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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 2021, 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 will open for applications on 1 July 2020.  Please read the pdfs below and contact Professor Elizabeth Leane if you are interested in applying.  

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

Closing date: The Rhodes Scholarship has closed for applications for 2020 and will reopen on 1 July 2020 for the 2021 scholarship.  If  you are interested in applying please make contact with Professor Leane to discuss the application process.

Watch this you tube video about applying for the scholarship:

Application process flyer (PDF 580KB)

Scholar Voices flyer (PDF 261KB)

FAQs (PDF 445KB)

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:  The John Monash Scholarships have closed for applications this year but will reopen for scholarships applications for next year on 1 May 2020.

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:  Applications for Fulbright Scholarships have closed for this year but applications for next year will open on 4 February 2020.