Australia welcomes emerging leaders from around the globe through Australia Awards
February 27, 2017

Emerging global leaders at the Sydney 2016 Australia Awards Welcome and Farewell Celebrations

As Australia’s universities and higher education institutions commence classes for the year, we extend a warm welcome to our new Australia Awards scholars and wish them a successful transition into life and study in Australia.


In 2017, Australia will welcome 3503 scholars and fellows from 76 developing countries through the Australia Awards, administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).


These future leaders will travel to Australia from all over the world to further their education at one of Australia’s world-class tertiary institutions and we encourage them all to make the most of this opportunity to build enduring links with our nation.


Australia Awards recipients are sponsored under the Australian aid program through Australia Awards Scholarships, Fellowships, Pacific Scholarships, and Short Courses.  The Australia Awards encourage recipients to deepen their academic learning, forge personal and professional links with Australia and implement lasting change in their home countries.


Upon arrival, Australia Awards scholars participate in an Introductory Academic Program at their educational institution, which provides guidance on living and studying in Australia as well as the opportunity to get to know fellow Australia Awards recipients from all over the world.


Australia Awards scholars are also invited to attend special celebrations to welcome new scholars and farewell those who are graduating, which are held twice a year across Australia. At these events scholars can mix with their peers, alumni of the program and representatives from Australia’s corporate, government and tertiary sectors.


We wish all Australia Awards recipients the best of luck in their studies and remind them of the ongoing opportunity to Connect, Mobilise and Celebrate through Australia’s recently launched Australia Global Alumni network.


To learn more about the amazing alumni who have already made the most of this opportunity visit the Australia Global Alumni ​YouTube channel to watch Australian by Degree: http://bit.ly/2bCITDx

Last updated: February 27, 2017