Australian government

The Australian Government offers various scholarships for international students to study at Australian universities. These scholarships aim to develop mutual understanding through study, research, professional development and international education experiences, and to foster specialised research study. Existing international students already studying within a course can not apply for these particular scholarships.

Charles Sturt University (CSU) is registered to receive various scholarship and fellowship students on behalf of the Australian Government.

Australia Awards

The Australia Awards (administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) are prestigious international scholarships and fellowships funded by the Australian Government that aim to contribute to the long term development needs of Australia's partner countries, in line with bilateral and regional agreements.

The Australian Government recognises that education develops skills and knowledge, builds enduring people, country and professional links, and has the power to influence positive change. The Awards strive to develop leadership potential and stimulate lasting change by empowering a global network of talented individuals through high-quality education experiences in Australia and overseas.

Participating countries - If you are interested in studying with CSU on an Australia Award please check if your country is an eligible participating country.

Application closing dates - Each of the relevant country information provides the specific application opening and closing dates. For study in 2018, the application closing date is 30 April 2017 for many participating countries.

Levels of study - The level of study varies significantly across the participating countries from Bachelor degrees, Masters Coursework, Master Research, or PhD. Please check your relevant country information.

Priority development fields of study - The priority fields of study vary from country to country. Please check your relevant country information.

CSU course information - We have various degrees available across our main campuses in New South Wales and the ACT for Australia Award students.

Bachelor degrees - Our undergraduate courses vary from Agricultural Science, Allied Health, Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Criminal Justice, Education to Environmental Science, Ecotourism, Medical Science and Social Work.

Masters Coursework degrees - Our on campus full time offerings include:

Higher Degree by Research (Masters or Phd) - CSU is internationally recognised for applied research and ranked as world-standard or above in five broad fields of research by ERA in 2015 including Environmental Sciences, Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Engineering, Education, and Philosophy and Religious Studies. For more information about HDR at CSU:

Australia Awards John Allwright Fellowships

The ACIAR Fellowships Scheme provides opportunities for partner country scientists involved in ACIAR-supported collaborative research projects to obtain postgraduate qualifications at Australian tertiary institutions.

Applications are welcome from participants in both bilateral and multilateral (IARC) project and they must be working with an ACIAR project in a current partner developing country.

Candidates must submit their applications by 15 May 2017. For more information about how to apply.

Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships (administered by the Department of Education and Training) are internationally competitive, merit-based scholarships provided by the Australian Government that support citizens of countries in the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas to undertake study, research and professional development programmes in Australia and for Australians to undertake these activities overseas.

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships build Australia's reputation for excellence in the provision of education and research, support the internationalisation of the Australian higher education and research sectors and offer high-achieving Australians opportunities to increase their knowledge and expertise in their field.

For further information please email:

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