South Australian scholarships

Australian Government scholarships

Australian Development Scholarships (ADS)

ADS gives people who have the necessary skills, knowledge and drive, opportunities to influence development in their own country. This is done by gaining tertiary qualifications at contributing Australian institutions. ADS programs aim to add to the long-term development needs of Australia’s partner countries to promote good governance, economic growth and social development. Further information can be found at the AusAid website. 

Endeavour Awards

For students in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions seeking to undertake academic or professional development in Australia, The Endeavour Awards provide a good opportunity. Endeavour is the Australian Government’s merit-based scholarship program. Australians can also apply for these scholarships to further themselves overseas. There are also a smaller number of scholarships available for people in Europe and North and South America. Further information can be found at the Endeavour website.

Austraining International manages the provision of support services for Endeavour Award Holders, and is based in Adelaide.

Apply for an Endeavour Award at a South Australian university or vocational college. For more details visit:

Australian Leadership Awards (ALA)

Australian Young Leadership Awards help develop and nurture young leaders from the Asia Pacific. The program is designed for people who have the potential to influence social and economic policy in their own countries and across the region. The scholarships provide support for postgraduate studies in Australia and short-term fellowship opportunities in specialised research, study or professional attachments through participating Australian organisations. Further information can be found at theAusAid website.

Other scholarships

More scholarships are offered for overseas study by international and charitable organisations. If this is of interest, you have to apply for these in your home country, not in Australia.

The Association of Commonwealth Universities website provides a scholarships guide for Commonwealth postgraduate students offered by Governments, Rotary International, World Bank, World Health Organisation, Asian Development Bank, United Nations, Rockefeller Foundation and other organisations.