The Northcote Graduate Scholarship

The awards are to enable students normally resident in the UK to undertake a higher degree at an Australian university for up to three years.

The Britain-Australia Society administers the Northcote Graduate Scholarships on behalf of the Northcote Trust.

Applicants need to ascertain their own eligibility for a graduate programme in Australia. There is no limitation on the field of study.

The benefit is an economy return airfare to Australia, payment of compulsory fees and charges and a subsistence allowance. A more detailed description with an extensive FAQ can be found here. If you have questions please read that document thoroughly before contacting the office as the answer is likely to be there.

During April application forms will be made available on this webpage. The closing date for lodging applications is

August 24th

After the closing date submissions are distributed to the Evaluation Committee. The Trustees then decide the scholarship awardee(s). The decision is communicated to all applicants approximately 2 months after submissions close (i.e. October 24th).

Applications must be supported by:

  • A statement from the applicant on the proposed course (1 or 2 pages).
  • Two references from persons able to assess the academic potential and character of the applicant.
  • A statement from the host institution in Australia indicating that research can be appropriately pursued there and that the candidate is eligible and has been given provisional acceptance.
  • A statement of why the study must be undertaken in Australia.
  • A CV

The flight out must be taken within one year of the award. No funds above those stated will be entertained, nor will the award be granted for more than 3 years. Scholars are responsible for arranging their own health cover, insurance etc.

A yearly report must be submitted on progress and expenditure. This must be supported by course supervisors. Continuation of the grant depends on satisfactory reports.

A comprehensive report on completion of the study is also expected.


Application forms are also obtainable from The Northcote Trust Administrator at the National Office of the Britain-Australia Society:

The Britain-Australia Society
Australia Centre


Please note that the scholarships are awarded by the Northcote Trust.
The Britain-Australia Society only acts as administrator for the Trust.



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