Australia to USA Graduate Education Scholarships

The American Australian Association (AAA) established its Graduate Education Fund in 2002 to provide critical financial support and assistance to American and Australian graduates to undertake study and research in each other’s countries respectively. With over 300 alumni and more than US $8 million invested to date, the AAA is committed to helping advance graduate education, in order to enable our countries most valuable resource – human capital – to unlock creative new solutions to global challenges and improve the quality of life for all citizens. 

Opening February 1, the American Australian Association will accept applications for the Graduate Education Fund Scholarships outlined below from Australians interested in pursuing Graduate level, PhD or Post Doc study or research in the United States.

The Australia to USA Graduate Education Scholarships will support Australian students planning to undertake Graduate level study or Post-Doctoral research at an accredited US educational institution for a minimum of one-year. These scholarships will support the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, sustainability, medicine and health sciences and interdisciplinary studies. Applicants must be accepted into an accredited US educational institution at the time of the application. Applicants may apply if they have already begun their studies in the US. 



To be eligible to apply for a American-Australian Education Fund scholarship listed above, you must be:

  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident (dual US citizens/permanent residents are not eligible); 
  • A recognized member of an Indigenous Australian community if applying for the Lisa Fox or 
    AAA-Aurora Scholarships;
  • Planning to undertake a minimum of one-year full time study at an accredited US institution;
  • Accepted into an accredited US institution if applying for the Graduate Education Scholarships.

Note: Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrable financial need. 

For further information regarding scholarship eligibility, please visit our website.

DEADLINE: 17 MARCH 2019, 11:59PM EST


Please note, for Americans wishing to undertake Graduate level study in Australia, Round 2 - USA to Australia Opens: 1 September 2019.

For inquiries, please contact: | Tel: +1 212 338 6860 x 208