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Macquarie University Scholarships for International Students: Benefits, Eligibility, Application

Sugandhi Sood Sugandhi Sood
Study Abroad Expert

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:

Total Funding in Macquarie University Scholarships

Macquarie University scholarships for international students are available in the form of:

  • Vice Chancellor’s International Scholarship
  • Partner scholarships
    • ASEAN
    • Allianz
    • FIRST
    • Country
    • Institution
  • Study Abroad Scholarships
  • Macquarie University International College Scholarship
  • MGSM
  • Research
  • Sports scholarships
  • External scholarships like Global Study Scholarship

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.

Macquarie University Scholarships for Coursework Programs

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:

NameBenefitsEligibilityApplication
Macquarie University India ScholarshipAUD 10,000/yearIELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent TOEFL-iBT/PTE score; For UG: Minimum ATAR of 85; For PG: Minimum WAM score of 65Not Required
Macquarie University Alumni Scholarship10% tuition fee reductionCompleted UG degree from MacquarieNot Required
ASEAN Partner ScholarshipAUD 15,000/per yearMinimum GPA of 5.0/7.0; Enrolling in full-time UG degree programRequired
Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship- FIRST50% tuition fee reductionIELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent; Minimum ATAR of 90; Applying for UG program within Faculty of Science and Engineering; Participated in FIRST Robotics programRequired
Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship- Global Allianz FundAUD 15,000IELTS 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 SciencesRequired
Indian Partner Arts Scholarship50% tuition fee reductionUG graduate of St. Xavier’s Kolkata, LSR Delhi, TISS Mumbai; Minimum WAM score of 65Nomination 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:

  • Step II: Explore relevant Macquarie University scholarships. Verify eligibility, documents, and note Scholarship Name. For example, the name for Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship- FIRST is “FIRST”.
  • Step IV: Submit the necessary supporting documents such as LOR, Personal essay, etc.

It is essential for applicants to submit their completed scholarship application before the deadline (varies for scholarships) as incomplete applications will be automatically rejected.

Macquarie University Scholarships for Research Programs

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:

  • Macquarie Research Scholarship: International students applying for HDR programs at the university are eligible for Macquarie University scholarships.
    • Benefits: Tuition fee waiver and an annual stipend of AUD 28,092 (2020 rate).
    • Applicants of Research Training Program(iRTP) and Macquarie Research Excellence Scholarship (iMQRES) are covered under this scholarship.
    • Applicants must have an IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent TOEFL score.
  • Australian Award Scholarships: Students belonging to countries outside Australia and New Zealand are considered for these scholarships.
    • Benefits: Tuition fees, travel expenses, accommodation, Student Health Insurance, visa expenses.
    • Proficiency in the English language, minimum TOEFL- iBT score of 78 or equivalent IELTS score.
    • Evidence that the potential supervisor has offered in-principle support to the research topic.

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.

Scholarships Offered


Macquarie Indian Partner Arts Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: 2

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MGSM Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Need-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Macquarie Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarship Program


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $6,648
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Vice Chancellor’s International Scholarship- St Xavier’s College


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: 2

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ASEAN Partner Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $9,095
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Macquarie University International College Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $2,800
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Macquarie University India Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $6,826
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 1

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Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarship- Global Allianz Fund


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $10,019
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 1

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Macquarie Research Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Destination Australia Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $11,070
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 1000

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Australia Awards Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 1985

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Bhajan Lal Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Robert S. McNamara Fellowship Program


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $25,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Australian Government Research Training Program


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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Paul Foundation scholarships


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $20,174
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Diploma
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $20,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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QS Leadership Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Master
  • Number of Scholarships: 1

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Go Clean Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $3,500
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 1

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VueVille Future Technology Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 1

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Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $150
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 3000

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BrokerFish International student scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Bachelor
  • Number of Scholarships: 1

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JN Tata Endowment Scholarship


  • International Student Eligible: Yes
  • Amount: Variable Amount
  • Type: Merit-Based
  • Level of Study: Doctorate
  • Number of Scholarships: N/A

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