Australia Awards Scholarships are Now Open for Sri Lankan Students

Australia Awards

Australia Awards are prestigious international Scholarships and Fellowships funded by the Australian Government. They offer an opportunity for the next generation of global leaders to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia, and for high-achieving Australians to do the same overseas.

Australia Awards Scholarships are long-term development awards administered by the Australian Government’s 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, particularly those countries located in the Indo-Pacific region, to undertake full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education institutions. The study and research opportunities provided by Australia Awards Scholarships develop the skills and knowledge of individuals to drive change and contribute to the development outcomes of their own country.

Scholarship Benefits

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 apply:

  • full tuition fees
  • return air travel (payment of a single economy class airfare to and from Australia, via the most direct route)
  • establishment allowance (a once-only payment of A$5,000 as a contribution towards accommodation expenses, text books, study materials, etc.)
  • Contribution to Living Expenses (a fortnightly contribution to basic living expenses paid at a rate determined by the department)
  • Introductory Academic Program (a compulsory 4–6 week program before the commencement of formal academic studies, covering information on life and study in Australia)
  • Overseas Student Health Cover for the duration of the Award (for Award holder only) (provided to cover the student’s basic medical costs).

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