Scholarships and financial assistance programs are available to international students who want to study in Australia. Scholarships that are currently available include:

TAFE NSW Scholarships

In 2015 TAFE NSW Institutes are offering over 100 scholarships to international students to study a Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree or a Bachelor Degree. Each scholarship contributes $2,000 towards the tuition fees for a TAFE NSW course.

For an application form and terms and conditions, download the TAFE NSW international student scholarship 2015 PDF.

Download: TAFE NSW Scholarships PDF

Intakes Application closing dates
Semester 1, 2015 Friday 12 December 2014
Semester 2, 2015 Friday 29 May 2015

TAFE NSW Institutes Number of Scholarships to be offered in 2015
Hunter Institute 4
Illawarra Institute 4
Northern Sydney Institute 40
Riverina Institute 2
South Western Sydney Institute 20
Sydney Institute 20
Western Institute 2
Western Sydney Institute 25

Australia Awards Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

The Australian Government administered by the Department of Education offers Australia Awards Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships for TAFE NSW vocational education and training courses at Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Associate Degree levels.

Australia Awards Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships provide financial help with tuition fees and living expenses.

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Applications for the 2015 round of the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships have now closed. All applicants (both successful and unsuccessful) will be advised of the outcome of their application via email in December 2014.

Applications for the 2016 round are expected to open in April 2015. Applicants are encouraged to check the Endeavour Scholarship and Fellowships website closer to April 2015 for further information, applicant guidelines and eligibility criteria.

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Australia Awards Scholarships

The Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade offers Australia Awards Scholarships which provide financial support for citizens of specific countries to study in Australia.

The following TAFE NSW Institutes currently offer placements to Australia Awards Scholarships students:

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International students can choose from over 300 courses in Sydney and regional locations. Search from Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree and Bachelor Degree.
Select from these options to see which courses meet your needs.

Find out more about studying at a TAFE NSW institute

For further general information about qualifications, work placement, articulation, facilities and equipment, assessment methods and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) visit about TAFE NSW.


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Apply now to secure your place at TAFE NSW Australia in Semester 2.

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Course list
International Student Guide
Degree courses flyer

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How to apply

TAFE NSW courses
Step-by-step guide | Application form

Diploma-to-Degree pathways
Step-by-step guide


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ESOS Framework

The Australian Government wants international students to have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding study experience in Australia.

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DEC International has a worldwide network of representative agents who can help you complete and submit your application to study.

These representatives must provide you with accurate and up-to date information and advice regarding programs, courses, application procedures, living and studying in Australia. They can also assist with your visa application. If you wish to apply through an agent it is recommended that you use an agent on this list. If you choose to use another agent who is not published on this list, then DEC International is not responsible for the accuracy of the advice provided to you.

TAFE NSW English Language Centre agents

TAFE NSW English Language Centres also engage agent representatives and details of these agents can be found on the English Language pages for each of the listed Institutes. These agents may recruit students for intensive English language courses but not for any other courses at TAFE NSW.

If you have any concerns with regard to the service provided by our agent representatives, please contact us.