Australian Government

Bachelors/Masters/Ph.D. Degrees

 Deadline: 29 April 2022 (annual)

Study in:  Australia

starts 2023


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. 


Awards 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 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,
    textbooks, 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 before 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 (except pre-existing
  • 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 that has 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.


who want to accept an Australia Awards Scholarship will need to sign a contract
with the Commonwealth of Australia declaring that they will comply with the
conditions of the scholarship.

are required to leave Australia for a minimum of two years after completing
their scholarship. Failure to do so will result in the scholar incurring a debt
for the total accrued cost of their scholarship.

to apply

on how to apply for an Australia Awards Scholarship.



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