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University Scholarships for International Students in Australia: Part 2

Nov 07, 2023

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Australia has earned its reputation as a prime destination for international students seeking top-notch education in a culturally diverse environment. This leading study destination offers a myriad of scholarship opportunities to assist aspiring international scholars in pursuing their academic dreams. 

Australian universities recognize the incredible talents of international students on their campuses, and as a result, they offer a wide range of scholarships to acknowledge the best and the brightest from around the world. These university-specific scholarships are a boon for international students as there are many fully and partially funded scholarship options available. Thus, pursuing global academic excellence is now within reach of many.

In Part 1 of our exploration, we explored some remarkable scholarship options available for international students. Now, in Part 2, we continue our list of universities in Australia with some more university-specific scholarships that can pave the way for an exceptional education in Australia with reduced expenses.

University-Specific Scholarships in Australia for International Students


1. La Trobe University 

Scholarship NameScholarship AmountDescription





La Trobe International Scholarship (UG & PG)





Up to 25% course fee reduction 
  • International students applying for an undergraduate or postgraduate course at La Trobe University will be automatically considered for this scholarship.
  • This scholarship is worth between 15% to 25% of the annual tuition fees for the duration of studies based on the previous academic scores. 


2. Griffith University

Scholarship NameScholarship AmountDescription




International Student Academic Excellence Scholarship (UG & PG)




25% tuition fee reduction
  • Must be a citizen of a foreign country. This scholarship is not applicable to citizens of Australia or New Zealand.
  • Students must be enrolled in a full-time program and have a minimum GPA in previous studies of 5.5 or above on a 7-point scale or equivalent.


3. Swinburne University of Technology

Scholarship NameScholarship AmountDescription

 

Swinburne Undergraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship
 

Swinburne Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship

 

Up to 30% tuition fee reduction depending on the GPA or its equivalent. 


Up to 30% tuition fee reduction depending on the GPA or its equivalent. 

  • Open for all international students planning to study in Australia’s Swinburne University of Technology.
  • To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have an academic result of at least 60 per cent GPA Australian standard equivalent.
  • ELICOS+ program enrolled students will be automatically considered for this scholarship.


4. University of South Australia

Scholarship NameScholarship AmountDescription




International Merit Scholarship (UG & PG)




15% of tuition fees reduction
  • Open for all prospective international students who haven’t accepted any other UniSA scholarship or bursary.
  • International Merit Scholarship recipients should be enrolled on a full-time basis at UniSA's South Australian campuses.


5. Western Sydney University

Scholarship NameScholarship AmountDescription




Western Sydney International Scholarships (UG & PG)




Up to AU$6,000 per year
  • All international students are eligible for this scholarship, no application is required as new coursework applications for admission will be automatically considered for a scholarship.
  • These scholarships will be granted on a first-come-first-served basis until the slots are filled.


6. Flinders University

Scholarship NameScholarship AmountDescription



Excellence Scholarships (UG)



25% tuition fee reduction
  • Available to new and commencing international students only.
  • International undergraduate applicants need to have an equivalent of a minimum ATAR 80 or above.




Global Scholarships (UG & PG)




20% tuition fee reduction (UG & PG)
  • Open for new and full fee-paying international students who have enrolled in UG or PG programs here.
  • UG applicants should have an equivalent ATAR 70 or above.
  • PG applicants should have an equivalent of 5.0 GPA or above.


7. The University of Southern Queensland

Scholarship NameScholarship AmountDescription




International Student Support Scholarship 




Up to 20% tuition fee reduction
  • This scholarships for new international students studying on-campus, external or online. Additionally, it is open for all undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs.
  • Eligible students should not be the receipt of another UniSQ tuition fee scholarship.


8. James Cook University

Scholarship NameScholarship AmountDescription





International Excellence Scholarship (UG & PG)





25% tuition fee reduction
  • This is applicable for international and new students studying UG and PG. 
  • Applicants are automatically assessed when university application is received. 
  • This scholarship amount will be considered as fee reduction throughout the entire duration. However, the recipient needs to maintain a strong GPA each semester.


These are some of the remaining popular scholarships that need to be informed about. In this two-part series, we've explored some of the remarkable scholarship opportunities available for international students in Australia. Studying in Australia is not just an investment in your future; it's a life-changing experience. And these scholarships help in not only reduce higher education expenses but also provide a unique opportunity for international students to excel academically and personally.

If you're overwhelmed by the multitude of scholarship options or unsure where to begin, KC Overseas is here to guide you through the scholarships and their application process. With 25 years of expertise and experience, we provide end-to-end support for studying in Australia. From choosing the right program to helping with the application process, KC Overseas ensures that your dream of studying in Australia becomes a reality.

Now, it's your turn to take the first step towards your academic journey with the right guidance. We will assist you in your plan to study in Australia with scholarships. Reach out to us for a virtual or in-person counselling session. 

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