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Scholarships for Indian students looking to study in Australia

List of government and non-governmental organisations that offer scholarships for Indian students to study in Australia. Read before you start applying elsewhere.

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Scholarships for Indian students looking to study in Australia

Australian institutions help you learn to work as a team, communicate effectively and develop practical and intellectual skills.

The education system in Australia has a strong international reputation and is known for its effective structure and innovative policy developments. Many countries, eager to improve their own education systems, look to Australia for advice.
Despite the fact that educational expenses are economic compared to the US, UK and Canada, studying in Australia can still be costly for many Indian and South Asian students.
A deciding factor for international students to meet their educational and living expenses before travelling to Australia for their higher studies is whether they'll get scholarships or not...
Related: See the top 10 Australian universities

Australian Financial Assistance for Indian Students  

Check here: popular Australian scholarships for Indian students

Australian Development Scholarship

Australian Development Scholarship (ADS) is for international students who wish to study in Australian Universities and return to their home country to contribute to the national and regional development of their country. ADS are available for undergraduate degrees, postgraduate degrees, PhD degrees and vocational education and training courses. 

Australian Leadership Award

The Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) acts as a supplement to ADS. The recipients undertake a Leadership Development Program which provides chances to augment their leadership capacity and extend their association while in Australia. The application intakes are generally around March-June.

International Postgraduate Research Scholarship 

The International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) allows foreign students to take on a postgraduate research qualification in Australia and gain experience working with leading Australian researchers. Funds are available for a period of 2 years for Master’s by research or 3 years for Doctorate by research. The application intakes are generally around July-October.

Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship Award

The Endeavour Postgraduate Award provides complete financial support for international students for 2 to 3.5 years to pursue masters or PhD either by coursework or research in Australia in any field of study. The application intakes are generally around April and closes by June.

Endeavour Executive Award

The Endeavour Executive Award offers professional growth prospects of 1-4 months in Australia for achievers in business, industry, education or government from developing countries. The Awards centres on constructing skills and knowledge through a host work environment rather than enrolling recipients in a formal study program at a host organisation and are not intended to fund direct academic research. The application intakes are generally around April.
Related: Check the website of the Australian government for more information on scholarships and fellowships. 

Australia Leadership Awards Fellowship

The Australia Leadership Awards Fellowships are research, short-term study and professional attachment programs offered by Australian organizations. The ALA Fellowships are a part of a regional program that aspires to develop leadership and build partnerships and linkages with developing countries.  The program is meant for those who are already leaders or have the potential to take up leadership roles that can influence socio-economic policy reform and development outcomes.

CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarship Program

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Postgraduate scholarship program provides opportunities in science and engineering for exceptional students who enrol at any Australian tertiary institutions as a full-time postgraduate student for research leading to PhD.

Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarship

The Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships from Rotary Foundation of Rotary International provide funds for an academic year of study in Australia. This fund is meant to help pay costs related to round-trip transportation, course fee and living costs and at a flat grant amount of AU$27,000 for bachelors or masters or PhD in research or coursework.

Indian Financial Assistance

Mostly, Indian scholarships and grants provided by the Indian government and non-governmental organizations are in the form of no-interest or interest free loans to assist Indian students to study abroad.

Indo-Australia S&T Visiting Fellowship Programme

The Indian National Science Academy accepts applications from outstanding Indian Researchers and Senior Professional Scientists who have regular positions in Indian recognized S&T Institutions/Universities and actively engaged in research in frontline areas in all fields of Science & Technology including Agriculture and Medicine.

The Australia-India Strategic Research Fund

The Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) allows Australian researchers from public and private sectors to contribute in leading-edge scientific research projects and workshops with Indian scientists and support the progress of strategic alliances between Australian and Indian researchers.

Postgraduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holders

The Postgraduate Merit Scholarship is awarded by University Grants Commission to students pursuing PG first year regular non-professional degree course in any renowned university or a post-graduate college. The application intake deadline is on October.

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana Fellowship

Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt of India offers the “Kishore Vaigyanik ProtsahanYojana” (KVPY)  program, which was started in 1999 encouraging students of Basic Sciences to take up research careers in Science.
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