Australia Awards Scholarships: Applications now open for 2025 intake

Applications for the 2025 Australia Awards Scholarships round are now open.

5 February 2024

Australia Awards End of Year Event in Canberra

Australia Awards End of Year Event in Canberra 

The Australian Government has announced that applications for the 2025 Australia Awards Scholarships round are now open.  

The scholarships provide the opportunity for individuals from a selection of developing countries to undertake full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities.  

What are the Australia Awards Scholarships?   

The Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS) program is highly prestigious and competitive. It offers government-funded grants to students from a wide range of locations globally, to develop their skills, knowledge and leadership to drive change and contribute to the development of their own countries.  

The program continues the long-term commitment by the Australian Government to support partner countries through scholarships.  

What is included in the scholarship?  

The scholarships cover a range of expenses including:   

  • Full tuition fees. 
  • Return air travel. 
  • Establishment allowances - a contribution towards accommodation expenses, textbooks and study materials. 
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).   
  • Contribution to living expenses – a fortnightly contribution to basic living expenses paid at a rate determined by the department.  
  • A range of support services which may include language and academic support if needed.   

Who is eligible?   

You can view the full list of participating countries on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) website.    

Please note: If your country is not on this list, you can check for other scholarship opportunities by heading to our course search page and clicking on the “scholarships” tab.   

The AAS program is open to individuals who show leadership skills, a strong commitment to development, and the potential to make a positive impact in their communities and countries.   

Award conditions  

If you are chosen for an Australia Awards Scholarship, you will need to sign a contract declaring that you will comply with the conditions of the scholarship. You will also be required to leave Australia for a minimum of two years after completing the scholarship.   


The AAS program provides a unique opportunity for you to gain a world-class education, develop leadership skills, and make a positive impact in your community and country.   

The program offers a global network of fellow alumni and the opportunity to develop lifelong connections with Australia and the broader international community.   

Hear from Australia Awards Scholarship alumni  

  • Jeffrey Tarayao graduated with a Master of Sustainable Development from Australia. He has already made a difference to thousands of families across the Philippines through his highly awarded work bringing electricity to low-income communities.  
  • Yumna Hasany studied a Master of Public Policy and Governance degree at the Australian National University (ANU). She’s now an NGO program leader, helping women at risk, lecturing in her field, and participating in the US State Department-led Legislative Fellowship Program for India and Pakistan.  
  • Angella Ndaka studied Public Policy at the Australian National University (ANU).  In 2020, Angella was appointed as a senior policy expert by Kenya’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training system and works to empower young women and girls.  

Apply now   

If you are passionate about making a difference and have the drive and determination to succeed, apply for an Australia Awards Scholarship today and take the first step towards an exciting future.   

You can find more information about the program and the application process on the Australia Awards Scholarships website. The deadline for applications is 30 April 2024, 11.59pm AEST.