Nearly all of the universities in Australia, New Zealand and the U.K. offer a small number of scholarships. Scholarships are merit based, meaning a reward for work well-done, and thus usually given after a student arrives at university. We encourage you to apply, but remember they are very competitive. Students should not plan to consider a scholarship as a major source of funding.
We recommend students go to the scholarship, faculty and international pages of the university website for further information on scholarship opportunities.
We also encourage students to consider other information sources to locate scholarships such as your library, bookstore, internet, local service organizations such as Rotary or Knights of Columbus, and professional organizations in your area and home country which may offer scholarships.
Scholarships offered by the universities should be applied for at the time of application and included in the application materials you send to us.
Go to http://www.finaidfacts.org/scholarships.htm for more information on financial aid and scholarships.
General Scholarship Sites
American Australian Association, Fellowship Opportunities
Each year, the American Australian Association awards individual Fellowships of up to US$40,000 for advanced study in Australia. The Fellowships build on existing strong social and economic partnerships and foster intellectual exchange between the United States and Australia. To date, over 150 Fellows have received awards totaling over US$4.5 million.
AAUW Fellowship Opportunities
Ann Wexler Australian-American Studies Scholarship in Public Policy
Australia Endeavour Awards
The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian Government’s internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship programme that provides up to AUD$272,500 for study, research or professional development opportunities between Australia and the world.
Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship provides up to AUD$272,500 for eligible non-Australians including the Americans and Canadians to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a Masters or PhD level either by coursework or research in any field in Australia for up to four (4) years.
Endeavour Research Fellowships provides up to AUD$24,500 for American and Canadian postgraduate research students and postdoctoral researchers to undertake 4-6 months of research in Australia.
Endeavour Executive Fellowship provides up to AUD$18,500 professional development opportunities of (1 to 4 months) for high achievers in business, industry, education or government from eligible participating countries.
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Awards
Ford Diversity Scholarships
Fulbright ANU College of Business and Economics Postgraduate Scholarship
Valued at up to Aus$40,000 for 8-12 months research or study at this leading college
Fulbright CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarship
(Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
Valued at Aus$35,000 for 8-12 months research at a CSIRO Flagship Research Centre
Fullbright - Anne Wexler Scholarships
The Anne Wexler Scholarships are now open for postgraduate students with strong academic credentials and leadership potential to undertake a Master’s degree in Australia, or the United States, in the field of public policy. Key areas include health, sustainability, energy, climate change, regional security, political science, history or governmental relations.
The generous scholarship package is valued at up to AUD 140,000 and will be awarded for a maximum two year period.
International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search
IWC Masters Scholarships (2015)
The International WaterCentre (IWC) is offering several full scholarships for high calibre candidates accepted into the Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM) commencing in Semester 1, 2015.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships
JASON Postgraduate Scholarship Database for Australia
Marshall Scholarships for the United Kingdom
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to undertake a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty scholars are selected each year to study at the graduate level at a UK institution in any field of study.
Open only to United States citizens who (at the time they take up their Scholarship) hold a first degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States with a minimum GPA of 3.7. To qualify for awards tenable from October 2013, candidates must have graduated from their undergraduate college or university after April 2010.
NAFSA Resources and Links
National Restaurant Association Educational Scholarships
New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants
Postgraduate Scholarships for students studying in Australia
Postgraduate Scholarships for students studying in the UK
Scotland Saltire Scholarships
Scotland's Saltire Scholarships (SSS) is a substantial programme of scholarships, offered on a matched funding basis between the Government and Scottish Higher Education Institutions for programs promoting creative industries, life sciences, technology, financial services and renewable and clean energy. The scheme offers up to 200 awards, each worth £2000. These are towards the tuition fees, for any one year of study, on an Undergraduate, Masters or PhD course at any of Scotland's higher education insitutions.
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
The ICE Masters Scholarship
Undergraduate Scholarships for students studying in the UK
Victorian International Education Scholarships
The Victorian International Education Awards (VIEA) rewards outstanding achievement and recognises excellence in international education in Victoria. Winners of the student awards will be awarded a scholarship of up to $ 10,000 for study related expenses at a Victorian educational institution.
Australian University Scholarship Sites
When reviewing scholarships, please confirm your eligibility for each one (available to International students) along with any other relevant criteria.
Australian National University
The ANU College of Business & Economics is committed to supporting talented students and offers a number of College specific Scholarships.
Scholarships are available for both domestic students and international students, at Undergraduate, Honours, Graduate Coursework, and Graduate Research levels.
If you are studying in a program offered by the ANU College of Business & Economics, then you may be eligible to apply.
Strategic and Defence Studies Centre Scholarships
International Affairs - http://ips.cap.anu.edu.au/ir/gsia/scholarships/
International Student Scholarships
High academic achievers can apply for our International Student Scholarship, which awards 25% to 50% tuition remission for any undergraduate or postgraduate program available to international students (excluding the Master of Psychology and Doctor of Physiotherapy programs).
Queensland International PhD Scholarship: Two scholarships valued at $33,000 (GST inclusive) each are available to international students. Contact us for more information.
James Cook University
James Cook University is offering 2 scholarships to degree-seeking students lodging applications exclusively through GlobaLinks Learning Abroad. These scholarships are made available to students commencing degree programs in semester 1 (February), 2014 and one student commencing their degree program in semester 2 (July), 2014 only. The value of each scholarship is $1500 AUD. Recipients of the awards will have the monies applied directly to their university account. For more information and to download the scholarship application form click HERE.
La Trobe University
International Accommodation Scholarships
- BENDIGO Campus
- Undergraduate or Postgraduate studying Education, Outdoor or Environmental Education Program at Bendigo Campus
- Cannot be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident
La Trobe Business School Scholarships
In 2014, La Trobe's Business School is offering scholarships with a combined value of over A$300,000 to commencing postgraduate students:
- La Trobe Business School MBA Scholarship – A$10,000
- La Trobe Business School Master of Management Scholarship – A$5,000
- La Trobe Business School Masters by Coursework Scholarship – A$5,000
Master of Aerospace Engineering International Scholarship
Eligible international students applying for the Master of Aerospace Engineering who have a recognized 4 year undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related fiel,d with an overall score equivalent to an Australian First Class Honours can receive a scholarship for AUD $6000 per 48 credit points of study for one year.
- The course is a conversion program for international students wishing to join the
- The Master of Aerospace Engineering International Scholarship applies to eligible
international students who have a recognised four year undergraduate degree in
Mechanical Engineering or a related field with an overall score equivalent to an
Australian First Class Honours*.
- Graduates often assume senior positions within this dynamic area.
- The course is available full time over two semesters of enrolment.
- Applications open for the March and July intakes.
Faculty of Engineering
The Faculty of Engineering introduces the new Master of Advanced Engineering in 2015. This one year, coursework program allows students to further specialise in one of six engineering disciplines and ALL students commencing in 2015 will receive a $6000 AUD scholarship. For more details please refer to the following link: http://www.eng.monash.edu/masters/
Faculty of Information Technology International Merit Scholarships
Postgraduate Research Scholarship http://www.mrgs.monash.edu.au/scholarships/apply/
INTERNATIONAL DISCOVERER'S SCHOLARSHIP THEME
This scholarship is designed to make study at Murdoch University more affordable in the current economic climate. Murdoch University would like to ensure that in uncertain global economic times, where never seen before currency fluctuations are taking place, that an international education experience is made more affordable for prospective international students.
The scholarship scheme applies to a wide range of Murdoch courses at the undergraduate level. Depending on the course selected, the scheme allows for a reduction in annual course fees, by between AUD $500 and AUD $4,750.
Part scholarships are available to all students who apply for entry into an eligible undergraduate, postgraduate or study abroad program at Murdoch University for commencement in either semester one or two in 2013. The scholarship will be applied to the annual published course fee for the duration of the degree. Find out more>
University of Adelaide
University of Melbourne
University of Melbourne is offering scholarships to degree-seeking students lodging applications exclusively through GlobaLinks Learning Abroad. These scholarships are made available to students commencing degree programs in 2014 only; one awarded in the first semester and one in the second semester. The value of each scholarship is $1000 AUD. Recipients of the awards will have the monies applied directly to their university account.
Eligible candidates include the following:
- US or Canadian residents who have applied to University of Melbourne via GlobaLinks Learning Abroad
- Applicants applying to undergraduate or postgraduate studies, in any academic area
- Applicants applying to coursework or research degree programs
- A cumulative GPA from previous studies (i.e. high school/secondary school, Bachelor, or Masters degree) of 3.0/4.0 or 75%.
- Correctly complete the scholarship application, including essays and original signature.
The deadline for the February 2014 intake is January 15, 2014. The deadline for the July 2014 intake is May 15, 2014. A complete scholarship application includes the following: application form with an original signature and four essay responses, provided on four separate sheets of paper.
University of Melbourne Scholarships - http://services.unimelb.edu.au/scholarships/
University of Queensland
International Student Scholarships
UQ Science International Scholarships (Undergraduate and Postgraduate)
International WaterCentre's Masters Scholarships for Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM)
American Australian Association
The American Australian Association is currently accepting applications for its US to Australia Fellowship Program. The program offers fellowships for up to AU$40,000 to American researchers or students wishing to undertake advanced research or study in Australia.
Through these Educational Fellowships, the Association encourages intellectual collaboration and innovation, building on the strong social and economic partnerships between Australia and the United States.
Fields of study/research supported by the fellowships:
- Life sciences (particularly in oceanography/marine sciences and stem cell research)
The Morgan Stanley Pediatrics Fellowship supports an incoming researcher in pediatrics conducting advanced post graduate research in the field.
- Applicant's research or study must be at graduate or postgraduate level.
- Acceptance into an Australian educational institution for full time study.
- American citizenship or permanent resident of America.
For online applications click here.
Click here for online application instructions.
University of South Australia
University of Sydney
2014 Sydney Achievers International Scholarships
Up to 100 of these prestigious Scholarships will be offered in 2014 to high achieving, academically meritorious, international students, inviting them to enjoy the Sydney experience at one of the finest institutions of higher education in the world.
International Scholarships and Fellowships
Engineering and IT
Kalam International Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarships: The Scholarships are valued at 50% of the tuition fees for one year of study in any Undergraduate or Postgraduate Coursework program offered by the Faculty.
For full details of the terms and conditions, eligibility requirements, and the online Application Form please see the following links:
Faculty of Health Science
The Faculty of Health Science is excited to announce the following three new scholarships for students commencing in 2015:
• Dean’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Undergraduate Scholarship
• Dean’s International Undergraduate Scholarship
• Dean’s International Graduate Entry Masters Scholarship
Scholarship applications must be submitted by 2 October 2014.
Information on the scholarships can be found on the scholarships website at this link: http://sydney.edu.au/scholarships/updates/now_open.shtml
University of Western Australia
University of Wollongong
The Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts is now offering Faculty Merit Scholarships (FMS) to eligible students commencing from 2015, joining the Faculties of Business and Engineering & Information Sciences which offer these scholarships. The FMS is for high achieving students and offers a 25% tuition fee reduction for the full duration of the recipient’s Bachelor degree.
New Zealand University Scholarship Sites
University of Auckland
University of Otago
Master of International Studies United States Scholarship
The Alumni of the University of Otago in America, Inc. (AUOA), have generously donated a scholarship (one per year) for a student to undertake study towards a Master of International Studies at the University of Otago. The first application round closes on 31st of May, and applications will be accepted for a Semester 2, 2014 or Semester 1, 2015 start. The scholarship does not completely cover the tuition fee for this 12 month coursework Master degree, but does cover most of it. The scholarship is worth $21,500 NZD.
Victoria University of Wellington
United Kingdom University Scholarships Sites
Over 60 scholarships and bursaries awarded per year to international students.
Queen Mary, University of London
University of Reading, Reading
International Masters Bursaries
To apply for this scholarship you must 1) be an international student holding the offer of a place on a one-year taught master's degree at the University of Reading, and 2) be able to demonstrate that you have made adequate provision for your living expenses. Students who have overcome adversity should include any relevant information about this with their application. Any evidence that shows a student is an exceptionally good candidate should also be included. The amount of the each scholarship is £5,000.
Disability Support Fund
International students who have a disability and who have already enrolled at the University of Reading can apply for a maximum of £2,500 towards tailored support to meet financial costs or debts arising as a direct result of your disability. Students should be able to show they have exhausted all other options for financial support.
Postgraduate Taught Scholarship
Available to International Postgraduate Taught students with an offer for a full-time Master's programme. Students of all subjects, apart from courses run by the Henley Business School, are eligible. In order to be considered for this Fund you should be wholly or partially self-funded, intending to register to start your studies in the 2014/5 academic year, and be from one of the following countries/areas: Latin America, Commonwealth of Independent States, India, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Vietnam, Turkey, or Jordan.
University of Roehampton, London, UK
Vice Chancellor's International Scholarship Scheme
All eligible postgraduate students from outside the UK or EU whose entry qualifications are assessed as especially high will receive a substantial award from the Vice Chancellor's International Scholarship Scheme.
Sacred Heart Scholarship
The scholarships are available to academically excellent students from both within and outside the UK to follow a program of study at the University of Roehampton. The Scholarship will usually consist of the tuition fee and free or subsidized accommodation on the University of Roehampton campus.
University of Roehampton 2025 Scholarship
20 Scholarships are available to international students at all levels of study, including postgraduate. £4000 tuition fee discount in the first year of study.
Roehampton Music Scholarships
The University of Roehampton offers 8 Scholarships for musicians. Two scholarships are available in each College.
A number of Scholarships are available to attract and reward students for their commitment to sporting excellence. In addition, Roehampton offers a support network designed to encourage talented athletes to meet their full potential not only in their chosen sport but also in their academic studies.
Four Whitelands bursaries are offered to students who have a talent for sport and are studying an academic course or living in Whitelands College.
University of Stirling
International Student Scholarships
University of Westminster, London, UK
The University of Westminster has a long history of welcoming students from the USA. The University now boasts a wide network of highly successful USA alumni who have taken their skills and experience onto a global platform in countries all over the world. Full tuition fee award. You must be a student from the United States of America and hold an offer for a full-time Master's degree at the University. Criteria: Minimum 3.3 GPA and financial need.
Westminster Full Fee and Half Fee Scholarships
The University offers a number of full and half tuition fee scholarships if you are an exceptionally well-qualified student, including those from the USA. Criteria are academic qualifications and financial need.
Westminster Business School Scholarships
Westminster Business School is one of London's leading centers for business education. Full tuition award. You must hold an offer for any full-time Master's degree, excluding the MBA, within Westminster Business School. Criteria are academic qualifications and financial need.
Writing in the City Scholarship
The unique Writing the City Master's course is the first to focus entirely on the city of London. You must hold an offer for a full-time Creative Writing: Writing the City MA degree at the University. Criteria are academic qualifications and financial need.
Westminster International Partnership Scholarships
These new scholarships are in recognition of the University's close ties with countries across the globe. This is a half (50 per cent) tuition fee award. Students from the USA who hold an offer for a full-time master's degree at the University are eligible. Criteria are academic qualifications and financial need.
Fashion Business Management MA Scholarship
The Fashion Business Management course continues the University's fashion tradition of a commitment to excellence in developing highly effective, talented and committed professional fashion graduates. Full tuition fee waiver, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London. You must be an international student and hold an offer for the full-time Fashion Business Management MA at the University. Criteria are minimum 3.3 GPA, financial need and development potential. If you have significant and relevant industry experience you will also be given consideration.
Through this successful partnership, Santander and the University of Westminster co-fund a number of partial fee award scholarships. You must hold an offer for a master's degree at Westminster. Criteria are academic qualifications (minimum 3.0 GPA) and financial need.
Media, Arts and Design Scholarships
The Faculty of Media, Arts and Design at the University of Westminster provides courses in a variety of disciplines and formats, including Art and Design, Fashion, Television, Film and Moving Image, Journalism and Mass Communication, Music and Photography. Full tuition fee award, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London. You must hold an offer for a full-time master's degree in the Faculty of Media, Arts and Design at the University. Criteria are minimum GPA 3.0, financial need and development potential. If you have significant and relevant industry experience you will also be given consideration.
*Denotes scholarships that are available to undergraduate students.
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