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 / Program of Study
You are encouraged to research your preferred course before you start your online application.
Supporting application steps
- Step 1: Research all available information at the Australia Awards Vanuatu website
- Step 2: Before applying, check that you meet all of the eligibility criteria here
for more information.
- Step 3: Download the OASIS Applicant Guide. The application is cost-free.
- Step 4: Register in OASIS and create your own application passport.
- Step 5: Review the OASIS application form.
- Step 6: Carefully research the institutions to study in Australia using the following link: https://cricos.education.gov.au/default.aspx. For those wishing to undertake their studies in Fiji, please follow the links provided: University of the South Pacific-Laucala Campus, Fiji https://www.usp.ac.fj/ or at the Fiji National University only for medical studies: https://www.fnu.ac.fj/
- Step 7: Investigate course contents to ensure they meet your expectations.
- Step 8: Compare courses across different universities to find the best option for you
- Step 9: Ensure you meet the course entry requirements i.e IELTS (or equivalent. Please note IELTS results are not required as part of your application) or course pre-requisites
- Step 10: Research other background information such as cost of living, accommodation, transport, weather and so forth
- Step 11: Plan efforts to complete the online application before the closing date, 31 March 2023.
OASIS online applications
All applicants are expected to complete and submit their online application forms for the 2024 intake through OASIS which is available through this link: https://oasis.dfat.gov.au/
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.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to view the development priorities and eligibility criteria on the website before completing this application.
Note: Only shortlisted applicants must have their documents certified.
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.