Australia Government (Awards) Scholarships

Bachelors/Masters/PhD Degrees

Deadline: 29 April 2022 (annual)
Study in:  Australia
Course starts 2023

Brief description: 

Australia Awards Scholarships, formerly known as Australian Development Scholarships (ADS), 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.

Host Institution(s):

Any of the Participating Australian Institutions

Level/Field(s) of study:

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.

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified.

Target group:

Citizens of one of the participating countries in Asia, Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East. See the complete list of participating countries.

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

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.

Eligibility:

To be eligible to receive a Scholarship, applicants must:

  1. be a minimum of 18 years of age on 1 February of the year of commencing the scholarship;
  2. be a citizen of a participating country (as listed on the Australia Awards website) and be residing in and applying for the scholarship from their country of citizenship;
  3. not be a citizen of Australia, hold permanent residency in Australia or be applying for a visa to live in Australia permanently;
  4. 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 mobilization phases (note: residents of Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau with New Zealand citizenship are eligible but must apply for a student visa [subclass 500]);
  5. not be current serving military personnel;
  6. 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 (for example, a previous awardee who has been on an Australia Awards Scholarship in Australia for four years will not be eligible to apply for another Australia Awards Scholarship until they have resided outside Australia for eight years);
  7. not hold convictions of criminal activities (including in their home country) including those relating to Child Protection and PSEAH;
  8. recipients under the Pacific Secondary School Scholarship Program (PSSSP) who have completed their secondary school education in Australia in the year prior are eligible to apply for a long-term Australia Award;
  9. 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);
  10. 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);
  11. 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;
  12. not be applying for a scholarship for a course of study at an academic level lower than already achieved (e.g., be applying for a Master’s scholarship when they already hold a PhD); and
  13. applicants must inform the Program Area of any connection or relationship to staff employed at Program Areas (including locally engaged staff at post) or with managing contractors so that the
    application may be properly and transparently managed.

Below is the list of top 10 Australian government scholarships for international students:

  1. New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program 2023: New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program 2023 is a Partial Funding international scholarship offered by the Australian government for international students. Students eligible for this scholarship are: Open to applicants of Australia. This scholarship can be taken for pursuing in Any subject. 19 Jul is the deadline to send applications for New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program 2023. The value of the scholarship is $20,000 ($10,000 per semester or $6,666 per trimester). This scholarship can be taken at NCP locations.
  2. Australia Awards Scholarships 2022: Australia Awards Scholarships 2022 is a Full Funding international scholarship offered by the Australian government for international students. Students eligible for this scholarship are: Open to nationals of developing countries of Asia and the Indo-Pacific regions. This scholarship can be taken for pursuing in All disciplines of study related to development. Deadline varies is the deadline to send applications for Australia Awards Scholarships 2022. The value of the scholarship is Covers both tuition and living expenses. This scholarship can be taken at Top Universities of Australia.
  3. Australia Awards Fellowships: Australia Awards Fellowships is a Full Funding international scholarship offered by the Australian government for international students. Students eligible for this scholarship are: Open to nationals of Asia, Pacific and developing countries of Africa and the Middle East. This scholarship can be taken for pursuing in Subjects related to development. Deadline varies is the deadline to send applications for Australia Awards Fellowships. The value of the scholarship is $35,000/Fellow. This scholarship can be taken at universities and legally recognized institutions of Australia.
  4. Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship, 2022Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship, 2022 is a Full Funding international scholarship offered by the Australian government for international students. Students eligible for this scholarship are: Open to selected nationalities. This scholarship can be taken for pursuing in Research related to all disciplines. Deadline varies is the deadline to send applications for Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship, 2022. The value of the scholarship is up to $272,500 (PhD) and $140,500 (Masters). This scholarship can be taken at All Universities and legally recognized organizations of Australia.
  5. John Allwright Fellowships in Australia, 2022: John Allwright Fellowships in Australia, 2022 is a Full Funding international scholarship offered by the Australian government for international students. Students eligible for this scholarship are: Open to selected nationals. This scholarship can be taken for pursuing in All disciplines of study related to Agriculture. Deadline varies is the deadline to send applications for John Allwright Fellowships in Australia, 2022. The value of the scholarship varies. This scholarship can be taken at All legally recognized research institutes of Australia.
  6. John Dillon Fellowship: John Dillon Fellowship is a Full Funding international scholarship offered by the Australian government for international students. Students eligible for this scholarship are: All nationals from ACIAR partner countries. This scholarship can be taken for pursuing in All fields of research related to Agriculture. Deadline varies is the deadline to send applications for John Dillon Fellowship. The value of the scholarship is Covers the research expenses. This scholarship can be taken at Legally recognized research institutions of Australia.
  7. International Postgraduate Research Scholarships: International Postgraduate Research Scholarships is a Full Funding international scholarship offered by the Australian government for international students. Students eligible for this scholarship are: Open to all nationals except New Zealand. This scholarship can be taken for pursuing in Research related to all fields of study. Deadline varies is the deadline to send applications for International Postgraduate Research Scholarships. The value of the scholarship is Covers both tuition and living expenses. This scholarship can be taken at All legally recognized Universities of Australia.
  8. Australia – APEC Women in Research Fellowship 2022: Australia – APEC Women in Research Fellowship 2022 is a Full Funding international scholarship offered by the Australian government for international students. Students eligible for this scholarship are: Open to female researchers of APEC recognized countries. This scholarship can be taken for pursuing in Research related to all disciplines. 17 May is the deadline to send applications for Australia – APEC Women in Research Fellowship 2022. The value of the scholarship is AU$20,000. This scholarship can be taken at All legally recognized Universities of Australia.
  9. Western Australian Government Scholarships for Women: Western Australian Government Scholarships for Women is a Partial Funding international scholarship offered by the Australian government for international students. Students eligible for this scholarship are: Open to Australian citizens. This scholarship can be taken for pursuing Safety and Justice, Women’s Economic Independence. Deadline varies is the deadline to send applications for Western Australian Government Scholarships for Women. The value of the scholarship is $1000 to $3000. This scholarship can be taken at Australia.
  10. Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship (RAMUS): Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship (RAMUS) is a Partial Funding international scholarship offered by the Australian government for international students. Students eligible for this scholarship are: Open to Australian Citizens. This scholarship can be taken for pursuing Medicine. Deadline varies is the deadline to send applications for Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship (RAMUS). The value of the scholarship is Un-bonded scholarships worth $10,000 a year. This scholarship can be taken at Any accredited Australian University.

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