How to get a Scholarship to Study in Australia

A college student is sitting on a stairway thinking about how to apply for scholarships for international students in Australia to finance his studies.

 

Studying in Australia may be a dream, but not everyone can afford it.

 

School tuitions are lower than in the United States and the United Kingdoms, buy they are still a substantial investment, ranging from AU $15,000 for a Bachelor degree to AU $37,000 for a Master.

 

The average tuition fee and living costs are around AU $38,000 a year, and you might be one of the majority of students who can’t afford that, but you know what?

 

You can still realize your dream and try to apply for a scholarship. I have a few tips for you below!

 

 

Apply as early as possible

 

It’s like everything in life: the earlier the better. So don’t wait the last minute to start applying!

 

Schools have a specific amount of funding available and the earlier you apply, the more you will receive and the easier it will be to get a scholarship.

 

 

Research all your options

 

Scholarships may be offered by providers like the Australian Government, residential colleges, international organisations and government departments in your home country, so don’t limit your search to the education institutions only!

 

 

Apply to as many scholarships as you can

 

The more potential scholarships you find the better chance you will have in getting a scholarship funded! Locate scholarship through your school or search online for a scholarship on our seach page here.

 

Apply also to scholarships for lesser amounts or shorter durations, it will always be better than getting nothing at all!

 

 

Make sure you understand the application process

 

In most cases, you will be able to apply online or by post. Some scholarships don’t require an application, you will be considered automatically when you will apply for a place.

 

However, you may have to submit other documents like a cover letter, your academic transcript and you may have an interview.

 

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the scholarship sponsors, they will be a big help.

 

 

Double-check before sending and get someone else to proofread

 

Checking your grammar helps you to identify typos and other errors, ask someone for constructive feedback.

 

These are all examples of the importance of double checking and getting someone to proofread.

 

 

Last but not least, stay optimistic!

 

You might receive plenty of rejection letters before you finally get a successful one. Which is why it is so important to continue applying, persistence is key!

 

These tips should help you to apply for a scholarship if you want to study at a university in Australia.

 

However, you do have other cheaper options like vocational courses, TAFE being the most famous one, where you can study a semester for as low as AU $3,690.

 

If you want to focus on improving your English, then English schools are also a cheaper alternative.

 

 

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