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.
A candidate can study at any participating Australian institutions.
Comments: Varies, February-April
Finaid max: 35000 AUD
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 of A$5,000 as a contribution towards accommodation expenses, text books, study materials.
Contribution to Living Expenses (CLE) is a fortnightly contribution to basic living expenses paid at a rate determined by the department. From 1 January 2013, CLE payable to Scholars studying under an ADS is A$30,000 per year + Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of the award.
Duration max: months
Duration comments: The Awards are offered for the minimum period necessary for the individual to complete the academic program.
Applicants 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.
Awardees are required to leave Australia for a minimum of two years after completing their scholarship. Failure to do so will result in the awardee incurring a debt for the total accrued cost of their scholarship
Study programs must relate to home country’s priority areas for development (Australia Awards are not available for training in areas related to flying aircraft, nuclear technology or military training).