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International Student Scholarships

Access a range of scholarships available to international students who qualify, providing the essential financial support that students need to succeed during their time in WA.

University scholarships for international students

If you’re planning on studying abroad, you will understand how quickly the costs can add up.

With the cost of living and education combined, it can easily start to put pressure on a student budget.

Luckily, Western Australian institutions offer a number of scholarships to international students who qualify, providing the essential financial support that many students need.

Important information about scholarships in Australia

The WA Government understands the cost of living and studying abroad as an international student.

Financial assistance is now available through several unique new student incentives and scholarships to make settling in Western Australia easier.

Incentives include:

  • $50,000 The Western Australian Premier’s University Scholarship

         10 x $50,000 subsidies available - A one-off scholarship for 10 high-achieving international students towards course fees and university costs. Opening 1 March 2024.

  • $20,000 The Western Australian Premier’s WACE Bursary 

         50 x $20,000 subsidies available - Allow up to 50 successful international Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) graduates with a one-off payment of $20,000 to assist with their living, travel and study expenses. Applications are now open on a rolling basis.

  • $5,000 Regional Bursary for TAFE International Students

         200 x $5,000 subsidies available -  For students starting February or July 2023 and 2024, 200 bursaries of $5,000 are available for eligible students who will be supported to find work and accommodation.

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When studying in Australia, international students can apply for scholarships that will help cover or partially cover various fees and expenses.

Scholarships are available from a wide range of institutions in Perth. These include:

  • Full scholarships (that cover all of your tuition fees)
  • Scholarships that offer a discount on your tuition fees
  • Free accommodation scholarships

The application process, start date, degree and eligibility does change for each scholarship at each different institution.

We highly recommend you research what is on offer and find the one that meets your individual requirements.

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International students with outstanding academic records may be eligible for scholarships offered by the Australian Government.

The scholarships are managed by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, and include the following educational programs:

  • Undergraduate studies
  • Postgraduate studies
  • Research programs
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET)
  • Student exchanges

NOTE: Australian Government Scholarships are not available to those undertaking English language studies.

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Each scholarship at different institutions has its own unique application process, start date, degree requirements, and eligibility criteria.

To find the one that best fits your needs, we advise thoroughly researching and exploring the available options.

Once you’ve identified the scholarships you may be eligible for, you should carefully review the application requirements and deadlines. It is important to ensure that all required documents are submitted on time and meet the scholarship criteria.

In general, the application process for scholarships in Australia involves submitting:

  • An online application form
  • Academic transcripts
  • Evidence of English proficiency
  • A personal statement
  • A letter of recommendation

International students may also need to apply for admission to an Australian university before they can apply for a scholarship.

The university application process typically involves submitting academic transcripts, English language test scores, and other supporting documents.

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