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Fully-Funded Australia Awards Scholarship for International Students


The Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade administers the Australia Awards Scholarship. It is a long-term award that provides opportunities to deserving students from developing countries, specifically those from the Indo-Pacific region. It also endeavors to contribute to the development needs of Australia's partner countries. Selected students will undertake full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions. 


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, which will only be paid once as a contribution to accommodation expenses, textbooks, and study materials
  • Contribution to Living Expenses (CLE). This is a fortnightly contribution to basic living expenses paid at a rate determined by the department.
  • Introductory Academic Program (IAP). This is a compulsory program before 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 (except for pre-existing conditions)
  • Pre-course English (PCE) fees–if deemed necessary, PCE may be available for in-country and/or in-Australia training students.
  • Additional academic support may be available to ensure a scholar's academic success or enhance their educational 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.

Deadline of Application: April 29, 2022

Participating Countries

The following countries are eligible to apply for this award:



Middle East

Participating Institutions

More than 50 academic institutions are participating in this fully-funded scholarship. Check out this page for the complete list.


To be eligible to receive this scholarship, applicants must:

  1. Minimum of 18 years of age on February 1, 2022.
  2. A citizen of the participating country and be residing in and applying for the scholarship from their country of citizenship.
  3. Not be a citizen of Australia, hold permanent residency in Australia, or be applying for a visa to live in Australia permanently;
  4. Not married to, engaged to, or a de facto of a person who holds, or is eligible to hold, Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency, at any time during the application, selection, or mobilization phases (note: residents of Cook Islands, Niue, and Tokelau with New Zealand citizenship are eligible but must apply for a Student visa [subclass 500]);
  5. Not a current serving military personnel;
  6. Not have previously received a long-term Australia Award unless they have resided outside of Australia for twice the length of the total time that they were in Australia (for example, a previous awardee who has been on an Australia Awards Scholarship in Australia for four years will not be eligible to apply for another Australia Awards Scholarship until they have resided outside Australia for eight years);
  7. Not hold convictions of criminal activities (including in their home country) including those relating to Child Protection and PSEAH;
  8. recipients under the Pacific Secondary School Scholarship Program (PSSSP) who have completed their secondary school education in Australia in the year prior are eligible to apply for a long-term Australia Award;
  9. 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);
  10. Be able to satisfy the institution's admission requirements at which the award is to be undertaken (this may mean that Program Areas will need to withdraw an award offer if the recipient cannot satisfy the institution's admission requirements. This may not be known until Program Areas request a placement at selected institutions);
  11. 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;
  12. Not applying for a scholarship for a course of study at an academic level lower than already achieved (e.g., be applying for a Master's scholarship when they already hold a Ph.D.); and
  13. Applicants must inform the Program Area of any connection or relationship to staff employed at Program Areas (including locally engaged staff at post) or with managing contractors so that the
  14. Application may be adequately and transparently managed.

How to Apply

Visit this page for information on applying for an Australia Awards Scholarship.

Country information:

For inquiries, check this page for your respective country.

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