Scholarships in Australia are provided on merit and equity bases.
Merit Based Scholarship
The Australian government and Universities in Australia provide scholarships for Pakistani students based on merit, which means scholarships for high achieving students in, academics, athletics or other extra co-curricular activities at an Inter/Alevels or Bachelors level. Pakistani Student who has completed their college education can apply to Australia for higher education.
Equity Based Scholarship
Australian Universities also provides equity based scholarships for People of indigenous, disadvantaged societies or third world countries. The criteria for this scholarship is different depending on each university, yet Pakistanis are preferred more for these scholarships.
Benefits of Scholarship in Australia:
- Study in Australia with scholarship eases of the financial load and students can focus on their education more rather than working part time jobs which takes a toll on their energy and time.
- While applying for jobs having a scholarship helps you stand out from the rest of the applicants. Having a Scholarship indicates that the person is a hard worker and a high achiever.
- In addition to the financial support scholarship provide, these opportunities also help recipients become more empathetic and socially responsible. Scholarship recipients are appreciative of what they receive and, in turn, are more likely to give back in their own lives. Scholarship have a philanthropic effect on those who receive them.
A list of some of the top ranked Australian Universities that provide Scholarships
Name World Rank
- Australian National University 27th
- The University of Melbourne 37th
- The University of Sydney 38th
- The University of New South Wales 43 th
- The University of Queensland 47th
- Monash University 58th
- The University of Western Australia 93 th
- The University of Adelaide 108th
- Deakin University 283 th
*All ranking are based on QS
Why Study in Australia
Australia is a great destination for Pakistani students aspiring to study abroad, Universities of Australia are top ranking in the QS and have been doing so for a long time. Australian Universities have a very diverse population and 20000 Pakistani students are studying there as of late. It is a hot tourist destination and tourists from all over the world come to Australia to witness its scenic beauty and great infrastructure, for example the Sydney Opera House has been inducted in the UNISCO World Heritage site and is just one of the many great structures over there.
Interview to avail Scholarship
Once you get your offer you will be required to give an online interview which can be face to face or online. It’s necessary that you are well prepared for the interview and have researched all possible questions that can be asked from you. Being well prepared will only help your case as you’ll be calm, hopefully ace the interview and get a chance to study in Australia.
Types of Scholarship In Australia for Pakistani Students.
International Postgraduate research scholarships
These postgraduate degree scholarships for master’s students, and postgraduate research scholarships for Ph.D. students, are usually awarded by organizations or universities to international students, enabling them to work alongside academic researchers in Australia. The scholarship covers tuition fees and health cover costs.
Australia Awards Scholarship
The Australia Awards Scholarship 2021 is fully funded. Students from developing countries, particularly those in the Indo-Pacific region, are for undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities. It includes total tuition fees, returns, air travel, contribution to living expenses, and health cover, among other things.
Endeavor Postgraduate Scholarship Awards
The Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship provides financial support for international applicants to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a Master’s or Ph.D. level either by coursework or research in any field in Australia for up to four years.
Destination Australia Scholarship Program is for deserving students who wish to receive financial aid to live and study in regional Australia. It is one of the best scholarships for international students in Australia. Australia’s Department of Education funds them.
Australian APEC Women in Research Fellowship
The Australia – APEC Women in Research Fellowship provides financial support for high-achieving female researchers from developing APEC economies to pursue research opportunities in partnership with Australian education and research institutions. Up to 10 fellowships will be awarded each year for five years. It is a fully-funded Scholarship.
Australian National University
There are several best scholarships for international students in Australia at all study levels. The Australian Government offers ANU Research Scholarship. These are the Fully Funded Scholarships to pursue a Master’s Degree or Ph.D. Degree from Australia
Requirements in Australia for Pakistani Students
Every university has its own benchmark for its prospectus student however generally universities require Alevels/inter for undergraduate degree and a bachelor’s degree for a postgraduate degree. Universities also require IELTS at Bachelor level to study in Australia.
Australia is overall a great country in many aspects, Pakistani students should really consider it to be their study abroad destination. The people and institutions are quite accepting when it comes to international students. In totality students from hundreds of different countries travel to study in top ranked universities of Australia. Even during the pandemic the government and universities gave grants and bursaries while only study in Australia was taking place. After education, pursuing a student visa in Australia is also an option to permanently move to Australia.
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