2016 Australia Award Scholarships for Papua New Guinea are now open


Australia Awards Scholarships are offered by the Australian Government to some developing countries. Papua New Guinea benefit from this scholarship every year.. The scholarships are a highly-valued form of development cooperation between Australia and Papua New Guinea. The scholarships target jointly agreed key priority areas and provide the opportunity for Papua New Guineans to obtain tertiary qualifications at participating Australian Institutions. In doing so the scholarship equips Papua New Guineans with the necessary skills and knowledge to drive change and influence Papua New Guinea’s development outcomes.

Individuals interested in applying for an Australia Awards Scholarship are strongly advised to plan, prepare and ensure that all necessary documentation pertaining to your educational background, employment and health including financial evidence are in order well before submitting an application. Fraudulent documentation used in support of your scholarship application will result in disqualification.  The Australian Government has a “zero tolerance” approach to fraud.

These scholarships are highly competitive awards, with only a limited number of scholarships awarded as compared to the number of applications. Applicants undergo an intensive selection process that involves face-to-face interviews, academic ability testing and English language proficiency testing to ensure that only high achieving Papua New Guineans are awarded a scholarship.

KEY DATES
Applications Open 1 October 2014
Applications Close 16 February 2015
Initial Selection completed End May 2015
Australian Education Roadshow (AUSTRADE) June 2015
Final Selection completed End July 2015
Institution Study Placement Requests August – September 2015
Pre Departure Briefing (compulsory week long program) Mid November 2015
Mobilisation and Departure to Institution January – March 2016

How to apply:

There are two ways your can apply for this scholarship.

1. Apply Online ( Click here to apply online)
2. Download Application Forms ( Click here to download forms)

Please note, the closing date for this scholarship is

  • Applications for 2016 Australia Awards Scholarships CLOSE 16 February 2015
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