Application call for 2023 Australia Award Scholarship : Fully Funded. The estimated 2022-23 budget for Australia Awards investments across the globe is $254 million and the deadline for application is 1st May 2023.
In 2023, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) will provide 1,603 Australia Awards scholarships and short courses to eligible individuals from 28 partner countries. The budget allocated for Australia Awards investments globally in 2022-23 is estimated to be $254 million.
The Australian Government’s development policy, “Australian aid: promoting prosperity, reducing poverty, enhancing stability,” recognizes that investing in tertiary education is critical to development. Learn more about Australia’s efforts to support education in developing countries through its development assistance program.
For over 70 years, the Australian Government has been providing support for emerging leaders from developing countries through initiatives like the Colombo Plan in the 1950s and the current Australia Awards program. The New Colombo Plan also supports Australian undergraduates in living, studying, and working in the Indo-Pacific, fostering bilateral relations and people-to-people links that build enduring institutional and cultural ties.
Australia Awards aim to promote growth and stability in the region, enhance mutual understanding and cooperation, and strengthen links between organizations and individuals. They equip recipients with the skills and knowledge to contribute to their countries’ economic and social development and build human resource capacity in agreed-upon development sectors.
All Australia Awards recipients become part of the Australia Global Alumni, which connects them to Australia and one another, creating a global network of leaders and advocates who serve as ambassadors for Australia’s first-class education system.
Australia Awards provide full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study opportunities at participating Australian universities and technical and further education (TAFE) institutions for individuals from developing countries, particularly those in the Indo-Pacific region. The scholarships develop recipients’ skills and knowledge to drive change and contribute to their countries’ development.
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:
|Type of Opportunity||Scholarships and Fellowships|
|Open to||Asia, Pacific, Middle East, Africa|
|Organizer||Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade|
|Contact the organizer||+61 2 6261 1111|