Deadline: 30 April 2017
Open to: citizens of one of the participating countries in Asia, Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East
Scholarship: includes full tuition fees, return air travel, establishment allowance
Australia Awards Scholarships are long term development awards administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. They aim to contribute to the long-term development needs of Australia’s partner countries in line with bilateral and regional agreements. They provide opportunities for people from developing countries, particularly those countries located in the Indo-Pacific region, to undertake full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions. The study and research opportunities provided by Australia Awards Scholarships develop skills and knowledge of individuals to drive change and contribute to the development outcomes of their own country.
To be eligible to receive a Scholarship, applicants must:
- Be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of commencing the Scholarship;
- Be a citizen of a participating country and be residing in and applying for the scholarship from their country of citizenship;
- Not be married, engaged to, or a de facto of a person who holds, or is eligible to hold, Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency, at any time during the application, selection or mobilisation phases (note: residents of Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau with New Zealand citizenship are eligible but must apply for a Student visa (subclass 500) and not be current serving military personnel;
- Not be a citizen of Australia, hold permanent residency in Australia or be applying for a visa to live in Australia permanently;
- Not be applying for another long‐term Australia Award unless they have resided outside of Australia for twice the length of the total time that they were in Australia;
- Have satisfied any specific criteria established by the Program Area or the government of the applicant’s country of citizenship (e.g. having worked a certain number of years in an appropriate sector);
- Be able to satisfy the admission requirements of the institution at which the award is to be undertaken;
- Be able to satisfy all requirements of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to hold a Student Visa;
- Applicants must inform the Program Area of any connection or relationship to staff employed at Program Areas or with managing contractors so that the application may be properly and transparently managed.
The scholarships are offered for the minimum period necessary for the individual to complete the academic program specified by the Australian higher education institution, including any preparatory training. The scholarship benefits generally include:
- Full tuition fees;
- Return air travel;
- Establishment allowance;
- Contribution to living expenses (CLE);
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC);
- Introductory Academic Program (IAP);
- Pre-course English (PCE) fees, etc.
How to Apply?
Check the open and close dates for your country, and select your country of citizenship/residency from the list of participating countries for specific information on eligibility, priority areas and how to apply. Deadline varies per country.
The deadline for most countries is 30 April 2017 except for Kiribati (March 7), Laos (March 24), Papua New Guinea (February 28). Australia Awards for Africa, Timor-Leste, Samoa, and Vanuatu are already closed.
It is important to read the how to apply page and visit the country specific pages, and the official website (link found below) for detailed and updated information on how to apply for this scholarship. For more information please visit the official web page.