Australia India Research Students Fellowship Program 2023 | Appliaction details

Australia India Research Students Scholarships 2023 Online Application Latest Update. Applications are invited from interested and eligible applicants for the 2023 Australia India Research Students Scholarship Programme.

This article covers the Australia India Research Students Scholarship 2023 Overview, Online application portal, application form, how to apply, qualifications, eligibility and requirements, closing date, and more.

Scholarship Overview

  • Scholarship Provider: Australia India Research Students
  • Host Institution(s): University of Melbourne
  • Study in: Australia
  • Study level: Undergraduate and Postgraduate
  • Nationality: Selected Countries

Description of Australia India Research Students Scholarship 2023 

Applications now open

The Australia India Research Students Fellowship (AIRS Fellowship) program supports emerging researchers from India and Australia to undertake short-term research exchanges.

70 fellowships of up to  AUD $10,000 are available, with 35 awards available to applicants from higher education institutions in each country. The program is open to eligible research students and post-doctoral scholars (early-career researchers) across all disciplines. AIRS Fellows will undertake a research project during an exchange of 4 to 8 weeks, to be completed by mid-October 2023.

airs fellowship

The AIRS Fellowship program was jointly proposed at the fifth Australia India Education Council in Delhi in November 2019. It was launched in August 2022 at the sixth Australia India Education Council meeting, co-chaired by Australian Education Minister The Hon Jason Clare and Indian Minister of Education and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship The Hon Dharmendra Pradhan. The program is run by the Australia India Institute and funded by the Australian Government Department of Education.


To qualify for the scholarship, you must possess all the required qualifications and meet all requirements before applying for the Australia India Research Students, Australia India Research Students Scholarship 2023.

Interested in applying for the Australia India Research Students Fellowship program? Potential applicants are encouraged to join this information session to learn more about the benefits of the AIRS Fellowship program and how to build a strong application. 

you eligible to apply?

  • Applicant eligibility
  • Eligible institutions 
  • Research projectThe research undertaken during the fellowship can either be for a new research project or contribute towards the applicant’s thesis or an existing research project.


AIRS Fellows will receive a lump sum to cover all travel and standard living expenses, taking into account length of stay and country in which the fellowship is undertaken.

Australian AIRS Fellows travelling to India$6,200$7,600
Indian AIRS Fellows travelling to Australia$8,000$10,000

Key dates

Applications open5 October 2022
Applications close18:00 IST/23:30 AEDT, 13 November 2022
Notification of outcomesBy mid-December 2022
Fellowship durationResearch exchanges span from 4 to 8 weeks
Last date to complete fellowship15 October 2023

How to Apply for Australia India Research Students Scholarship 

Before applying, please read all sections of the Guidelines, which include important information on eligibility and the documents required to submit an application. 

Applications can only be made via the online application form (see link below). You will need to register as a researcher with ARCH-India to view and submit the application form. Registering your profile on ARCH-India also enables you to save and revisit your application. APPLY NOW

Important documents

You will need to supply the following documents to complete your online application.

  • Letter of Recommendation [PDF/docx]
  • Letter of Support from the Host Institution [PDF/docx]
  • Letter of Support from the Home Institution [PDF/docx]

Application Deadline

Australia India Research Students Scholarship Application Deadline: The closing date for this opportunity is [deadline].

Official Links

Visit the Official Webpage of the Australia India Research Students Scholarship 2023 for International Students

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