Australia Awards Scholarships 2023

Australia Awards Scholarship is a fully funded scholarship. The Scholarship covers tuition, books, supplies, travel, and monthly allowance.

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Australia Awards Scholarships 2023 (Fully Funded)

Australia Awards Scholarships 2023-2024 are fully funded scholarships for international students. These scholarships cover all tuition, travel, living, establishment, and other expenditures for undergraduate, master\’s, and Ph.D. studies.

About The Scholarship

International students interested in pursuing higher education at participating Australian institutions are encouraged to apply for Australia Awards Scholarships. According to bilateral and regional agreements, Australia Awards Scholarships seek to support the needs of Australia\’s partner nations in terms of development. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is in charge of administering these scholarships.

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Australia Awards Scholarships 2023 Summary

  • Scholarship Host Country: Australia
  • Course Level: Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. Degree
  • Funded By: Government of Australia
  • Financial Coverage: Fully Funded
  • Eligibility: International students
  • Deadline: 29 April 2023

Eligibility Criteria for Australia Awards Scholarships

To be eligible for Australia Awards Scholarships, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Required Language: English
  • Eligible Countries: Citizens of one of the participating countries in Asia, the Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East. See the complete list of participating countries.
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age on 1 February of the year of commencing the scholarship;
  • Not be a citizen of Australia, hold permanent residency in Australia, or be applying for a visa to live in Australia permanently;
  • 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;
  • At any time during the application, selection, or mobilization phases, you cannot be married to, engaged to, or a de facto of a person who possesses, or is eligible to possess, Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency (note: Cook Islands, Niue, and Tokelau residents with New Zealand citizenship are eligible but must apply for a Student visa;
  • not have received a long-term Australia Award before unless they have lived abroad for twice as long as they spent in Australia (for instance, a previous awardee who was on an Australia Awards Scholarship in Australia for four years won\’t be qualified to apply for another Australia Awards Scholarship until they have lived abroad for eight years);
  • Not be current serving military personnel;
  • 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);
  • Be able to satisfy all Department of Home Affairs requirements to hold a Student Visa. This may mean that the Program Area will need to withdraw an award offer if the recipient cannot satisfy the visa requirements;
  • Be able to meet the institution\’s admission requirements in order to accept the award. If the recipient cannot meet the institution\’s admission requirements, Program Areas may need to withdraw their award offer. Program Areas may not request a placement at particular institutions until this is known);
  • Not be applying for a scholarship for a course of study at an academic level lesser than they have already achieved (eg be applying for a Master’s scholarship when they already hold a PhD); and
  • In order for the application to be handled appropriately and honestly, applicants must tell the Program Area of any connection or link to personnel employed at Program Areas (including locally engaged staff at post) or with managing contractors.

Required Documents

  • International students (Check eligible countries)
  • Passport
  • Photo
  • Highest school certificate
  • Motivation letter
  • Recommendation letter
  • English language proficiency certificate
  • CV

Scholarship Benefits

Australia Awards Scholarships provide the recipients with the following benefits:

  • Full tuition fees
  • A contribution towards accommodation expenses, textbooks, study materials
  • Return air travel—payment of a single return, economy class airfare to and from Australia, via the most direct route
  • Contribution to Living Expenses (CLE) – a fortnightly contribution to basic living expenses paid at a rate determined by the department.
  • Pre-course English (PCE) fees
  • 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)
  • Introductory Academic Program (IAP)—a compulsory program prior to the commencement of formal academic studies covering information on living and studying in Australia
  • To assure a scholar\’s academic performance or to improve their academic experience, additional academic help may be offered.
    Eligible research students may be eligible for fieldwork (for research awards and Masters by coursework with a research component when fieldwork is required) for one round-trip economy class flight via the most direct route to their place of citizenship or within Australia.

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How to Apply for Australia Awards Scholarships?

Please follow the below instructions to avail of Australia Awards Scholarships:

  • Before you apply: 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. 
  • 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.
  • Your application cannot be modified after submission. We strongly suggest online applicants submit their applications well in advance of the deadline. In the days before the deadline, OASIS is heavily used, therefore applicants might suffer delays.
  • Refer to the Applicant’s Online User Manual if you need help.

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