scholarship [n.]

1. academic achievement; learning of a high level. 2. a grant made to support a student’s education, awarded on the basis of achievement.
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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.

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., are listed under state/territory groupings. Others are listed in specific groups.

This page looks at scholarship Search Engines plus Specific Area and International scholarships.

The First Page looks at State & Territory scholarship information and Indigenous Scholarships.

It is impossible for a site such as this to include every scholarship link. If what you are seeking is not included below, we recommend you use a Search Engine to find your specific target, or the target area.

Scholarship Search Engines


  • Grantsearch
    ‘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’.
  • Find Scholarships in Australia
    ‘There are currently 373 scholarship providers in Australia, who offer over 3 000 scholarships to international students who want to study in Australia. Using our scholarship search tool, you can filter by course, support type and the location’.
  • Grants & Assistance
    ‘Search through a wide variety of grants in many categories, including developing your business, innovation and education’. Select “Education and Training” in the Industry box, then other options as required.
  • Scholarship Search
    Study in Australia. ‘Use the search tool available on every page of this site to find scholarships relevant for you, along with contact details for the institution providing the scholarship’.
  • Scholarships []
    Annotated links to scholarship collections.
  • Scholarships in Australia
    ‘A scholarship and research job search engine’. Search by Keyword, Location, Program or Field. Check the bottom for other search options.
  • The Good Universities Guide Scholarship Search
    ‘Use this search to find scholarships for undergraduates and postgraduates, and different types of assistance, such as travel grants and accommodation assistance’. Multiple filters available.


  • 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.
    You need to be able to log in to access this site. You need to be affiliated with an institution that is subscribed to Pivot.
  • Fastweb
    ‘Scholarships, Financial Aid, Student Loans and Colleges’.
  • 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’.
  • ScholarshipMonkey
    ‘Search for Scholarships and Grants the easy way’.
  • Scholarships and Financial Support [British Council]
    ‘Scholarships, grants, bursaries, financial awards, loans … there are many financial support options for international students who wish to study on a UK course’.

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International Scholarships

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’.
  • Cambridge Australia Scholarships
    ‘Provides scholarships for outstanding Australian graduates to undertake Masters and PhD studies at the University of Cambridge, England’.
  • Chevening Scholarships
    ‘Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and administered by the British Council. Prestigious awards which enable overseas students to study in the United Kingdom’.
  • Updated ! Endeavour Leadership Program
    ‘The ELP offers achieving individuals from Australia and overseas the opportunity to develop their knowledge and expertise and build institution-to-institution connections and create the next generation of international education and research leaders across a wide variety of professional fields’. Now includes the Endeavour Mobility Grants.
  • Fulbright Scholarships
    ‘Available to Australian citizens from all fields to undertake research or study in the United States for 3-12 months’.
  • International Scholarships - Macquarie University
    Scholarships at all levels. Applies to international and Australian students.
  • New Colombo Plan
    ‘Offers Australian undergraduates new opportunities for prestigious scholarships and grants for study and internships/mentorships in the Indo-Pacific region’. View the New Colombo Plan Videos for further details.
  • Rhodes Scholarships for Australia
    ‘Nine Scholarships available in Australia to enable outstanding students - chosen on the basis of exceptional intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service - to study at the University of Oxford’.
  • Rotary Scholarships
    ‘For young leaders who embody our belief of service above self, many local Rotary clubs provide academic scholarships for undergraduate, graduate, and even international study’.
  • Royal Schools of Music Scholarships and Awards
    ‘The RCM currently supports more than 60% of its students through scholarships and awards thanks to the generosity of charitable trusts, companies, businesses, individual members of the public and legacies’.
  • Student Exchange Scholarships
    Multiple listings. They apply for year and semester periods.
  • The General Sir John Monash Awards
    ‘Annually, 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
    ‘The Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Law Scholarship is named in honour of one of this country’s finest legal minds, former governor general and former Chair of the Menzies Foundation’.
  • The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
    ‘Award 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 ten UWC colleges’.
  • WEP Scholarships
    World Education Program Australia. ‘Every year, WEP Australia offers scholarships to motivated high school students’. Also an opportunity for hosting scholarship winners from other countries.

International Students Studying in Australia

  • Australia Awards
    ‘Prestigious international scholarships and fellowships funded by the Australian Government’. A second page covering this is found at Australia Awards [DFAT].
  • International Scholarships - Macquarie University
    Scholarships at all levels. Applies to international and Australian students.
  • New ! Scholarships - Studying in Australia
    ‘There are literally hundreds of scholarships, grants, and bursaries that you can apply for, that will help you with your studies in Australia. The Australian government offers a lot of the money that international students receive for their studies. But there are also educational institutions [including the ones you may be considering for study] and public and private organisations that will give money to international students for their educations’. Several major options are covered in detail while there are links to a number of sources. Check the Australian Education link in the top menu for further information on general education topics.
  • Scholarships to study in Australia
    ‘Use the search tool available on every page of this site to find scholarships relevant for you, along with contact details for the institution providing the scholarship’.

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Specific Areas

Children of Veterans

This also includes grandchildren.

    ‘Scholarships that help children of the veteran community with the costs of tertiary education’.
    Note that Applications usually run from mid August to the end of October
  • Legacy
    ‘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 ’ more. Scroll down for this section.
  • Long Tan Bursary
    ‘The Long Tan Bursary scheme was established to help eligible children of Vietnam veterans meet the cost of post-secondary education. Applications for the Long Tan Bursary open annually on Vietnam Veterans’ Day, 18 August each year, and close on 31 October’.
  • RSL Scholarships
    ‘Two scholarships are awarded yearly to children of veterans while they undertake tertiary education in Australia’.


Check state and territory listing for scholarships offered by bodies from those areas.

  • Australian College of Nursing - Scholarships
    ‘ACN funds and administers a number of grants that are available to members of ACN’. Included is the Emerging Nurse Leader [ENL] Program.
  • Health Workforce Scholarship Program
    ‘Providing scholarships and bursaries to eligible remote and rural medical, nursing and allied health professionals, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers’.
  • Practice Nurse Scholarship Scheme
    ‘Assistance to nurses working in primary health care and general practice to undertake formal continuing professional development, such as short courses, attending conferences and workshops, and postgraduate education’.
  • Updated ! SARRAH Scholarships
    ‘Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health administers the Allied Health Streams of the Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme’. Select from the drop down list for Scholarships.
  • Supporting Nursing Students Scholarship ‘We have decided to launch the scholarship for current nursing students across the country. Through this offering [$1 000], we hope to inspire the next generation of nurses to explore further study in the healthcare industry’. Entries close 1 June 2017.
  • University Scholarships [MyHealthCareer]
    Extensive listing of links in multiple sections, e.g. undergraduate, Indigenous, specific professions.

Other Specialist Areas

  • AARE Scholarships and Bursaries
    Three groups of scholarships relating to Post-Graduate and research activities are detailed on this site.
  • A Better Australia Scholarship Program
    ‘We created this scholarship because we want to provide an incentive to Australian students to change the country’. All details on eligibility, dates and how to apply are available on the site.
    Check for this to return in 2018.
  • Amaze Cloud Networking Scholarship
    ‘We’re looking for a student with a love of technology with the knowledge to launch their career in Networking’.
  • ATA Scientific Awards
    ‘Open to science graduates including Masters, PhD candidates and Post doc scientists aged 30 or younger who work in the fields of the Life or Material or Chemical or Environmental Sciences in Australian or New Zealand organisations. The ATA Scientific Encouragement award is run 4 times a year. The award is currently open and will close on 31 August 2017’.
  • Australian Ethical Investment Study Grant
    ‘Entry is open to all students currently enrolled in Australian higher education. While there is no age or nationality restrictions, the winner will need to provide us with proof of current Australian higher education enrolment details before payment of the grant will be made. Final entries close at 5:00pm AEST June 5th 2017’.
  • Bendigo and Adelaide Bank - Scholarships
    ‘Do you live in rural and regional Australia ? Need help with your dreams of going to uni ? We could have a scholarship to help you’.
  • Updated ! BetaShares ETFs Student Grant
    ‘This ETF Student Grant offers BetaShares the opportunity to showcase the exceptional intelligence and innovative thinking which Australian university students are able to manifest as exemplified in the design for one of the world’s fastest growing and disruptive investment products. All Grant applicants must be enrolled full-time in an accredited Australian tertiary education institution. The new Entry Period commenced on 11 June 2019 and closes 3 June 2020’. The total grant value has also risen significantly.
  • CHC Higher Education - Teacher Education Scholarships
    Provides details about a number of related scholarships.
  • Choosi Futures Grant Program
    ‘We are passionate about a healthy Australia and we want to help. Through the Choosi Futures Grant Program, we’re offering financial assistance to those studying the health, fitness and medical disciplines to help them, help others lead healthy lives’. All details available from the site.
  • Defence STEM Scholarship & Mentoring Program
    ‘A scheme for students who are currently or are about to undertake a STEM based project that may have future Defence applications. It is to assist students completing major projects related to STEM and is open to students from Years 9-12 attending ME Program schools’.
  • Elite Editing Thesis Write-up Scholarship
    ‘Provides financial assistance for one postgraduate student per year for a period of 12 weeks to free them from other forms of employment and allow them to concentrate solely on the task of writing their thesis’.
  • First State Super – Teachers Scholarship
    Public Education Foundation. ‘Designed specifically to support public primary school teachers who teach Early Stage One and Stage One. The scholarship provides up to $10 000 to be spent on an approved professional development/professional learning activity or set of activities’.
  • Future Leaders Scholarship
    ‘The Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship supports exceptional individuals to undertake post-graduate study at one of Australia’s leading universities’.
  • Kenneth W Tribe Fellowship Fund [The Deaf Society]
    ‘The aim of the Fund is to provide financial support to deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing individuals who wish to further their education. When applying, you need to show that your course of study will improve your employment opportunities and enhance your ability to contribute to the Deaf Community’.
  • Medshop Australia Student Scholarship
    ‘Applicants must be enrolled and studying full-time in a medical or healthcare related course at an Australian University or Registered Training Organisation eg. TAFE. The scholarship is open to domestic students and international students’. All other details on the site.
  • Public Education Foundation Principal’s Scholarships
    ‘These provide scholarships for principals of government primary and secondary schools to undertake a short professional education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in the USA’.
  • Updated ! Real Futures Grant
    ‘To apply for the Real Futures Grant, you will need to write an essay [maximum 700 words] on why you want to work in your selected industry and the difference you hope to make in your particular field of study’. All eligibility requirements and other criteria are available from this page. Applications are open until 31 October, 2019.
  • Redkite Dare to Dream Scholarships
    ‘Available for 15 to 24 years olds living with cancer or who are cancer survivors. Apply for a scholarship yourself or nominate someone’.
  • Scholarships and Awards - ADCET
    Listing ‘three types of scholarships : Federal government scholarships, Education provider scholarships and Organisation/company scholarships’. Links to relevant site. Most provide information for people with disabilities.
  • Scholarship Program -
    ‘The scholarship will will be open to any Australians currently studying or enrolled in an online or on-campus course. To apply for the Scholarship, follow the instructions provided on the site. Applications close October 31st 2017’.

Rural and Remote Scholarships

  • AgriFutures Australia Scholarships
    ‘In addition to our AgriFutures Australia-led people and leadership programs, we also support and invest in a number of industry scholarships. These initiatives aim to build the capacity of agriculture’s leaders of tomorrow’. Provides links to a range of scholarships.
  • Country Education Foundation [CEF] National Scholarships
    ‘Each year we work closely with our partners to provide scholarships in addition to our local grants. To apply for a CEF National Scholarship, you will need to apply through your local foundation, and they will assess your eligibility and forward to the CEF national office for review’.
  • Country Education Foundation - Search for a Scholarship
    ‘Search and apply for scholarships right here with CEF’ s Scholarship Guide. And remember, you’ll never know if you don’t give it a go’.
  • Horizon Scholarship
    ‘Developed to support the next generation of agricultural leaders, who will take up the challenge of farming for the future. It is for young people who are passionate about agriculture, with a keen interest in the future of our industries and who are ready to expand their networks and learn new skills’.
  • NSW Regional Dentistry Scholarship
    ‘Aims to support a student with strong links to regional New South Wales to train for a professional dental career. Awarded annually to a student commencing dentistry studies’.
  • RAMUS Scholarships
    ‘Financial support to assist selected students from rural and remote areas to meet 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 and Regional Enterprise Scholarships
    Department of Education and Training. ‘The Program supports students with the costs of studying at university or at a vocational education and training institution. The course must be either Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics [STEM], Health or Agriculture with a qualification level of Certificate IV; Diploma; Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree; Bachelor Degree; Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma; Master Degree or a Doctoral Degree’.
  • Scholarships
    ‘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 for information including : eligibility, application dates, links and contact details for scholarships in all fields of study’.

Scholarships for Girls

  • High School Scholarships For Girls [Harding Miller Education Foundation]
    ‘The Scholarship Program provides the tools and support to lift the educational achievements and career aspirations of high potential girls who are facing disadvantage. Scholarship support begins in Year 9. Scholarships are awarded for 2 years. At the end of Year 10, scholars are invited to reapply for another 2 year’s support’.

Scholarships for Vision Impaired Students

  • Updated ! Bursaries, Scholarships, Grants and Funding Information
    Queensland Blind Association. ‘The following community service clubs and government departments may offer financial support for one off or long term equipment or funding needs when all other avenues have been assessed. Some clubs, through their charter, assist specific age or disability groups’.
  • 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, providing adaptive technology to assist their studies’.
  • The Kym Broadhurst Bursary for The Visually Impaired
    The University of Queensland. ‘Awarded to a visually impaired student undertaking undergraduate or postgraduate study at The University of Queensland’.

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