Last updated on November 25th, 2020
Australia Awards Scholarships are granted for students from developing countries, particularly those located in the Indo-Pacific region, to pursue their higher education at an undergraduate, postgraduate or doctoral level in various fields.
Australia Awards Scholarships
All applicants should satisfy the below criteria:
- At least 18 years old on February 1st of the year the scholarship will be granted.
- Be a citizen of one of these countries.
- Can not be an Australian citizen or a holder of a permanent Australian residency.
- Can not be married to or engaged to a person who holds or is eligible to hold Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency.
- Can not be a current serving military personnel.
- Cannot be a previous receiver of a long-term Australia Award Scholarship unless he/she has resided more than 8 years outside of Australia since he completed the previous Scholarship.
- Applicants who enrolled under the Pacific Secondary School Scholarship Program (PSSSP) are eligible to apply for a long-term Australia Award.
- Must meet any specific criteria established by the program area or his/her home country.
- Satisfy the admission requirements of the institution he/she is applying to.
- Must meet all the requirements of the Department of Home Affairs to hold a Student Visa.
- Can not be applying to a degree lower than what they have already achieved.
- Must declare any connection or relationship to anyone who’s part of the Scholarship managing team.
General required documents for Australia Awards Scholarships:
- A copy of passport.
- Passport size photo.
- A copy of a high school certificate or equivalent for undergraduate applicants, a copy of a bachelor’s degree for masters applicants or a copy of a master’s degree for PhD applicants.
- Academic transcripts (In English).
- Letter from the institution endorsing your application.
- Motivation letter (of no more than 500 words) describing your suitability to be offered a Scholarship.
- English proficiency certificate (IELTS, TOEFL or PTE Academic results)
- CV written in English.
Please check your participating country profile for more information on the required documents.
- Select your country of citizenship/residency from the list of participating countries to find out information on eligibility and how to apply.
- On your country profile, you will find information on whether you have to apply online or by email.
- If you have to apply online, go to the Online Australia Scholarships Information System(OASIS)
- You will need to answer some questions to find out if you’re eligible for the Australia Awards Scholarship.
- You will then be provided with a registration number, username and password.
- You will have to fill in your information and submit the required documents. Please note. you don’t have to submit your application immediately, you can save it as a draft and submit later before the deadline.
- Check the Applicant’s Online User Manual if you need any assistance.
- If you are unable to submit your application online, you can apply by mail.
- Check your participating country profile for contact details and to download the application form or any other required documents such as referee reports (if applicable)
- Submit your completed hard copy application form and required documents to your country contact details before the deadline.
Click here for more information on how to apply.
- The University of Sydney
- Australian Catholic University
- Aviation Australia
- Bond University
- Box Hill Institute TAFE
- Bureau of Meteorology
- Canberra Institute of Technology
- Carnegie Mellon University
- Central Queensland University
- The University of Melbourne
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