Australia offers many scholarships for international students. The grant of scholarship is basically on merit and the students have to demonstrate their eligibility for the scholarship they are applying for. There are no qualifying exams for scholarships in Australia. The only exam which the students may have to take is the IELTS to demonstrate their English language ability.
Australia Awards announcements
The Australian Government has made a range of study and research awards available to candidates in the Asia Pacific region, including Pakistan, under the Australia Awards Initiative. The awards will be granted to more than 19,000 people over five years to undertake study, research or a professional development activity. More information...
Institution specific scholarships
There are scholarships which the universities offer under their own name. For information on university scholarships please refer to Scholarships database at www.studyinaustralia.gov.au. Here you will find the most accurate, reliable and searchable list of all scholarships offered by Australian institutions available to international students studying or planning to study in Australia.
International Centres of Excellence Scholarships
The International Centres of Excellence is an Australian Government initiative to create, profile and endorse Australia’s excellence in five key areas namely Asia Pacific Studies, Water Resource Management, Tourism and Hospitality, Sports Science and Mathematics.
The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality (THE-ICE) and International centre of Excellence in Water Resource Management (ICEWARM) have launched a range of scholarships for international students to study courses in Tourism and Hospitality and Water Resource Management respectively in its member institutions. Further information on the scholarships is available at their respective websites at www.the-ice.org and www.icewarm.com.au.
Australian Development Scholarships (ADS)
As part of the Government of Australia’s ongoing commitment to the human resource development of Pakistan, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid offers scholarships for each academic year. For more information click here.
The Endeavour Programme is an Australian Government initiative, bringing together under the one umbrella, all of the Department of Education's international scholarships. Grouped under three categories Endeavour Study, Endeavour Research and Endeavour Professional these awards will enable scholars and professionals from around the world to undertake short or long term study, research or professional development in Australia and also allow Australians to do the same in the selected countries, India being one of them.
Endeavour Awards include:
• Endeavour Postgraduate Awards
• Endeavour Research Fellowships
• Endeavour Executive Awards
• Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarships
• Endeavour VTE Awards.
These awards are open to all international students of selected countries including Pakistan under the Endeavour programme. For further details and application procedure please visit http://education.gov.au/scholarships-and-fellowships.
Apart from these, there are specific awards which are only available to Pakistani nationals.
Endeavour Pakistan Research Fellowships awards will enable top Pakistani researchers to carry out short-term postgraduate or postdoctoral research in Australia
Endeavour Pakistan Executive Awards are for high achieving professionals from Pakistan in government, business, industry and education sectors to undertake a professional development opportunity at a counterpart institution/organisation in Australia
Endeavour Pakistan Vocational and Technical Education (VTE) Awards will enable Pakistani students to undertake vocational and technical education at a Diploma or Advanced Diploma level at an Australian institution (public and private providers).
For further details and application procedure please visit http://education.gov.au/scholarships-and-fellowships.