Australia Awards Scholarships for Developing Countries 2021/22

To contribute to the development needs of Australia’s partner countries, Australia Awards Scholarships 2021/2022 are now open for the developing countries in line with the bilateral and regional agreement.

Australia Awards Scholarships for Developing Countries 2021/2022 are administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The opportunity is open for students who wish to pursue full time full time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions.

The closing date for the Australia Awards Scholarships 2021/2022 is 30 April 2021 for the studies commencing in the year 2022.

Australia Award Scholarships for Developing Countries 2021/22
Australia Awards Scholarships for Developing Countries 2021/22

Benefits of Australia Awards Scholarships 2021/2022

  • 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, 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 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 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 has 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.

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.

Australia Awards Scholarships opening and closing dates

Australia Awards Scholarships opening and closing dates for study commencing in 2022.

Country
Opening dateClosing dateContact
Bangladesh1 February 202130 April 2021[email protected]
Bhutan1 February 202130 April 2021[email protected]
Cambodia1 February 202130 April 2021[email protected]
Federated States of Micronesia1 February 202130 April 2021[email protected]
Fiji1 February 202130 April 2021[email protected]
Indonesia1 February 202130 April 2021[email protected]
Kiribati1 February 202130 April 2021[email protected]
Laos1 February 202130 April 2021[email protected]
Maldives1 February 202130 April 2021[email protected]
Marshall Islands1 February 202130 April 2021[email protected]
Mongolia1 February 202130 April 2021[email protected]
Myanmar1 February 202130 April 2021[email protected]
Naru1 February 202130 April 2021[email protected]
Nepal1 February 202130 April 2021[email protected]
Pakistan1 February 202130 April 2021[email protected]
Palestinian Territories1 February 202130 April 2021[email protected]
Papua New Guinea1 February 202130 April 2021[email protected]
Philippines1 February 202130 April 2021[email protected]
Samoa1 February 202130 April 2021[email protected]
Solomon Islands1 February 202130 April 2021[email protected]
Sri Lanka1 February 202130 April 2021[email protected]
Timor Leste1 February 202130 April 2021[email protected]
Tonga1 February 202130 April 2021[email protected]
Tuvalu1 February 202130 April 2021[email protected]
Vanuatu1 February 202130 April 2021[email protected]
Vietnam1 February 202130 April 2021[email protected]

Eligibility

  • Applications are accepted from students of developing countries
  • Applicants should be enrolling for a masters degree study program in an Australian public university
  • 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.
  • Also, check country-specific eligibility for all participating countries (link below).

For eligibility visit the list of participating countries that details the countries that are eligible for Australia Awards Scholarships, and country-specific eligibility criteria.

Also visit Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook for detailed eligibility criteria.

How to apply

Before you apply:

  • Check the opening and closing 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 countries page for opening and closing dates.
  • If you intend to apply, you must read the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook. The handbook provides information including general eligibility requirements, selection processes, entitlements and responsibilities. Note that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade may revise and update the handbook at any time without notice.
  • Some countries encourage and allow you to apply online while others require hard-copy applications. See your participating country profile for more information

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).

Frequently asked questions

Please refer to the participating countries page and the Australia Awards Policy Handbook if you would like to find out more about applying for an Australia Awards scholarship.

What can I study?

Study programs must relate to your country’s priority areas for development. These are listed on the
participating 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 institution.

Can I apply for both an Australia Awards Scholarship and a Destination Australia Scholarship?

You may apply for other scholarships however recipients of Australia Awards Scholarships cannot hold any other Australian government scholarship at the same time.

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.

Australia Awards Scholarships — Participating Institutions

  • Australian Catholic University
  • Aviation Australia
  • Bond University
  • Box Hill Institute TAFE
  • Bureau of Meteorology
  • Canberra Institute of Technology
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Central Queensland University
  • Charles Darwin University
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Chisholm Institute of TAFE
  • Curtin University of Technology
  • Deakin University
  • Edith Cowan University
  • Federation University
  • Flinders University
  • Griffith University
  • Holmesglen Institute of TAFE
  • James Cook University
  • Kangan Institute
  • La Trobe University
  • Macquarie University
  • Melbourne Polytechnic
  • Monash University
  • Murdoch University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • RMIT University
  • Southern Cross University
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • TAFE NSW
  • TAFE Queensland
  • TAFE SA
  • Tasmanian Polytechnic
  • The Australian National University
  • The Gordon Institute of TAFE
  • The University of Adelaide
  • The University of Melbourne
  • The University of New England
  • The University of New South Wales (including ADFA)
  • The University of Newcastle
  • The University of Queensland
  • The University of Sydney
  • The University of Western Australia
  • University College London
  • University of Canberra
  • University of South Australia
  • University of Southern Queensland
  • University of Tasmania (including the Australian Maritime College)
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • University of The Sunshine Coast
  • University of Wollongong
  • Victoria University
  • Western Sydney University
  • William Angliss Institute of TAFE

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