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Fully-funded Australian Awards Scholarships for international students_2018

Fully-funded Australian Awards Scholarships for international students_2018

Australia Leadership Awards Fellowships are now Australia Awards Fellowships. The Australian Awards Fellowships are a component of a regional program that aims to develop leadership and build partnerships and linkages with developing countries.  They are intended for those who are already leaders or have the potential to assume leadership roles that can influence social and economic policy reform and development outcomes.

Australia Awards Fellowships are for short-term study, research, and professional attachment programs in Australia delivered by Australian organizations.

Awards benefits

The Awards 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 of A$5,000 as a contribution towards accommodation expenses, text books, study materials
  • Contribution to Living Expenses (CLE) – is a fortnightly contribution to basic living expenses paid at a rate determined by the department. From 1 January 2013, CLE payable to awardees is A$30,000 per year.
  • Introductory Academic Program (IAP)—a compulsory 4-6 week program prior to the commencement of formal academic studies covering information on life and study in Australia
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of the award (for award holder only)—provided to cover the student’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 Academic Support may be available to ensure a Scholar’s academic success or enhance their academic experience
  • Fieldwork (for research awardees and Master by coursework which has a research component where fieldwork is compulsory component)—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.

Award conditions

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 the scholarship.

Awardees are required to leave Australia for a minimum of two years after completing their scholarship. Failure to do so will result in the awardee incurring a debt for the total accrued cost of their scholarship.


Official Deadline for Application:

30th April 2018 (Annually) (must be confirmed the deadline for your country0

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Supplementary programs

Allison Sudradjat Prize

The top Australia Award Scholarship recipients from Indonesia and PNG may also be eligible to receive an Allison Sudradjat Prize.

Hadi Soesastro Prize

The prize offers study assistance of up to $25,000 for one male and one female Australia Awards Scholarship recipient.

Recipients from Indonesia who are undertaking high level research and skill development at an Australian University are eligible to receive a Hadi Soesastro Prize.

How to apply for an Australia Awards Scholarship

How to apply

Information on how to apply for an Australia Awards Scholarship

Country information:

 Before you apply:
  • Check the open and close dates for your country, and select your country of citizenship/residency from the list of participating countries for specific information on eligibility, priority areas and how to apply. See the participating country page for opening and closing dates.
  • If you intend to apply, you must read the Scholarships Policy Handbook. The handbook provides information including general eligibility requirements, selection processes, entitlements and awardee responsibilities. Note that the department may revise and update the handbook at any time without notice.
  • Some countries encourage and allow you to apply online (only open until 30 April 2016) while others require hard-copy applications. See your participating country profile for more information

Once you have checked the opening and closing dates for your country, refer to the Participating Country Profile to see which method of application they will accept.

How to apply

Applying online

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).

Once submitted, your application cannot be changed. We strongly advise applicants applying online to do so well before the closing date. OASIS experiences peak usage in the days leading up to the closing date and applicants may experience delays.

Refer to the Applicant’s Online User Manual if you need help.

Applying by mail

If you are unable to submit your application online, you can apply by mail. Please check your participating country profile for contact details to obtain a hardcopy application form and any other templates such as referee reports (if applicable).

Completed hard copy application forms and supporting documentation must be submitted by the deadline specified by your country. See the opening and closing dates for each country.

Supporting documentation

Check your participating country profile to see if your country requires additional supporting documents, such as referee reports (template below).

Australia Awards Scholarships opening and closing dates

Australia Awards opening and closing dates for study commencing in 2019
Country Opening date Closing date Contact
Africa (Masters study) 1 September 2017
More information
15 December 2017
Bangladesh 1 February 2018 30 April 2018
Bhutan 1 February 2018 30 April 2018
Cambodia 1 February 2018 15 April 2018
Federated States of Micronesia 1 February 2018 30 April 2018
Fiji 1 February 2018 30 April 2018
India No applications sought for study commencing in 2019.
Indonesia 1 February 2018 30 April 2018
Kiribati January 2017 (date to be confirmed) March 2017 (date to be confirmed)
Laos 5 February 2018 23 March 2018
Maldives 1 February 2018 30 April 2018
Marshall Islands 1 February 2018 30 April 2018
Myanmar 1 February 2018 30 April 2018
Mongolia 1 February 2018 30 April 2018
Nauru 1 February 2018 30 April 2018
Nepal 1 February 2018 30 April 2018
Pakistan 1 February 2018 30 April 2018
Palestinian Territories 1 February 2018 30 April 2018
Papua New Guinea 1 October 2017 28 February 2018
Philippines 1 February 2018 30 April 2018
Republic of Palau 1 February 2018 30 April 2018
Samoa 1 February 2018    30 April 2018
Solomon Islands 1 February 2018 30 April 2018
Sri Lanka 1 February 2018 30 April 2018
Timor-Leste 1 February 2018 30 April 2018 (5pm Dili time)
Tonga 1 February 2018 30 April 2018
Tuvalu 1 February 2018 30 April 2018
Vanuatu 1 March 2018    31 March 2018
Vietnam 1 February 2018 30 April 2018
Wallis and Futuna 1 February 2018 30 April 2018


Participating countries

This page lists countries that are eligible for Australia Awards Scholarships, and country-specific eligibility criteria. Opening and closing dates can be found here


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


Eligibility criteria

Botswana Ghana Kenya
Madagascar Malawi Mauritius
Mozambique Nigeria South Africa
Tanzania Zambia

Middle East

Palestinian Territories

Australia Awards Scholarships – Frequently asked questions

What can I study?

Study programs must relate to your country’s priority areas for development. These are listed on theparticipating country profiles.

What can’t I study?

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

Where can I study?

You can study at any participating Australian institutions.

Can I apply for both an Australia Award Scholarship and an Australia Awards Endeavour Scholarship?

Yes, you may apply for other Awards. However, you may accept only one. For example, if you accept an Australia Awards Scholarship you cannot hold any other Australian Government-sponsored scholarship (such as an Australia Awards Endeavour Scholarship).

Can I apply for an Award if I’m intending to migrate or if I have permanent residency?

No. Australia Awards are not available to intending migrants or those who have Australian permanent residency. Awardees are required to leave Australia for a minimum of two years after completing their scholarship. Failure to do so will result in the awardee incurring a debt for the total accrued cost of their award.

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