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Applications close 5 December 2023.
Are you looking to forge new links between Australia and Asia?
Applications are now open for 2024 Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarships, valued up to $12,250 each. With a weeklong leadership residential in Singapore and access to mentoring and networking opportunities, this scholarship is a remarkable opportunity to expand your worldview, embrace new perspectives and help build stronger ties between Australia and Asia.
The New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program is a prestigious scholarship scheme that provides an opportunity for high-achieving Australian undergraduate students to undertake study and work placements, for one or two semesters, in host locations across the Indo-Pacific region. Want to learn more about the program? Join one of our upcoming information sessions.
Under this programme, PhD students from outside Singapore will spend a minimum of one to a maximum of two years at A*STAR Research Institutes in Singapore under the joint supervision of the staff of the A*STAR Research Institutes and the overseas universities.
Opens: April 2022
Closes: September 2022

Successful applicants will be given the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one year master's degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing - one of China's most prestigious universities.
Opens: February 2023

The Fulbright Program has launched a competition for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program for the 2023-2024 academic year. Fulbright scholars take part in an academic and cultural exchange, pursuing research or study at a U.S. institution.
Always open for submissions.

This program offers the opportunity to recruit excellent professors from international partner universities for temporary teaching and research collaborations.
Closes: 15 January 2023

The program provides grants to Bachelor and Research Masters students enrolled at any Australian university for a 3-month research internship at a Swiss university.
Closes: 22 April 2022

To nurture a cadre of talented biomedical and clinical research scientists at the School, the School launched the LKCMedicine Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme.
TUM-IAS awards Fellowships to distinguished researchers and gives them the necessary time and financial support to explore new venues, to develop novel research areas and to establish intensive international collaborations.
Closes: 1 May 2022

Students planning exchange, study abroad or full degree programs in France can apply for the Nicolas Baudin Travel Grant.
Closes: 1 May 2022

Students planning exchange, study abroad or full degree programs in France can apply for the Nicolas Baudin Travel Grant.
International Programs IITD offers a platform to facilitate the placement of students at various global universities and institutions for research internships. To offer a research internship to a student at IITD fill out the following form.

Applications close 3 April 2022.
Closes 30 September 2022

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) invites outstanding scholars and scientists to join us as Assistant Professor or Associate Professor under the University’s flagship Vice-Chancellor Early Career Professorship Scheme.
Closes 30 November 2022

Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries. The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships are aimed at young researchers from abroad who have completed a master’s degree or PhD.

Closed Global Opportunities

Opens: TBC

The Australian Academy of Science invites expressions of interest from junior scientists who are no more than 30 years of age at time of application, to visit the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States of America. Open to current PhD, final year master's or honours students.
Opens: TBC

ICETEX Postgraduate Scholarships program, led by the Colombian Embassy, allows foreigners to study in Colombia in Semester 1, 2020. The ICETEX Scholarship covers tuition costs, a monthly stipend, set-up costs, health insurance, visa costs, and contributions towards books and incidentals.
Opens: TBC

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship programme was established in October 2000 by a donation of US$210m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the University of Cambridge. Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.
Opens: TBC

ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship program provides grants to students enrolled at Australian universities for a three-month research internship at a Swiss University. Bachelors and masters students enrolled at UQ are encouraged to apply.
Applications accepted 1 October through 31 January each year.

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy fellowship program cultivates a community of culturally and academically diverse leaders who will address the world’s most complex challenges by driving positive and lasting change. McDonnell Scholars are selected based on their ability to emerge as leaders. Scholars are given a generous financial package to support their graduate and professional degree studies at Washington University in St. Louis.
Opens: TBC

A Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship is a unique opportunity to study for a two-year Master’s degree in low or middle-income country of the Commonwealth. Through cultural exchange and academic collaboration, Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholars help bring about positive change and find solutions to the shared challenges we face – both in their home countries and those that host them.
Opens: TBC

The QUEX program aims to recruit the very best students, to work across the University of Exeter and The University of Queensland, towards joint degrees. The scheme pays full fees and a stipend, as well as a generous training and travel fund.
Opens: TBC

Each year, there are nine Scholarships available in Australia to enable outstanding students — chosen on the basis of exceptional intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service — to study at the University of Oxford. Applicants from UQ may direct their enquiries to
Opens: TBC

Work in Singapore on a Nanyang Assistant Professorship in 2021, funded and supported on a generous salary to commence a tenure track appointment. UQ early researcher opportunity in Singapore on a research grant, valued up to $1 million Singapore dollars.
Opens: TBC

High-achieving students who are independent thinkers, display purposeful leadership, and have a civic orientation will receive full funding to pursue a graduate degree at Stanford University in any field.
Opens: TBC

Cambridge Australia Scholarships (CAS) provides scholarships for Australian graduates to undertake Masters and PhD studies at the University of Cambridge, England. To be eligible, all applicants must have first been accepted to attend the University of Cambridge in their chosen course.
Opens: September 2021

The Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships are awarded to students from Australia for graduate study at Harvard University in academic year 2022-2023. Knox Fellows are selected through a rigorous competitive process on the basis of academic excellence, strength of character, and potential for leadership in their field. A Knox Fellowship pays full Harvard tuition, mandatory health insurance fees and a stipend sufficient to cover living expenses for a 10-month academic year.
Opens: TBC

The Prince Faisal bin Fahad Award is an international research grant program targeted at sports research projects related to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Award will allow researchers to apply for funding of USD$80,000 to $120,000 to support their research. A total of USD$1M will be awarded.
Opens: TBC

American Australian Association scholarships and grants provide support to the next generation of American, Native American, Australian and Indigenous Australian individuals to undertake transformational educational study, research and artistic development in each other’s country
Opens: February 1, 2022 to March 31, 2022

The Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarships supports young Australians to undertake graduate study at the world’s best universities and colleges (e.g. Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, Harvard, Princeton, Bologna etc.) for up to two years (and in select cases up to three years). From 2022 onward, up to 25 scholarships a year may be awarded..
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