Nuances of scholarship for International Students in Australia

There are many grants, scholarships and allowances that will partially or fully help cover the cost of studying in Australia for international students. They are offered by Australian government bodies, educational institutions, as well as other public and private organisations.

Today we will talk about some of the nuances of such scholarships, which are important to consider when planning your studies in the country:

  • The cost of living in Australia is usually not covered by a scholarship.
  • IELTS 6.5 – these are the minimum language requirements for admission to the university. Language proficiency does not have much effect on receiving scholarships. Your academic successes are considered, and IELTS is just a formality for general admission.
  • Your academic achievements, such as average mark of the certificate and rating in the class (top 5-10%), are taken into account.
  • Only 1 out of 40 students participating in the competition receives a scholarship.
  • 25-50% of the total tuition fee will be covered in most cases.
  • 100% fee coverage is an extremely rare case and requires outstanding achievements.
  • You need to apply at least 12 months prior to the intended start date