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 for the 2020 round
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 of age (inclusive) on 1 January 2020
  •  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
  •  Cambodia
  •  China
  •  Cook Islands
  •  Federated States of Micronesia
  •  Fiji
  •  India
  •  Indonesia
  •  Hong Kong SAR
  •  Japan
  •  Japan
  •  Kiribati
  •  Laos
  •  Malaysia
  •  Maldives
  •  Marshall Islands
  •  Mongolia
  •  Myanmar
  •  Nauru
  •  Nepal
  •  Niue
  •  Pakistan
  •  Palau
  •  Papua New Guinea
  •  Philippines
  •  Republic of Korea
  •  Samoa
  •  Singapore
  •  Solomon Islands
  •  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) can be found here

Mobility:
Expressions of interest email Student Exchange

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

Short-Term Mobility

  Applications are open
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 open. Please email Student.Exchange@unisa.edu.au

International Student Exchange Program (IESP)

  Applications are open
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 open. Please email Student.Exchange@unisa.edu.au

Endeavour Cheung Kong Student Exchange Program

  Applications closed
Eligibility

Student eligibility:
Undergraduate only

Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident

Availability

Visit website

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

  2018 applications have now closed. Please check the website for 2019 application information.

Endeavour Leadership Program

  Applications are open
Eligibility

Australia Applicants:

  • Post graduate students
  • PhD students or postdoctoral researchers
Availability

Available Countries:

  • Global – preference is given to priority countries

See Department of Education and Training Endeavour website for country prioritisation

Study options:
Postgraduate studies: up to 2 years

Research: 4-6 months

Value of grant

Postgraduate: value up to $130,500
Research: 4-6 months

Timeline

Applications close 15 November 2018

More information

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

2019 applications will open early July 2018.

For further information please email Student.Exchange@unisa.edu.au

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 Open in June 2019

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 Open in June 2019

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 open in June 2019

Fulbright Scholarships

  Applications are open
Description
  •  The Australian-American Fulbright Commission offers scholarships to Australian citizens across all career stages. Awardees take part in an academic and cultural exchange, pursuing research or study at a U.S. institution, experiencing life abroad and bringing back their knowledge and experience to share with their communities in Australia.
Eligibility
  •  These are highly competitive, merit-based scholarships for Australian citizens across various academic and career stages across all discipline areas, but targeted at postgraduate, PhD and postdoc students with clear links to the US.
  •  There are a number of other requirements – please see fulbright.org.au/applicants/australian-applicants/ for detailed information
Availability
  •  The Australian-American Fulbright Commission offers scholarship opportunities to Australian citizens across various academic and career stages. Click on the links below to access information for each category (including opportunities available);
Postgraduate Postdoctoral
Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarships allow postgraduate students undertaking their Australian PhD to conduct research in the U.S. for 8-10 months
or
Supports enrolment in a graduate degree program (e.g. a Master’s) for 10 months up to two-years.
Fulbright Postdoctoral scholarships allow individuals to undertake postdoctoral research in the U.S. for 3 – 10 months, who have completed their PhD in the past 5 years.
Value of grant
Varies for the different type of scholarship. Refer to the links listed above for further information
Timeline
Application close 15 July 2019

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

Chinese Government Scholarship Programs

  Applications are open
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

Swiss Government Scholarships - 3 month research internship

  Applications are open
Eligibility
  •  Masters students or undergraduate students who completed 2nd year
  •  Currently enrolled in an Australian university or institute
  •  Open to students from all fields, with an acceptance letter from a professor at a Swiss university for a research stay in his/ her group
  •  Must be at a public-funded Swiss research university or public-funded Swiss research institution

Availabe Countries
  •  Switzerland

Value of the scholarship

A monthly stipend of CHF 1,600 (approx. US$1,600).


Timeline
  •  Submission deadline 15 December 2018
  •  Internship needs to be taken between May 1, 2019 and December 1, 2019 (#-months duration)

For further information please see our FAQ's

World Trade Organisation (WTO) Internships

  Applications are open
Eligibility
  •  be an Australian citizen
  •  have completed, or are completing, tertiary studies in economics, political science, international relations, international trade, law or international development
  •  be willing to undergo a mandatory police check
  •  be willing to re-locate to Geneva for a period of approximately two months, on a self-funded basis (which includes travel, visa, accommodation, and health insurance arrangements).

Value of the grant:

The WTO Mission is not able to provide financial assistance to successful applicants. Interns are responsible for their own travel, visa, accommodation, and health insurance arrangements. The cost of living is high in Geneva. Interns should plan for living costs of around AUD2,000-3,000 per month, in addition to flights.


How to apply:

Applications for the 2019 internship are currently open, and close 18 March 2019.

Please note that applications received outside these dates will not be considered.

To apply you will need to submit:

  •  your Resume/CV
  •  a written reference (no more than one page); and
  •  a document setting out answers to the questionnaire below.

If you are a student, we particularly welcome applications that include a reference or letter of support from your university.

All applications should be emailed to wto.geneva@dfat.gov.au
Please include the subject line "SURNAME, first name: WTO Internship Application".

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

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 Leadership Program

  Applications are open
Eligibility

International Applicants:

  • Postgraduate students
  • PhD students or postdoctoral researchers
  • Executive professional staff
Availability

Available Countries:

  •  Global – preference is given to priority countries

See Department of Education and Training Endeavour website for country prioritisation.

Funding options:

Postgraduate studies: up to 2 years for an Australian Masters, up to 4 years for an Australian PhD

Research: 4-6 months

Executive Professional Development: 1-4 months

Value of grant
  • Postgraduate: value up to $14,500 (Masters), up to $272,500 (PhD).
  • Research: up to $24,500. Executive: up to $18,500
Timeline

Applications close 15 November 2018.

More information

Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship Inbound

  Applications 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

For further information please email international sponsors.

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

  Applications 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 for the 2019 round are expected to open in early July 2018

Opportunities available for our staff  

DFAT International Relations Grants

  Applications are open
Description

Grant applications are open for this year’s DFAT Foundation, Council and Institute funding round. The International Relations Grants Program (IRGP) supports the Government's foreign policies and economic diplomacy interests and projects a positive contemporary image of Australia. IRGP grants support professional, community and institutional linkages between Australia and its partners on contemporary issues of shared interest including business, education, innovation, science, technology, the arts, media and sport. Each Foundation, Council and Institute have priority areas that they award funding to projects based on - please see each Foundation, Council or Institute’s website below for further information

Eligibility

Refer to each Foundation, Council or Institute’s application details, websites listed below.

Availability

Please see each Foundation, Council or Institute’s website below for further information:

Value of grant

Varies for each Foundation, Council or Institute – minimum around $5,000-$10,000 to a maximum of $40,000-$50,000 per year, depending on the scope of the grant activity and its complexity. Refer to Grant Guidelines under each Foundation, Council or Institute’s website (listed above) for further information

Timeline

Application closing dates vary from mid-late March 2019. Refer to Grant Guidelines under each Foundation, Council or Institute’s website (listed above) for further information

Endeavour Executive Scholarship

  Applications 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 open June 2018 for the 2019 round.

Endeavour Leadership Program

  Applications are open
Eligibility

Australian Applicants:

  • PhD students
  • Postdoctoral researchers
  • Professional staff
Availability

Available Countries:

  •  Global – preference is given to priority countries

See Department of Education and Training Endeavour website for country prioritisation.

Funding options:

Postgraduate studies: up to 2 years

Research: 4-6 months

Executive Professional Development: 1-4 months

Value of grant
  • Postgraduate: value up to $130,500
  • Research: up to $24,500
  • Executive: up to $18,500
Timeline

Applications close 15 November 2018.

More information

Fulbright Scholarships

  Applications are open
Description
  •  The Australian-American Fulbright Commission offers scholarships to Australian citizens across all career stages. Awardees take part in an academic and cultural exchange, pursuing research or study at a U.S. institution, experiencing life abroad and bringing back their knowledge and experience to share with their communities in Australia.
Eligibility
  •  These are highly competitive, merit-based scholarships for Australian citizens across various academic and career stages across all discipline areas, but targeted at postgraduate, PhD and postdoc students with clear links to the US.
  •  There are a number of other requirements – please see fulbright.org.au/applicants/australian-applicants/ for detailed information
Availability
  •  The Australian-American Fulbright Commission offers scholarship opportunities to Australian citizens across various academic and career stages. Click on the links below to access information for each category (including opportunities available);
Postgraduate Postdoctoral Scholar Distinguished Chair

Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarships allow postgraduate students undertaking their Australian PhD to conduct research in the U.S. for 8-10 months
or
Supports enrolment in a graduate degree program (e.g. a Master’s) for 10 months up to two-years.

Fulbright Postdoctoral scholarships allow individuals to undertake postdoctoral research in the U.S. for 3 – 10 months, who have completed their PhD in the past 5 years. Fulbright Scholar Awards are for academics (at Associate Professor or Professorial level) and mid-career professionals (with an undergraduate qualification and minimum 10 years work experience) to undertake research and/or training in the United States for 3-4 months in any discipline. The Fulbright Distinguished Chair award is for an exceptional individual at professorial level to carry out research in the United States for up to 6 months. 

 

Value of grant
Varies for the different type of scholarship. Refer to the links listed above for further information
Timeline
Application close 15 July 2019
 

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