What are Australia Awards?
The Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships and fellowships funded by the Australian Government. They offer the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia.
However, The Awards strive to develop leadership potential and stimulate lasting change by empowering a global network of talented individuals through high-quality education experiences in Australia and overseas.
Recipients return home with new ideas and knowledge, and the ability to make a significant contribution to their home countries as leaders in their field.
The Australia Awards, funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT), consist of the Australia Awards Scholarships, Australia Awards Short Course Awards and the Australia Awards Fellowships.
Note, for more than 60 years, the Australian Government has supported the education of emerging leaders from developing countries, through the Colombo Plan in the 1950s to today’s Australia Awards.