International Students Scholarships and financial support

Scholarships and financial support

We are proud to offer a range of scholarships to international students. You can learn more about each scholarship by clicking the links below.

Current international scholarships

JCU International Excellence Scholarship

Value: 25% tuition fee reduction
Open to: Students from North America, Latin America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, Papua New Guinea, Nigeria, Ghana, and the Middle East

JCU International Merit Stipend

Value: AUD$400 per fortnight to assist with living expenses. Payments are made to student's nominated account throughout the duration of study at JCU.
Open to: Students from Africa*

*With the exception of students from Nigeria and Ghana – please refer to the International Excellence Scholarship above

JCU Research Scholarships

Value: Highly competitive scholarships are available to students commencing research degrees at Master or Doctoral level.
Open to: Students commencing research degrees at Master or Doctoral level.

Australia Awards Scholarships

Value: long-term awards administered by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that aim to provide opportunities for people from developing countries, particularly those countries located in the Indo-Pacific region.
Open to: Students undertaking full time undergraduate or postgraduate study from eligible countries.

View all JCU scholarships

Please visit the JCU scholarships website for further scholarships, details, eligibility criteria and application information and to browse all scholarships available to international students.

The following scholarships are offered by external organisations.

The Universitat de València and the Peru Education Ministry Scholarship Program (PRONABEC) offers scholarships to candidates from Peru pursing  postgraduate studies. For more information visit PRONABEC.

The National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research of the Republic of Chile (CONICYT) offers scholarships to candidates from Chile. For more information visit CONICYT.

The National Council of Science and Technology, the United Mexican States (CONACYT) Scholarship Program offers scholarships to candidates from Mexico. For more information visit CONACYT.

Scholarships are available to candidates from Ecuador who are pursing postgraduate academic studies abroad. For more information visit SENESCYT.

The American Australian Association awards fellowships to Americans for advanced research and study in Australia. For more information visit USA to Australia Fellowship Applications.

The Australian Embassy Japan provides information about a range of scholarships that are available to students from Japan wishing to pursue studies in Australia. For further information visit the Australian Embassy Japan.

The Northcote Postgraduate Scholarship is to enable students normally resident in the UK to undertake a higher degree at an Australian university for up to three years. The Britain-Australia Society administers the Northcote Postgraduate Scholarships on behalf of the Northcote Trust.

There is no limitation on the field of study. Applicants must be resident in the UK (or one of its dependencies or territories) and need to ascertain their own eligibility for a postgraduate programme (MA or PhD) in Australia. ​

The Trustees particularly welcome proposals for PhD and research-based Masters programmes.

For more information, please visit the British-Australia Society website.

Financial Aid

For eligible citizens of some countries, financial aid is available mostly in the form of a government or private loan, to study in Australia.

The following countries have financial aid programs where JCU is registered to administer loans on your behalf.  For more information please click on the links below.


If your country is not listed here, we encourage you to explore financial aid options directly within your home country.

Sponsored Students

Students who have a scholarship or company paying the university fees on their behalf will need to seek approval of the sponsorship prior to commencement of studies. JCU is unable to issue an invoice to a third party unless we have an approved student sponsor agreement.

Official sponsorships can only be established between the University and an organisation (e.g. foreign university, government or business).  Personal or family related sponsorships cannot be officiated.