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Prestigious Scholarships

Do you have what it takes to make a difference?

Imagine combining travel and study at one of the world’s most esteemed universities…

You may wish to consider a number of prestigious scholarships that support exceptional Australian scholars to undertake international postgraduate study.

Click on the scholarship listings below for more information and contact details.

The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting outstanding all-round students to study at the University of Oxford.

The Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international scholarship program in the world, which aims to nurture public-spirited leaders for the future.

The Rhodes Scholarships are open to students from all disciplines. Each year, there are nine Scholarships available in Australia (including one offered by each state). Successful candidates are chosen on the basis of exceptional intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service.

The scholarships cover all University and College fees, a personal stipend and one economy class airfare to Oxford at the start of the Scholarship, as well as an economy flight back to the student's home country at the conclusion of the Scholarship.

Eligible students must have completed, or be completing by 15 June 2019, an Honours or Masters degree with a first-class result or equivalent. There are also eligibility rules relating to age, residency and citizenship.

The Tasmanian Rhodes Scholarship has closed for applications this year but please read the pdfs below and contact Associate Professor Elizabeth Leane if you are interested in applying next year.  

For more information: visit

Students wondering “Should I apply?” are encouraged to look at the following Storify site:

Apply: Interested Tasmanian students should contact Associate Professor Elizabeth Leane at to discuss the application process before applying.

Closing date: 14 September 2018 

Watch this you tube video about applying for the scholarship:

Application process flyer (PDF 152.6KB)

Scholar Voices flyer (PDF 261KB)

FAQs (PDF 448KB)

Misconceptions (PDF 505KB)

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John Monash scholarships support scholars to undertake a masters or doctoral degree at an overseas University of choice. For those who have completed or are about to complete an undergraduate degree at an Australian University, have shown excellence in their field, demonstrated leadership skills and have a vision for how they can contribute to a better Australia. 

Apply: Contact for more information.

Closing date:  1 August 2018 (Applications open 1 May 2018.)

The Australian-American Fulbright Commission offers Scholarships to Australian citizens across all career stages. Awardees take part in a bi-lateral academic and cultural exchange, pursuing research or study at a U.S. institution, experiencing life in the United States of America, and bringing back their knowledge and experience to share with their communities in Australia.

Fulbright postgraduate scholarships support scholars to enrol in a US University Masters degree or other postgraduate program, support postgraduate students to extend their research and/or study in the US, and provide a range of postdoctoral, professional, and senior scholar opportunities.

Apply: Contact for more information.

Closing date:  15 July 2018