T. B. Millar Grant

Each year SDSC awards a limited number of T. B. Millar grants to outstanding full-time scholars. These are named after Dr T. B. (Tom) Millar AO, the foundation head of SDSC, and a major figure in the development of strategic studies in Australia. This grant equates to 24 units of your program (equivalent to one full-time semester). Domestic and international applicants are eligible to apply. For more information, please see T.B Millar Conditions of Award.

Robert O’Neill Scholarship

The Robert O’Neill Scholarships are named after Dr Robert (Bob) O’Neill AO, an internationally renowned strategic thinker and military historian, who was head of SDSC from 1971 to 1982 and held the chair of the Chichele Professor of War at Oxford University from 1987 to 2000. Up to two of these scholarships are awarded each year to allow students to complete a three month internship with the International Institute for Strategic Studies – Asia in Singapore. For more information, please see Robert O’Neill Scholarship Conditions of Award.

Australian Government scholarships

Australian Postgraduate FEE-HELP Loan Scheme

FEE-HELP is a loan given to eligible Australian fee-paying students to help pay part or all of their tuition fees. A FEE-HELP loan can cover all or part of a student’s tuition fees. The Commonwealth pays the amount of the loan directly to the student’s university. Students repay their loan through the tax system once their income is above the minimum threshold for compulsory repayment. For further information please refer to the Australian Government FEE-HELP website.

Australian Leadership Awards

These scholarships bring together the AusAID managed Australian Development Scholarships (see details below), the Department of Education, Science and Training’s Endeavour Awards and a new regional development assistance program. They allow overseas students from developing nations to complete a postgraduate qualification in Australia. For further information, please visit the website at Australia Awards scholarships.

Australian Development Scholarships (funded by AusAID):

The Australian Government foreign aid program provides a limited number of scholarships for international students from developing countries to study in Australia. Scholarships may be available for students from a number of countries in the South Pacific, Southeast Asia, North Asia, South Asia and Africa. For further information, please visit the AusAID website at Australia Awards scholarships.

Defence Cooperation Program Funding

The Australian Department of Defence provides funding for defence force personnel from a range of Asia-Pacific regional countries to undertake postgraduate studies in Australia, including Masters degrees in strategic studies. For information please contact the Australian defence advisor at the Australian diplomatic mission in your country.

The Endeavour Awards

The Endeavour Awards is the Australian Government’s internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program providing opportunities for citizens of the Asia-Pacific, Middle-East, Europe and Americas to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia. Awards are also available for Australians to undertake study, research and professional development abroad. More information is available at: Australia Awards Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships.

Other scholarships

Freyberg Scholarships (New Zealand Defence Scholarships)

These scholarships, named after Lord Freyberg VC, famous British-New Zealand soldier and Governor General of New Zealand from 1946 to 1952, allow New Zealand students to undertake overseas study on national security. Preference may be given to applicants who are intending to join the GSSD Program from which a number of Freyberg Scholars have graduated in recent years. For information on the Freyberg Scholarships, which are administered by the New Zealand Vice Chancellor’s Committee.

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