scholarships in australia


There are many scholarships, grants, and bursaries which can help support you financially with your studies in Australia. They are offered by the Australian Government, education providers, and a number of other public and private organizations. Our experienced Counselors at Atlas will guide and help you with the eligibility criteria and scholarship process

Australia Awards

The Australia Awards aim to promote knowledge, education links, and enduring ties between Australia and our neighbours through Australia's extensive scholarship programs. The program brings together scholarships offered by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT), the Department of Education and the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). Read more about Australia Awards.

Destination Australia

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. Read more here

Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP)

From 1 January 2017 the Research Training Program (RTP) replaced the International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) program. 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. Read more about RTP here

Provider scholarships

Australian universities and colleges provide a wide range of scholarships to meritorious international students to help them fund their studies. The primary criterion for most scholarships is a good academic score, however, it also depends on factors such as your chosen destination, subject and level. In some scholarships, factors like extracurricular activities, and volunteering can also be used to advantage.

A glance at some popular scholarships offered by Australian Universities:


Latrobe International Scholarships (15%-30%on tuition fee)

La Trobe International Scholarships are awarded to high achieving international students and provide up to a 25 per cent reduction in course fees for selected courses.

Vice Chancellor Scholarship (India & Sri Lanka)

This prestigious La Trobe Vice-Chancellor Scholarship offers a 100% deduction on annual tuition fees for the entire duration of your studies to high-achieving International students accepted into our undergraduate or postgraduate coursework programs.


Macquarie University - $10,000 ANNUALLY (AUD) for all programs except Master of Management

This scholarship is awarded to all students from South Asian countries who commence their studies in 2020 or 2021. This scholarship is valued at $10,000 per year for the duration of your bachelor or master coursework degree. (except for Master of Management valued at $5000)


Swinburne International Excellence Scholarship (Undergraduate & Postgraduate)

This scholarship is available for high achieving international students with good merit for bachelor degree & post graduate degree (except the Bachelor of Aviation and Piloting, and the Bachelor of Aviation and Piloting/Bachelor of Business double degree). You can get 10% - 75% off your course fees every year for a maximum of 4 years for undergraduate programs and a maximum of 2 years for post graduate programs.

George Swinburne STEM Postgraduate Scholarship

This scholarship is valid at 30% off your course fees for the duration of the course. For the courses below :

  • Master of Engineering (all specializations and combined degrees)
  • Master of Engineering Science (all specializations)
  • Master of Information Technology
  • Master of Professional Engineering
  • Master of Science (Biotechnology)
  • Master of Construction and Infrastructure Management
  • Master of Data Science
  • Master of Cybersecurity
  • Master of Information Technology (Professional Computing)

Fed Uni 2021 International Excellence Scholarship

Undergraduate and Postgraduate degree scholarships

The International Excellence scholarship commencing 2021 is equivalent to 12% of your total program tuition fees, payable per semester based on your enrollment. The scholarship will apply for the normal duration of your program. This is for students with good academics

INDIA International Excellence Scholarship University of Newcastle


This merit scholarship at University of New Castle proving tuition fee waiver range from AUD5,000 – AUD15,000 per year depending on your academic merit. All students commencing study in 2021 and are eligible

FEBE International Engineering and Technology Postgraduate Coursework Scholarship

The scholarship provides a tuition fee waiver of which ranges from $6,000 to $18,000 over the full 2 or 3-year tenure provided ongoing eligibility for the term of the scholarship. Students will need to meet the GPA requirement to avail this

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