Scholarships In Australia for Nigeria Students

Want to study in Australia from Nigeria with a scholarship?

Scholarships in Australia are one of the best ways to study in Australia or enter Australian Universities. The Australian Scholarships are provided by both the Australian government and its private and government-funded universities. They help international students in their education to study in Australia without any financial constraints. Sometimes the scholarships are fully funded, and sometimes, they are partially funded. Some of the main benefits of acquiring the Australian Scholarships are a reduction in 10 - 50% tuition fees, 100% tuition fees, getting an Annual Stipend, Fieldwork Allowance, Establishment Allowance, Supplementary Academic Support, Contribution to Living Expenses (CLE), Overseas Students Health Cover and Return Air Travel Ticket.

What GPA is required for Australian Scholarships?

Applications are recommended for students with a grade point average (GPA) of 5.5 or higher. All Australian, New Zealand, and international students are eligible for the current student scholarship. Those selected will get $10,000 to help with their final year of study's educational costs.

Below we have discussed the processes to apply for the Australian scholarships and their eligibility criteria. If you feel overwhelmed by any of the processes below, we at AECC Global are here to help or assist you with the same. We provide free services for students who aspire to continue their higher education abroad. We will be more than happy to assist you with our expert counsellors who have immense experience in students abroad education counselling.

Types of Scholarships in Australia

The scholarships opportunities in Australia are diverse and many. The scholarships for international students in Australia are funded by the Australian government, private universities, and other Organisations. Let us see the scholarships provided by the government and private universities separately. The types of scholarships are:-
  • Government-funded Scholarships
  • Private Universities Scholarships.

Government-Funded Scholarship Programs in Australia for International Students

Government-funded scholarships are the ones provided by the Australian Government. The scholarships cover the students’ 50% or sometimes 100% expenses. There are many benefits to getting government-funded scholarships like the one mentioned above, so thoroughly explore the scholarships before you apply for one.

1. Australia Awards Scholarship

The Australia Awards Scholarship, formerly called the Australian Development Scholarship (ADS), is awarded to students from developing countries, particularly students in Asia, the Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. With this scholarship, students can do their Undergraduate and Post-Graduate studies utterly free in any Australian Institution and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions.

Australia Awards Scholarship Benefits

  • The Australia Awards Fellowships provide the same benefits as Australia Awards Scholarships.

2. Australia Awards Fellowships

Australia Awards Fellowships are also given to students from developing countries. They include Asia, the Pacific, Africa and Middle East. The fellowship is awarded for studying Training and Short Courses, Conferences and Travel Grants Degrees. The scholarship offers full funding to students meaning students can study the courses for free.

Australia Awards Fellowships Benefits

  • The Australia Awards Fellowships provide the same benefits as Australia Awards Scholarships.

3. Australia Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships

The Australia Research Training Program scholarship is for international students to help them undertake the postgraduate research degree in any of the Australian universities. The scholarship is valid for two years of master's or three years of Doctorate.

Australia Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships Benefits

  • The Research Training Program Scholarship covers the entire tuition fees and medical cover costs.

4. Destination Australia Scholarships

The Destination Australia Scholarships are for students who want to study from Certificate IV to Doctorate Level Qualification. Each year 1000 of these scholarships are provided to domestic as well as international students.

Destination Australia Scholarships Benefits

  • This scholarship covers the study and living expenses of the students as AUD 15,000 is provided to each of the students per year.

These are the government-funded scholarship programs in Australia for International Students and as we saw they cover the entire tuition fees, and medical costs for students till their course ends.

Universities in Australia Offering Scholarships

Mentioned below are some of the scholarships offered by Private Australian Universities that cover students’ study costs:-

University Name

Scholarship Name


Expenses Covered in AUD

University of Sydney

University of Sydney International Scholarships

Postgraduate Research or Masters Research Degree

Tuition and living expenses for three years

The Macquarie University

Macquarie University International Scholarships

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degree

Partial Tuition fees up to $10,000

Griffith University

Griffith Remarkable Scholarships

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degree

50% of Tuition Fees

University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne Graduate Research Scholarships

High achieving International Research Students

Tuition Fee, Living Allowance, Relocation Grant, and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

The University of Adelaide

Adelaide Global Excellence Scholarships

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degree

50% of the tuition fees

Flinders University

Flinders International Post Graduate Research Scholarships

Masters or Doctorate Degree

Tuition Fees, Living Allowance, Establishment Allowance, Relocation Costs and Airfares.

Charles Darwin University

International High Achievers Scholarships

Undergraduate or Postgraduate Degree

25 to 50% Tuition fees


UNSW International Scholarships

Undergraduate or Postgraduate Degree

Full or Partial Tuition Fee Payment

How to get Fully Funded Masters Scholarships in Australia?

Listed below are some of the Fully-funded Masters Scholarships in Australia.

  • Australian Government Research Training Programme Scholarships for International Students.
  • Common Wealth Government University of New Castle Scholarships for Masters and PhD Students.
  • University of South Australia Scholarships for International Students.
  • Endeavor Scholarships for Post Graduate Degrees
  • International Post Graduate Research Scholarship
  • International Research Scholarship by the University of Sydney
There are many Full Scholarships in Australia for International Students. Students are advised to explore the same to get the benefits and choose the scholarship that fulfils their specific needs.

How to Apply for Scholarships in Australia from Nigeria?

Applying to Australian Scholarships is easy, and it is as easy as applying to Australian Universities. We will guide you step by step on applying for the Australian Scholarships.

  • Select the Course and University
  • Select the Scholarship.
  • Apply through the University’s website.
  • Submit all the necessary educational documents along with it.
  • Submit your Certificate of English Proficiency exam.
  • Submit your occupation experience certificate, if any.

What is the Eligibility Criteria to Apply for Scholarships to Study in Australia?

  • Excellent Academic Score that must meet the standards set by the Australian Universities.
  • Should be above 18 years of age.
  • Be a citizen of the Participating country
  • Should not be a permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand.
  • Certificate of English Proficiency exam
  • Comply with the entry requirements of the Australian University you are applying to.
  • Satisfy the Australian visa requirements of the Department of Home Affairs.

FAQs about Scholarships to Study in Australia

What Expenses does the Scholarship Cover?

The scholarships provided by both the Australian government and the private universities cover the expenses of students’ tuition fees, accommodation and living expenses, Health Insurance, Return Ait travel ticket, Field Work Allowance, Establishment Allowance, etc.

The conditions may vary from university to university. So it is better to look for the precise information on the university website before applying for a scholarship. If you feel stuck in the middle or even at the beginning of a process, contact AECC Global or visit one of our nearest branches. Our expert counsellors will guide you through each of the single methods and help you realise your abroad education dream.


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