New Zealand offers scholarships for citizens from low and middle income countries. These scholarships include Scholarships for Undergraduate and postgraduate studies, Short term trainings for Pacific and Timor-Leste citizens, Short term training for citizens of Southeast Asia and Timor-Leste, and English Language Training for Officials. Requirements include proven proficiency in English and a good academic record. Visit the official NZ government website.


Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRS). The University of Melbourne provides 600 research scholarships for those accepted to masters and PhD programs at the university. There are two main variations, the fee offset and the fee offset with stipend scholarship. The fee offset will exempt the student from tuition, while the fee offset with stipend will exempt the student from tuition in addition to providing a yearly stipend of approximately $31,000 in addition to relocation costs. The scholarship is good for 2 years for master’s students and approximately 4 years for PhD students. For more details visit their site. APPLY NOW

Research Training Program of the Australian government provides scholarships for researcher in master and PhD programs in Australian universities. Check if your university is participating in the program, and visit this FAQ PAGE.

The Australia Awards are awarded by the Department of Foreign Affairs to assist people from developing countries particularly those in Indo-Pacific region to study at participating Australian universities. The award is quite generous and includes tuition, basic costs, insurance, airfare and other forms of assistance. Visit their site here

The ADB-Japan Scholarship is available to 135 graduate students seeking degrees in economics, business and management, science and technology and other development fields. Check their website.