Australia awards scholarships in 2022

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Australian scholarships are long-term scholarships administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

It aims to help meet the development needs of Australia’s partner countries in accordance with bilateral and regional agreements.

They offer people from developing countries, particularly those in the Indo-Pacific region, the opportunity to undertake full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study at Australian universities and participating TAFE institutions.

The study and research opportunities offered by Australian scholarships develop the skills and knowledge of individuals to drive change and contribute to the development of their country.

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Australia 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
  • return air travel – payment for a single return economy class airfare to and from Australia, via the most direct route
  • establishment allowance – a one-time payment as a contribution towards accommodation costs, textbooks, 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 before the start of formal university studies covering information about living and studying in Australia
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of the scholarship (only for the scholarship holder) – intended to cover the scholarship holder’s basic medical expenses (excluding pre-existing conditions)
  • Pre-Course English (PCE) Fee – if deemed necessary, PCE may be available to students for in-country and/or Australian training
  • additional academic support may be available to ensure a scholar’s academic success or to enhance their academic experience
  • fieldwork (for research fellowships and masters by coursework that have a research component where fieldwork is required) may be available to eligible research students for round-trip airfare in economy class via the most direct route to their country of citizenship or Australia.

Level/Field(s) of Study:

Undergraduate or postgraduate programs related to your country’s development priority areas that are listed in the participating country profiles.

Australian scholarships are not available for training in areas related to aircraft piloting, nuclear technology or military training.

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The target group of this scholarship:

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

How to Apply for an Australia Awards Scholarship

Check your country’s opening and closing dates and select your country of citizenship/residence from the list of participating countries for specific information on eligibility, priority areas and how to apply. The deadline is April 29, 2022, except for Tonga which has not yet been announced.

It is important to read the how to apply page and visit the country-specific pages, as well as the official website

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