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 Awards Scholarships for Developing Countries 2021/22

Benefits of Australia Awards Scholarships 2021/2022

Award conditions

Australia Awards Scholarships opening and closing dates

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

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


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:

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.

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