Australia has the top 8 universities in the world. An increasing number of international students opt for Australia as a study abroad destination for its world-class education, post-study work opportunities, and excellent quality of living. Here, we shall discuss the Australian Awards Scholarships.
If you’re having trouble moving to Australia for further studies just because of the high tuition fees of universities. Then do not worry, as Australia provides fully-funded Scholarships. Australia Awards Scholarships 2021 in Australia are long term, fully-funded awards. There are few partner countries of Australia, and students who belong to that countries can apply and avail of this opportunity.
Australian Awards Scholarships 2021 – 2022
Australia Awards Scholarships are long-term awards administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. With the help of these scholarships, students coming from developing countries undertake undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in highly ranked universities in Australia.
These Scholarships are not only for academic purposes but also for multiple research opportunities. The study and research opportunities provided by Australia Awards Scholarships develop the skills and knowledge of individuals to drive change and contribute to development in their own countries.
Since it is a fully-funded scholarship for international students in Australia, students will get funding for economy class airfare, establishment allowances, additional academic support, medical health insurance, research field allowances, and tuition fee waiver.
This article will discuss the eligibility criteria, application process, and universities that host this scholarship.
- A candidate applying for the Australian Government Scholarship 2021 should be a permanent citizen of the eligible country.
- One must not be a citizen of Australia.
- A candidate must have a minimum of 18 years of age on 1 February of the year of commencing the scholarship.
- They must have 12 years of education if applying for an undergraduate degree program or 16 years of schooling if applying for a Masters degree program.
- A candidate applying for a Masters degree program under Australian Awards Scholarships should be under the age of 45 years.
- They must sign a contract with the Commonwealth of Australia declaring that they will comply with the scholarship conditions.
- A candidate is required to leave Australia for a minimum of two years after completing his/her scholarship.
- An applicant must be able to satisfy the institution’s admission requirements at which the award is to be undertaken.
- They should not be serving any services as a military personnel.
- A candidate should have a minimum score of 580 in TOEFL written test.
- They are expected to score 92 in TOEFL online exam.
- You can apply for a scholarship through Australia Awards Scholarships 2021 application portal or by mail.
- According to their country, all candidates are instructed to check the application deadline first, as it varies from country to country.
- Few countries require applications and documents in hard copy, other countries may accept through online mode.
- If you are applying through Online Australia Scholarships Information System (OASIS), you need to register yourself online and get the registration number.
- After signing up, you may require to upload your required documents on the portal.
- If you are applying through mail, then you need to find the mailbox address of the country.
- Documents via mail should be sent before the deadline.
Benefits of Australian Awards Scholarships
- Full tuition fees for the span of your desired course.
- Return air travel–payment of a single return economy class tickets.
- On arrival, a one-off establishment allowance will be provided.
- Once only payment as a contribution towards accommodation expenses, textbooks, and study materials.
- Living expenses will be provided, paid at a rate determined by the department.
- It will cover overseas Medical health insurance.
- Supplementary academic support – a mandatory program before the beginning of any academic studies, covering information related to living and studying in Australia
- Allowance for research fieldwork will be provided- for research awards and Masters by coursework which has a research component where fieldwork is compulsory) maybe available for eligible research students for one return economy class airfare via the most direct route to their country of citizenship or within Australia.
Universities that host this scholarship
- Australian Catholic University
- Aviation Australia
- Bond University
- Box Hill Institute TAFE
- Bureau of Meteorology
- Canberra Institute of Technology
- Carnegie Mellon University
- Central Queensland University
- Charles Darwin University
- Chisholm Institute of TAFE
- Curtin University of Technology
- Edith Cowan University
- Federation University
- Flinders University
- Griffith University
- James Cook University
- La Trobe University
- Macquarie University
- Melbourne Polytechnic
- Murdoch University
- Queensland University of Technology
- RMIT University
- Southern Cross University
- TAFE NSW
- Swinburne University of Technology
- TAFE Queensland
- TAFE SA
- The Australian National University
- The Gordon Institute of TAFE
- The University of Adelaide
- The University of Melbourne
- Tasmanian Polytechnic
- The University of New England
- The University of New South Wales (including ADFA)
- University of Southern Queensland
- The University of Newcastle
- The University of Queensland
- University of Canberra
- The University of Sydney
- The University of Western Australia
- University College London
- University of South Australia
- Victoria University
- Western Sydney University
- The University of Tasmania
- University of Technology Sydney
- University of the Sunshine Coast
- The Australian Maritime College
- University of Wollongong
The deadline for the application is May 31, 2021.
Here are some FAQs about the Australian Awards Scholarships.
1. Who are the interviewees for the Australia awards scholarship 2021?
The Australia Awards Scholarship 2021 interview is held by a panel consisting of Australian Government officials and academics from Australia, previous alumni of the programme, and professionals from several industries.
2. What is an Australia Awards scholarship?
Applications are invited to apply for the Australia Awards Scholarships 2021 by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Australia Awards Scholarships are long-term Fully Funded Scholarships for International Students to Study in Australia free.