The Australia Awards Postgraduate Scholarships (Long Term Awards) are prestigious international scholarships that provide you with high-quality educational experiences at world-class universities in Australia. Australia Awards prioritise Indonesians seeking to undertake studies in support of the COVID-19 Development Response Plan priority areas, namely Health Security, Stability and Economic Recovery. A full list of priority fields is provided here.
Australia Awards Scholarships in Indonesia are offered in two main categories: ‘Targeted’ and ‘Non-targeted’.
Applicants from the Targeted category include:
- Candidates from our Geographic Focus Areas (GFAs): Aceh, West Nusa Tenggara, East Nusa Tenggara, Maluku, North Maluku, Papua, and West Papua.
- Embassy partners: any candidate nominated by the Australian Embassy in Indonesia.
- Government of Indonesia agencies: any candidate from a central, provincial or local government agency excluding employees of state universities and state-owned enterprises.
Scholarships are for full-time study for a Master’s or Doctorate degree from Australian tertiary institutions. The scholarship provides up to nine months full-time language and academic preparation in Indonesia. Students must achieve satisfactory results in this training to be able to continue their scholarships.
The following benefits generally apply (General) :
- 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 cademic 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.
- Be an Indonesian citizen and be residing in and applying for the scholarship from Indonesia.
- Not be married or engaged to a person who is eligible to hold Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent resident status, at any stage of the application, selection, mobilisation processes or while on-scholarship in Australia.
- Satisfy Australian Government requirements for international student entry to Australia (health, character etc).
- Not be applying for a visa to live in Australia.
- Not be applying for another long-term Australia Award unless they have resided outside Australia for twice the length of the total time that they were in Australia (for example, a previous Australia Awards Scholarship recipient in Australia for four years will not be eligible to apply for another Australia Awards Scholarship until they have resided outside Australia or back in Indonesia for eight years).
- Have satisfied any specific criteria established by Indonesia or government of Indonesia.
- Not be current serving military personnel.
- Be able to satisfy all requirements of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection for a DFAT student visa.
- Be able to satisfy the admission requirements of the Australian university at which the Scholarship is to be undertaken.
Specifically, candidates must:
- Be applying for courses that fall within the areas of development priority (see “Priority Academic Area of Study” below).
- Have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.9. For applicants from GFAs and people with disabilities, have a GPA equal to or higher than 2.75.
- For Master’s applicants, have an English language proficiency of at least 5.5 in IELTS (or 525 in paper-based TOEFL or 69 in internet based TOEFL or 46 in PTE Academic). For applicants from GFAs and people with disabilities, have an English language proficiency of at least 5.0 in IELTS (or 500 in paper-based TOEFL or 59 in internet based TOEFL or 38 in PTE Academic).
- For PhD applicants, have an English language proficiency of at least 6.0 in IELTS (or 550 in paper-based TOEFL or 79 in internet based TOEFL or 54 in PTE Academic).
- The IELTS, TOEFL or PTE Academic result must be current (a test result obtained in April 30, 2019 until April 30, 2021 will be considered current). Applicants may use the results of the IALF–AAI Placement Test that they took in 2020 to support their Australia Awards Scholarships application in 2021. No other English language test (including TOEFL prediction test) results will be accepted.
- Provide contact details of test centre for verification of TOEFL test results.
- Include a minimum of one (1) copy of the original Institutional TOEFL test result.
- Already hold an undergraduate degree, if applying for a Masters.
- Already have a Masters, if applying for a Doctorate.
- Answer all relevant questions on the application form.
- Be willing and available to undertake full-time (Monday-Friday from 8 am to 4 pm) English for Academic Purposes (EAP) training in Indonesia prior to studying in Australia, if offered a scholarship.
- If applying for a Doctorate, applicants will be prioritised to staff of universities, higher education institutions, research institutes, key policy makers and targeted candidates in other agencies associated with DFAT activities.
- It is highly desirable for Doctorate applicants to have a letter of support from an Australian university for their proposed field of study.
Applicants must submit with their application all of the relevant supporting documents listed in the Scholarships Policy Handbook available at this link.
Photocopies of certified documents will not be accepted.
Applicants must also provide the following essential documents to meet the specific requirements for Indonesia. If at least one essential document is not provided, your application will be automatically rejected:
- copies of birth certificate or equivalent;
- proof citizenship i.e. KTP or your passport personal information pages;
- current Curriculum Vitae;
- official (certified*) post-secondary and tertiary certificates/degrees;
- official (certified*) post-secondary and tertiary transcripts of results;
- current (original) IELTS or TOEFL English language test results (a test result obtained from 30 April 2019 to 30 April 2021 will be considered current). Applicants may use the results of the IALF–AAI Placement Test that they took in 2020 to support their Australia Awards Scholarships application in 2021. The TOEFL prediction test is NOT accepted;
- Masters applicants must also attach certified DIII degree certificate/transcript if using DIV or S1 extension certificate/transcript;
- Doctorate applicants must also attach certified S1 degree certificate/transcript;
- academic reference from S2 supervisor for Doctorate candidates; and
- Doctorate and those Masters applicants whose study will include at least fifty percent research must fill the research proposal details on the application form.
- Applicants from Indonesia who apply online must also complete an Additional Information for Online Application (the form can be accessed on 1 February 2021).
* Must be certified by:
- The official records department of the institution that originally issued the document/s; or
Please refer to Australia Awards Scholarships application form or “the Additional Information for Online Application form” for the complete list of required documents.
How To Apply:
1. Online applications
2. Hardcopy applications
- The followings are two steps to apply for the Long Term Awards (Australia Awards postgraduate scholarships):
- All applicants are required to apply online at OASIS website. Please read OASIS user guide for applicants to get more information about the OASIS.
- After applying at the OASIS website, applicants must also complete an Additional Information for Online Application.
- All applicants MUST read the Indonesia Country specific and eligibility requirement before applying for OASIS online application.
- Please watch these videos to get tips on how to apply for the Long Term Awards.
- When applying online, all essential supporting documents must be uploaded on OASIS to meet the specific requirements for Indonesia (please read the Long Term Awards Brochure).
- We recommend that the applicants submit their application early. The online application facility (OASIS) experiences peak usage in the days leading up to the closing date, and the applicants may experience delays in submitting the applications.
2. Hardcopy applications
- For applicants who are unable to apply online via OASIS, they may submit the hardcopy application forms. Please note that we strongly encourage applicants to apply online via OASIS, and only submit hardcopy application forms when they are unable to do so. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you require a hardcopy application form.
- Hardcopy applications that consist of one (1) set of the application form and all essential supporting documents must be received by the Australia Awards in Indonesia’s office at the closing date of application.
30 April 2021