Australian Postgraduate Scholarships (General Category)

Applications are currently closed and will re-open early 2021

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.


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

Postgraduate applicants should download the attachment for additional information.


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