How to apply?
Applicants are advised to carefully read the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook and the Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships Policy Handbook before lodging an application.
Researching your preferred course
You are encouraged to research your preferred course before you start your online application.
- Research specific courses for Australian institutions at the Commonwealth Register of Institutions & Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) website (http:cricos.education.gov.au/). Research specific courses in Fiji on institution websites of https://www.usp.ac.fj/ and https://programmes.fnu.ac.fj/
- Investigate course contents to ensure they meet your expectations
- Compare courses (across different universities) to find the best option for you
- Ensure you meet the course entry requirements i.e IELTS or course pre-requisites
- Research other background information such as cost of living, accommodation, transport, weather etc.
OASIS online applications
The link to the application form for the 2021 intake will be available online at https://oasis.dfat.gov.au/ and note that all applicants are required to complete their application forms online.
Completing the application
You can save your form and come back to it at any time. However, please ensure your form is complete and submitted before the closing date. If you log off before saving 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:
- Proof of citizenship/identity
- a copy of your academic transcript(s) showing an overall GPA or school certificates
- 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)
- the name of the university and course you wish to apply for.
If you encounter any problems with this application, please contact us.
Note that all applicants’ supporting documents to be upload (e.g. transcripts, reference letters, certificates, proof of identification, etc.) as part of this online application, must be certified before uploading.
Your online application will not be submitted if you do not answer all the sections fully and correctly, so ensure you double check all your answers as you continue throughout the different sections of your online application.
The Australian Government has a zero-tolerance policy relating to fraud. Applicants must read Section 3 of the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook carefully. Giving false or misleading information is a serious offence under the Criminal Code Act 1995 of the Commonwealth of Australia. In the application and selection process for Australia Awards it means:
- all information must be provided as requested on the application form
- information must be true, complete and accurate.
Applicants should note the following:
- incorrect data or inaccurate information in an application or in documents attached to an application may be considered fraud
- information required but not included in an application can be considered fraud. For example, not including previous qualifications in an application can be interpreted as trying to gain a benefit by withholding information
- all cases of suspected fraud are investigated. This can happen at application, selection, mobilisation or on-Award stages of the scholarships cycle.
Fraud detected at any stage can mean:
- exclusion from further consideration in the current application round
- exclusion from future application rounds
- withdrawal of an Award that has been offered.