Australia Awards Australia Awards Scholarship (AAS) is one of the countries that most regularly provides scholarships to Indonesian applicants. You may have heard of or even applied for this scholarship many times: Australia Awards Scholarship. Yes, registration has been reopened.
The Australian Government Scholarship 2021 – 2022 is ready to accept applications for Masters scholarships or PhD scholarships for study at a number of leading Australian universities.
There are similarities between the Australia Awards scholarship and the NZS scholarship from New Zealand. Namely, both are full scholarships that offer a wide choice of university destinations.
The Australia Awards 2021-2022 Scholarships provide opportunities for Indonesian candidates who have personal and professional qualities, academic competences, and most importantly the potential to impact Indonesia’s development challenges.
It is highly recommended for applicants from among women, people with disabilities, and those from the following focus areas, namely Aceh, West Nusa Tenggara, East Nusa Tenggara, Papua, West Papua, Maluku, North Maluku, Papua and West Papua.
In addition, applicants are also targeted at government employees, both central and regional. It can also be applied by candidates from the private sector, those who work in public universities and state-owned companies, and general applicants.
The scholarships provided cover full tuition fees, living expenses, round trip tickets to Australia, health insurance, pre-departure training in Indonesia plus pocket money, as well as an Australian academic introduction program.
In addition, supporting funds are also provided upon arrival, the cost of medical examinations and X-rays for visa applications, academic support, student visas, and field work allowances if the master program taken requires field work.
Australia Awards Scholarship (AAS) General requirement:
- Minimum age is 18 years as of February 1st
- Indonesian citizens and applying for scholarships from Indonesia
- Not be an Australian citizen, have a permanent residence permit in Australia, or apply for a visa to live in Australia permanently
- Not married / engaged to a citizen or permanent resident of Australia and New Zealand
- Not serving in the army
- Do not apply for any other long-term Australia Awards (if you have received one) unless you have been outside Australia twice while in Australia. For example, previously receiving an Australia Awards scholarship with a duration of four years, you can only apply if you have been in Indonesia or outside Australia for eight years.
- Not serving a sentence or being investigated for criminal activities including those related to Child Protection and PSEAH.
- Meets the specific criteria set by the Program Area or the applicant’s governmental nationality (for example, has worked for several years in the appropriate field)
- May meet the admission requirements of the university where the scholarship is held (this could mean that the Program Area may withdraw scholarship offers if the recipient is unable to meet university admission requirements.)
- Can meet all Department of Home Affairs requirements for a Student Visa. This could mean that the Program Area needs to withdraw a scholarship offer if the recipient is unable to meet visa requirements;
- Not applying for scholarships for courses at a lower academic level than already attained (eg applying for a Masters scholarship when they already hold a PhD).
Australia Awards Scholarship (AAS) Special requirements:
- Register for a field of study that is included in the development priority area (see “Priority Study Areas” above)
- Have a minimum GPA of 2.9 (with a maximum scale of 4) at the last level of education. For applicants from a Geographical Focus Area and applicants with disabilities have a minimum GPA of 2.75 (with a maximum scale of 4) at the last education level
- For Master program applicants – have a minimum English language proficiency of 5.5 for IELTS (or 525 for TOEFL ITP or 69 for TOEFL iBT or 46 for academic PTE) *. For Masters program applicants from Geographical Focus Areas and applicants with disabilities – have an IELTS score of 5.0 (or 500 for TOEFL ITP or 59 for TOEFL iBT or 38 for Pearson PTE) *
- For PhD program applicants – have a minimum English language proficiency of 6.0 for IELTS (or 550 for TOEFL ITP or 79 for TOEFL iBT or 54 for Pearson PTE) *
- IELTS or TOEFL or PTE results must be current (test results obtained within 2 years of the application closing date will be considered current). No other English language test results (including the TOEFL predictive test) will be accepted
- Already obtained a bachelor’s degree, if registering for a Master’s program, and holding a Master’s degree when applying for a PhD program (specialist or professional education degrees are not categorized as Masters degrees) *
- It is strongly recommended that Doctoral applicants have a letter of support from an Australian university for their proposed field of study
Australia Awards Scholarship (AAS) Application documents:
- Copy of birth certificate or equivalent
- Proof of citizenship such as KTP, SIM, or the information page on the passport
- List of recent curriculum vitae
- A copy of the official college diploma (which is legalized *)
- Copies of official college grades transcripts (legalized *)
- Latest IELTS or TOEFL or Pearson PTE English test results (test results obtained from 30 April 2019 to 30 April 2021 are considered current) – test results obtained within the last 2 years are considered new
- Applicants for Masters Scholarships must attach a certified copy of the DIII diploma / transcript if using a DIV or Extension Bachelor diploma / transcript
- Applicants for PhD scholarships must attach a certified copy of the Bachelor’s diploma / transcript
- Academic references from Master’s supervisors for PhD program applicants; and
- PhD and Master’s Program applicants whose studies will cover at least fifty percent of the research are required to complete the details of the research proposal on the application form
* Must be legalized by the institution that issued the document or a public notary.
Applications for the Australia Awards 2021-2022 Scholarships can be submitted online. Prepare all application documents (some can be scanned) before uploading,
then register online at: https://oasis.dfat.gov.au/