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The Australian Government has a large scholarship programme for international students and invests some $200 million dollars per year in programmes at universities and other tertiary institutions around the country. Check some of the most popular scholarships available for international students. Australia is one of the most popular destinations in the world when it comes to higher education abroad. Australia is one of the most popular destinations in the world when it comes to higher education abroad. There are a number of scholarships and grants available which can help Indian students study in Australia, while keeping their finances in check.

What do these scholarships offer?

- Student's return airfare to and from Australia 

- Establishment allowance 

- Living allowance 

- Academic and other compulsory fees

 - Basic health insurance [Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)]

Students are also advised to apply for Australian Government scholarships a year in advance after receiving an offer from the respective Australian university.

Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS) - This scholarship is given to exceptional graduate Indian students who have enrolled for bachelor, master, and doctoral courses programmes in engineering, construction, energy and resources, security, and strategic studies at leading Australian universities. Applications for this scholarship open in the month of February and continue till April every year.

Australian government research training scholarships - These scholarships for international students are awarded by individual universities on behalf of the Department of Education. It is given to students who take up research masters and research doctorate programmes. It will cover one or more of the tuition fees, cost of living, and other study-related expenses.

CSIRO scholarship programme - The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) nurtures the interests of committed researchers to work with them by providing various scholarship options every year. An annual vacation scholarship programme and other various scholarships let deserving researchers work with world-class scientists. Every year, 50 scholarships are given to "outstanding graduates who enroll each year at Australian tertiary institutions." It is for up to three years and can be extended for the fourth year.

Destination Australia scholarship - The Destination Australia Scholarship funds students to pursue their education in tertiary Australian universities and institutions. The idea of the scholarship is to extract the socio-cultural and economic benefits brought by international students to empower regional Australia. The candidates are expected to live and study in the remote and regional parts which are defined as areas outside the major Australian cities. CSIRO Data61 scholarship programme - Focusing on STEM subjects, It is one of the PhD scholarships in Australia that offers two types of awards — Data61 PhD scholarship and Data61 top-up scholarship. The Data61 PhD comprises a full stipend, while the Data61 top-up scholarship provides additional support if you receive the university/government/third-party funded scholarship. Your offer letter will contain the benefits you will be getting which can be only a PhD scholarship, only a top-up scholarship, or both PhD and top-up scholarships. The validity of the scholarship is a maximum of 3.5 years.

John Allwright Fellowship (JAF) - Offered by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), the John Allwright Fellowship is awarded to scientists from partner country institutions involved in the research projects of ACIAR. The beneficiaries of this fellowship would get the opportunity to undertake postgraduate training in Australia with standard coverage of their expenses.

Endeavour PG scholarship award - The Australian government funds Endeavour postgraduate scholarships to Australians who wish to study abroad as well as to non-Australians who desire and deserve to study masters programme in Australia. This scholarship covers an amount up to AU$ 27,500, including various expenses a student has. Sponsored by the Australian government’s Department of Education, Skills, and Employment, the scholarship scheme is known as Endeavour Leadership, indicating that the beneficiaries are potential leaders of the world.

Scholarships in Australia are offered on the basis of merit-based, need-based, student-specific, or course-specific grants. The amount of an Australian scholarship differs depending on the profile of the student ranging from $2000 up to 100 percent of the tuition fee. Doctoral degrees in the country are usually fully funded.

These are a few scholarships exclusively for international students who wish to study in Australia. These Australian government scholarships are offered for full-time study in Australia for undergraduate, master, or technical courses.


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