Government aid

QUT offers assistance for international students to access a range of scholarships and financial aid programs offered by governments and scholarship bodies in Australia and other countries.


  • Australia Awards — a series of scholarships, fellowships, and grants aiming to promote knowledge, education links, and enduring ties between Australia and its neighbours
  • Endeavour Awards and Fellowships — competitive, merit-based scholarships and fellowships providing opportunities for Australians to undertake study, research or professional development overseas, and for overseas citizens to do the same in Australia
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) — Support postgraduate research training in the higher education sector; and provide financial support to postgraduate students of exceptional research promise who undertake their higher degree by research (HDR) at an eligible Australian higher education provider (HEP)




  • LPDP — Master and Doctoral scholarships for study in Indonesia or abroad, targeting academic excellence and strong leadership skills
  • MoRA - PhD level scholarship for lecturers from Islamic higher degree institutions under the 5000 Doktor program
  • RISTEKDIKTI — applicable to Indonesian lecturers that have NIDN (Nomor Induk Dosen Nasional/National Lecturer Number)


  • MARA/JPA-MARA — degree preparation programmes for local and overseas studies


  • VIED — a series of scholarships with objectives to train students at Bachelor, Master and Doctoral levels


  • OCSC — the Office of Education Affairs, Royal Thai Embassy is acts as a guardian for Royal Thai Government students who have been granted scholarships to further their education in Australia and New Zealand, by handling their education and associated financial affairs

Sri Lanka

  • NCAS — grants allowing academics to upgrade their degree qualifications, preferably to PhD level



  • SU — study grants for those in financial need studying at university


  • Kela — study grants, housing supplements, and student loans for full-time tertiary study


  • BAfög — grants for young German citizens or residents studying at higher educational institutions


  • Lånekassen —support for higher education abroad and in-country while studying full-time, in the form of loans and grants


  • CSN — grants and loans for university students, as well as supplements for special situations

Latin America



  • CNPq – grants for undergraduate, graduate, and research degrees and training in the science and technology fields
  • CAPES – scholarships for PhDs, postdoctoral research, and PhD/postdoctoral internships


  • Becas Chile – overseas scholarships for education in English, internships improving technical skills, and Masters, PhD and postdoctoral research


  • ICETEX – the Colombian government entity responsible for listing grants offered by overseas countries
  • COLFUTURO – non-profit foundation providing financial support to access high-quality postgraduate study programs abroad
  • COLCIENCIAS – financing for Masters and Doctoral studies abroad


  • FIDERH – affordable loans for students to finance their graduate studies in Mexico or abroad
  • FUNED – supports students studying Masters degrees around the world
  • CONACYT – scholarships for students to study graduate degrees overseas



  • PRONABEC – postgraduate scholarships for study overseas

North America



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