Australian Postgraduate Scholarships (General Category)


Applications open 4 February – 15 July 2019


The Australian-American Fulbright Commission offers up to 5 general category Postgraduate Scholarships to:

  • students seeking to complete part of their Australian postgraduate program in the U.S.
  • students who wish to undertake a full American Master’s degree
  • current Australian PhD students who seek to complete a period of research in the U.S.
  • Australian students who wish to complete a full U.S. PhD program

Specialisation

These awards are available in any field/discipline.

Entitlements include:

  • a living allowance
  • travel allowance for international flights to/from the United States
  • funding is available for up to 2 years for Master’s students and includes a partial tuition fee allowance
  • funding is available for up to 10 months for PhD students and includes a visiting student researcher fee allowance
  • ASPE medical coverage of up to A$100,000 (for the scholar only)
  • assistance with identifying and applying to host institutions via Placement Services (Master’s students only)
  • attendance at the Orientation Program, Showcase & Gala Presentation Dinner
  • enrichment activities in the United States with other international Fulbright scholars
  • access to a professional network of distinguished Australian and American Fulbright Alumni
  • ongoing assistance from the Commission with visas, enrichment opportunities and pastoral care
  • media and publicity support
  • to access specific funding amounts for 2019/20 please download the Scholarships Budget 2019Please note the budget is provided as a guide only and is subject to change.

Postgraduate applicants should download the attachment for additional information.

How Do I Apply?

  • Prior to applying, applicants need to read the Eligibility & Conditions section of the Australian Applicants page.
  • Applications must be completed and submitted via the online portal. Applications emailed or posted to the Commission cannot be considered. The online portal can be accessed via the application instruction PDF
  • To discuss your application aspirations with someone in your area, please consider reaching out to one of our Campus Advisers.
  • Please download the Australian Applicant checklist to include with your application.

Please see the Applicants Page for eligibility requirements, award conditions, FAQs, interview processes and timelines.