There no doubt that Australia is amongst the top study abroad destinations for international students and Macquarie University is definitely one of the most sought after Australian universities. Following a sharp increase in the number of international students, especially from India, China, Hong Kong, the institution has increased its overall funding in Macquarie University scholarships. The graph below depicts the sharp increase in total funding over the years:
Macquarie University scholarships for international students are available in the form of:
As one will expect, the benefits, eligibility criteria, and application process vary for all these scholarships, be it any coursework, research, or non-academic scholarships. Therefore, international students are encouraged to explore various scholarships offered by the university to assist them financially.
At Macquarie, coursework program scholarships are majorly common for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Furthermore, these scholarships are only awarded towards the payment of chosen program’s tuition fees.
Some of the Macquarie University scholarships available for Indian students beginning a UG/PG coursework program are tabulated below:
|Macquarie University India Scholarship||AUD 10,000/year||IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent TOEFL-iBT/PTE score; For UG: Minimum ATAR of 85; For PG: Minimum WAM score of 65||Not Required|
|Macquarie University Alumni Scholarship||10% tuition fee reduction||Completed UG degree from Macquarie||Not Required|
|ASEAN Partner Scholarship||AUD 15,000/per year||Minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0; Enrolling in full-time UG degree program||Required|
|Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship- FIRST||50% tuition fee reduction||IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent; Minimum ATAR of 90; Applying for UG program within Faculty of Science and Engineering; Participated in FIRST Robotics program||Required|
|Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship- Global Allianz Fund||AUD 15,000||IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent TOEFL-iBT/PTE score; Minimum ATAR of 90/ GPA of 5.0; Enrolling in UG/PG course related to Health and Medical Sciences||Required|
|Indian Partner Arts Scholarship||50% tuition fee reduction||UG graduate of St. Xavier’s Kolkata, LSR Delhi, TISS Mumbai; Minimum WAM score of 65||Nomination via UG institute|
As specified in the last column of the above table, applicants will have to submit an additional scholarship application form for several program. While the deadlines for the scholarship application may vary, the application process is uniform for all:
It is essential for applicants to submit their completed scholarship application before the deadline (varies for scholarships) as incomplete applications will be automatically rejected.
Of the total funding budget for scholarships and grants, Macquarie offers approximately 35% to the incoming and continuing research program students. The majority of the recipients are supported under scholarships designed as a combination of internal and external sources.
Two of the biggest Macquarie University scholarships for international research students are:
In addition to research programs, Australian Award Scholarships are also available for international undergraduate and postgraduate degree program students.
Apart from these academic Macquarie University scholarships- Study Abroad Scholarships (AUD 1,000), Macquarie International College scholarship (AUD 3,000), and Sports Scholarships (AUD 4,000).
Therefore there are all kinds of scholarships available for international students commencing their higher studies and research at Macquarie University.