2018 APPLICATIONS CLOSED Australian Postgraduate Scholarships (General Category)

Applications are now closed and will reopen in February 2019

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

  • students seeking to complete up to two semesters of their Australian postgraduate program in the U.S.
  • students students to undertake an American postgraduate program such as a master’s degree
  • students students undertaking their Australian PhD to conduct research in the U.S. as a visiting student researcher


These awards are available in any field/discipline.

Entitlements include:

Scholarship entitlements and duration vary per award; please see individual scholarships for details. Awards generally include:

  • a living allowance
  • travel allowance for international flights to/from the United States
  • funding is available for up to 2 years and includes partial tuition/visiting student researcher fee allowance.
  • ASPE medical insurance of up to A$100,000 (for the scholar only)
  • assistance with identifying and applying to host institutions via Placement Services
  • 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 2019.Please 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.
  • 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.
  • Download 2018-19 Student Instructions which outlines how to apply and includes the application link

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