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Who is eligible?

Who is eligible?

Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria listed in the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook and the Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships Policy Handbook.

To be eligible to receive an Australia Awards Scholarship, applicants from Vanuatu must meet the criteria below.

Eligibility requirements

  • be a minimum of 18 years of age on 1 February 2022
  • be a citizen of Vanuatu
  • be residing in Vanuatu at the time of application
  • be able to satisfy admission requirements of the institution at which the award is to be undertaken
  • be able to satisfy all immigration requirements for the study country. This may mean an award offer is withdrawn if the recipient cannot satisfy visa requirements
  • not be applying for another long-term Australia Award Scholarship unless they have resided in Vanuatu for twice the length of their scholarship in Australia, or two years if their scholarship was in the Pacific region
  • applicants must declare connections or relationships with staff employed at the Australia Awards Vanuatu, another Australian-funded program or the Australian High Commission so applications are properly and transparently managed.
  • not be married, engaged to, or a de facto of a person who holds, or is eligible to hold, Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency, at any time during the application, selection or mobilisation phases
  • not be a citizen of Australia or New Zealand, hold permanent residency in Australia or New Zealand or be applying for a visa to live in Australia or New Zealand permanently

Country-specific conditions

  • form 6 graduates (minimum level = grades of 1 and 2 including English)
  • form 7 graduates (minimum level = grades of A+, A or B including English)
  • francophone graduates (minimum 12 out of 20 including English)
  • minimum GPA of 3.0 across university transcript (in cases where individual applicants have exceptional work-life experience, a GPA of less than 3.0 may be considered)
  • all French documents to be translated to English and certified
  • have satisfied any specific criteria established by the Governments of Australia and Vanuatu

Level of study

  • Bachelor degrees
  • Master degrees
  • Diplomas (Technical and Vocational Education Training) in fields that meet needs outlined in the NHRDP.