Scholarships for international students at Macquarie

Macquarie has one of the most generous international scholarship programs in Australia.

This includes a wide variety of long and short term opportunities for international students. The range of scholarships available can depend on the country you are from, with other eligibility factors including your field of study and academic or sporting achievements.

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To view scholarships you may be eligible for, please select the options below which apply to you.


Scholarships FAQs

There are a range of research scholarships available to international students. Use our research scholarship search to see what you could be eligible for.

Yes, Macquarie University welcomes students from the Australia Awards program. The program provides long and short term study and professional development opportunities to citizens from developing countries around the globe. They are targeted to provide enhanced leadership, knowledge and technical skills to partner governments, tertiary institutions and strategic organisations that are driving sustainable development.

To be eligible, students must meet the specific eligibility criteria for the participating countries. Students can apply by following the application process available on the Australia Awards website. For enquiries specific to Australia Awards at Macquarie University please contact

Depending on the scholarship, some do not require a separate scholarship application. Applicants will be automatically assessed for the scholarship and eligible students will be made an offer as part of their course offer.

Other scholarships will require an application to be submitted which generally will be assessed by a scholarship selection committee against the scholarship criteria. Students will be notified of the outcome via email.

Please visit the individual scholarship webpage for specific details on the application process.

Generally, applications are open year round or until scholarships have been filled up for the year. You will be required to accept your scholarship by the date indiciated in your Offer Letter. There are limited number of scholarships, so we encourage you to accept your offer early to avoid disappointment.

Students can generally only receive one scholarship at a time, however there can be exceptions. Contact us at for advice if you are offered more than one.

Most scholarship offers cannot be deferred. Instead, you may be able to reapply in a subsequent round. Please check the details of the individual scholarship to see your options.

International student scholarships are generally fee reductions where payment is processed close to the start date of each Session/Term.

Two weeks before your payment due date, you can check that your scholarship has been applied in eStudent under ‘View student finances’. Click on ‘Click Here for Details’ next to ‘My Sponsorships/Scholarships’ section.

Depending on your awarded scholarship, change to your enrolment may impact your continuing eligibility for the scholarship.

So, if you are considering making changes to your enrolment (eg. transferring to another course, reducing your study load, suspend your studies, etc), please notify the Scholarships Team at prior to making the change.