How to Apply

Online application form:

All applicants are required to complete an online application form. To access the application form, click here. Applications open 1 March and close 31 March. Applications will not be accepted after this date.


Please note this application has been created using SmartyGrants and collection of information in this application is facilitated by SmartyGrants. SmartyGrants provides its own disclaimers and policies on collection and use of information, over which DFAT has no control. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with SmartyGrants Privacy Policy. If you do not wish to complete your application using SmartyGrants, please contact Australia Awards for an alternative option.

Completing the application:

Please complete all questions in one sitting. If you log off before you have submitted your application, you will need to start again. Make sure you have ALL necessary documents / information readily available before you start, as you will need to refer to them, including:

  • a copy of your academic transcript(s) showing an overall GPA and/or results per subject;
  • an explanation of your institution's scoring, showing the institution’s GPA range e.g., 1-5, 1-7 (normally found on the back of your transcript); and
  • the name of the university and course you wish to apply for.

If you encounter any problems with this application, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Assessment of applications:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to view the development priorities and eligibility criteria on the website before completing this application.
This application is designed to collect ONLY the information necessary to assess your application. Shortlisted applicants will be required to provide further information prior to interview. You do NOT need to upload supporting documents (e.g. transcripts, reference letters, certificates, etc.) as part of this online application. Only shortlisted applicants will be required to provide these documents. You will need to refer to these documents however, in completing your application.


Information that you provide in this application must be accurate. You may be asked to provide certified evidence of all information entered into the application. The Australian Government has a zero tolerance policy relating to fraud. Giving false or misleading information is a serious offence under the Criminal Code Act 1995 of the Commonwealth of Australia. Offenders will be unable to apply for any future Australian Government scholarship or award.