Scholarships and Awards

Important notice - Higher Education reforms announcement

The Australian Government has announced a range of reforms to improve the higher education sector. These reforms will deliver a more sustainable sector, more choices for students and increase transparency and accountability in higher education.

For more information about how these changes might affect you, click here.

For more detail about the reform measures, visit the Department of Education and Training Higher Education Reforms webpage (opens in a new tab).


There are many scholarships available at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and in many fields of study. The following lists some of scholarships available to both Australian and international students.

Australia Awards (opens in a new window) offers opportunities through achievement and development streams.

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships (opens in a new window) are the Australian Government’s competitive, merit-based scholarships providing opportunities for citizens of the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas to undertake study, research or professional development in Australia and for Australians to do the same overseas.

Commonwealth Scholarships (opens in a new window) provide support to eligible Indigenous Higher Education students with general costs of study and support where they have had to move from rural or remote area in order to study.

Indigenous Staff Scholarships (opens in a new window) provide Indigenous people working in the higher education sector with opportunities for professional development.

The Research Support Program (opens in a new window) (RSP) provides block grants, on a calendar year basis, to higher education providers (HEPs) to support the systemic costs of research not supported directly through competitive and other grants, such as libraries, laboratories, consumables, computing centres and the salaries of support and technical staff.

The Research Training Program (opens in a new window) (RTP) scheme provides block grants, on a calendar year basis, to higher education providers (HEPs) to support both domestic and overseas students undertaking Research Doctorate and Research Masters degrees, known as higher degrees by research (HDRs).

Other scholarship information - find out about what other scholarships may be available to you.

Please note that this list is not a complete list of all available Scholarships and Awards. You may wish to contact your provider or the institute at which you intend to study about other available Scholarships and Awards.

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