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 postgraduate programme (MA or PhD) in AustraliaEligibility

  • There is no limitation on the field of study

Support The scholarship provides:

  • an economy return airfare to Australia
  • payment of compulsory university fees and charges as specified in the FAQ
  • a generous quarterly living allowance

Frequently Asked Questions Please read the FAQ document thoroughly before contacting the office as the answer is likely to be there. Note that the Britain-Australia Society does not provide the scholarship nor take part in the decision process, it only provides administrative support to the Trust. Application Process

  • Application forms will be made available on this webpage from April
  • The closing date for lodging applications is August 21st
  • After the closing date submissions are distributed to an 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. around the end of October)

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 above must be completed on the Northcote Graduate Scholarship application form

Obligations of scholarship awardees

  • The flight out must be taken within one year of the award
  • No funds above those stated will be entertained
  • The award be granted for no longer 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 required

  Application forms are published in April.

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

 You can find a brief history of the Trust by clicking here.


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The organisations shown have all committed to supporting this year’s events. Many thanks to them.

Commonwealth Bank Australia, CPA AustraliaEtihadCA ANZ,
Godiva ChocolatierTait Memorial Trust and Vestey Foods Group.