Deadline: May 1, 2023
Applications for the Australia Awards Scholarship 2024 are now open. Australia Awards Scholarships are long-term awards administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. They aim to contribute to the 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 the skills and knowledge of individuals to drive change and contribute to development in their own countries.
Australia Awards Scholarships are offered for the minimum period necessary for the individual to complete the academic programme specified by the Australian higher education institution, including any preparatory training. The following benefits generally apply:
- full tuition fees.
- return air travel–payment of a single return, economy class airfare to and from Australia, via the most direct route.
- establishment allowance–a once only payment as a contribution towards accommodation expenses, text books, study materials.
- Contribution to Living Expenses (CLE) – a fortnightly contribution to basic living expenses paid at a rate determined by the department.
- Introductory Academic Program (IAP)–a compulsory program prior to the commencement of formal academic studies covering information on living and studying in Australia.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of the award (for award holder only)–provided to cover the scholar’s basic medical costs (with the exception of pre-existing conditions).
- Pre-course English (PCE) fees–if deemed necessary PCE may be available for students for in-country and/or in-Australia training.
- supplementary academic support may be available to ensure a scholar’s academic success or enhance their academic experience.
- fieldwork (for research awards and Masters by coursework which have a research component where fieldwork is compulsory) may be available for eligible research students for one return economy class airfare via the most direct route to their country of citizenship or within Australia.
- Open to people from developing countries, particularly those countries located in the Indo-Pacific region.
- Study programmes must relate to your country’s priority areas for development.
- Australia Awards are not available for training in areas related to flying aircraft, nuclear technology or military training.
- You may apply for other scholarships however recipients of Australia Awards Scholarships cannot hold any other Australian government scholarship at the same time.
Before you apply:
- Check the opening and closing 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.
- If you intend to apply, you must read the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook. The handbook provides information including general eligibility requirements, selection processes, entitlements and responsibilities. Note that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade may revise and update the handbook at any time without notice.
- Some countries encourage and allow you to apply online while others require hard-copy applications. See your participating country profile for more information.
Applications can be:
- Online: Go to the Online Australia Scholarships Information System (OASIS). When you register online, you will be required to answer some questions to establish your eligibility. You will then be given a unique registration number, username and password.
- By Mail: If you are unable to submit your application online, you can apply by mail. Check your participating country profile for contact details to obtain a hardcopy application form and any other templates such as referee reports (if applicable).
For more information, visit Australia Awards Scholarship.