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Make a difference with an Australia Awards Scholarship.

How to apply?

How to apply?

Reading resources

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: For those wishing to undertake their studies in Fiji, please follow the links provided: University of the South Pacific-Laucala Campus, Fiji or at the Fiji National University only for medical studies:
  • 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, 30 April 2024.

To discover more facts about living and studying in Australia, please refer to the Australian Government website for Study Australia.

OASIS online applications

All applicants are expected to complete and submit their online application forms for the 2025 intake through OASIS which is available through this link:

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.

Application requirements

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.


  1. You must submit a Notice of Intent to Register for Training to your Human Resources Manager within your department/ministry.
  2. You must submit also, a Study Leave Application to you Human Resources Manager within your department/ministry.
  3. The Human Resources Manager within your department/ministry will provide you with a Nomination Letter (signed by the DG/Director) and addressed to VIPAM.
  4. You must submit the Nomination Letter to VIPAM.
  5. VIPAM will provide you with a VIPAM Endorsement Letter.
  6. You must submit the VIPAM Endorsement Letter with your AAV application.
  7. If you are successful in your AAV application, you must obtain final approval for study from the Public Service Commission and you must submit the following:
    • Training Approval Form (PSC Form 5-2)
    • Australia Awards Scholarship Contract Letter
    • Bonding Agreement (PSC Form 5-4)


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.