PhD Scholarships for International Students in Australia

Are you looking for PhD scholarships in Australia offered by prestigious Universities? Here are few scholarships mentioned in this article which let you know about their funding, eligibility criteria and application process. Have a look on this article and avail benefit, if it suits your requirement.

There are several PhD scholarships offered by Government of Australia and some of the Universities at Australia to the International students for research areas. Two of them are listed and described below. These are university specific Australian scholarships for international students willing to move ahead in research.

Adelaide Scholarships International (ASI)


  1. This scholarship is offered by University of Adelaide to the international students except candidates from New Zealand for any Master's degree by Research or Doctoral Research degree.

  2. Scholarship covers course tuition fees for two years period of Master's degree by Research and three years period of a Doctoral Research degree, annual living allowance for the specific period of course and abroad student health benefits like Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC) Worldcare policy. Candidates will be awarded with OSHC if and only if he/she holds a subclass 574 visa. Candidates' spouse and dependents will also be covered under this policy.

  3. Applicants will be selected by Graduate Scholarships Committee on the basis of academic merit and research potential.

Eligibility criteria

  • Candidates must be completed at least equivalent of an Australian First Class Honours degree i.e. four years degree including major research project in last year of the degree course. It should be a successful completion.

  • Stupendous academic performance of candidates is one of the most important part of eligibility criteria.

  • Extra curricular achievements are of no use here but candidates must have research potential.

  • International candidates should not possess Research qualification for which one is applying equivalent to degree or higher than that offered by University of Adelaide before.

  • Candidates must meet the criteria of minimum English language requirement. Proof need to be submitted before closing date.

  • All international students other than Australia and New Zealand are eligible for this scholarship.

  • Further details of this scholarship can be accessed through below URL -

    How to apply

  • Applicants need to submit application for the admission in University of Adelaide and also they will have to submit application for the ASI Scholarship.

  • Candidates need to apply from the online application system of the University. Follow below URL to apply online -

  • Note
  • Suggest to go through International Application Rounds carefully to avoid missing due date of application for the scholarships.

  • There is no application fee being charged from candidates.

  • Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRS)


    1. The Melbourne Research Scholarship (MRS) is awarded by University of Melbourne to the high accomplishing domestic as well as international research students.

    2. Every year 300 scholarships are awarded under this scheme.

    3. It offers funding for two years of Master's degree by Research and three years of Doctoral degree by Research.

    4. MRS funding may differ as per candidates' situation and it depends on various factors such as living allowance, relocation allowance for moving from different parts of Australia to Melbourne, limited paid sick leave, maternity and parenting leave, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and full fee remission for international students.

    5. Academic merit and research potential are main factors considered while selection of candidates for granting scholarships. Other factors such as professional experience and cited publications etc also hold importance while selection.

    Eligibility criteria

  • The candidates should not possess the same research degree or higher level course qualified before for which he/she is applying.

  • Candidates must meet all the requirements needed for Master's degree by Research or Doctoral degree by Research. There are various entry requirements mentioned in detail with the respective course, can be checked from Faculty or Graduate School.

  • Candidates must meet with minimum English language requirement for the course.

  • For more details on this scholarship, go through the official website at below URL, it will elaborate all the details of various courses in research area and their respective minimum requirements for the scholarships.

    How to apply

  • Candidates already enrolled for graduate research degree in University of Melbourne should apply for the MRS through the link of Student Portal.

  • Other candidates must submit their applications online through below link. It is a quick guide too for applicants.

  • Note
    Suggest to refer Graduate Research Scholarships Terms and Conditions before moving ahead for application.

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