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Australia Awards Scholarships

Australia Awards Scholarships







Fully Funded

Some countries

MSc & Ph.D

May 1, 2024

More details :

The Australia Awards Scholarships, managed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, are designed to address the development needs of Australia's partner countries through bilateral and regional agreements. These long-term awards offer individuals from developing countries, particularly those in the Indo-Pacific region, the chance to pursue full-time undergraduate or postgraduate studies at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions. By providing access to education and research opportunities, the Australia Awards Scholarships aim to empower individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to drive positive change and contribute to development in their home countries.

Eligibility :

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. See the participating countries page for opening and closing dates.

  • 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

Required documents :

It is important to carefully review the application requirements of the scholarship program, as the required documents may vary depending on the scholarship and the institution you are applying to. And it's also worth noting that some scholarships may have other specific requirements like work experience, age, nationality, and so on.

General required documetns: 

  • A completed application form: This is the primary document required to apply for the scholarship. The application form will typically include personal information, educational background, work experience, and research proposal.

  • A statement of purpose: This document should outline your motivation for applying for the scholarship, your research interests, and your career aspirations.

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume: This should provide a detailed overview of your education, work experience, and any relevant skills or qualifications.

  • Official academic transcripts: You will need to provide official transcripts from all tertiary institutions you have attended, including the grades or marks you received.

  • English language proficiency test scores: You will need to provide proof of your English language proficiency, usually in the form of test scores from TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE.

  • Supporting documents: Depending on the scholarship program, you may be required to submit additional documents such as letters of recommendation, research proposals, or relevant publications. 

  • Passport or other form of identification: A copy of your passport or other form of identification will be required to verify your identity.

How to apply :

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.

You do not need to submit your application immediately. You can set up a draft application form and update it, and your supporting documentation, until the designated closing date as on the relevant participating country profile.

Once submitted, your application cannot be changed. We strongly advise applicants applying online to do so well before the closing date. OASIS experiences peak usage in the days leading up to the closing date and applicants may experience delays.

The application process for the Australia Awards Scholarships typically includes the following steps:

  1. Check your eligibility: Before applying, make sure you meet the eligibility criteria for the scholarship, which may include factors such as nationality, academic qualifications, and work experience.

  2. Gather required documents: Prepare all the necessary documents such as academic transcripts, CV, English language proficiency test scores, and any other required documents.

  3. Complete the application form: Fill out the online application form, which will typically include personal information, educational background, work experience, and research proposal.

  4. Submit the application: Submit the completed application form and all required documents online by the deadline.

  5. Wait for the decision: After the deadline, the applications will be reviewed and shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. Successful applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application.

  6. Accept the scholarship: If you are offered a scholarship, you will be required to accept it and provide additional documentation as required by the scholarship provider.

  7. Prepare for departure: Once your scholarship has been confirmed, you will need to make arrangements for your study in Australia, including obtaining a student visa, arranging accommodation and flights.

It is important to carefully review the application instructions and requirements of the scholarship program, as they may vary depending on the scholarship and the institution you are applying to. Be sure to submit your application well before the deadline, and double check all the details and documents are in order.

Refer to the Applicant's Online User Manual if you need help.

The Scholarship Benefits:
  • 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.

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