Scholarships to Study in Australia

Being one of the most popular study destinations in the world, Australia has plenty to offer on a holistic level to international students. Their education system is globally renowned and is highly regarded as one of the best in the world.

To further extend their support to international students, the Government of Australia has in fact invested over AUD$ 300 million for scholarships for international students in Australia.

Scholarships in Australia are plenty and you can use this great opportunity to the best of your ability. Read on to learn more about the various scholarships available to you.

Australia Awards Scholarships in Australia for Nepalese Students

  • One must have completed a minimum of 18 years of age and must have the intention of adding to the development of your home country.
  • Diversity preference (women applicants, minority groups, people belonging to rural/ economically weaker sections of society).

Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship Award

  • One must have completed a minimum of 18 years of age at the time the program or course begins.
  • One must not have received any Australian Government grant in recent years.

Destination Australia Scholarships in Australia for Nepalese Students

  • Based on a predefined eligibility criteria, Higher Education Providers (HEPs) can provide these scholarships to domestic and international students.
  • International students must be studying at a regional campus or remote area. Some areas include Gold Coast, Adelaide, Perth, etc.

Australia Government Research Training Program (RTP)

  • Meant to encourage students’ passion in research, if they are pursuing a Doctorate or Masters degree – basically, for High Degree Research (HDR).
  • The student must be enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian Higher Education Provider (HEP), to be eligible for RTS Stipend, RTS Fees Offset and RTS Allowances.
  • Eligible for RTS Stipend, if the student is not receiving income from another source to support their general living costs, during their course of study if that income is greater than 75%  of that student’s RTP Stipend rate.
  • A student must not be receiving an equivalent award or scholarship from the Commonwealth designed to offset HDR fees, to be eligible for RTP Fees Offset.

Provider Scholarships

Scholarships for international students in Australia will most definitely be provided by the Educational Institutions themselves. Refer the table below for more information.

We at AECC Global provide you with information and steps to receive scholarships from both government and private universities. The private universities which offer scholarships to study in Australia for international students are:


S.N.InstituteScholarship NameAmount / DescEligibilityTerms
1Federation UniversityInternational Excellence ScholarshipUpto 16%* ScholarshipOffers for this scholarship are made when applying for an eligible on-campus program at Federation University AustraliaFor prospective international students applying for undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs
2University of WollongongUniversity Excellence ScholarshipsUpto 30%* Scholarshipa) Students may be eligible if they have excellent results in one of the following categories:

Australian Year 12 or equivalent international secondary school qualification;

Foundation Studies programs approved for direct admission to Bachelor degrees and offered at an institution recognised by UOW;

Diploma or other academic pathway program approved for admission with credit exemption from an institution with which UOW has a formal agreement;

Up to one year of study in a Bachelor degree at a recognised University, where there is no credit exemption awarded to study at UOW.

b) The UES is available to students enrolling in Bachelor degrees at UOW (Australian campuses only) excluding the following: Doctor of Medicine; Nursing; 4 year Nutrition & Dietetics; 4 year Exercise Science & Rehabilitation; and Education, Social Work; and Psychology (all degrees).

c) Must be an international student.

Bachelor degree at UOW (Australian campuses only)

*excluding Doctor of Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics, Exercise Science and Rehabilitation, Education, Social Work and Psychology.

Destination Australia scholarships$15,000 per yearTo be eligible for a Destination Australia Scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:Commencing as a new student at UOW in 2020;
Maintain ongoing residency in a regional area as defined by the Australia Bureau of Statistics for the duration of each study period;
Enrolled and study at either the Batemans Bay, Bega, Shoalhaven or southern Highlands campuses;
Enrolled full-time in an on-campus course that can be fully delivered at one of the campuses listed above;
Enrolled in a Bachelor, Bachelor Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Master or Doctoral degree; and
Maintain a student visa for the duration of the scholarship
No application required. The scholarship will automatically be awarded based on eligibility and selection criteria.
Nepal Bursary20% tuition fee reduction for the minimum duration of an eligible undergraduate course20% tuition fee reduction for the minimum duration of an eligible postgraduate courseStudents holding Nepali citizenship at the time of application will automatically receive the Nepal Bursary when they choose to study one of the following undergraduate or postgraduate courses commencing in 2020 and beyond:No application is required. Students will automatically receive this bursary when they receive an eligible course offer.
3Western Sydney UniversityVice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Undergraduate & Postgraduate ScholarshipsScholarship will cover 50% of the cost of tuition fees for three years(UG) & 2 years (PG) .Eligible to Western Sydney International applicantsFor Undergraduate & Postgraduate Studies
Western Sydney International Scholarships – Undergraduateoffer a $7,500 multi-year or $5,000 multi-year partial scholarship to be applied towards tuition fees up to a maximum of three years & 2 years (PG) .Eligible to Western Sydney International applicantsFor Undergraduate & Postgraduate Studies
4Southern Cross UniversityMerit Based ScholarshipsUpto Aud 24000*Overall grade point average from undergraduate study at Southern Cross UniversityCommencing in any undergraduate program
5Charles Sturt UniversityDestination Australia Scholarship$15,000 per yearcommencing student,
enrolled as a full-time student,
enrolled as an on-campus student,
studying an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, Accounting , nursing, IT,social work, environmental science etc
International High Academic Achievers Scholarship 202025% tuition fee reduction throughout the entire duration of the programNEW Full-time International Students. Only available for applicants to our campuses in: Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Orange, Port Macquarie, and Wagga Wagga.Applicants must be an international applicant for an intake in 2020 on a regional campus.
Applicants for courses delivered at the Charles Sturt University Study Centres in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane are not eligible
Charles Sturt Regional Scholarship 2020Up to 20%*Awarded to eligible commencing 2020 international applicants studying in Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Port Macquarie and Wagga WaggaMust be studying in:
Bachelor of Accounting
Bachelor of Business (Management)
Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
Bachelor of Business Studies
Bachelor of Information Technology
Master of Information Technology
Master of Professional Accounting
6University of CanberraUNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA INTERNATIONAL COURSE MERIT SCHOLARSHIPUp to Aus 10000* or 25% OFF TOTAL TUITION FEENew Commencing students applying prior to March 31 2020, for a 2020 course commencementBachelor Degree (Equivalent of 70% or higher in Year 12), Master degree (GPA of 5 out of 7 or 65% or higher in Undergraduate study)
7La Trobe UniversityDestination Australia – an Australian Government initiativeworth up to $15,000 per annum for up to four years.Be an international student commencing their first year of study in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework course in semester 1 and 2, 2020.Evidence of academic merit (minimum of 75 WAM) for the highest completed qualification.
Undergraduate and postgraduate coursework scholarships25% reduction on your course fees.To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you must:
be applying to study an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program at all La Trobe campuses (excluding Sydney).
meet course prerequisites and have equivalent to a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 65 per cent or higher (Australian Equivalency).
8Deakins UniversityDeakin scholarships for international studentsUp to 100%*International students with high academic performance and the potential to make a positive contribution to the University and its community.You must be studying full time in Australia or have applied to study one of our courses full-time to be eligible for an international scholarship.
9University of Sunshine CoastDestination Australia$15,000 per yearOnly available to Student visa holders and is not available to current USC students.only available to Student visa holders and is not available to current USC students.
Scholarships for international studentsup to Aud 5000*Internationals Students with High ProfileUG / PG
10James Cook UniversityInternational Student Merit StipendUp to Aud 20500*Eligible students from AsiaScholarship eligibility is automatically assessed during the admissions process and eligible students will receive an offer for both their program of study and the International Student Merit Stipend concurrently.
11University of Technology Sydney InsearchUTS Undergraduate Academic Excellence ScholarshipUpto Aud 5000* or Up to 25%*be an international studentAll applications that meet the eligibility criteria will be
automatically considered.
12Edith Cowan UniversityInternational Undergraduate Merit ScholarshipUpto 20%* scholarshipoffered to international studentsThe scholarships are open to future international students seeking to study a bachelor degree.
13Australian National university –Academic Merit based ScholarshipUG- Up to 100%* (PG Upto 50%*)offered to international studentsUndergraduate / Postgraduate studies
14University of Southern QueenslandInternational Tuition Fee ScholarshipUp to Aud 29000*Applicants must:be an International student
not be a sponsored student
be a commencing student
Undergraduate / Postgraduate studies
15Central Queensland UniversityInternational Student ScholarshipUpto 20%*Study Level Undergraduate; Postgraduate (Course work)
Year of Study Future/First Year
Citizenship International
Ethnicity Any
Study Region Adelaide; Brisbane; Bundaberg; Cairns; Gladstone; Mackay; Melbourne; Noosa; Perth; Rockhampton; Sydney; Townsville
Study Mode On-campus
Study Load Full time
Gender Any
16University of TasmaniaTasmanian International Scholarship25% tuition fee reduction
South Asia Short Term Living Allowance Bursary$5,200Available to international students from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka (offshore or onshore)To maintain this scholarship, students are required to achieve a minimum Pass (CGPA 4.0/7.0) result in all units studied each semester.
Destination Australia Scholarship$15,000 per yearAvailable to international students who are commencing a full time bachelor degree, associate degree or postgraduate coursework degree with UTAS for the first timeSelection based on academic merit and quality of written application – applications close 15th January 2020.
17University of New CastleInternational ScholarshipsUpto 100%*To International Students based on academic excellenceUG
18University of Southern AustraliaVice Chancellor’s International Excellence ScholarshipRecipients will receive a 50% reduction in their student contributions (tuition fees) for up to four years of full-time studyBe a prospective international student
Be eligible to study in Australia
Not have accepted any other UniSA scholarship or bursary, minimum english language entry requirements
(undergraduate or postgraduate degree by coursework).
International Merit ScholarshipRecipients will receive a 25% reduction in their student contributions (tuition fees) for their first year of study into their chosen program, up to a maximum of two semesters or eight courses.Be a prospective international student
Be eligible to study in Australia
Not have accepted any other UniSA scholarship or bursary, minimum english language entry requirements
International Merit Scholarship recipients will be required to be enrolled on a full-time basis at UniSA’s South Australian campuses
19Flinders UniversityInternational Student ScholarshipsUpto 25%*Need to Maintain the academic CriteriaUG / PG
20Macquarie UniversityMacquarie University South Asian ScholarshipUpto Aud 40000* (AUD 10000 Annually)Be accepted into a Macquarie University Bachelor or Postgraduate Coursework Degree commencing in 2020. Meet the Academic and English requirementsLevel of study:
21Swinburne UniversityScholarships for international studentsUp to 50% off your tuition feesSome scholarships are awarded based on the grades of your previous study. The better your grades, the higher the initial scholarship amount. Others are automatically awarded to students who meet the entry requirements of selected courses.If your application to study at Swinburne is successful. You will be emailed along with the scholarship details
22Victoria UniversityVU International Excellence ScholarshipVET: A$750 per semester and up to A$3,000 towards the total tuition fees.
Undergraduate: A$3,000 for the first two study periods and up to A$12,000 towards the total tuition fees.Postgraduate: A$3,000 for the first two study periods and up to A$6,000 towards tuition fees.
Eligibility – India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan applicants
VU College Diploma Merit Scholarship$2,000 grant for the second semester of studies (please note this is not applicable for sponsored students)Eligibility: academic achievement with at least a distinction in each unit in first semester of a diploma at VU College in MelbourneStudy level: higher education diploma in Business (Enterprise), Information Technology or Engineering
VU Master of Counselling Global Scholarship 2020A$3000 per year; up to A$6000 towards tuition fees. To receive the full A$6000 scholarship, students must be enrolled as a full-time student and maintain a 70 Weighted Average Mark (WAM) in each semester.Eligibility: All applicants (including applicants from India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan) commencing studies in Melbourne, who have achieved at least 5% higher than the standard academic requirement in an undergraduate degree from a recognised university. Please note that the scholarship is not applicable for sponsored students and applicants awarded advanced standing into masters degrees*Study level: Master of Counselling
23University of Western AustraliaGlobal Excellence ScholarshipAUD$45,000 for undergraduate studies and up to AUD$30,000 for postgraduate studies to assist with your tuition fees.Eligible to South Asia Country including Nepal, have received an offer for an undergraduate or postgraduate course at The University of Western Australia.have achieved an equivalent:
ATAR of 85.00 – 98.00+; or
WAM of 70.00 – 85.00+
24University of AdelaideGLOBAL ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP (INTERNATIONAL)50% reduction of the tuition fee to the applicant in their faculty with the highest score above an ATAR of 98 or GPA of 6.8.Available for students commencing in 2020 only; Available for commencing direct-entry international undergraduate and postgraduate coursework studentsFor undergraduate programs: Raw ATAR of 98 OR its equivalent
For postgraduate coursework programs: A GPA 6.8 out of 7 OR its equivalent
25Torrens UniversityInternational Student ScholarshipReceive a scholarship valued up to 30% on selected coursesNew international students may be eligible for a scholarship depending on which intake that they commence in, their country of citizenship and the course that they are applying forThis offer is exclusively available for new international students commencing at Torrens University Australia in 2020.
26JCU BrisbaneACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPUpto 25%* Scholarship Academic Excellence Scholarship: $500 to $2000English criteria : IELTS 6 (6)New international students may be eligible
JCU BRISBANE SCHOLARSHIPUpto 25%* Scholarship, JCU Brisbane Scholarship: Postgraduate: A$6,000 Undergraduate: A$12,000New international students may be eligiblePost Graduate and UG Studies
27Charles Darwin UniversitySydney 2020 Scholarship25% per year*Academic excellence and high achievement;applying for full duration UG and PG degree
CDU International College Launch ScholarshipUp to 30%* Scholarships30%* for the pathway courses durationsPathway course duration
Destination Australia*$15,000 per yearCourse duration, maximum of 4 yearsAvailable for S1 2020 commencing students only.Applications close 19 January 2020.
28RMITRMIT Future Leaders scholarships20% ScholarshipFor International StudentsAs a recipient of a scholarship, you must diligently and to the best of your ability, apply yourself to the successful completion of your program of study.
29Griffith UniversityInternational Student Excellence Scholarshipup to 50%* ScholarshipHigh-achieving international high school students applying for undergraduate studies at Griffith UniversityGriffith University entry requirements apply.
30ACUFoundation UG/Master Studies Scholarship,50% tuition waiver, valued at $9,990, will be extended to all students commencing in the program in the March 2020 intakeMinimum English language proficiency level of IELTS 5.5 with no individual band less than 5.0, or equivalent. If the intended undergraduate degree requires an English proficiency level of IELTS 7.0 or above, applicants must have a minimum English proficiency level of IELTS 6.0 with no individual band less than 6.0, or equivalent.Students must be at least 17 years of age on commencement of the Foundation Studies Program.
31QUTInternational Merit Scholarshipa scholarship to cover 25% of your tuition fees for your first two semesters of study at QUT. This scholarship is based on your entry scoreA high achievement scholarship for future international science and engineering undergraduate and postgraduate students.minimum academic grades from a recognised study program
minimum English language entry requirements for the degree program.
32Bond UniversityInternational Undergraduate Excellence ScholarshipUG 50%* scholarshipHave already received an offer from Bond University to commence an undergraduate degree.Bond will select the successful applicants on a competitive, merit-based process.
33The University of Notre DameNotre Dame Australia International Merit ScholarshipThe value of the Scholarship is 25 percent (25%) of annual tuition fees for up to a maximum of one (1) year or two (2) consecutive semesters.No scholarship application form is required, as eligible international applicants are automatically nominated for consideration by the selection committee.The Scholarship is awarded as a partial tuition fee waiver and does not cover costs such as living expenses, accommodation, transport, overseas student health cover or any other costs associated with study.