Funding Opportunities

Funding opportunities from the Australian Government and foreign governments for international study

Recognising the power of soft diplomacy through international education, the Australian Government allocates significant funding to support Australian students in taking up international opportunities.  While the focus is on our region, the opportunities range more widely.  There are also scholarships for students from a large number of countries to take up opportunities at Australian universities. Some other countries have similar schemes.  For an outline of funding available and links to further information please view the tables below.   

Please note: UniSA has become aware of a series of scams relating to admissions and scholarships. Organisations not aligned with or endorsed by UniSA are asking prospective students to pay a fee to make an application. UniSA scholarships do not require any application fees. Please contact us if you are asked to make an application or payment in this way.

 

Opportunities for our students to study overseas

New Colombo Plan (NCP)

Applications are open
Eligibility

Scholarships:
Eligible students will be contacted by the University.

Mobility:
Expressions of interest to be submitted by student via email.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Students must be Australian citizens
  • Aged between 18-28yrs
  • Enrolled as an undergraduate student in at least second year or Honours at commencement of program
  • All other UniSA Student Exchange criteria apply
Availability

Available Countries

  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei
  • Burma
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Cook Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Kiribati
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Marshall
  • Islands
  • Mongolia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Niue
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Samoa
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu
  • Vietnam
Value of grant

Scholarships:
value up to $67,000.

Mobility Grants:
valued between $1000-$3000 for short term study options and $3000-$7000 for semester long exchange.

Timeline

Scholarships:
Further information on the New Colombo Plan (NCP) 2016 can be found here

Mobility:
Expressions of interest email Karen English.

Mawson Lakes Fellowship Program

Applications are open
Eligibility

South Australian Applicants:

  • Undergraduate honours students
  • Post graduate students
  • Early career researchers*
  • studying or researching in a relevant discipline in the area of urban innovation.

*For the purposes of this program early career researchers are defined as academic staff who have completed their PhD within the last 10 years

Availability

Available Countries:

  • Japan

Study options:
University of Nagoya University of Tsukuba Waseda University

Value of grant

Scholarships:
value up to $67,000.

Mobility Grants:
valued between $1000-$3000 for short term study options and $3000-$7000 for semester long exchange.

Timeline

Applications are accepted all year round but should be submitted at least 6 months before the commencement of the proposed study in Japan. More information

2015 Mexican Government Scholarship Program for International Students

Applications are closed
Eligibility

Student eligibility:
Australian university students who are interested in studying for a master’s degree or doctorate, conducting graduate or postdoctoral research, or taking part in an academic mobility program at an undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Requirements:

  • Minimum grade point average of six (6.0)
  • Advanced level of proficiency in Spanish

If Spanish is not the applicant’s native language, student must have certificate of an advanced level of proficiency in Spanish from a university or language centre.

Availability

Available Countries:

  • Mexico

Study options:
More than 70 Mexican institutions participate

Value of grant

Registration fees and tuition, as established by the program at each institution.

Timeline

Applications are now closed.More information

The results will be announced starting in November 2014 by Mexico’s diplomatic office.

Australian Government New Colombo Plan (NCP) Funding for Student Exchange

Applications are open
Eligibility

Student eligibility:
For exchange during Study Period 2, 2015

Students must be Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents. NCP funding is only available for Australian undergraduate students All other UniSA Student Exchange criteria apply

Availability

Available Countries:

  • Japan

For more information on the exchange program, please read the Student Exchange website

Value of funding

The University is offering 6 x $7000 NCP scholarships for exchange to the following institutions in Japan:

  • Kwansei Gakuin University x 3 scholarships
  • Nagoya University of Foreign Studies x 1 scholarship
  • Okayama University x 1 scholarship
  • Nagoya University x 1 scholarship

Students applying to Kwansei Gakuin must have completed Japanese 1A

NOTE: The total value of the scholarship is AUD$7000 and does not include a UniSA Travel Grant

Timeline

Apply here

International Student Exchange Program (IESP) Funding won in 2013

Funding won
Eligibility

Student eligibility:
Undergraduate & Postgraduate (coursework)

Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident

Availability

Available Countries:

  • China

Study options:
More than 70 Mexican institutions participate

Inbound also available

Value of grant

$5000

Timeline

Student expressions of interest to Karen English

New Colombo Plan Pilot Mobility

Funding won
Eligibility

Student eligibility:
Undergraduate aged under 28

Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident

Availability

Available Countries:

  • Indonesia

Study options:
Professional Practicum

Value of grant

tbc

Timeline

Applications are closed

Funding won for the following activities:

  • 2 x Business Professional Practicum
  • 2 x Development Studies Professional Practicum
  • 1 x Journalism Professional Practicum

Please contact Karen English for more information.

New Colombo Plan Pilot Scholarships

Applications closed
Eligibility

Student eligibility:
Undergraduate aged under 28

Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident

Availability

Available Countries:

  • Japan
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
  • Indonesia

Full semester of study plus an internship

Value of grant

Up to $67,000

Timeline

Applications are closed

1 UniSA student selected for scholarship to study in Hong Kong.

AsiaBound 2015

Applications closed
Eligibility

Student eligibility:
Undergraduate & Postgraduate (coursework)

Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident

Availability

Available Countries:

  • Countries in Asia

Study options:
Short-term (up to 6 months)
OR
1-2 full semester exchange for credit

Value of grant
  • $2000 short-term
  • $5000 semester
  • + $1,000 language support (if applicable)
Timeline

Applications are closed

Short-Term Mobility (STMP)

Applications closed
Eligibility

Student eligibility:
Undergraduate & Postgraduate (coursework)

Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident

Availability

Available Countries:

  • Global

Study options:
Short-term (up to 6 months) – may include practicum or clinical placements; internships; research experiences; volunteer projects etc

Value of grant

$2000

Timeline

Applications are closed

International Student Exchange Program (IESP)

Applications closed
Eligibility

Student eligibility:
Undergraduate & Postgraduate (coursework)

Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident

Availability

Available Countries:

  • Global

Study options:
1-2 full semester exchange
Inbound also available

Value of grant

$5000

Timeline

Applications are closed

Endeavour Cheung Kong Student Exchange Program

Applications closed
Eligibility

Student eligibility:
Undergraduate only

Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident

Availability

Available Countries:

  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Republic of Korea
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Study options:
1-2 full semester exchange
Inbound also available

Value of grant

$5000

Timeline

Applications are closed

Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship Outbound

Applications closed
Eligibility

Student eligibility:
Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident

For further information and assistance in developing Endeavour Scholarship and Fellowship applications with a learning and teaching focus, please contact Dr Gavin Sanderson, Senior Lecturer, Teaching Excellence and Innovation

Availability

Available Countries:

Visit website

Study options:
Long- term study/research towards an Australian Masters or PhD

Up to 2 years (6-12 months study + 2-12 months optional internship)

Value of grant

Up to $69,500

Timeline

Applications are closed

For further information please email our international relations team.

Endeavour Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship

Applications closed
Eligibility

Student eligibility:
Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident

For further information and assistance in developing Endeavour Scholarship and Fellowship applications with a learning and teaching focus, please contact Dr Gavin Sanderson, Senior Lecturer, Teaching Excellence and Innovation

Availability

Available Countries:

Visit website

Study options:
Long-term research towards an Australian PhD or postdoctoral research 1-2 years

Value of grant

Up to $130,500

Timeline

Applications are closed

Endeavour Research Fellowships (Including Australia Cheung Kong and Australia India Education Council)

Applications closed
Eligibility

Student eligibility:
Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident

Availability

Available Countries:

Visit website

Study options:
Short-term research towards a non-Australian Masters, PhD or postdoctoral research 4-6 months

Value of grant

Up to $24,500

Timeline

Applications are closed

Endeavour Research Fellowship for Indigenous Australians

Applications closed
Eligibility

Student eligibility:
Indigenous Australians

Availability

Available Countries:

Visit website

Study options:
Short-term research towards an Australian Masters, PhD or postdoctoral research 4-6 months

Value of grant

Up to $24,500

Timeline

Applications are closed

DFAT International Relations Grants Program

Check application dates
Eligibility
Availability

Available Countries:

Study options:
To foster people-to-people and institutional links - bilaterally and regionally – in support of the Government's foreign and trade policy goals including the arts, media, education, science, technology and social development initiatives such as health and sport

Value of grant

Dependent on proposal

Timeline

See more information

JENESYS 2.0 16th - 24th June 2014 - program conducted entirely in English

Applications closed
Eligibility

Student eligibility:
Undergraduate & Postgraduate (coursework)

Australian citizens aged between 18 and 30 Students of media, communications, journalism preferred

Availability

Available Countries:

  • Japan

Study options:
2 Weeks

Value of grant

All expenses (except personal) covered including airfare, accommodation and transport

Timeline

Applications closed 30 April 2014

More information: Simon Free
Japan Information and Culture Centre Tel: 02 6272 7253

Chinese Government Scholarship Programs

Applications closed
Eligibility

Student eligibility:

Undergraduate & Postgraduate largely taught in Chinese

Availability

Available Countries:

  • China

Study options:
Up to 5 years depending on program

Value of grant

Expenses covered including tuition fee, accommodation, insurance and monthly living allowance from CNY 1,400/m to 2,000/m

Timeline

January to early April (please consult the agencies receiving applications for specific deadlines)

More information

Confucius Institute Scholarship

Applications closed
Eligibility

Student eligibility:

Study Chinese, non-Chinese citizens in good health, aged between 16 and 35

Availability

Available Countries:

  • China

Study options:
1 semester or more

Value of grant

Expenses covered include tuition fee, accommodation, insurance, one-off resettlement subsidy and monthly living allowance from CNY 1,400/m to CNY 1,700/m
*CNY 1 = AUD 0.17

Timeline

Closed 10 May 2014

More information

Opportunities to study/research with us

Mawson Lakes Fellowship Program

Applications are open
Eligibility

Japanese Applicants:

  • Undergraduate honours students
  • Post graduate students
  • Early career researchers*

researching or studying in a relevant discipline in the area of urban innovation.

Japanese candidates would be required to meet the English language requirements of the three South Australian universities.

*For the purposes of this program early career researchers are defined as academic staff who have completed their PhD within the last 10 years

Availability

Available Countries:

  • Australia (South Australia)

Study options:
University of South Australia
University of Adelaide Flinders University

Value of grant

An A$13,500 grant for a 6 month period. For visits shorter than 6 months the amount will be reduced pro rata

Timeline

Closed 10 May 2014

Applications are accepted all year round but should be submitted at least 6 months before the commencement of the proposed study in Australia. More information

Australia Awards Scholarships

Check application dates
Eligibility

Student eligibilty:

How to apply

Availability

Available Countries:

Study options:
Full degree

Value of grant

Dependent on proposal

Timeline

See individual country pages for opening and closing dates

Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship Inbound

Applications are closed
Eligibility

Student eligibilty:

Postgraduate

Availability

Available Countries:

Study options:
Full award
Up to 2 years for a Masters
Up to 4 years for a PhD

Value of grant

Up to $272,500 (PhD)
$140,500 (Masters)

Timeline

Applications clsoed. For further information please email our international relations team.

Endeavour Research Scholarships (Including Australia Cheung Kong and Australia India Education Council)

Applications are closed
Eligibility

Student eligibilty:

Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident

For further information and assistance in developing Endeavour Scholarship and Fellowship applications with a learning and teaching focus, please contact Dr Gavin Sanderson, Senior Lecturer, Teaching Excellence and Innovation

Availability

Available Countries:

Study options:
Short-term research towards a non-Australian Masters, PhD or postdoctoral research 4-6 months

Value of grant

Up to $24,500

Timeline

Applications clsoed.

Opportunities available for our staff

Australia-India Council (AIC)Grants Program

Applications are closed
Eligibility

Staff eligibilty:

The Australian-India Council Grants Program is now open (for project funding)

Visit website

Availability

AIC) welcomes funding applications from individuals and organisations in Australia for projects which are likely to promote long-term contact and cooperation between Australia and India

Value of grant

The Council will generally consider requested grants between AUD 20,000 and AUD 50,000

Timeline

Applications closed 03 August 2014.

Endeavour Executive Scholarship

Applications are closed
Eligibility

Staff eligibilty:

How to apply

Availability

Available Countries:

Study options:
Professional Development 1-4 months

Value of grant

Up to $18,000

Timeline

Applications closed.

 

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