Post-Graduate Scholarship Programs for Australian Domestic Students

Attaining higher education in life brings greater chances of success and derives academic satisfaction; however, in today’s economy, it has become quite a task to achieve one without incurring a hefty education loan.

Thankfully, certain universities offer post-graduate scholarships to academically brighter students.

Following we have listed down those scholarship programs that offer students to pursue their dream of obtaining a master’s degree.

Scholarships to Pursue Your Post-Graduation Degree

When it comes to Scholarships, many of us tend to believe that the chances of us receiving one are narrow. While this form of self-doubt is normal, it is important to be patient and optimistic towards whichever scholarship you are aiming for.

There is a pretty decent chunk of scholarship programs offered by well-reputed and certified universities, which we will be discussing in this article.

Some of these scholarships are area-specific and vary in terms of eligibility criteria therefore, we recommend you go through the general instructions mentioned on the official website.

S.No.ScholarshipAwards Granted
1American Australian Association Graduate Education Fund$40,000
2Cambridge Australia ScholarshipsVariable
3Cerebral Palsy Alliance Professor Henry J. Cowan Memorial Scholarship$1500
4DAAD Scholarships and Funding Programs for AustraliaVariable
5David Clarke Memorial Scholarship$15,000
6Digital Health Internship$9,000
7Diversity of Leaders in Major Projects Scholarship$25,000
8GDIHP to Public Health Masters Transition Scholarship$8,301 p.a. (up to 1 year), or
$9,300p.a. (up to 1.5 years)
9Fulbright ScholarshipVariable
10Grants-in-aid (GIA)Variable
11Knight-Hennessy Scholars Stanford UniversityFull financial support
12Semester 2 Starter Postgraduate Scholarship$8000 (full-time) or $4000 (part-time)
13Sydney Symposium Choral Foundation Conducting ScholarshipTBC
14The Frank Knox Memorial FellowshipsTuition, insurance fees + stipend
15The Lyn Mallesch Scholarshipup to $4,300
16The Women’s College ScholarshipsVariable
17ThinkSwiss Research ScholarshipsVariable
18United States Studies Centre Study Abroad FundVariable
19United States Studies Centre Travel Support Scheme – HonoursVariable
20University of Sydney and Sydney Uni Sports and Fitness (SUSF) Elite Athlete ProgramVariable
21Westpac Future Leaders ScholarshipUp to $120,000
22Postgraduate Research Scholarship in NeuroMusic for Healthy Brain Ageing$35,950 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
23NSW DET 2018 Teacher Education Scholarship Program$5,000 pa
24John Claussen Murray Postgraduate Scholarship in Bowel Cancer Research$3,500 + guaranteed teaching job
25Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarship$20,000
26Peter and Suzanne Davidson Scholarship$7,000 + GP Placement
27Leukemia Foundation Scholarships – Honours, PhD and Postdoctoral$40,000 pa
28John Clauscen Murray Postgraduate Scholarship in Bowel Cancer Research$8,000
29Abbie Basson Sarcoma Research Scholarship$20,000
30Sir John Loewenthal Scholarship$20,000
31Bob and Nancy Edwards Scholarship$30,000
32Robyn Parkes Postgraduate Nursing Grant$1,000
33Rotary Club of Whyalla Mental Health Grant$8,000
34Roberta M.C. Taylor Rural and Remote Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship$4,000
35Australian College of Nursing Government Scholarships$1,000 – $30,000
36Catherine Wotton Ovarian Cancer Scholarship$5,000
37Skellern Family Foundation Scholarship$3,000 pa
38PhD Scholarship: School of Mathematical Sciences$27,082 pa
39PhD Scholarship in Advanced Composite Materials$31,298 pa
40PhD Scholarship in Computational Biophysics$30,000 pa
41Dean’s Scholarship for Scientific Excellence$10,000
42Eric Booth Memorial Grants in Chemistry$8,000
43AQW PhD Scholarship$30,000
44The House Call Doctor Futures in Health Indigenous Scholarship$5,000
45DVCR Completion Scholarship$8,010
46Academic Award Excellence$5,000
47Andrew Colgate Newell Bursary$10,000

Post Graduation/Master’s Scholarships for the Physically Challenged

People who are differently abled need not worry about the expenses of their master’s degree as this particular section will be covering the scholarship programs that are specifically for you.

Note: Make sure that you fulfill the requirements that essential to be met to apply.

Name of the Scholarship University NameEligibility Awards Granted
Neville A. Whiffen Memorial Award The University of South New Wales Must prove one of the following conditions.
-> Brain Injury
-> Any psychiatric disability
-> Major learning or physical disability.
-> Hearing and/or sight impairments etc.
-> Living Allowance +
-> $2000
University of Adelaide Special Circumstances Scholarship
University of Adelaide People must be able to prove that their academic studies were affected due to their disability.-> $27,082 per annum
-> Additional Allowances
Monash Support Scholarship Monash University Must meet a combination of any two of the below-mentioned conditions.
-> Belonging to weak-socio economic background.
-> Physical disability
-> Chronic medical condition
-> Serious Personal Hardships/Challenges.
-> $3000 per annum / $3000 one-off payment
The Faculty of Law Juris Doctor Equity ScholarshipThe University of New South Wales -> Except for law bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a GPA of 65% or higher
-> Having at least one of the possible conditions.
-> Belonging to regional or remote Australian Region.
-> Single Parent
-> Financially struggling
-> Disabled
-> $10,000 per annum
Postgraduate Coursework Equity ScholarshipThe University of New South Whales Same as mentioned under the eligibility criteria of “The Faculty of Law Juris Doctor Equity Scholarship.”-> $13,000 per annum
Equity Scholarships SchemeQueensland University of TechnologySame as mentioned above people with extreme hardships are prioritized over other applicants.
-> For 1-year course $1,500 – $5,000
-> For a 2-year course, a laptop and $15,000
-> For a 3-year course, $22,500 and a laptop
-> For a 4-year course,
$ 30,000 and 2 laptops.

Also Read-  Oxford Scholarships for Australian Students

Master’s Scholarships for Business Related Courses

Certain universities are looking for students aspiring to pursue their master’s degree in fields related to business or business management. So, if your career goal aligns with that of the same, the following information might prove to be helpful.

Name of the Scholarship

University Name


Awards Granted
1800Approved Finance Solutions Scholarship GrantUniversity of New England (UNE)-> Resident of Australia
-> Provide an essay of 800 – 1,500 on “the role of vehicle financing in the future of the automotive industry.”
UWA MBA (Intensive) International Prestige ScholarshipThe University of Western Australia (UWA)-> Merit-Based Scholarship
-> Should’ve scored 680 or above in GMAT
Commerce Alumni Leadership ScholarshipsUniversity of Melbourne-> GPA of 65% or higher
-> Should’ve exhibited leadership qualities in their community.
Queen’s College Graduate Business and Economics ScholarshipUniversity of Melbourne-> Being a postgrad student at Queens College.
-> Resident at Queens College

$2000-$4,000 per annum
Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management Scholarship Monash UniversityThe person needs to be enrolled in one of the courses of the university. Deserving candidates will be shortlisted based on merit.$3,000
CharterNet R&D ScholarshipWestern Sydney University-> Australian Citizen
-> With 4/7 GPA
$10,000 pa + work experience at Charter Net R&D.