1. academic achievement; learning of a high level. 2. a grant made to support a student’s education, awarded on the basis of achievement.
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.
Links to scholarships have been grouped as follows.
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., will be listed under state/territory groupings.
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.
You can access information by using the direct links or the number links above.
It is impossible for a site such as this to include every scholarship link. If what you are seeking is not included, we recommend you use one of the Search Engines listed to find your target, or the target area.
Scholarship Search Engines
- Australian Scholarships Group
A scheme designed to assist families develop scholarships for their children. ‘ASG’s Education Program™ offers a unique, convenient and proven way for people to plan for their children or grandchildren’s future education. The program can be tailored to suit the needs and budgets of most families’.
- Awards and Scholarships -
From MyFuture. Enter a keyword and/or select from available menus, to find information.
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‘Grantsearch is 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’ for study and professional development among many areas.
‘Find funding available under a variety of grant programmes for individuals, businesses and communities to help you to develop solutions to local and national problems, fund ideas and initiatives or provide assistance in times of hardship’. This opens to the Education & Training page.
Postgraduate Scholarship Database for Australia. ‘JASON is a search engine that contains information about postgraduate scholarships. The 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 Links page, for recent additions to their database. You can also check their Useful Scholarship and Other Related Links in relation to finding scholarships.
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- Scholarship Search
Study in Australia. ‘Scholarships supplied by Australian-based organisations, institutions and government bodies available to international students’. Searchable database using menus for place of origin, state desired, course type, etc..
- Scholarships in Australia
‘Scholarshipdb.net is a scholarship and research job search engine. The search engine employs state of the art technologies to collect latest information from various sources and present them to you in a single website. We understand that scholarship hunting can be daunting and that’s why we present to you an intuitive and easy-to-use interface which allows you to search and narrow down your search in a few mouse click’. Search by Keyword, Location, Program or Field. Check the bottom for other search options and other countries to search.
- SmartScholar - Search Australia’s Largest Scholarship
‘The most comprehensive source of postgraduate opportunities in Australia. Australian scholarships, research positions and post doctoral jobs at Australian Universities and other research institutions are listed here’.
- 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.
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- 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. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad’.
- Scholarship Search 
Select the Scholarship tab in the Search box on the right. Find by Institution, Charity and Organisation. The British Council. Information about studying and living in the UK.
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 and beyond’. Several sources of funding.
- British Council [Australia]
‘Offers Australians a variety of schemes both academic and professionally based as a way to experience the UK and enhance your prospects’. Postgraduate, Fellowships and Professional Awards.
- Cambridge Australia Trust Scholarships
‘Ten PhD scholarships and one coursework Master’s scholarship each year, commencing in October. These scholarships are awarded to Australian graduates of outstanding academic merit to study at the University of Cambridge’.
- Chevening Scholarships
‘Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and administered by the British Council, [they] are 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
‘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’.
- Macquarie International
Scholarships at all levels. Applies to international and Australian students.
- Rhodes Scholarships
‘Brief history of the scholarships, eligibility requirements and academic standards expected of applicants for the scholarships, contacts for advice and further information’.
‘To further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies’.
- Student Exchange Scholarships
These are listed on this page and apply for year and semester periods.
- The General Sir John Monash Awards
Australia’s Most Prestigious Postgraduate Scholarships Promoting Excellence in Learning.‘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. Scholarships tenable in Australia and the United Kingdom. Access Prospectus and Application Forms.
- The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
‘Award of an opportunity through the provision of financial support, 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 the ten UWC colleges’.
- WEP Scholarships
World Education Program Australia. ‘Every year, WEP Australia offers scholarships to motivated high school students’. There is also the opportunity for hosting scholarship winners from other countries.
International Students Studying in Australia
- AusAID Scholarships
‘Aims to increase access to, and the quality of, education and training for people in partner countries. The program provides selective assistance in distance education, higher education and institutional strengthening’.
- Australia Awards
‘Offers educational and professional development awards to citizens of the Asia-Pacific region’.
- Ford Foundation
International Fellowships Program. ‘Provides opportunities for advanced study to exceptional individuals who will use this education to become leaders in their respective fields, furthering development in their own countries and greater economic and social justice worldwide’.
- Macquarie International
Covers scholarships at all levels and applies to international and Australian students.
Children of Veterans
This also includes grandchildren.
‘The role of AVCAT is to help the disadvantaged children and grandchildren of those who have served this country in peace and war in the Australian Army, Navy and Air Force. AVCAT administers bursaries and scholarships that help those children of the veteran community with the costs of tertiary education’.
Note that Applications for 2014 open on 18 August 2013 and close on 31 October 2013
‘Legacy has a long history of 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 responsible and reliable advisors assist with education and life choices’. Scroll down for this section. Contact a Legacy Club for more information.
- RSL Scholarships
‘Two scholarships are awarded yearly to children of veterans in necessitous and deserving circumstances while they undertake tertiary education in Australia’.
- Practice Nurse Scholarship
‘Scholarships are available to nurses working in General Practice to further their professional education. For the first time, a limited number of Post-Graduate Scholarships have also been made available’.
- RCNA Scholarships
Royal College of Nursing, Australia. ‘Information on scholarships that are available for people who wish to undertake tertiary education in nursing’. Check more information on the Government Scholarships page.
Other Specialist Areas
- ACPET Scholarships
‘The Australian Council for Private Education and Training’s [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
‘Redkite Dare to Dream Scholarships are available for 15 to 24 years olds living with cancer or who are cancer survivors. You can apply for a scholarship yourself or nominate someone’.
- ANU Music Scholarships
Scholarships at various levels, and for different aspects of Music.
- Fellowships and
‘A range of prestigious fellowships and scholarships are offered by Arts NSW in fields including design, literature, Indigenous arts, theatre, dance, visual arts, piano performance and women and arts’.
Currently being reviewed.
- Freedman Foundation Travelling Art
‘The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists provides assistance towards travel and/or tuition costs for young people building a career in the visual arts’. Other Grants/Awards/Prizes information is also listed here.
- Paul Lowin Prizes
‘One of Australia’s richest prizes for music composition’.
- The Helen Lempriere Scholarships
‘Australia’s richest annual prize for sculptors in Australia’.
Rural and Remote Scholarships
These are mainly in medical fields.
- Allied Health Undergraduate Scholarship
‘One component of the suite of long term initiatives by the Australian Government to increase the number of health professionals in rural and remote areas of Australia. The Scheme is specifically aimed at addressing the shortage of allied and oral health professionals in these areas’. You can access other scholarship information from this group by clicking on Scholarships from the top menu on the Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health Home Page. There is also a collection of Links to sources for similar scholarships in other states.
- NSW Regional Dentistry Scholarship
‘Aims to support a student with strong links to regional New South Wales to train for a professional dental career. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student commencing dentistry studies’.
- Other Student Scholarships [Country
‘CEFA Education Partner Scholarships. Listed below are a range of scholarships offered by our Education Partners, including universities and TAFE-level colleges. These scholarships are particularly focussed on rural students’.
- RAMUS Scholarships
‘Financial support to assist selected students from rural and remote areas to meet accommodation, living and travel 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 Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme
‘Established to provide financial support to encourage and enable students from rural and remote communities to undertake undergraduate or graduate studies in pharmacy at University. Up to 30 scholarships offered annually’.
- Rural Scholarships
‘Rural Scholarships are available to support individuals in NSW who demonstrate a passion for rural life and commitment for any career that will ensure the future success of rural and regional NSW’.
‘Here is 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 below 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. The Bursaries are awarded to people who for financial reasons may not be able to fully participate in further education, providing adaptive technology to assist their studies’.
- Quantum Scholarship Program
‘The Scholarship program is our way of saying thanks to the thousands of people around Australia and New Zealand who have, and continue, to support us’.