Australian Grants For Your International Students – Tips for Agents

Most of the international students who get accepted to study in Australia carry the burden of paying school fees and living expenses. Education agents like you can solve this problem by recommending scholarships funded by the Australian government targeted to international students. Australia, known for being a world-class centre for education, invests around $200 million on international scholarships annually to accommodate students from different countries like the Philippines and Indonesia. Here are some of the major scholarship programs international students can apply for.

Australia Award Scholarships

The Australia Awards are international scholarships and fellowships offering research and professional development in Australia to international students aspiring to be leaders in their home country through post-graduate scholarships. Australia’s international education agencies work in partnership with the Government of Indonesia to foster a democratic, safe and thriving Indonesia by building a network of educated and globally competitive leaders who actively promote knowledge, education links and improve bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and Australia. The Australia Awards programmes are committed to providing education opportunities for stimulating social, economic and political growth in Indonesia.

The Australia Awards programmes also offer international fellowship programs for research and learning. These short-term study opportunities cover a variety of research interests including development, education, economic growth, environmental issues, food safety, gender equality, government, health issues, human rights, rural development and improving sanitary conditions.

Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are competitive, merit-based scholarships dedicated for students in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and America who are planning to undertake search and professional development programmes in Australia. The Endeavour Scholarships are known for supporting the internationalisation of Australian higher education. Qualified recipients will be provided with a dedicated case manager, pre-departure briefings, provision of advice on health, travel insurance, accommodation, payment of allowances and reporting to the department on the recipient’s progress.

International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)

International Postgraduate Research Scholarships give international students the opportunity to work and study with some of the best researchers in the field. IPRS aim to empower international postgraduate students to areas of research strength in Australian higher education providers (HEP). When accepted, students can undertake a postgraduate research qualification in Australia. The scholarships are open to international students of all countries (except New Zealand), available for a period of two years for a research master’s degree or three years for a research doctorate degree. The scholarship includes payment for tuition fees and health cover costs for scholarship holders and their dependants.

Australia-Asia BRIDGE School Partnerships

Australian educators also invest in projects that strengthen cooperation between the country and other regions across the sea through professional digital learning. The Australia–Asia BRIDGE School Partnerships Project promotes collaborative learning by connecting Australian teachers, students and school communities with partner schools in Asia. Teachers and students make use of online technologies to be able to teach lessons and courses that build multicultural understanding and enhanced learning among the participants.

The Australian government and its partners have provided many ways to help students get to Australia and study through scholarships, grants and bursaries. With financial aid widely available and supported by the Australian government, completing payment and covering expenses for deserving international students from different regions and educational levels would be a whole lot easier.

If you’re looking for a smart way to complete international student tuition payments with ease, accessibility and comfort, feel free to contact us!


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