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Who is eligible for study abroad scholarships?

Many students often ask, “what is study abroad and can an international student get financial support?” I have little knowledge of studying abroad. I understand that there are many study abroad scholarships, bursaries, and grants which international students can benefit from. However, I don’t know how and where to get the scholarship so that I can undertake my studies abroad. There are many scholarship providers online but I am not in a position to identify the best. I need an expert to advise me on how and where I can get a scholarship for colleges in Australia.

Samantha Barber

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Justin Parker on October 18, 2018

There are quite a number of scholarships, grants, and bursaries to help international students study in Australian colleges and universities. The study scholarships are offered by the education institutions, public and private organizations and the Australian government. Studying abroad is what every student wants but many have downed their hopes for the high cost attached to traveling, tuition and living cost. There is no need to lose hope of studying abroad because scholarships to study abroad exists for any interested students at all levels of study Bachelors, Masters, and Postgraduate.

Major scholarships programs available for international students studying in Australia include:

  • Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowship – open for female researchers from APEC region. Supports high-achievers in technology, mathematics, science and engineering courses.
  • Australia Awards- Offered by DFAT (Department Of Foreign Affairs) in collaboration With the Department of Education, and (ACIAR) Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research. Open for all international students.
  • Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) – for students undertaking research.
    To apply for a scholarship, you must meet the set conditions provided by the organization offering the scholarship.

The reasons why students choose Australia:

Australia is a country with diverse culture and the safest given the minimal political unrest. These among many other good reasons have made international students opt for studying in Australia over other countries. The world top universities are found in Australia, 15 top universities out of the possible 100 are in Australia. Despite being ranked among the top 100 universities, the universities are pocket-friendly. What keeps Australian universities on high demand is the affordability and high-quality education. International students are provided a 2-year work permit for post-study work and for these they can work anywhere under full pay. The Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 governs the quality of education delivered to international students. These universities are governed by the national office of overseas skill recognition that is why after completion you are qualified to work anywhere in the world.

The time span for completing a Bachelor’s degree in Australia is 3 years while most countries take 4 years. The tuition fee is much lower as compared to universities in the USA, Europe, Asia, and Africa. After graduating in Australia, you can easily acquire a Post Study Work Visa that gives you a chance to work in Australia. For Bachelors and Masters, you get 2 years, for Ph.D. you get up to 4 years.

Cynthia Baker5 months ago

Australia is the best choice. For the period I was studying there, I saw no form of discrimination or persecution because of race, color or religion. Every individual is treated equally with respect. I wish to come back and undertake my Ph.D. soon. I had a great time in Australia; I got the chance to work part-time off-campus, gained work experience and earned cash for my upkeep. The qualifications received from Australia colleges and universities are recognized worldwide. I am currently working comfortably in my country thanks to the Bachelor’s degree I acquired in Australia. One of my friends has already followed in my footsteps and is undertaking his studies in Australia. My sister has earned a full scholarship to study abroad, and in two weeks, she will be flying to Australia for her research program. 


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