Maitri Scholars Program

The Maitri Scholars Program will support India’s top students to study at Australia’s world class universities. The scholarships prioritise students undertaking postgraduate studies in STEM-related disciplines.

The Maitri Scholars Program aims to deepen educational links, and connect scholars and alumni with Australian business to support greater economic ties between Australia and India.

The Maitri scholarships will be made available through a direct grant process with Australian universities.

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India’s best
and brightest

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Australia’s world
class universities


Scholarship benefits include:

  • a one-off payment for establishment costs and travel allowance, including, an economy class airfare to Australia, visa, passport, overseas student health cover, travel insurance and temporary accommodation
  • a significant contribution to tuition fees
  • a monthly stipend
  • funding towards professional development, including attendance at functions and events organised by the Centre and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Scholars will join an alumni community, managed by the Centre, to share their experiences and continue to develop knowledge of and professional links with Australia, including the Indian diaspora community.

Maitri Scholars Recipients

View the inaugural Scholars cohort: 

2023-24 Maitri Scholars Recipients


The Maitri Scholars Program is not currently open for applications. 

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