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scholarship [n.]

1. academic achievement; learning of a high level. 2. a grant made to support a student’s education, awarded on the basis of achievement.

Oxford Dictionaries

Scholarships, bursaries, grants, awards [financial] are all names for monetary amounts given to individuals to assist them with their studies, irrespective of their education level. The amounts involved may range from the hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars. Some may be supplied with restrictions or obligations attached, e.g. funds must be spent on specific objects, commitment to work for a group for a period of time.

We have not included areas such as HECS or HELP, which are government sourced funding, but which have to be repaid in some form over a period of time.

All state/territory specific scholarships have been placed under the various state headings, irrespective of what they cover. That is, scholarships for teaching, state specific nursing, state-based Indigenous applications, etc., are listed under state/territory groupings. Others are listed in specific groups.

This page looks at scholarship Search Engines plus Specific Area and International scholarships.

The First Page looks at State & Territory scholarships information and Indigenous Scholarships.

The Third Page looks at Government sponsored, Research and Tertiary scholarships, as well as other scholarship information.

It is impossible for a site such as this to include every scholarship link. If what you are seeking is not included below, we recommend you use a Search Engine to find your specific target, or the target area.

Scholarship Search Engines


  • Grantsearch
    ‘Australia’s original and most comprehensive funding database, detailing $8 billion distributed to 18 000 recipients every year. Over 3 000 entries identify sources of financial support’.
  • Grants Finder
    ‘Search through a wide variety of grants in many categories, including developing your business, innovation and education’. Select the “Training” page from the menu on the right for a quick search.
  • Hobsons Course Finder - Scholarship Search
    ‘Use this search to find scholarships for undergraduates and postgraduates, and different types of assistance, such as travel grants and accommodation assistance’. Multiple filters available.
  • Jason
    ‘a postgraduate scholarship search engine. Scholarships in the database apply to Australian students wishing to study at home or abroad, and to international students wishing to study in Australia’. Check their Newest Scholarships page, for recent additions. You can also check their Useful Links for other sources.
    Highly Recommended !
  • Scholarship Search
    Study in Australia. ‘Use the search tool available on every page of this site to find scholarships relevant for you, along with contact details for the institution providing the scholarship’.
  • Scholarships in Australia
    ‘A scholarship and research job search engine’. Search by Keyword, Location, Program or Field. Check the bottom for other search options.
  • SmartScholar - Search Australia’s Largest Scholarship Database
    ‘Australian scholarships, research positions and post doctoral jobs at Australian Universities and other research institutions are listed here’.
  • What Scholarships and Financial Support exist ?
    From MyFuture. Do a search using their search engine or use the links provided for other sources.
    Highly Recommended !


  • Community of Science Funding Opportunities
    ‘The most comprehensive source of funding information available on the Web, with more than 24 000 records, representing over 400 000 funding opportunities, worth over $33 billion’. Multiple search options.
    You need to be able to log in to access this site. You need to be affiliated with an institution that is subscribed to Pivot.
  • International Financial Aid and College Scholarships
    ‘IEFA is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad’.
  • Scholarships UK
    ‘Scholarships, grants, bursaries, financial awards, loans … there are many financial support options for international students who wish to study on a UK course’.

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International Scholarships

Australian Students, Studying Overseas

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities
    ‘Through the provision of Scholarships and Fellowships, the ACU demonstrates its commitment year on year to increasing staff and student mobility and institution building throughout the Commonwealth’.
  • Cambridge Australia Scholarships
    ‘Provides scholarships for outstanding Australian graduates to undertake Masters and PhD studies at the University of Cambridge, England’.
  • Chevening Scholarships
    ‘Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and administered by the British Council. Prestigious awards which enable overseas students to study in the United Kingdom’.
  • Fulbright Scholarships
    ‘Available to Australian citizens from all fields to undertake research or study in the United States for 3-12 months’.
  • International Scholarships [Royal Schools of Music]
    ‘Each year, awards International Scholarships to enable outstanding musicians to study on courses at one of the four Royal Schools of Music in the UK’.
  • International Student Mobility Programs
    ‘To support students undertaking short-term and semester-based study overseas’.
  • Macquarie International
    Scholarships at all levels. Applies to international and Australian students.
  • New Colombo Plan
    ‘Offers Australian undergraduates new opportunities for prestigious scholarships and grants for study and internships/mentorships in the Indo Pacific region’. Read the New Colombo Plan Fact Sheet for further details.
  • Rhodes Scholarships for Australia
    ‘Nine Scholarships available in Australia to enable outstanding students - chosen on the basis of exceptional intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service - to study at the University of Oxford’.
  • Rotary Scholarships
    ‘For young leaders who embody our belief of service above self, many local Rotary clubs provide academic scholarships for undergraduate, graduate, and even international study’.
  • Student Exchange Scholarships
    Multiple listings. They apply for year and semester periods.
  • The General Sir John Monash Awards
    ‘Annually, up to eight Awards will be awarded to outstanding Australians graduating from Australian Universities to enable them to study abroad at the world’s best Universities’.
  • The Menzies Foundation
    Scholarships and Fellowships tenable in Australia and the UK. Access Prospectus and Application Forms.
  • The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
    ‘Award to enable Australian citizens from all walks of life to travel overseas to undertake an analysis, study or investigation of a project or an issue that cannot be readily undertaken in Australia’.
  • United World Colleges Scholarships
    ‘Students in their last two years of secondary school are chosen from over eighty countries including Australia, to travel and attend one of ten UWC colleges’.
  • WEP Scholarships
    World Education Program Australia. ‘Every year, WEP Australia offers scholarships to motivated high school students’. Also an opportunity for hosting scholarship winners from other countries.

International Students Studying in Australia

  • Australia Awards
    ‘Prestigious international scholarships and fellowships funded by the Australian Government’. A second page covering this is found at Australia Awards [DFAT].
  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarships
    Department of Education. ‘Enables international students to undertake a postgraduate research qualification in Australia and gain experience with leading Australian researchers’.
  • Macquarie International
    Scholarships at all levels. Applies to international and Australian students.
  • Scholarships to study in Australia
    ‘Use the search tool available on every page of this site to find scholarships relevant for you, along with contact details for the institution providing the scholarship’.

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Specific Areas

Children of Veterans

This also includes grandchildren.

    ‘AVCAT administers bursaries and scholarships that help children of the veteran community with the costs of tertiary education’.
    Note that Applications usually run from mid August to the end of October
  • Legacy
    ‘Nurturing the development of children of deceased veterans, with a special priority given to education. Grants and scholarships are made available to help defray the cost of education, volunteers mentor children during their education and during their everyday lives, and ’ more. Scroll down for this section.
  • RSL Scholarships
    ‘Two scholarships are awarded yearly to children of veterans while they undertake tertiary education in Australia’.


Check state and territory listing for scholarships offered by bodies from those areas.

Other Specialist Areas

  • ACPET Scholarships
    ‘The ACPET National Disaster Scholarship Scheme provides training assistance to individuals affected by major natural disasters that have occurred in Australia. Scholarships are offered to support study towards a vocational education certificate and diploma course’.
  • Redkite Dare to Dream Scholarships
    ‘Available for 15 to 24 years olds living with cancer or who are cancer survivors. Apply for a scholarship yourself or nominate someone’.

The Arts

Rural and Remote Scholarships

  • NSW Regional Dentistry Scholarship
    ‘Aims to support a student with strong links to regional New South Wales to train for a professional dental career. Awarded annually to a student commencing dentistry studies’.
  • Other Student Scholarships [Country Education Foundation]
    ‘A range of scholarships [and grants] offered by our Education Partners, including universities and TAFE-level colleges. Particularly focussed on rural students’.
  • RAMUS Scholarships
    ‘Financial support to assist selected students from rural and remote areas to meet costs incurred while studying medicine. The scholarships are not bonded. Instead, scholarship holders’ ties to regional and rural Australia are reinforced through a rural mentorship program … ’
  • Rural and Remote Scholarship Scheme
    Advanced Personnel Management. ‘Awarded to students who demonstrate a genuine interest and commitment to employment in a rural, remote or hard to staff area’.
  • Scholarships
    ‘A list of scholarships that as a health student interested in rural and remote Australia, you may be eligible to apply for. Select relevant fields for information including : eligibility, application dates, links and contact details for scholarships in all fields of study’.

Scholarships for Vision Impaired Students

  • Further Education Bursary - Vision Australia
    ‘Vision Australia award[s] Further Education Bursaries to a select number of students who are blind or have low vision, providing adaptive technology to assist their studies’.
  • Quantum Scholarship Program
    ‘Our way of saying thanks to the thousands of people around Australia and New Zealand who have, and continue, to support us’.

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