Australia Awards are prestigious international Scholarships and Fellowships funded by the Australian Government. They offer an opportunity for the next generation of global leaders to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia, and for high-achieving Australians to do the same overseas.
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.
- Pakistani citizen currently residing in Pakistan for at least the past 24 months
- Have not applied for and are not entitled to permanent residency or citizenship in Australia or New Zealand
- Satisfy Australian Government requirements for international student visas for entry to Australia (health, character etc.)
- Able to provide a Police Security Clearance Certificate at the time of visa application
- Do not hold another scholarship
- Not held a foreign scholarship in the 24 months preceding the application (calculated from the date of arrival back in Pakistan to the closing date for receipt of applications)
- Applying to commence a new course of study and not seeking support for a course already commenced in Australia (ongoing study programs will not be supported)
- Able to take up the Scholarship in the year for which it is offered
- Have outlined a case that is clear about your objectives and motivation to make a contribution to development in Pakistan
- Apply for courses that fall within the priority development sectors identified for Pakistan
- Satisfy the admission requirements of the Australian tertiary institution and the course to be undertaken
- Applying for a Master’s degree-level course
- Have completed 16 years of education
- Not above 45 years of age at the time of submitting the application form
- Have at least five years of work experience in the field in which you are applying. Internships and volunteer work will not be considered as work experience
- Submit a Development Impact Plan (DIP) that clearly articulates how the proposed field of study could add value to improving the level and standard of service delivery, particularly in the priority development sectors and in promoting pro-poor development
- Able to demonstrate the ability to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements for the Scholarship at the time of application. The accepted English language tests are International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic), undertaken at the candidate’s own expense. The requirements are:
- an IELTS Academic score with an overall band of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0
- a TOEFL paper-based test overall score of at least 580, with a minimum of 4.5 in the test of written English; or a TOEFL internet-based test score of at least 92, with a minimum of 21 in all subtests