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Scholarships, Fellowships and Other Funding Opportunities

In addition to our government funding (New Colombo Plan, Endeavour Mobility grants, OS-HELP loans see link: Australian Government Funding), there are also a number of other funding opportunities.

New Colombo Plan Scholarships

Details: The New Colombo Plan is a signature initiative of the Australian Government which aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake Internships in the region. The scholarship provides numerous benefits including a travel allowance, an establishment allowance, and a monthly stipend. Promotion and an ‘Expression of Interest’ form will be available from the ECU scholarship website.

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New Colombo Plan Scholarships

New Colombo Plan Scholarship ECU Website

Opening: Around May each year on ECU Scholarship website

Closing: Around late June each year

New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant - Singapore

Details: Students interested in an exchange semester in Singapore may be eligible for a $7,000 grant to support their study at Nanyang Technological University. An additional $1,000 is available to support participation in a Singaporean internship before, after or during the time at Nanyang Technological University.

Contact Professor Pi-Shen Seet at for information and to apply.

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ECU Student Exchange

Closing: 2nd Friday in July for Semester One of the following year, or 2nd Friday of January for Semester Two.

Gerald Frank Brown Scholarship

Details: The Gerald Frank Brown scholarship has been established by the Government of Western Australia in cooperation with the universities of WA to financially assist high-achieving European students to study in Western Australia through a formal exchange program (inbound). The scholarship funds also provide for Western Australian university students to participate in a student exchange program with universities in the European Economic Community (outbound). The scholarship offers a one-time payment of $2,000.

More Information/Website: Gerald Frank Brown Scholarship

Opening and Closing Date: Further rounds: TBA

Emirates Scholarships

Details: In conjunction with the Emirates Group the University is offering the opportunity to undertake unpaid work placements with Emirates in Dubai, UAE, and a one off payment of $5,000. The Emirates work placements will give ECU students the opportunity to obtain practical training and experience related to their discipline of study in one of the fastest growing cities in the world as well as gaining many personal, academic and professional advantages and the chance to make important industry contacts. In addition to the scholarship payment by ECU, Emirates will cover return airfares and contribute towards living expenses.

More Information/Website: Website to be updated shortly

Opening and Closing Date: See website for further details

Dean’s Travel Scholarship (ECU)

Details: The Dean’s Travel Scholarship for the School of Arts and Humanities supports students with a one-off payment of $2,500 to undertake national or international travel that will benefit or advance their studies. This travel may include such activities as voluntary work experience, conferences, study tours and academic study or exchange programs. The Scholarship is open to undergraduate students enrolled in their 3rd year within the School of Arts and Humanities at ECU.

More Information/Website: Dean's Travel Scholarship

Graduate Research School Scholarships & Other Learning Abroad Opportunities

Details: There are a number of learning abroad opportunities detailed on the Graduate Research School website.

More Information/Website: Research Travel Opportunities

Opening and Closing Date: See individual websites

King & Amy O’Malley Trust Scholarships

Details: King & Amy O’Malley Trust Scholarships are annual undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships for students enrolled in or applying for tertiary Home Economics or related areas (e.g. Family Studies, Consumer Science, Food and Nutrition or Teacher education in these fields). There are 30 scholarships available each year and since 1986 when the scholarship was first awarded there have been hundreds of successful scholars who have benefited from the scholarship and been successful in their careers in the field. The scholarship offers a payment of $7,500 for postgraduate students, and $5,000 for undergraduates.

More Information/Website: King and Amy O'Malley Trust

Opening and Closing Date: See website for further details

Fulbright Scholarships

Details: The Australian-American Fulbright Commission promotes and supports educational and cultural exchange between Australia and America. Fulbright Scholarships are available to Australian citizens from all fields to undertake research or study in the United States. A number of scholarships are available depending on your career stage.

More Information/Website: Fulbright Scholarships

Opening and Closing Date: See website for further details

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD Scholarships Program)

Details: Study Visits to Germany for Groups of Foreign Students. The study visits program aims to help foreign students visiting Germany under the guidance of a lecturer make contacts in their specific academic field and get to know Germany. Please note that study visits that are a mandatory part of a study programme cannot be supported. Find out more ...

More Information/Website: DAAD Scholarship Program

Opening and Closing Date: See website for further details

Onassis Foundation

Details: In 1995 the Foundation established an annual program of grants and scholarships for research, study and artistic endeavour within Greece. The educational program is intended exclusively for non-Greeks: members of national academies, university professors of all levels, PhD holders, post-doctorate researchers and doctoral candidates. Exceptionally and on a case-by-case basis, the program may accept Greeks of the Diaspora, second generation Greeks, and Greeks who permanently reside abroad and have been studying or have been employed in foreign Universities for over 10 or 15 years, depending on the type of scholarship.

More Information/Website: Onassis Foundation

Opening and Closing Date: See website for further details

IKY – Foreign Nationals Scholarships

Details: The State Scholarships Foundation (IKY), since 1964, grants scholarships for postgraduate or postdoctoral studies in Greece, as well as scholarships for the attendance of the Modern Greek Language and Culture. The programmes for postgraduate/postdoctoral studies are announced in January or February of each year, and the scholarships are offered to nationals (foreigners or of Greek origin).

More Information/Website: Foreign Nationals Scholarship

Opening and Closing Date: See website for further details

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