Scholarships for International Students in Australia

There are various scholarships available for International students from developing countries in Australia. Thousands of students come to Australia for their higher education from around the world. High quality of education enables Australia to become priority destination for international students.Australian Development Scholarships (ADS) are long term development awards administered by AusAID.

ADS aim to contribute to the long term development needs of Australia’s partner countries in line with bilateral and regional agreements.

These Australian Development Scholarships have various advantages.
• full tuition fees
• return air travel—payment of a single return, economy class airfare to and from Australia, via the most direct route
• establishment allowance—a once only payment of A$5,000 as a contribution towards as accommodation expenses, text books, study materials
• Contribution to Living Expenses (CLE) is a fortnightly contribution to basic living expenses paid at a rate determined by AusAID. From 1 July 2009, CLE payable to students studying under the Australian Development Scholarship (ADS) is A$25,000.
• Introductory Academic Program (IAP)—a compulsory 4-6 week program prior to the commencement of formal academic studies covering information on life and study in Australia.
• Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of the award (for award holder only)—provided to cover the student’s basic medical costs (with the exception of pre existing conditions)
• Pre-course English (PCE) fees—if deemed necessary PCE may be available for students for in-country and/or in-Australia training
• Supplementary Academic Support (Tutorial Assistance)—may be available when essential to improve the student’s performance to ensure their academic success
• fieldwork (for research students only)—may be available for eligible research students for one return economy class airfare via the most direct route to their country of citizenship or within Australia.

Countries & Regions
Scholarships about various countries can be found at Australian Development Scholarship Website.

Please click on your country below to get further information about the scholarship.

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Papua New Guinea
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South Asia
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Bangladesh : Bhutan : India : Maldives : Nepal : Pakistan : Regional South Asia : Sri Lanka :

East Asia
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Burma : Cambodia : China : East Timor : Greater Mekong : Laos : Mongolia : North Korea : Philippines : Regional East Asia : Vietnam :


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Cook Islands : Federated States of Micronesia : Fiji : Kiribati : Nauru : Niue : Regional Pacific : Republic of Palau :Republic of the Marshall Islands : Samoa : Solomon Islands : Tonga : Tuvalu : Vanuatu :

Africa & Middle East
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Afghanistan : Africa : Iraq : Palestinian Territories :

Caribbean and Latin America

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