Australia Awards Scholarships which is administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs
and Trade is aimed contributing to the development needs of Australia’s partner countries
in line with bilateral and regional agreements.
applications is open for the Australia awards scholarships 2020/21 and aimed at students
and professionals from developing nations across the globe.
You can access the opportunity by checking if you are eligible and know the application
date range for your country.
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.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Scholarships to be taken at: Australian Universities/Institutions.
Scholarship Type: Fully-Funded Scholarships
Scholarship level: Undergraduate and Postgraduate.
Scholarship Worth/Allowance: Fully-Funded.
Subject Eligibility: All subject areas.
Country/Candidate Eligibility: International students/Students from developing countries
Award Conditions and Eligibility:
You can check country specific eligibility through the link given (see below) for participating
countries. You should also read: Eligibility Tips for the awards.
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
Scholars are required to leave Australia for a minimum of two years after completing their
Failure to do so will result in the scholar incurring a debt for the total accrued cost of their
The Awards Benefits:
Australia Awards 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. The following benefits generally apply:
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)—provided to cover the scholar’s basic medical costs (with the exception of pre-existing conditions)
Pre-course English (PCE) fees—if deemed necessary PCE may be available for students for in-country and/or in-Australia training
supplementary scademic 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.
Application Procedures for the Australia Awards Scholarships 2020/21, you should for Developing Countries – Ho- to-Apply
Please proceed to the information page on how to apply for an Australia Awards
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