Australia Awards Scholarships, in the past known as Australian Development Scholarships (ADS), give chances to individuals from creating nations, particularly those in the Indo-Pacific area, to embrace full-time undergrad or postgraduate examinations at drawing in Australian colleges and foundations of Technical and Advanced Education (TAFE).
Undergraduate or Postgraduate Programmes that are related to your country’s priority areas for development which are listed on the participating country profiles.
Australia Awards are not available for training in areas related to flying aircraft, nuclear technology or military training.
Citizens of one of the participating countries in Asia, Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East. See the complete list of participating countries.
The scholarship benefits generally include: full tuition fees, return air travel, establishment allowance, contribution to living expenses (CLE), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), Introductory Academic Program (IAP), Pre-course English (PCE) fees, etc. See the complete list of benefits at the official website.
The 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.
To be qualified to get a Scholarship, candidates must:
be at least 18 years old on 1 February of the time of beginning the grant;
be a resident of a partaking nation (as recorded on the Australia Awards site) and be dwelling in and applying for the grant from their nation of citizenship;
not be a resident of Australia, hold changeless residency in Australia or be applying for a visa to live in Australia for all time;
not be hitched to, connected with to, or a true of an individual who holds, or is qualified to hold, Australian or New Zealand citizenship or changeless residency, whenever amid the application, determination or activation stages (note: occupants of Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau with New Zealand citizenship are qualified yet should apply for a Student visa [subclass 500]);
not be current serving military work force;
not have recently gotten a long haul Australia Award except if they have dwelled outside of Australia for double the length of the absolute time that they were in Australia (for instance, a past awardee who has been on an Australia Awards Scholarship in Australia for a long time won’t be qualified to apply for another Australia Awards Scholarship until they have lived outside Australia for a long time);
have fulfilled a particular criteria built up by the Program Area or the administration of the candidate’s nation of citizenship (for example having worked a specific number of years in a proper part);
have the option to fulfill the affirmation prerequisites of the organization at which the honor is to be embraced (this may imply that Program Areas should pull back an honor offer if the beneficiary can’t fulfill the foundation’s confirmation necessities. This may not be known until Program Areas demand a position at chosen foundations);
have the option to fulfill all prerequisites of the Department of Home Affairs to hold a Student Visa. This may imply that the Program Area should pull back an honor offer if the beneficiary can’t fulfill the visa necessities;
Not be applying for a grant for a course of concentrate at a scholastic dimension lesser than they have just accomplished (eg be applying for a Master’s grant when they as of now hold a PhD); and
Candidates must educate the Program Area regarding any association or relationship to staff utilized at Program Areas (counting privately connected with staff at post) or with overseeing temporary workers so the application might be appropriately and straightforwardly overseen.
Read the complete eligibility criteria in the Australia Awards Policy Handbook (PDF)
Method of Application:
Check the open and close 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. Deadline varies per country. The deadline for most countries is 30 July except for Cambodia (April 15) and Vanuatu (March 31). Africa applications has already closed on 3 December.
It is important to read the how to apply page and visit the country specific pages, and the official website (link found below) for detailed and updated information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Official Scholarship Website: http://www.dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/australia-awards/Pages/australia-awards-scholarships.aspx
Scholarship Application Deadline: 30 July (annual)