Applications are invited for Fully Funded Australian Awards Scholarships 2021 to study at Australian Universities.
The Australia Awards are prestigious International Scholarships and Fellowships funded by the Australian Government that aim to contribute to the long term development needs of Australia’s partner countries, in line with global, bilateral and regional agreements. The Australia Awards are a whole-of-government initiative bringing together scholarships and fellowships administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Department of Education and Training and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), offering the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia.
The Awards (scholarships) also demonstrate Australia’s commitment to providing education opportunities to improve living standards and stimulate economic growth in developing countries. For Australia, the Awards build an engaged and influential global network of leaders, advocates and change-makers and establish a network of ambassadors across the world.
Awards build an engaged and influential global network of leaders, advocates and change-makers and establish a network of ambassadors across the world.
Eligible Countries for Australian Awards Scholarship
- Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Vietnam
- Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna
- Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia
Successful applicants will receive the following benefits:
- 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, text books, 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 prior to 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)
- 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 which have 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
- Initial visa expenses
Subject to requirements and eligibility, Australia Awards Scholarships may also cover:
- Pre-course English language training fees
- Supplementary academic support
- Fieldwork (for research purposes only)
- Reunion airfare (for unaccompanied awardees)
To be eligible for an Australia Awards Scholarships, applicants must:
- Be a minimum of 18 years of age on 1 February of the year of commencing the scholarship
- Be a citizen of a participating country and be residing in and applying for the scholarship from their country of citizenship
- Not be current serving military personnel
- Have satisfied any specific criteria established by the Program Area or the government of the applicant’s country of citizenship (e.g. having worked a certain number of years in an appropriate sector)
- Be able to satisfy the admission requirements of the institution at which the award is to be undertaken (this may mean that Program Areas will need to withdraw an award offer if the recipient cannot satisfy the institution’s admission requirements. This may not be known until Program Areas request a placement at selected institutions)
- Be able to satisfy all requirements of the Department of Home Affairs to hold a Student Visa. This may mean that the Program Area will need to withdraw an award offer if the recipient cannot satisfy the visa requirements
- Not be applying for a scholarship for a course of study at an academic level lesser than they have already achieved (e.g; be applying for a Master’s scholarship when they already hold a PhD)
English Language Requirements
English language scores are not negotiable. All Australia Awards Scholarship awardees must meet the following requirement:
- An Academic IELTS result with an overall score of at least 6.5, with no band less than 6.0, or
- An internet-based TOEFL score of at least 79, with a minimum of 19 in all subtests, or
- PTE Academic overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50
Go to the Online Australia Scholarships Information System (OASIS). When you register online, you will be required to answer some questions to establish your eligibility. You will then be given a unique registration number, username and password.
You do not need to submit your application immediately. You can set up a draft application form and update it, and your supporting documentation, until the designated closing date as on the relevant participating country profile.