholarship is 15 April annually. To apply for Australian award scholarship,
- Visit www.dfat.gov.au
- Find the section of Australian award
- Complete online application form and submit it
- International Postgraduate Research Scholarships :
International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) program is targeted to students who want to pursue post-graduate research in Australia. This scholarship was launched with a motive to improve the quality of research studies in Australia and draw the attention of intellectual community to Australia. This scholarship is fully funded and covers the expenses that are required to pursue your research in Australia. If you already have graduate degree, you should apply for research scholarship. To apply for IPRS:
- Visit www.education.gov.au
- Find the section of IPRS program
- Check out your eligibility, students throughout the world are eligible if they have graduation degree.
- Complete online application form and submit.
- Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowship Award:
Australian APEC women award are awarded to highly achieving female from the Asia pacific region. This is awarded to female researcher who have high reputation in their nation, and provides full financial support their research in Australia.
Starting from 2015 to 2019 up to 10 scholarships are awarded every year. And researcher women will get support from Australian Education Institutions to conduct their research. To apply for APEC scholarship,
- Go to www.rmit.edu.au from your internet browser
- Search for APEC online application form
- Complete and submit the online scholarship application form
Scholarship which are available in Australia are mostly merit based than need based. And such scholarship demand very high academic profile for you to win it. If you are going to apply for Australian scholarship, making sure you qualify is always very good idea.
There are also several awards for scholarships in Australia excluding such major scholarships. They can be scholarship from Australian college, or any other host institution. You can also find your country specific grants from the Australian Embassy in your country. Pay regular visit to embassy. You can even find education loans from the college you want to study.
So guys, good luck with your scholarships.