International Postgraduate Scholarships for Indian Students in Australia


Looking for details on postgraduate scholarships for Indian students to study in Australia? Read this article and learn about Ashok Khurana Scholarship and Postgraduate Coursework Scholarship offered by University of Adelaide and The University of Queensland respectively.

There are number of scholarships offered to the Indian students by several reputed universities in Australia to pursue their postgraduate education in various streams. Here we will discuss about Ashok Khurana Scholarship offered by University of Adelaide and Postgraduate Coursework Scholarship offered by The University of Queensland to carry out further postgraduate studies in different courses.

Scholarships for Indian Students in Australia

Ashok Khurana Scholarship for Outstanding Indian Students

This scholarship is offered by University of Adelaide to the candidates willing to pursue their postgraduate courses in the same University. This is named after Professor Ashok Khurana, the founder of this scholarship.

Scholarship details:
  • Scholarship Amount - $25,000 for a year
    Amount consists of tuition fees, airfares and accommodation expenses of the selected candidate. Also he/she is additionally benefitted with the 50% discount on the tuition fees of one year.
  • This scholarship is applicable for full time basis postgraduate courses in the area of Education, Agriculture (including Food Security and Wine), Health Services (including Biotechnology), Clean Technology, Environment (including Urban Planning and Architecture), Aerospace and Resources.
  • Number of scholarships – 1 (every year). It may vary from 0 to more than 1 depending on the required academic qualification records of the applicants.
  • Recipient of the scholarship must maintain the "International student" status for the period of scholarship otherwise it may be dismissed if recipient found with changed residency status.


Eligibility for Ashok Khurana Scholarship Applicant must be an Indian and must not have applied for Australian permanent resident status. Candidates studied before in University of Adelaide are not eligible for this scholarship.

Selection of candidates Suitable candidates are picked from numerous successful applicants and awarded with this scholarship. Selection of the outstanding candidates done on the basis of stupendous academic merit and a personal statement revealing amazing leadership abilities to enrich India with their valuable contribution to rise.

Application for Ashok Khurana Scholarship Candidates can apply for this scholarship through below link:
http://international.adelaide.edu.au/choosing/scholarships/aks/
Last date for application – 30th May 2016

Note: Before application suggest to go through the terms of scholarship available on the same link.

Postgraduate Coursework Scholarships

This scholarship is offered by "The School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences at The University of Queensland" to the excellent students from India or Latin American countries to pursue their postgraduate courses in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology or Bioinformatics programs.

Scholarship details:
  • This is applicable for full time basis postgraduate coursework programs of Master of Biotechnology, Master of Molecular Biology and Master of Bioinformatics.
  • It covers 50% of tuition fees for above mentioned courses.
  • Number of scholarships every year – 6 nos. (4 reserved for Indian students and 2 for students from countries of Latin America)

Eligibility for Postgraduate Coursework Scholarships Candidate must be a citizen of India or Latin American countries. This scholarship is not eligible for the students already studied at The University of Queensland. Candidate must be a new student at the university. Applications received within deadline are eligible for the scholarship.

Selection of candidates Candidates are selected on the basis of their remarkable successive academic performance and scholarly written expression of interest. Selected students will be informed by December 2016 for semester 1 and May 2017 for semester 2.

How to apply for Postgraduate Coursework Scholarships Students can download the scholarship application form from below link.
http://www.scmb.uq.edu.au/scholarships

Duly filled application form must be sent at below e-mail addresses along with additional required documents mentioned in the form:
scmbbiotechnology@uq.edu.au - For Master of Biotechnology scholarship applications
scmb.molbiol.pgcw@uq.edu.au – For both Master of Molecular Biology and Master of Bioinformatics scholarship applications

Last date for application:
31 October 2016 for Semester 1 commencing in February 2017
31 March 2017 for Semester 2 commencing in July 2017

Note: Before applying for the scholarship, applicant must read rules, terms and conditions related with this scholarship. Refer the same link above.


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