Australia Awards Scholarships for BSc, Masters, and PhD 2024/2025

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Australia Awards Scholarships are long-term awards administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. They aim to contribute to the development needs of Australia’s partner countries in line with bilateral and regional agreements.

They provide opportunities for people from developing countries to undertake full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions.

The study and research opportunities provided by Australia Awards Scholarships develop the skills and knowledge of individuals to drive change and contribute to development in their own countries.

Scholarship Summary 

  • Host Institution: Any of the participating Australian Institution
  • Level 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.
  • Number of Scholarships: Not specified.
  • Scholarship Duration:Bachelors: 4 Years, Masters: 2-3 Years, PhD: 4-5 Years
  • Application Deadline: 30 April 2024 

Also read: Study in Australia 2024/2025: Fully Funded Scholarship for Masters and PhD at Monash University

Benefits of the Scholarship

  • Full tuition fees
  • Return air travel ticket
  • Establishment allowance. A once-only payment as a contribution towards accommodation expenses, textbooks, and study materials.
  • Introductory Academic Program (IAP)–a compulsory program before 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 (except 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 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.
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Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be from one of the following participating countries. 

  • 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 (as listed on the Australia Awards website) and be residing in and applying for the scholarship from their 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 mobilization phases.
  • Not be currently serving military personnel
  • 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).
  • Not hold convictions of criminal activities (including in their home country) including those relating to Child Protection and PSEAH.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Not be applying for a scholarship for a course of study at an academic level lower than already achieved (e.g. applying for a Master’s scholarship when they already hold a PhD); and
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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.
  • Scholars are required to leave Australia for a minimum of two years after completing their scholarship. Failure to do so will result in the scholar incurring a debt for the total accrued cost of their scholarship.

How to Apply

  • Refer to your relevant participating country profile for the link to the application portal. 
  • 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.

Scholarship Application Page

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  1. I really love the scholarship, I came from a family that doesn’t have the hand to go study to get my bsc, am really interested in getting this scholarship and thanks to the Australian government.

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