Friday, February 1, 2019

Australia Awards Scholarships - Long Term Awards for International Student, Australia (Fully Funded)


Australia Awards Scholarships are long-term awards administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
They aim to contribute 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.
The study and research opportunities provided by Australia Awards Scholarships develop the skills and knowledge of individuals to drive change and contribute to development in their own countries. 

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Participating Countries (Click for Information)
Asia
Pacific
Middle East

Benefits:
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 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, text books, 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 scademic 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 have 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. 


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).

Deadline:
mostly 31 April 2019 (HERE)

Australia Awards opening and closing dates for study commencing in 2020
Country Opening date Closing date Contact
Africa (Masters study) 1 September 2018 3 December 2018 enquiries@australiaawardsafrica.org
Bangladesh 1 February 2019 30 April 2019 inquiries@australiaawardsbangladesh.org
Bhutan 1 February 2019 30 April 2019 inquiries@australiaawardsbhutan.org
Cambodia 1 February 2019 15 April 2019 info@australiaawardscambodia.org
Federated States of Micronesia 1 February 2019 30 April 2019 jone.raikabula@dfat.gov.au
Fiji 1 February 2019 30 April 2019 scholarshipsfiji@dfat.gov.au
Indonesia 1 February 2019 30 April 2019 longtermaward@australiaawardsindonesia.org
Kiribati 11 February 2019 22 March 2019 tarawascholarships@dfat.gov.au
Laos 1 February 2019 30 April 2019 infoawards@laosaustraliainstitute.org
Maldives 1 February 2019 30 April 2019 inquiries@australiaawardsmaldives.org
Marshall Islands 1 February 2019 30 April 2019 jone.raikabula@dfat.gov.au
Mongolia 1 February 2019 30 April 2019 info@australiaawardsmongolia.org
Myanmar 1 February 2019 30 April 2019 australiaawards.myanmar@dfat.gov.au
Nauru 1 February 2019 30 April 2019 scholarships.nauru@dfat.gov.au
Nepal 1 February 2019 30 April 2019 inquiries@australiaawardsnepal.org
Pakistan 1 February 2019 30 April 2019 info@australiaawardspakistan.org
Palestinian Territories 1 February 2019 30 April 2019 mervat.ziadeh@dfat.gov.au
Papua New Guinea 1 February 2019 30 April 2019 scholarships@australiaawardspng.org
Philippines 1 February 2019 30 April 2019 scholarshipsPH@australiaawards.philippines.org
Republic of Palau 1 February 2019 30 April 2019 jone.raikabula@dfat.gov.au
Samoa 1 February 2019 30 April 2019 elisapeta.kerslake@dfat.gov.au
Solomon Islands 1 February 2019 30 April 2019 scholarships.solomonislands@dfat.gov.au
Sri Lanka 1 February 2019 30 April 2019 inquiries@australiaawardssrilanka.org
Timor-Leste 1 February 2019 30 April 2019 scholarships@australiaawardstl.org
Tonga 1 February 2019 30 April 2019 Asi.Vanisi@dfat.gov.au
Tuvalu 1 February 2019 30 April 2019 Lily-Anne.Homasi@dfat.gov.au
Vanuatu 1 March 2019 31 March 2019 australia_vanuatu@dfat.gov.au
Vietnam 1 February 2019 30 April 2019 info@australiaawardsvietnam.org
Wallis and Futuna 1 February 2019 30 April 2019 scholarshipsfpc@dfat.gov.au

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