December 8, 2020
There are many grants, scholarships, and bursaries available to assist you financially with your studies
There are many scholarships, grants, and bursaries that can help support you financially with your
studies in Australia. They are offered by the Australian Government, education providers, and a
number of other public and private organizations. All applications and inquiries for scholarships are
made through the scholarship provider.
The major scholarships programs available for international students are:
The Australia Awards aim to promote knowledge, education links, and enduring ties between
Australia and our neighbours through Australia's extensive scholarship programs. The program brings
together scholarships offered by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT), the Department of
Education and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). Read more
about Australia Awards.
The Destination Australia Program (DAP) is the Australian Government’s new mobility program for
domestic and international students to study in regional Australia. Over 1000 scholarships will be
available each year to support both domestic and international students studying at regional campus
locations in qualifications from a Certification IV level and above. Australian tertiary institutions will be able to apply for scholarships of up to $15,000 per student, per year.
From 1 January 2017 the Research Training Program (RTP) replaced the International Postgraduate
Research Scholarships (IPRS) program. Find out more about the Research Training Program at the
Department of Education website. Applications for these scholarships are made directly to a
The Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowships are open to high-achieving female researchers
from APEC economies for research opportunities in partnership with Australian education and
research institutions. The fellowships aim to support women’s economic empowerment in the APEC
region and raise the profile of female role models in science, technology, engineering, and
mathematics. Read more about the Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowship.
Australian education providers regularly offer scholarships to qualifying international students, based
on academic merit. Consult with the admissions team or international office at the provider you are
applying to for further advice and information.
All scholarships listed on our website are available to international students. Many are available to
students of all nationalities; however, all scholarships conditions are set by the institution or
organization offering the scholarship and applications have to be done directly with the scholarship
provider. To find out if you are eligible to receive a scholarship you must contact the organization
offering the scholarship.
Australian Scholarships in Nepal are announced and managed by the Australian Embassy in
Kathmandu, Nepal. Below is the information:
Recipients for both scholarships are required to return to their home country for two years after they
have completed their studies. The recipients should also be willing to actively participate in the
AusAID alumni program.
ALA Scholarships are academically prestigious awards, offered to high achievers with the potential to
assume leadership roles that can influence social and economic policy reform, development, and
governance in their home countries and region. The purpose of ALA scholarships is to develop
leadership in the Asia Pacific region.
The ADS Program is a bilateral development cooperation activity between the Government of
Australia (GoA) and the Government of Nepal (GoN). The program aims to help Nepal meet its
human resource development needs and thereby contribute to its long-term development. The program equips Nepalis with the necessary skills and knowledge to drive change and influence the development outcomes of Nepal. Some ADS placements are being retained for the GoN’s public servants.
Australia Awards are open for the following fields of study:
ALA Scholarships – Disability, Economic Growth, Education, Environment, Food security, Gender,
Governance, Health, Human rights, Infrastructure, Regional stability, Rural Development, Water and
ADS – Health, Education, Economics, Environment (including Climate Change, Water and
Sanitation), Gender & inclusion, including disability, Public Policy / Administration / Financial
Management, Agriculture / Forestry (including livelihood and food security), Law (including human
rights), Business Administration (For Government – public servants only)