Australian Scholarships for Masters (MS) and PHD 2019

Australia Awards Scholarships

Australian Scholarships for MS

1From1 February 2019
2Last Date30 April 2019
3DegreeMS, PHD


Australia Awards Scholarships, formerly known as Australian Development Scholarships (ADS), provide opportunities for people from developing countries, particularly those countries located in the Indo-Pacific region.

Available Course

Undergraduate or Postgraduate Programs that relate to your country’s priority areas for development listed on the participating country profiles.

Australia Awards are not available for areas related to flying aircraft, nuclear technology or military training.

Target Group of Citizens

Citizens of one of the participating countries in Asia, Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East.

Eligibility Criteria

  • To be eligible to receive a Scholarship, applicants must be minimum of 18 years of age on 1 February of the year of commencing the scholarship.
  • Be a citizen of a participating country as listed on the Australia Awards website and be residing in and applying for the scholarship from their country of citizenship.
  • Not be a citizen of Australia, hold permanent residency in Australia.
  • Not be married to, engaged to 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 mobilisation phases (note: residents of Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau with New Zealand citizenship are eligible but must apply for a Student visa [subclass 500]).
  • Currently not serving in military personnel.
  • 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 residing 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 been residing outside of Australia for eight years).
  • Have satisfied any specific criteria established by the government of the applicant’s country of citizenship (e.g. having worked a certain number of years in an appropriate sector).
  • Be able to satisfy the admission requirements of the institution 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).
  • Be able to satisfy all requirements of the Department of Home Affairs to hold a Student Visa. This means that the Program Area may will need to withdraw an award offer if the recipient is not able to satisfy the visa requirements.
  • Applicants must inform the Program Area of any connection or staff employed at Program Areas (including locally engaged staff at post) or with managing contractors so that the application may be properly and transparently managed.

Scholarships Duration and Benefits

The Scholarship benefits include:

  • Full Tuition Fee
  • Return Air Travel
  • Establishment Allowance
  • Contribution to living expenses (CLE)
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
  • Introductory Academic Program (IAP)
  • Pre-course English (PCE) fees

How to Apply

Most applications will open on 1 February 2019.

Check the open and close 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.

It is important to read the how to apply page and visit the country specific pages, and the official website (link found below) for detailed and updated information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website:…/Pages/australia-awards-scholarship…

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