The Australia Awards Scholarships 2020/21 for Developing Countries have been extended: Another round of applications is open for the Australia awards scholarships 2020/21 and aimed at students and professionals from developing nations across the globe. You can access the opportunity by checking if you are eligible and know the application date range for your country.
Australia Awards Scholarships which is administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is aimed at contributing to the development needs of Australia’s partner countries in line with bilateral and regional agreements.
They provide opportunities for people from developing countries, particularly those countries located in the Indo-Pacific region, to undertake full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Location of Scholarship: Australian Universities/Institutions.
Scholarship Type: Fully-Funded Scholarships
Scholarship level: Undergraduate and Postgraduate.
Worth of Scholarship: Fully-Funded.
Subject Eligibility: All subject areas.
Country/Applicants Eligibility: International students/Students from developing countries
Qualification and 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.
The Scholarship Worth:
Australia Awards 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 educational costs
- 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.
Method of Application for the Australia Awards Scholarships 2020/21
Please proceed to the information page on how to apply for an Australia Awards Scholarship.
If your countries application deadline is closed, then you should keep checking the scholarship sites to know when the next batch will reopen.