Scholarship

Any hesitation about studying abroad is typically related to the cost. However, what most students don’t know is that they can actually apply their current on-campus financial aid package to their study abroad trip in addition to scholarships. In fact, for some students, particularly those who pay out-of-state-tuition, studying abroad can sometimes be cheaper than a traditional on-campus semester.

A study abroad scholarship is a monetary award for students to use toward the expenses of their program such as travel, course credits, books and lodging. Students must apply for scholarships and some can be very competitive while others are underutilized. There are several types of study abroad scholarships to apply for such as:

  • Merit-based: These awards are based on a student's academic, artistic, athletic or other abilities, and often factor in an applicant's extracurricular activities and community service record. It’s important to note that qualifications will vary based on the particular scholarship.
  • Student-specific: These are scholarships for applicants who initially qualify based on factors such as gender, race, religion, family and medical history, or many other student-specific factors. Minority scholarships are the most common awards in this category, but qualifications will vary based on the particular scholarship.
  • Destination-specific: These are scholarships awarded by a country to students planning to pursue a study abroad program in that particular country. They are awarded as an incentive to study in that country instead of elsewhere. Check with government-sponsored travel websites of the country where you wish to study to see what scholarships are available.
  • Program-specific: Program-specific scholarships are offered by individual study abroad programs and/or the colleges and universities where they may be associated to qualified applicants. These scholarships are often given on the basis of academic and personal achievement, but qualifications will vary based on the particular scholarship. Check with your study abroad program and university to see what scholarships are available.
  • Subject-specific: Subject-specific scholarships are awarded by study abroad programs or institutions to students based on their particular major or field of study. These scholarships may require the recipients to enroll in subject-specific courses while abroad or conduct subject-specific research while abroad, but it’s important to note that qualifications will vary based on each scholarship.

There are many scholarships available to Indian students wanting to study in Australia. All the scholarships are merit-based and students need to demonstrate their eligibility when applying. There are no qualifying examinations for scholarships in Australia. The only exam which the students may have to take is the IELTS to demonstrate their English language ability.

For information on scholarships offered by the Australian government please visit www.australiaawards.gov.au

Endeavour Awards

The Endeavour Awards is the Australian Government’s internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program providing opportunities for citizens of the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe and Americas to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia. Awards are also available for Australians to undertake study, research and professional development abroad.

Endeavour Awards include:

  • Endeavour Postgraduate Awards
  • Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowships
  • Endeavour Research Fellowships
  • Endeavour Executive Awards
  • Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Awards

The 2011 round is now open and will close on 31 July 2010.

Postgraduate Awards

Award Study Level Award Duration Total Award Value Permitted to hold other scholarships
Endeavour Postgraduate Awards Postgraduate study/research for an Australian Masters degree or PhD Up to 2 years for a Masters Up to 3.5 years for a PhD up to $201,000 No other Australian Government sponsored scholarships
Endeavour Europe Awards Postgraduate study/research for an Australian Masters degree or PhD 4 months - 1 year up to $38,500 Yes

Research Awards

Award Study Level Award Duration Total Award Value Permitted to hold other scholarships
Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowships Research towards a Masters degree or PhD in home country; or postdoctoral research 4 – 6 mths up to AUD 23,500 No other Endeavour Award or any AusAID scholarship & fellowship
Endeavour Research Fellowships Research towards a Masters degree or PhD in home country; or postdoctoral research 4 – 6 mths up to AUD 23,500 No other Endeavour Award or any AusAID scholarship & fellowship

Vocational Education and Training Awards

Award Study Level Award Duration Total Award Value Permitted to hold other scholarships
Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Awards Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree 1-2.5 years up to AUD 119,500 No other Australian Government sponsored scholarship

Executive Awards

Award Study Level Award Duration Total Award Value Permitted to hold other scholarships
Endeavour Executive Awards Professional Development 1 – 4 mths up to AUD 20,000 No other Australian Government sponsored scholarship

Many Institutions (AUS / NZ / UK / CAN / SING) offer their own scholarships and same can be enquired with our counselors.

For information on Australian university scholarships please refer to Scholarships database at www.studyinaustralia.gov.au . Here students can find the most accurate, reliable and searchable list of all scholarships offered by Australian institutions available to international students studying or planning to study in Australia.

Our experienced Counselors will guide and help you with the eligibility criteria and scholarship process

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