International scholarships

Victoria University (VU) is proud to meet the education needs of around 400 international scholarship recipients and sponsored students.

We host students from a range of externally-funded scholarship schemes and also offer a number of university-funded scholarships to support students undertaking postgraduate research studies. Our range of courses for international students includes TAFE through undergraduate and postgraduate coursework to higher degrees by research.

A scholarship provides financial assistance during your study. Some scholarships provide a stipend that covers tuition fees and living allowances, while others provide only partial funding.

If you already hold a scholarship, or if you are sponsored, remember to note it when you submit your international online application.

Australia Awards Fellowships

Australia Awards Fellowships are administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). These Fellowships provide opportunities for Fellows to undertake short term study and professional development in Australia.

Eligibility: Australian organisations may nominate Fellows who are citizens of, and residing in any of the eligible countries.
Value: see Australia Awards Fellowships for funding information.
How to apply: refer to the Australia Awards Fellowships for more information about application processes and deadlines

Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS)

Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS) are long-term development awards, offered by the Australian Government and administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

Value: refer to Australia Awards Scholarships for awards benefits
Eligibility: you may be eligible to apply for Australia Awards Scholarships if you are from one of the participating countries. Please refer to VU for academic entry requirements.
How to apply: see the Australia Awards Scholarships for application processes and deadlines

Endeavour Scholarships & Fellowships

Endeavour Scholarships & Fellowships are internationally competitive, merit-based scholarships provided by the Australian Government. They support overseas citizens to undertake study, research or professional development in Australia.

Please refer to Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships for international scholarships categories.

Value: see Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships for awards benefits
Eligibility: you may be eligible to apply for an Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships if you are from one of the participating countries and regions. Please refer to VU for academic entry requirements.
How to apply: refer to Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships for application processes and deadlines.

International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)

The International Postgraduate Research Scholarship assists international students with excellent academic qualifications who wish to participate in postgraduate research programs in Australia.

The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement. Competition is intense and only those applicants with outstanding academic results are likely to be successful.

Eligibility: academic achievement, research
Study areas: available for postgraduate research courses in all areas
Value: $26,288 (annual stipend)
How to apply: apply for a graduate research scholarship

Ministry of Education and Training Scholarships - Vietnam

The Ministry of Education and Training in Vietnam offers a range of scholarships to eligible Vietnamese nationals interested in pursuing higher education qualifications at overseas institutions, including Australia.

Value: refer to Ministry of Education and Training for scholarship value and benefits
Eligibility: refer to Ministry of Education and Training for scholarship selection criteria and to VU for academic entry requirements
How to apply: see the Ministry of Education and Training in Vietnam Scholarships for application processes and deadlines

Ministry of Higher Education Scholarships - Kuwait

The Ministry of Higher Education in Kuwait offers a range of scholarships to eligible Kuwaiti nationals interested in pursuing higher education qualifications at overseas institutions, including Australia.

Value: refer to the Ministry of Higher Education for scholarship value and benefits.
Eligibility: refer to the Ministry of Higher Education for scholarship selection criteria and to VU for academic entry requirements.
How to apply: see the Ministry of Higher Education in Kuwait Scholarships for application processes and deadlines

Ministry of Higher Education Scholarships - Malaysia

The Ministry of Higher Education in Malaysia offers a range of scholarships to eligible Malaysian nationals interested in pursuing higher education qualifications at overseas institutions, including Australia.

Value: refer to Ministry of Higher Education for scholarship value and benefits.
Eligibility: refer to Ministry of Higher Education for scholarship selection criteria and to VU for academic entry requirements.
How to apply: see the Ministry of Higher Education in Malaysia Scholarships for application processes and deadlines

Ministry of Higher Education Scholarships - Saudi Arabia

The Ministry of Higher Education in Saudi Arabia offers a range of scholarships to eligible Saudi Arabian nationals interested in pursuing higher education qualifications at overseas institutions, including Australia.

Value: refer to Ministry of Higher Education for scholarship value and benefits
Eligibility: refer to Ministry of Higher Education for scholarship selection criteria and to VU for academic entry requirements

How to apply: see the Ministry of Higher Education in Saudi Arabia Scholarships for application processes and deadlines

VU - China Scholarship Council joint scholarship program

The Victoria University (VU) - China Scholarship Council (CSC) joint scholarship program supports eligible Chinese nationals interested in graduating with a research degree (PhD) at VU.

Value: see VU - CSC for scholarship values
Eligibility: for Chinese nationals
Study level: postgraduate research
How to apply: see the VU - CSC joint scholarship program for application processes and deadlines

VU – Colfuturo joint graduate loan-scholarship program

The Victoria University (VU) - Colfuturo joint graduate loan-scholarship program supports eligible Colombian nationals interested in graduating with a research degree (master or PhD) from VU.

Value: see VU - Colfuturo for scholarship values
Eligibility: for Colombian nationals
Study level: postgraduate research
How to apply: see the VU - COLFUTURO joint graduate loan-scholarship program for application processes and deadlines

VU – DGRSTHE joint scholarship program

The Victoria University (VU) - Directorate General of Resources for Science, Technology and Higher Education (DGRSTHE) joint scholarship program offers scholarships to eligible Indonesian nationals.

Value: see VU - DGRSTHE for scholarship values
Eligibility: for Indonesian nationals
Study level: postgraduate research degrees (master or PhD)
How to apply: see the VU – DGRSTHE joint scholarship program for application processes and deadlines

VU - Trace Foundation joint scholarship program

The Victoria University (VU) - Trace Foundation joint scholarship program is offered to eligible Chinese nationals with a Tibetan ethnic background.

Value: see VU – Trace Foundation for scholarship values
Eligibility: for Chinese nationals with a Tibetan ethnic background
Study level: postgraduate research degrees (master or PhD)
Courses: Master of Education, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Study area: Education
How to apply: see VU – Trace Foundation joint scholarship program for application processes and deadlines

VU International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (VUIPRS)

The VU International Postgraduate Research Scholarships are for international students with excellent academic qualifications who wish to participate in postgraduate research programs in Australia.

The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement. Competition for this scholarship is intense and only those applicants with outstanding academic results are likely to be successful.

Eligibility: academic achievement, research
Study areas: available for postgraduate research courses in all areas
Value: $26,288 (annual stipend)
How to apply: apply for a graduate research scholarship

VU College Diploma Merit Scholarship

The VU College Diploma Merit Scholarship recognises and rewards international student achievement.

Value: $2,000 grant for the second semester of studies
Eligibility: academic achievement
Study level: higher education diploma students
Courses: Diploma of Business (Enterprise), Diploma of Information Technology or Diploma of Engineering
How to apply: see VU College Diploma Merit Scholarship for how to apply

Contact the International Scholarships Team

If you have questions or need assistance in applying for a scholarship as an international student please contact us.

Phone: +61 3 9919 1164
Email: vuischolarships@vu.edu.au
Location: City Flinders Campus, 300 Flinders St, Melbourne