A major hurdle between fulfilling your dream of studying in Australia is often the cost involved in studying there. Unfortunately many students do not know that there are multiple provisions of scholarships in Australia for the needy and deserving candidates which could largely reduce your financial burden.
Rather, there is a general misconception that no or insignificant amount of scholarship is provided to international students. But in reality, there are several universities and colleges in Australia that provide scholarships to international students.
How to increase your chances of getting scholarships in Australia?
The simple logic here is that you can apply for scholarship if you could prove yourself deserving candidate. We recommend you to follow certain approaches that will increase your chances of gaining a scholarship:
Start exploring your scholarship options as early as possible
Make a list of all potential scholarship providers and all the
scholarships for which you are eligible, including the costs they cover,
application requirements and application deadlines. Note that some
institution scholarships do not require an application; you will be automatically considered when you apply for your course.
Make a list of all potential scholarship providers and all the scholarships
for which you are eligible, including the costs they cover, application requirements and application deadlines. Note that some institution scholarships do not require an application; you will be automatically considered when you apply for your course.
Ensure that you supply all documentation required
Documentation may include academic transcripts, a letter of offer and references. Ensure you obtain certified and translated copies where necessary.
Check your eligibility for each scholarship
Some scholarships are only available to international students from certain countries, while others may be related to a specific course, field of study or level of study
Ensure that you fulfill all the necessary criteria
Some scholarships have additional requirements (such as the submission of an essay or personal statement) and have strict terms and conditions (such as word limits and deadlines), so make sure you read all of the instructions on the application form carefully before filling it out.
Get your application reviewed by someone who speaks fluent English
Scholarships committees might overlook your application if it contains grammar or spelling mistakes.
Apply for as many scholarships as possible
Even if some scholarships are for lesser amounts, any type of funding is better than no funding at all. Be sure to reapply in future years if you miss out or if the scholarship you receive does not cover the full duration of your course.
Ask for help with applications
If you have any questions about your eligibility or the application requirements, do not hesitate to contact the institution or organization offering the scholarship before applying.
Scholarship providers in Australia
They are provided to candidates who perform exceptionally in the standardized tests (IELTS, PTE, etc.) and past academic courses. Additionally, candidates who have participated actively in extra-curricular activities such as sports, social service, arts, etc. also adds to the probability of getting this scholarship.
"Note that this is the most popular and the most competitive form of scholarship given to Nepalese students. Thus, it is highly recommended that you apply early to increase your probability of securing it."
They are provided by a few universities to students who select specific courses to study. This largely varies according to the university or college.
It is advised you look up the academic majors that are supported by subject-specific scholarships based in the university you wish to apply.
They are provided to students who are good in sports can make use of the scholarship from the Institution’s athletic department. Students who have achieved national level certifications in sports can apply for this scholarship.
They are awarded to students who have a financial constraints taking into considerations the family assets and level of income.
This could range from subsidy in the application fees to concession on tuition or accommodation fees.
Who are the scholarship providers in Australia?
Your Australian Education institution
Contact the international student team or look through their website for institution-wide and faculty-specific international student scholarships. Larger institutions usually have a scholarships database that allows you to input your details.
Your accommodation provider
Some residential colleges and other accommodation providers offer scholarships for international students to assist with accommodation costs.
The Australian Government
The Australian Government offers an extensive range of scholarships for international students under the Australia Awards scheme for both achievement and development, including Endeavor Awards, Australia Awards Scholarships, Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships and Australia Awards Fellowships.
Government departments in your home country
You can contact the relevant authorities within your home country or your home country’s consulate in Australia.
Your education institution in your home country
Your current education institution may offer scholarships and bursaries, especially if you are considering exchange or study abroad in Australia.
This includes relevant organizations based in Australia and your home country, as well as international organizations, including charities, industry associations and large companies.
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