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Make a difference with an Australia Awards Scholarship.



Australia Awards scholarships are offered for the minimum period necessary for the individual to complete the academic program specified by the Australian education institution, including any preparatory training.

Scholarship recipients will receive the following:

  • return air travel
  • a one-off establishment allowance on arrival
  • full tuition fees
  • contribution to living expenses
  • introductory academic program
  • overseas student health cover for the duration of the scholarship
  • supplementary academic support
  • fieldwork allowance for research students and masters by coursework which has a compulsory fieldwork component.

In addition, some awardees may be entitled to the following benefits, depending on their courses of study and other circumstances:

  • supplementary academic support to assist with academic success or enhance the academic experience
  • reunion airfare
  • disability support
  • one return economy class airfare to Vanuatu or within Australia to undertake fieldwork for eligible research.

For full details of scholarship benefits, read the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook and the Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships Policy Handbook.

In accepting Australia Awards Scholarships, recipients agree:

  • to commence in the agreed academic year and only undertake the approved study program
  • not to hold another Australian Government scholarship other than an Australian Government supplementary award
  • to reside in the country of study for the duration of the scholarship (apart from holidays, reunion visits or fieldwork visits)
  • to satisfy all Australian or Fiji visa requirements
  • not to undertake additional off-scholarship tertiary studies
  • to be responsible for academic and personal conduct and obey national and state laws
  • to contribute to Vanuatu’s development, after completing the scholarship
  • to attend a pre-departure briefing and the Introductory Academic Program.