How to apply

Eligibility requirements and application processes vary throughout the Australia Awards programs. Please follow the links below for detailed information about the eligibility criteria and selection process for each program. Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria of the specific scholarship to which they are applying, including English language requirements.​​​​​​


*The Australia Awards application system has been experiencing technical difficulties resulting in an inability to upload applications. We apologise for the inconvenience. The closing date for applications that were due by 30 April has been extended to 5pm, Friday 5 May. We look forward to receiving your application.

A group of Australia Awards recipient's in conversation.

Award categories and key dates 

                                Award Application opening and closing dates Further information
Australia Awards Scholarships                            

​All Australia Awards Scholarships opening and closing dates for the 2018 intake are listed here.

2018 intake applications for most countries opened on 1 February 2017 and close on 30 April 2017*.

2018 intake applications for Papua New Guinea closed on 28 February 2017; for Kiribati closed on 7 March 2017; and for Laos closed on 24 March 2017.

2018 intake applications for Timor-Leste are now closed.   

Applications for Africa Short Course Awards and Masters study closed on 15 December 2016.

For India scholarships, please see Australia Awards Endeavour.

Australia Awards Scholarships                            
Australia Awards Fellowships Round 17 Australia Awards Fellowships opened on 1 March 2017. There are some significant changes to Round 17. The amended Guidelines for Round 17 are available here. Australia Awards Fellowships                            
​Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships ​2018 intake applications for most countries opened on 1 February 2017 and close on 30 April 2017*. 2018 intake applications for Kiribati closed on 7 March 2017; for Samoa closed 29 March 2017; and for Vanuatu closed 31 March 2017.​ ​Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships
Australia Awards–Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships                         

Applications for the 2018 Australia Awards -Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships round are open, and close on 30 June 2017.

Australia Awards–Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships
Australia Awards John Allwright Fellowships Candidates must submit their applications by 31 July of the year prior to the study taking place.                             John Allwright Fellowships                            
Australia Awards John Dillon Fellowships Applications close on 31 August of the year prior to the visit program taking place.                            


Last updated: May 3, 2017