Australia welcomes emerging leaders from around the globe through Australia Awards
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.
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
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