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Australia Awards Scholarships for International Students

Do you want to study in Australia? Alright, here is the opportunity for you! Australia Awards Scholarships are open for interested person like you. The scholarships are Government sponsored long-term awards administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The Australia Awards Scholarships scheme is among the several ways the Australian Government is contributing to the development needs of Australia’s partner countries in line with bilateral and regional agreements.

Candidates from developing countries, particularly those countries located in the Indo-Pacific region, are by these scholarships offered opportunities to undertake full time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions.

By the study and research opportunities provided by Australia Awards Scholarships, young scholars are exposed to healthy and enabling environment to develop their skills and knowledge that can enhance their contribution to the development of their own countries.

Host Institutions

All the participating Australian institutions.

Available Programmes

All Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes that are related to each participating country’s priority areas for development. They are listed under each country’s profile.

However, Australia Awards Scholarships are not available for training in areas related to flying aircraft, nuclear technology or military training.


Apply for Griffith Remarkable Scholarship 2023/2024.

Eligible Countries

Citizens of the participating countries across Asia, Pacific, Middle East and Africa.

Scholarship Duration

The Australia Awards Scholarships are offered for the minimum period necessary for each candidate to complete the academic program specified by the Australian higher education institution, including any preparatory training.

Scholarship Benefits

The following benefits apply:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Return air travel–payment of a single return, economy class airfare to and from Australia, via the most direct route
  • Contribution to Living Expenses (CLE) – a fortnightly contribution to basic living expenses paid at a rate determined by the department.
  • Establishment allowance–a once only payment as a contribution towards accommodation expenses, text books, study materials
  • Introductory Academic Program (IAP)–a compulsory program prior to the commencement of formal academic studies covering information on living and studying in Australia
  • Pre-course English (PCE) fees–if deemed necessary PCE may be available for students for in-country and/or in-Australia training
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of the award (for award holder only)–provided to cover the scholar’s basic medical costs (with the exception of pre-existing conditions)
  • 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
  • Supplementary academic support may be available to ensure a scholar’s academic success or enhance their academic experience.


You may also apply for Deakin University Scholarship for Excellence in Australia.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for Australia Awards Scholarships, you must:

  • Be minimum of 18 years of age by 1 February of the year of commencing the scholarship
  • Be a citizen of any of the participating countries and applying for the scholarship from your country of citizenship
  • Not be a citizen of Australia, hold permanent residency in Australia or be applying for a visa to live in Australia permanently
  • Not be married to, engaged to, or a de facto of a person who holds, or is eligible to hold, Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency, at any time during the application, selection or mobilisation phases
  • Not be military personnel in active service
  • Not have previously received a long-term Australia Award unless they have resided outside of Australia for twice the length of the total time that they were in Australia
  • Not have been convicted for criminal activities including offences relating to Child Protection and PSEAH;
  • Have satisfied any specific criteria established by the Program Area or the government of the applicant’s country of citizenship
  • Be able to satisfy the admission requirements of the institution at which the award is to be undertaken
  • Be able to satisfy all requirements of the Department of Home Affairs to hold a Student Visa
  • Not be applying for a scholarship for a course of study at an academic level lower than already achieved
  • Inform the Program Area of any connection or relationship to staff employed at Program Areas or with managing contractors so that the application may be properly and transparently managed.

Application Instructions

Applications are online and you are required to:

  • Refer to your country profile for the link to the application portal
  • Answer some questions to establish your eligibility
  • Not to submit your application immediately. You are to set up a draft application form and update it, and your supporting documentation, until the designated closing date as on you country profile
  • Submit the completed hard copy application forms and your supporting documents by the deadline specified by your country
  • If you are unable to submit your application online, apply by mail. Kindly check your country profile for contact details to obtain a hardcopy application form and any other templates such as referee reports (if applicable)
  • Check your country profile for the list of specified supporting documents


See also Carnegie Mellon University Australia Masters Scholarship for International Students.

Application Deadline

General deadline is 1 May 2023 11:59pm AEST.

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