Australia Awards Scholarship | AAS Scholarship


The Australia Awards Scholarship 2020 is now open for international students to apply for degree programs in Australian Universities. Australia Award Scholarships (AAS Scholarships) is a prestigious scholarship for those students around the world who want to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate degrees in Australia.

Australia Award Scholarship is providing an opportunity to the citizens of developing nations, especially those in the Indo-Pacific region, to study in the leading Australian universities.

Through this scholarship program, the awardees will earn a chance to strengthen their knowledge and skills and then play a role in the development of their home country.

Australia Awards Scholarship – Coverage And Benefits

The following are the main benefits that will be offered to successful candidates.

  • Full tuition-fee will be waived
  • A single economy class return air-ticket (from home-country to Australia and Australia to home-country) will be provided
  • An establishment allowance of worth AUD 5000 will be paid once for arranging accommodation, study-related stuff, and textbooks
  • A grant for fundamental living expenses will be given twice monthly at the rate being specified by the department. Since January 1, 2013, this grant is AUD 3000 per annum.
  • An obligatory four to the six-week program based on the information about study and life in Australia will be offered before the start of proper studies
  • Basic medical insurance will be provided to the award holder throughout the award duration
  • Additional support in academics  can be offered for  ensuring the scholarship holder’s success in  academics and enhancing his experience

No financial assistance will be provided by the Government of Australia for the dependents of the award holders. The awardees will be solely responsible for supporting their accompanying family members.

Australia Awards Scholarship – Eligible Countries

The regions eligible for this award are:

Africa, Bhutan, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Nepal, Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Kiribati, Sri Lanka, Palestinian Territories, Maldives, Cambodia, Republic of Palau, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Tuvalu, Nauru, Fiji, Tonga, Wallis and Futuna, Marshall Islands, Vanuatu, Mongolia, India, Samoa, Nepal, Pakistan, and Laos.

Australia Awards Scholarship – Eligibility Criteria

The major conditions for the Australia Awards Scholarship as per the Australia Awards Policy Handbook  are:

  • The applicant should be at least 18 years old or more at the time of commencement of Australia Award scholarship
  • The applicant must be a citizen of any of the participating countries
  • There must be no problems in passport or  immigration
  • The applicant must acquire an Australian student visa
  • Citizens of Australia or those having permanent residency in Australia are not eligible for this award
  • Country specific further requirements for Australia Award Scholarships can be found here.

Australia Awards Scholarship – English Language Requirement

  • The English language requirement set by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) will be met by an applicant under two conditions, i.e. English is the native language of the applicant and he has received education in English (academic transcripts are required as evidence in the latter case).
  • In the case where these DFAT’S requirements are not met, the applicant has to provide the result of an academic test for the English language before the commencement of the main study program. The acceptable tests for the English language are TOEFL, PTE Academic, and IELTS.
  • The validity of these English language test results is normally two years. The applicant must meet the required timeframe of test result validity set by the concerned institution.
  • The applicant must have the following test scores to avail of the scholarship.
  • IELTS: a minimum overall band of 6.5, without any less than 6.0 band
  • TOEFL: minimum overall score of 580 in a written test, with at least 4.5 scores in the test for English writing, or a minimum overall score of 92 in an internet-based test, with at least 21 scores in all the subtests
  • PTE Academic: a minimum total of 58 with 50 or more score in communicative skill
  • If the English language requirement of any institute is more than that of the requirements of DFAT, then the award holder has to fulfill the requirement of an institute.

How to apply for Australia Awards Scholarship?

Before applying for this scholarship program, take note of the Deadlines for Australia Award Scholarships for your country.

Then choose your resident country among the participating countries for the Australia Awards Scholarship to acquire precise information regarding the eligibility criteria, preferences, and application procedure.

Some countries prefer online submission of applications while others encourage hard copies of applications. Check the required method for your country for Australian scholarship by selecting the name of your country.

Moreover, country-based information is also available on a website designed by the Award department of Australia for West and South Asia. Access the Australian Scholarship website and get a complete application guide by clicking on the name/flag of your country.

Australian Awards Scholarship – Online Application Procedure

Get yourself registered on Online Australia Scholarships Information System (OASIS) by answering a few questions to prove your eligibility. After successful registration, you will be provided with a unique username, registration number, and password.

There is no compulsion of submitting the application form immediately. You can initiate your application and update it with time until the closing date of application submission. You cannot change your application, once it is submitted.

The applicants are advised to complete and submit their application well before the deadlines since peak usage is experienced by OASIS in the dates closed to the deadline, which may result in the delay of your application submission.

How to submit an Australia Awards Scholarship application by mail?

If you are facing any problems with the online submission of the application, you can also send your application via mail. You can get a hard copy of the application form and other specific templates like referee reports etc.

Australia Award Scholarship – Document Requirement For An Online Application

The following documents are to be submitted along with the Australia Award Scholarship application form:

  • An attested copy of original degree document
  • Attested copies of all the official educational records/transcripts
  • An attested copy of the birth certificate, national identity card, and passport
  • A brief curriculum vitae (CV) based on your work and research experience (if applicable)
  • Minimum one academics and one work-based referee report. For research-based MS and Ph.D. degrees, two academics related referee reports are to be provided following the preferred template for referee report.
  • An attested copy of TOEFL or IELTS valid test results
  • For Ph.D. applicants, a letter or email of acceptance from a potential research supervisor is to be provided. Any such acceptance letter is not required for course-based studies. However, you can submit a research proposal with the application.
  • In case of being awarded the Australia Awards Scholarship, the Ph.D. applicant has to submit a Research proposal to the institute.

Australian Awards Scholarship – Terms and Conditions

  • The award holder has to commence studies in that academic session for which the scholarship is offered
  • Only that course can be undertaken by the awardee for which he has been awarded the scholarship
  • The scholarship holder must abide by the rules of Australia in general and his institute in particular
  • During the award period, the awardee should maintain a full-time study program and show satisfactory progress in academics
  • A direct and clear communication must be maintained with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Australia through the scholarship holder’s contact officer
  • The awardee is required to leave Australia for at least two years after the end of the Australian Award scholarship program

Deadline to apply:

The applicants are advised to Visit the Official Website to check Deadline .

33 thoughts on “Australia Awards Scholarship | AAS Scholarship”

  1. Sir,
    I have graduated in automobile engineering from Technical Institute of Bhutan in 2006 ( two years course) after completing my class ten(10) and presently working as Sr. Motor Vehicle Inspector under the Department of Road Safety and Transport Authority.

    However, i would like to do further study in Diploma in Australia. Therefore kindly advice me that which field and course i am eligible.

    Waiting for you advice

    • Yes, you can apply for this scholarship and please check the university for IELTS band requirement. IELTS band requirement also depends on the course you wish to study.

  2. Hy, this is me Engr. Syed Waqas Aftab From Pakistan.sir i have tried many times to submit my Application but could not due to 8th clause in DFAT Check list, i have put the CRICOS Codes and tried to save after filling the form but its not being saved, please Help me .And tell me how to tackle this problem

  3. Want to apply for the scholarship under certificate in human resource may subjects will involve and the criteria of selection

    • Please check out the Australian Universities that offer the related courses and then apply for Australian Award Scholarship there.

  4. Am kindly applying for an award to study in Australia am a double orphan from zambia, I want to study banking and finance. Kindly help me achieve my dream.

  5. Hello, I am an international student from a country called Gambia in West Africa. What is the deadline or the opening time for application for my country and how to apply for the scholarship?

  6. I am a somalian living Kenya under the mandate of UNHCR i have finished my high school in the year 2015 and obtained a grade of B minus, from there i never had the chance to further my studies beyond secondary level
    KINDLY help me away of furthering my studies

  7. Hi

    Can you help me with the post degree courses for me to choose from.
    thank you and hope for your great assistance.


  8. Hello, I am Moses living in DRC. I am graduate in English and I want get a master degree in Linguistics. I am married. Am I elligible to the scholarship?

  9. I am a 49 yrs old and would like to attain some qualification on Marine Management especially on Fishing technical skills including cage culture techniques. Have been employed for 20 years under Ministry of Fisheries.
    Is it possible to apply for Masters programme when have not attained any degree?

  10. Hi, I completed MBA in Operations Management. I have more the four years experience in hotel industry. But I want to study again from Australia in hospitality management . Now I am looking an scholarship to move in Australia. Please give me a suggestion.
    Thanks and Regards

  11. Hello there
    Why isn’t my country ( Iran ) eligible for this scholarship?
    Is there any scholarship in Australia for Iranians?

  12. Hello sir ,am Emmanuel muhiganwa from University of rwanda in it’s college of agriculture animal science and veterinary medicine, where my field is forestry sciences with A0 or banchor’s degree in forestry sciences,I graduate in 2015 after end my studies I work us social economics and development officer at nyarugenge district from 2015 July to now,I would like to ask you if it is possible to get full fund schoolarship in Australia,chine or other countries ,my birthday is 1990 in January
    Thank you sir

  13. I graduated with bachelor of Commerce and Post graduate diploma in education in Ghana. Do I qualify for this scholarship?

  14. Hi,
    I want to study in Australia in undergraduate program under Australia Awards Scholarship 2020.
    What can I do now? Please tell me.
    Thank you

  15. hi, i have completed 16 year education from pakistan in computer science. Do i need to have ielts or any english proficiency certificate as i have studied throughout my academic years in english?

  16. I submitted my application for Australia awards. Now I come to know that some documents are missing.
    Kindly guide me if any way to upload remaining documents.

  17. I have graduate from Cambridge International College.UK major program on Accounting & Finance in 2019, 0ne and half year and presently I just 7 month of working as Solomon Airlines Ltd, Sales & Cargo Revenue under Department of Finance.

    so far I would like to do further study next year at Australia for Bachelor Accounting can any assist for me


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