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 and the Pacific region.


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 Australia Awards aim to:

  • develop capacity and leadership skills so that individuals can contribute to development in their home country; and
  • build people-to-people links at the individual, institutional and country level.

Australia Awards in 2019

Applications for the Australia Awards Scholarships 2019 intake are NOW CLOSED.

Australia Awards Scholarships are highly sought after. This year we received 638 applications. All applications will be assessed for eligibility, academic merit, professional experience and potential to contribute to development in Vanuatu.

Selection outcomes will be finalised by 30 June 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Applications for the 2020 intake will open early next year (2019). We encourage those who meet the eligibility requirements and have exceptional academic grades and/or relevant professional experience to apply again next year.

Levels of Study

Australia Awards Scholarships provide citizens of Vanuatu with the opportunity to obtain a qualification at an Australian or Pacific tertiary institution. For study commencing in 2019, Australia Awards Scholarships will be offered at undergraduate and post graduate levels.

Eligibility criteria

Australia Awards applicants must meet all eligibility requirements detailed in the Scholarships Policy Handbook, available at: Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook and Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships Policy Handbook