Scholarships enable you to receive an education you could otherwise not afford. Depending on the availability of funds, scholarship programs can end without notice. Therefore, you should capitalize on the most suitable one whenever they are availed. The following are the ten most in-demand scholarships in Australia in 2015.
Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship Awards
These scholarships offer complete financial support for international students for 2 to 3 and half years. You may be eligible if you intend to undertake a Masters or PhD level postgraduate qualification by research or coursework in any field of study within Australia. Within the scholarship, you may receive other benefits such as travel allowance, monthly stipend, tuition fees, establishment allowance and health insurance.
Australian Awards Scholarship
According to the BCIE Scholarships portal, Australian Awards Scholarships usually aid international students who apply for undergraduate degrees, postgraduate degrees, training and vocational education courses and PhD degrees at Australian Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions and universities.
University of Sydney International Scholarships (USydIS)
The USydIS is suitable for candidates who qualify to undertake a Master’s by Research program or Postgraduate Research Degree. This scholarship will cover costs such as living allowance and tuition fees for up to three years. As a PhD student, you may be eligible for one semester’s extension.
International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)
International students may utilize the IPRS program to undertake postgraduate research and gain experience working with leading researchers in Australia. As a Masters by research degree, you may get a two-year grant, or you might receive a three-year scholarship if you are a Doctorate by research degree student.
Melbourne International Research Scholarships
You may get a MIRS award if you are an international student intending to undertake graduate research degree studies. This award, however, is exclusive to students who take the course at the University of Melbourne. You may receive benefits such as relocation grant, thesis allowance, living allowance, as well as sick, parenting and maternity leave allowance.
Macquarie University Vice Chancellor’s International Scholarships
You may apply for a Macquarie Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship if you want to pursue one of the courses on offer at the North Ryde campus of Macquarie University. You can use the award to cover tuition fees for a postgraduate or an undergraduate coursework degree.
La Trobe Academic Excellence Scholarships (AES)
International students from all countries may apply for AES across all of postgraduate and undergraduate coursework programs offered at La Trobe. The non-renewable tuition fee scholarships of 10,000 to 20,000 Australian dollars are paid across a period of twelve months.
Adelaide Scholarships International (ASI)
The ASI program aims at attracting high quality international postgraduate students. You should undertake studies in areas of research strength in the Adelaide University to support the institution’s research endeavors. You will receive financial aid for annual living allowance, tuition fees and health insurance.
Flinders International Postgraduate Scholarships (FIPRS)
You may apply for FIPRS to pursue a full-time research higher degree at the university. The university may award you a two-year scholarship if you undertake a Research Masters degree and three-year award for a Research Doctorate.
QUT Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship
This scholarship program offers both domestic and international students with outstanding achievement. According to the QUT website, the program extends 175 academic scholarships valued from $10,000 to $30 000 in different areas of excellence such as academics and sport.
Now that you are aware of these scholarships, there is no excuse for not pursuing higher education.