Australia Study Abroad Scholarships
Go Down Under for Your College Education
Even though you don’t need to know a language aside from English to study in Australia, you’ll still feel like you’ve entered a new world when you attend school “Down Under.” If you’re ready for the challenge of being an American abroad and are prepared to embrace the wide cultural diversity and millennia-old history of the Australian continent, check out these scholarship opportunities. (Feel free to dig up your own, too; if you’re already enrolled at a college or university, you may uncover some lucrative funding streams which are specific to your institute of higher education.)
AustraLearn Australia Study Scholarships
The AustraLearn international education organization awards more than a quarter million dollars in scholarships each year to foreign students who choose to study in Australia and New Zealand. According to the company, about 33% of applicants receive some sort of funding, which makes this scholarship a good “bet”. Though only for semester/year study abroad and PDAC internship students, AustraLearn has a 16+ year reputation as a provider of funding.
Profession-Specific Australia Study Scholarships
If you’re planning on studying law, criminal justice, or accounting as an undergraduate or grad student, you may be eligible for the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship. This $1,000 award is administered by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and can be used at any college or university worldwide, including those in Australia.
The Endeavour IPRS Programme offers over 300 scholarships annually (in varying amounts) so that numerous international students can glean hands-on experience through postgraduate research qualification in Australia. This scholarship can be used to pay for tuition fees and also health care costs for awardees and their dependants.
Interested in studying Oceania? If you’re planning on postgraduate research leading to an MAppSc, MEng, or PhD in materials and minerals, you can try for a Postgraduate Research Scholarship, worth a sizeable $25,000+ AUD (Australian dollar.)
Are you a female undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, doctoral, or post-doctoral student studying finance or business management? If so, the Karla Scherer Foundation Scholarships might be worth a look. The amount of this award varies.
For African American, Native American, Native Alaskan, Hispanic, or Native Pacific Islanders who are studying biology as undergrads or grads, the American Physiological Society Port Physiology Fellowships offer up to $15,000 to help pay for education. Excellent academic credentials must be proven to receive this substantial scholarship.
Institute-Specific Australia Study Scholarships
If you attend the SUNY campus at Plattsburgh, drop by the Global Education Office (GEO) for an application for the Bond University (of Australia) Book Prize. This $250 AUD award is given to a Plattsburgh student who participates in a semester program at Bond University and has maintained a 2.5 GPA. If Bond University isn’t your destination target, consider the University of Queensland Exchange Award instead. This scholarship is worth a bundle, as you’ll only have to pay regular SUNY tuition (plus any living costs) during your time as a Plattsburgh student studying in Australia. One note, though – your grades have to pass muster with a GPA of at least 3.0.
Can you demonstrate excellent academic credentials, self-motivation, maturity, and initiative? If so, the University of New South Wales Full Semester Scholarship might be in your future. As the name implies, your entire tuition will be covered if you’re accepted.
For international students with spotless academics who intend to start a PhD research program at the Research School of Earth Sciences of the Australian National University (ANU), there exists the A E Ringwood Scholarships for PhD Research in Earth Sciences. Applicants must complete the ANU postgrad research course or scholarship application and should plan on entering a 3-year program. The award is a substantial $25,878 AUD.
Are you a female U.S. engineering student in good academic standing? If you’d like to study in Australia, why not consider the ABB-Global E3 Scholarship for Women Engineering Students to Study Abroad scholarship? You must currently be enrolled at a United States Global E3 member institution in a bachelor’s degree program in engineering or surveying.