If you are hoping to start a course at an Australian university in semester 1 (February) 2015 and need funding, please make sure you start researching scholarships as soon as possible. Some schemes will ask you to already have an offer of place from your Australian university before you can apply, so it’s important to check all the criteria and deadlines that apply sooner rather than later.

There are two general scholarships that students applying to study in Australia can go for, though these awards are often restricted to postgraduate applicants.