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The Vice Chancellors of the five West Australian universities have formed the PRISM Alliance to support the State’s brightest and best students in pursuing prestigious international scholarships. 

Scholarships

Find out about some of the prestigious international scholarships available to students.

Prestigious International Scholarships

 

Learn more about some of the prestigious international scholarships available to students.

 

 

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Amy Li Cambridge Scholarship

Offered by: Cambridge Trust, DNV GL
Degree level: Undergraduate

Study in: UK

The scholarships will be awarded to undergraduates from any country outside the EU studying Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or Chemical Engineering.


Boustany Scholarship in Astronomy

Offered by: Cambridge Trust, Boustany Foundation
Degree level: PhD

Study in: UK, Pembroke College, Cambridge University
Course starts: Offered every three years (next available 2016-17)
Value: University Composition Fee, annual stipend, all expenses relating to internship.


Cambridge Australia Scholarship

Offered by: Cambridge Australia Scholarships
Degree level: Masters, Phd

Application deadline: 15 November 2015 for 2016-17
Study in: UK, Cambridge University
Value: Masters part scholarship, PhD full-cost scholarship, covering University Composition Fee, annual stipend (sufficient for a single person), and a contribution towards travel.


Cambridge Cancer Centre PhD Studentship

Offered by: Cambridge Cancer Centre
Degree level: Phd

Study in: UK, Cambridge University
Value: University Composition Fee, annual stipend.


Cambridge International Scholarship

Offered by: University of Cambridge

Study in: UK, Cambridge University
Value: University Composition Fee, annual stipend (sufficient for a single person).


Cambridge Schröder Scholarship in German Studies

Offered by: Department of German and Dutch, University of Cambridge, Jesus College
Degree level: Phd

Study in: UK, Cambridge University
Value: Variable

This scholarship is available to PhD applicants of any nationality, in the field of German Studies. Applicants should list Jesus College as their first-choice college.


Cambridge Trust Scholarship (Postgraduate)

Offered by: Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust
Degree Level: Post graduate

Study in: UK, Cambridge University
Value: Contribution towards University Composition Fee


Cambridge Trust Scholarship (Undergraduate)

Offered by: Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust
Degree Level: Undergraduate

Study in: UK, Cambridge University
Value: Contribution towards University Composition Fee

 


Charlie Perkins Scholarship at the University of Cambridge

Offered by: Cambridge Australia Scholarships, Charlie Perkins Scholarship Trust
Degree level: Postgraduate

Application: In addition to applying to the University of Cambridge, candidates should apply to the Charlie Perkins Trust.
Study in: UK, Cambridge University
Value: University Composition Fee, annual stipend (sufficient for a single person), annual travel allowance of £1000.


Charter Cambridge International Scholarship

Offered by: St Edmund's College

Application deadline: Awarded every three years (next available in 2019-20).
Value: University tuition fee, annual stipend (sufficient for a single person).

 


Chevening Scholarships

Offered by: British Government/FCO
Degree level: Masters Degree

Application deadline: 3 Nov 2015 (annual)
Study in: UK
Course starts: AY 2016/2017

The Chevening Scholarships is the flagship global scholarship program of the British Government. Every year, it provides scholarships to around 1000 outstanding students from over 130 countries who wish to pursue postgraduate study in the UK. Chevening Scholarships are full scholarships which cover tuition fees, monthly stipend and various one-off allowances as well as international travel to and from UK.


Churchill Jafar Studentship

Offered by: Churchill College
Degree level: Phd

Application: No separate application is required for this scholarship.
Study in: UK, Cambridge University, Churchill College
Value: University Composition Fee, annual stipend (sufficient for a single person)

This scholarship is available to PhD applicants in the fields of Petroleum Engineering and Earth Sciences. It is only tenable at Churchill College, and is not awarded each year.


Churchill Pfizer Studentship

Offered by: Churchill College
Degree level: Phd

Application: No separate application is required for this scholarship.
Study in: UK, Cambridge University, Churchill College
Value: University Composition Fee, annual stipend (sufficient for a single person - the value may vary if a candidate receives additional funding from other sources).  

This scholarship is available to PhD candidates in the fields of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology.  It is only tenable at Churchill College, and is not awarded annually; it will not be awarded in 2015-16.


Churchill Pochobradsky Studentship

Offered by: Churchill College
Degree level: Phd

Application: No separate application is required for this scholarship.
Study in: UK, Cambridge University, Churchill College
Value: University Composition Fee, annual stipend (sufficient for a single person - the value may vary if a candidate receives additional funding from other sources)

This scholarship is available to PhD applicants in the fields of Engineering and Chemical Engineering.  It is only tenable at Churchill College, and is not awarded annually.


Clarendon Scholarships at University of Oxford

Offered by: Oxford University Press
Degree level: Masters/PhD Degrees

Application deadline: 8 Jan/22 Jan 2016 (annual)
Study in: UK
Course starts: October 2016

The Clarendon Scholarship Fund is a prestigious graduate scholarship scheme offering around 140 new scholarships every year to eligible graduate applicants (including international students) at the University of Oxford. Clarendon Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and potential across all degree-bearing subjects at graduate level at the University of Oxford. The scholarships cover tuition and college fees in full and a generous grant for living expenses.


Commonwealth Cambridge Scholarship

Offered by: Commonwealth Scholarship Commission

Application: In addition to applying to the University of Cambridge, candidates should apply to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.
Value: University Composition Fee and annual stipend, return airfare to/from the UK.

 


Duke of Edinburgh Cambridge International Scholarship

Offered by: St Edmund's College

Study in: UK, Cambridge University, St Edmund’s College
Value: University tuition fee, annual stipend (sufficient for a single person).

 


Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme

Offered by: Campus France
Degree level: Masters/PhD Degree

Application deadline: before 8 Jan 2016 (annual)
Study in: France

The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme aims to attract the best foreign students for master’s and PhD degree programs at participating French Universities. Eiffel scholarship-holders receive a monthly allowance; it does not cover tuition fees. In addition, the scholarship covers various other expenses including return trip, health insurance and cultural activities.


Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

Offered by: Australian Government Department of Education and Training
Degree level: undergraduate, post graduate and non degree

Application deadline: Offered annually
Study in: Various

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian Government’s competitive, merit-based scholarships and fellowships providing opportunities for Australians to undertake study, research or professional development overseas and for overseas citizens to do the same in Australia


Fulbright Scholarship

Offered by: USA Government
Degree level: Masters/PhD

Application deadline: Varies, Feb-Oct 2016
Study in: USA

The Fulbright Scholarship Program is the flagship international exchange scholarship program between the U.S. Government and 155 countries. Each year, approximately 1,800 Fulbright scholarships are awarded to excellent foreign students who wish to pursue a Masters or PhD Degree in the United States. The Fulbright Scholarship Program provides full funding for the duration of the study which includes tuition, textbooks, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance.


Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Offered by: Gates Cambridge Trust
Degree level: Masters/PhD Degree

Application deadline: 14 Oct/2 Dec 2015 (annual)
Study in: UK
Course starts: October 2016

The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are one of the most prestigious international scholarships which are open to all international students from all over the world. The scholarships are full-cost awards for graduate study and research in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The scholarship covers the university fees, maintenance allowances, airfare, etc. About 100 new Gates Scholars are awarded annually.


Gulbenkian Yuval Cambridge Studentship at Churchill College

Offered by: Churchill College
Degree level: Phd

Study in: UK, Cambridge University, Churchill College
Value: University Composition Fee, annual stipend (sufficient for a single person - the value may vary if a candidate receives additional funding from other sources).

 


Hamilton Cambridge International Scholarship

Offered by: Selwyn College
Degree level: Phd

Conditions: Applicants should select Selwyn College as their first-choice college.
Study in: UK
Value: University Composition Fee, annual stipend (sufficient for a single person)

This scholarship is available to PhD applicants in any subject, and is only tenable at Selwyn College.  It is not awarded every year, and will next be available for a student starting in 2017-18.


Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

Offered by: USA Government
Degree level: Non-degree

Application deadline: Before 1 Oct (annual)
Study in: USA

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides a year of professional enrichment in the United States for experienced professionals from designated countries throughout the world. The Fellowship provides ten months of non-degree academic study and related professional experiences in the United States. Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or private sector.


Hughes Hall Cambridge International Scholarship

Offered by: Hughes Hall

Application: No separate application is required for this scholarship.
Value: University Composition Fee and annual stipend (sufficient for a single person).

Priority will be given to applicants who are currently members of Hughes Hall.


Humboldt Research Fellowship

Offered by: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Degree level: Post doctoral research

Application deadline: conditions apply
Study in: Germany

Application are accepted from researchers from abroad with above average qualifications, at the beginning of their academic career and who have only completed their doctorate in the last four years. A Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers allows successful applicants to carry out long-term research (6-24 months) in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research and their academic host.


John Monash Scholarships

Offered by: General Sir John Monash Foundation
Degree level: Any postgraduate degree

Application deadline: 1 August 2016
Study in: Any international university that is considered to be amongst the global leaders in their field of study.

The General Sir John Monash Foundation offers up to twenty Scholarships per year for postgraduate study at leading overseas universities. The John Monash Scholarships recognise excellence and leadership, and celebrate one of Australia’s finest leaders: General Sir John Monash. Each year the Scholarships are awarded to outstanding Australian graduates to enable them to study for a Masters or Doctoral degree at the world’s best universities.


LEGO Cambridge Scholarship

Offered by: The LEGO Foundation
Degree level: Phd

Value: University tuition fee, annual stipend (for a single person)

This scholarship is available to PhD applicants of any nationality, whose research will contribute to the work of the University of Cambridge's Centre for Research on Play in Education, Development and Learning.


LMB Cambridge Scholarship

Offered by: MRC Laboratory for Molecular Biology, Cambridge
Degree level: Phd

Value: University Composition Fee, annual stipend (sufficient for a single person) and contribution towards travel costs.

This scholarship is available for PhD applicants in Molecular Biology.


RG Menzies Scholarship to Harvard

Offered by: The Harvard Club of Australia Foundation
Degree level: Masters/PhD Degrees

Application deadline: Friday, 3 November 2017 and close on Thursday, 9 February 2018
Study in: Harvard

The Robert Gordon Menzies Scholarships to Harvard are Australia's most prestigious national awards for postgraduate study in the United States. Inaugurated in 1967 by prominent Australian alumni of Harvard to honour the Australian statesman and longest-serving Prime Minister, the Menzies Scholarship grants at least one annual award to talented Australians who have gained admission to a Harvard graduate school. The ideal candidates for the Scholarship are Australians whose primary objective, after completing their studies at Harvard, is to make a significant contribution to this country's development.

Awarded in partnership with The Harvard Club of Australia and the Australian National University, the scholarship is administered by the ANU for postgraduate study in the at Harvard University in the United States.

The scholarship has been awarded to over 80 scholars since 1967. The Selection Committee may award up to two Menzies Scholarships valued at up to US$60,000 each. An additional Menzies Scholarships valued at US$60,000 may be offered every second year by HCA Philanthropy - 'Class of 1970', for a Menzies Scholar to study at the Harvard Business School.

Candidates for the Scholarship are Australians whose primary objective, after completing their studies at Harvard, is to make a significant contribution to Australia's development.


The Harvard Fellowships for Research

Offered by: The Harvard Club of Australia Foundation
Award: Fellowships

Application deadline: Applications open in April of the preceding year and close in September

Australia-Harvard Fellowship is an initiative of the Harvard Club of Australia Foundation, a long-standing nationwide philanthropic organisation based in Sydney. It promotes learned exchange between Harvard University and Australia, and reinforces existing academic networks at mid-career and senior levels.

Begun in 2004, the A-HF program has already granted some 60 Fellowships derived from the Foundation’s contribution of more than a million dollars. The Fellowships are recognised as prestigious awards with substantial impacts on scientific discovery and career advancement.

The Australia-Harvard Fellowships are aimed at innovators who are normally based at Harvard and have a persuasive plan to collaborate with Australia’s best bioscience researchers and educators. The award also supports Australian researchers who wish later to follow up such joint initiatives at Harvard.

A Fellowship takes the form of a donation to a qualified Australian institution. It covers the cost of travel and subsistence, allowing an Australian researcher to bring a Harvard counterpart to this country for lengthy scientific collaboration. Fellowships are awarded annually and applications open in April of the preceding year and close in September. Winners are announced in January.


Mountbatten Cambridge International Scholarship

Offered by: Christ's College, Sir Ernest Cassel Educational Trust
Degree level: Phd

Study in: UK
Value: University Composition Fee, annual stipend (sufficient for a single person).

Applicants should require financial assistance in order to study at the University of Cambridge. Successful candidates should have been selected to receive a Cambridge International Scholarship, and be offered a place at Christ's College.

This scholarship is available to PhD candidates from Commonwealth countries, in any subject, and is tenable at Christ's College.
Priority will be given to candidates from developing countries who show intent to use their studies to contribute to the further advancement of their home region or country.


Queens' College Stephen Thomas Studentship

Offered by: Queens' College
Degree level: Phd

Application: No separate application is required for this scholarship.
Value: University Composition Fee, annual stipend (for a single person)

Applicants should select Queens' College as their first choice college, and should be successful in the Cambridge International Scholarship competition.

This scholarship is available to PhD applicants in the fields of Engineering or Computer Science, and is only tenable at Queens' College.
The programme allows for one student in residence each year, and an award will next be made to a student starting in 2017-18.


Rhodes Scholarships

Offered by: Rhodes Scholarship Fund
Degree level: Masters/PhD Degree

Application deadline: Varies, July-Oct
Study in: UK

The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting exceptional all-round students at the University of Oxford. Established in the will of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, the Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international scholarship program in the world.


Roberta Sykes Scholarship at the University of Cambridge

Offered by: Cambridge Australia Scholarships, Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation
Degree level: Masters, Phd

Application deadline: The University application deadline for the LLM (Master of Law) in 2016-17 is 15 November 2015.
Value: University Composition Fee, annual maintenance allowance (sufficient for a single person), annual travel allowance of £1000.

This scholarship is available to Australian students who are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, and who apply to take a Master's or PhD at the University of Cambridge. It is only tenable at one of the following colleges: Clare, Clare Hall, Darwin, King's, St Edmund's, Trinity, Wolfson.


Rotary Foundation Global Study Grants

Offered by: Rotary Foundation
Degree level: Masters/PhD Degrees

Application deadline: Rolling
Study in: Any country

The Rotary Foundation offers scholarship funding through the Rotary Foundation Global Grant scholarships. The scholarship funds graduate-level coursework or research for one to four academic years. The minimum budget for a global grant scholarship is $30,000.


Santander Cambridge Scholarship

Offered by: Santander

Application deadline: the University application deadline for the LLM (Master of Law) in 2016-17 is 15 November 2015.
Value: £10,000

This scholarship is available to Masters applicants from any country, although priority will be given to applicants from members of the network of Santander Universities.


Schlumberger Cambridge International Scholarship

Offered by: Schlumberger Gould Research Ltd

Degree level: Phd
Application: No separate application is required for this scholarship.
Value: University Composition Fee, annual stipend (sufficient for a single person)

This scholarship is available to PhD applicants in subjects relevant to the work of the Schlumberger Gould Research Centre in Cambridge.


Schwarzman Scholars

Offered by: Stephen A. Schwarzman
Degree level: Masters Degree

Application deadline: September 15, 2016
Study in: Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.


Smuts Cambridge Scholarship

Offered by: Smuts Memorial Fund
Degree level: Phd

Application: No separate application is required for this scholarship.
Study in: UK
Value: University Composition Fee, annual stipend (sufficient for a single person)

This scholarship is available to PhD applicants whose research relates to a Commonwealth country or countries (excluding the UK), normally in the fields of Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences.


Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships

Offered by: Swiss Government
Degree level: PhD/Postdoctoral Degree

Application deadline: Varies, Sept-Nov 2015
Study in: Switzerland

The Swiss Government, through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), awards various postgraduate scholarships to foreign scholars and researchers. These scholarships provide graduates from all fields with the opportunity to pursue doctoral or postdoctoral research at one of the public funded university or recognized institution in Switzerland. The scholarship covers a monthly payment, exemption of tuition fees, health insurance, air fare, special lodging allowance, etc.


Wellcome Cambridge Trust Scholarship

Offered by: Wellcome Trust research projects

Application: No separate application is required for this scholarship.
Study in: UK
Value: The scholarship will pay the difference between the University tuition fee at the Home/EU rate and at the overseas rate, all other costs will be subject to approval from the relevant School/Department.

This scholarship is available to research students in the University's research projects funded by the Wellcome Trust.


Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Scholarships

Offered by: Westpac Bicentennial Trust
Degree level: Masters/PhD Degrees

Application deadline: Asian Exchange Scholarship Applications closes 15 July 2016. Future Leaders Scholarship opens July 2016.
Study in: Asia/Australia

Westpac will celebrate their 200 year anniversary in 2017 and as part of their continued support of Australia, they established the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation. The Foundation will offer scholarships backing people who have the drive to make a difference. Progress is made when people of ambition, ability and vision believe anything is possible.


Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

Offered by: Churchhill Trust
Degree level: No prescribed qualifications

Application deadline: Annual
Study in: Various

A Churchill Fellowship offers ordinary Australians the opportunity to travel to the far edges of the globe to conduct valuable research in their field and bring back knowledge, experience, ideas and innovation for the betterment of their industry, community and Australia. 
Fellowships are awarded for the purpose of pursuing an overseas investigative project of a kind that is not readily available in Australia. The Fellowship is not designed to enable applicants to complete tertiary qualifications.


Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholarship

Offered by: Woolf Institute
Degree level: Phd

Study in: UK
Value: University Composition Fee, annual stipend (sufficient for a single person).  

This scholarship is available to PhD applicants in subjects relevant to the work of the Woolf Institute - the study of relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims.