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Most students who come to study in Australia are full-fee paying students, but there are other options available. The Australian Government offers a number of scholarships to students and individual Universities may also offer scholarships for international students. If you need more advice on scholarships, remember we're here to help! We can advise you on all kinds of funding issues and we'll be happy to talk to you about scholarships.

Most scholarships cover various educational sectors, ranging from student exchanges through to postgraduate study. If you're learning English at an English language institute in Australia, you won't be able to apply for an Australia Government scholarship, but there are a number of English language training scholarships available from Australian institutions and Universities.

Australian Scholarships are managed by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) and the Department of Education. For more information on their scholarships you can visit the Australian Scholarships page.

Currently, there are three programs that international students may apply for from Australian Scholarships:

Australian Development Scholarships (ADS) - This scholarship is to help in the long-term development needs of Australia's partner countries. ADS is very focused on providing people with all the skills they need to influence the development of their native country. Part of this is helping them obtain relevant qualifications through Australian institutions.

Endeavor Awards - The Australian Government provides these scholarships on a merit-based program aiming to provide opportunities for citizens of the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific regions. It helps students with their study, professional development and research in Australia. Now and again there are some of these scholarships available to individuals from the Americas and Europe.

Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) - This scholarship focuses on helping to develop leaders who will then go on to affect and influence social and economic policy reform in their own countries and others in the Asia-Pacific region. Primarily, the ALA is looking at students in the postgraduate fields of study and some short-term fellowship students.