Australia Awards-ASEAN Scholarships 2019

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Application Deadline- April 30,2018

Australia Awards-ASEAN Scholarships are an important component of Australia’s investment in education. Australia Awards Scholarships provide opportunities to study in Australia at Postgraduate level.

Fifty prestigious Australia Awards ASEAN Scholarships will be offered to citizens of ASEAN countries, to undertake postgraduate (Masters-level) study in Australia.

An initiative of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit, the Australia Awards-ASEAN Scholarship is a one-off opportunity to study in Australia in fields contributing to ASEAN’s peace, prosperity and social development, namely:

    • Political-Security – Contribute to peace and stability in Southeast Asia
    • Economic – Contribute to ASEAN’s economic integration and promote inclusive growth
    • Socio-Cultural – Contribute to an ASEAN Community that is people-centred and socially responsible

Your career will benefit from new knowledge, leadership skills and links you create in Australia and through our global alumni network.

Eligible candidates with a disability or from organisations working with the disabled are encouraged to apply. Women are also encouraged to apply.


In general candidates must:

    • 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);
    • not be current serving military personnel;
    • be able to satisfy all requirements of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP)
    • for a DFAT student visa; and,
    • be able to satisfy the admission requirements of the Australian university at which the Scholarship is to be undertaken.

 Specifically, candidates must:

    • Citizenship of Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand;
    • Have an English language proficiency of at least 6.5 in IELTS with no band less than 6.0 (or 575 in paper-based TOEFL or 90 in internet based TOEFL or 61 in PTE Academic). The IELTS, TOEFL or PTE Academic result must be current (obtained in the last 2 years from the application closing date, or a test result obtained between April 30, 2016 until April 30,2018 will be considered current). No other English language test (including TOEFL prediction test) results will be accepted;
    • Provide contact details of test centre for verification of IELTS/TOEFL test results.
    • Already hold an undergraduate degree, if applying for a Masters.
    • Answer all relevant questions on the application form.
    • Be willing and available to undertake full-time (Monday-Friday 08:00-16:00) Pre-Departure Training in Indonesia prior to studying in Australia, if offered a scholarship.

Selection Process

Selection will be based on the principles of merit and equity and will be carried out by an independent team to evaluate and rank candidates.

The process will be transparent and the eligibility and selection criteria made are available to interested parties. The final list of recipients is subject to scrutiny and endorsement by DFAT.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Australia Awards-ASEAN Scholarships

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