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Scholarships & Financial Aid

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

Please note, there will be some changes to JCU international scholarships for 2023 commencements.

  • JCU International Excellence Scholarship - provides a 25% tuition fee reduction for eligible students from the United States, Canada, Latin America, the United Kingdom and Europe. Please note the following changes to this scholarship from 2023.
    2022:  High-achieving students from North America, Latin America, the United Kingdom and Europe.​
    2023:  High-achieving students from North America, Latin America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, PNG and the Middle East.
  • JCU International Merit Stipend - provides monthly payments of A$700 to assist with expenses throughout the duration of study at JCU, for eligible students from Asia, Africa, Papua New Guinea and the Middle East. Please note the following changes to this scholarship from 2023.
    2022:  High-achieving students from Africa, Asia, PNG and the Middle East. ​AU$350 per fortnight​.
    2023:  High-achieving students from Africa only. AU$400 per fortnight.
  • Warm Welcome Relocation Allowance - AU$2,000 is available to international undergraduate and postgraduate students returning to Australia and commencing HDR students

Research Scholarships
JCU offers highly competitive scholarships to students commencing research degrees at Master or Doctoral level. For more information on eligibility criteria and application deadlines, visit JCU Research Scholarships.

Please visit the JCU scholarships website for further 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.

Australia Awards are an Australian government scholarships and fellowships program administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Department of Education, and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.

For more information about Australia Awards visit Australia Awards Scholarships.

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

Some countries offer financial aid programs to students studying abroad. Most financial aid is in the form of a loan that must be repaid upon completion of the study period.

The following countries have financial aid programs where JCU is registered to administer 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. If you have secured funding from your home country and require assistance with paperwork, please contact the JCU Financial Aid office.

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.

If you are a new international student and wish to give authorisation for someone else to make inquiries on your behalf, please complete and return the third party authorisation form (PDF 142KB).