Australia Awards Scholarships are long term development awards administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
They aim to contribute to the long term development needs of Australia’s partner countries in line with bilateral and regional agreements.
They provide opportunities for people from developing countries to undertake full time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions.
The study and research opportunities provided by Australia Awards Scholarships develop skills and knowledge of individuals to drive change and contribute to the development outcomes of their own country.
The Awards 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:
Applicants who want to accept an Australia Awards Scholarship will need to sign a contract with the Commonwealth of Australia declaring that they will comply with the conditions of the scholarship.
Awardees are required to leave Australia for a minimum of two years after completing their scholarship. Failure to do so will result in the awardee incurring a debt for the total accrued cost of their scholarship.
Up to 200 outstanding Australia Awards Scholarship recipients across the globe will be offered a place in the Australia Awards Leadership Program in addition to their scholarship.
The program brings awardees together in Australia for leadership training, development discussions and the chance to build valuable networks.
The Australia Awards Leadership Program is supplementary to the Australia Awards Scholarships.
The top Australia Award Scholarship recipients from Indonesia and PNG may also be eligible to receive an Allison Sudradjat Prize.
The Prime Minister’s Pacific Program (PMPP) is offered to recipients of an Australia Awards Scholarship from the Pacific, Papua New Guinea and East Timor, who are leaders or potential leaders in their country.
The program provides a combination of work placements and leadership training to build on awardees’ academic experience. The aims of the program are to:
Australia Awards Scholarships in Pakistan 2014
Australia Awards Scholarships aim to:
in addition to the general eligibility criteria, candidates from Pakistan must also meet the following country specific eligibility criteria:
i) The following scores are required:
a) IELTS: Overall 6.5 with no band less than 6. Successful applicants are encouraged to start preparing for the IELTS test
b) A paper-based TOEFL overall score of at least 580, with a minimum of 4.5 in the test of written English or an internet-based TOEFL score of at least 92, with a minimum of 21 in all subtests
Applicants must also meet the following country specific conditions:
Note: Provision of false or falsified documents at any stage of the scholarship cycle will render the applicant ineligible or be grounds for scholarship offer withdrawal.
Application Deadline: 21 Mar 2014
Australia Awards Scholarships are prestigious international awards offered by the Australian Government to the next generation of global leaders for development. Through study and research, recipients develop the skills and knowledge to drive change and help build enduring people-to-people links with Australia.
Applicants will be assessed for their professional and personal qualities, academic competence and, most importantly, their potential to impact on development challenges in Pakistan.
Applications are strongly encouraged from women, people with disability and people from the following focus areas— Balochistan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).