Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet eligibility criteria listed in the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook or the Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships Policy Handbook.

Information summarised below:

To be eligible to receive an Australia Awards Scholarship, applicants from Vanuatu must:

  • be a minimum of 18 years of age on 1 January 2019
  • be a citizen of Vanuatu
  • not be married, engaged to, or a de facto of a person who holds, or is eligible to hold, Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency, at any time during the application, selection or mobilisation phases (note: residents of Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau with New Zealand citizenship are eligible)
  • not be current serving military personnel
  • not be a citizen of Australia or New Zealand, hold permanent residency in Australia or New Zealand or be applying for a visa to live in Australia or New Zealand permanently
  • not be applying for another long-term Australia Award Scholarship unless they have resided in Vanuatu for twice the length of their scholarship in Australia, or two years if their scholarships was in the Pacific region
  • have satisfied any specific criteria established by DFAT or the Government of Vanuatu
  • be able to satisfy admission requirements of the institution at which the award is to be undertaken
  • be able to satisfy all immigration requirements for the study country. This may mean an award offer is withdrawn if the recipient cannot satisfy visa requirements.
  • Applicants must declare connections or relationships with staff employed at the Australia Awards Vanuatu, another Australian-funded program or the Australian High Commission so applications are properly and transparently managed.