Australia Awards Scholarships (AusAID Scholarships)

Status: Open

Applications accepted at any time

About this scholarship

Description/Applicant information AAS Scholarships (also known as Aus AID Scholarships, Australian Government Scholarships and previously known as Australian Development Scholarships – ADS)) provide higher education opportunities for people from developing countries. The scholarships give students the opportunity to study in Australia to build the skills and knowledge to promote development in their home country. The various scholarship programs have been established to support enduring ties between Australia and our neighbors. Scholarships are mainly at postgraduate level however there is a limited number of undergraduate scholarships (country specific).

Student type

  • Future Students

Faculty

  • Curtin Business School
  • Health Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Science & Engineering

Course type

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate Research
  • Postgraduate Coursework

Gender

  • Non-gender specific

Nationality

  • International students

Scholarship base

  • Merit Based

Scholarship benefits

ADS are offered for the minimum period necessary for the individual to complete the academic program specified by the Australian higher education institution, including any preparatory training. The following benefits

generally apply:

  • Full tuition fees.
  • Return air travel—payment of a single return, economy class airfare to and from Australia, via the most direct route.
  • Establishment allowance—a once only payment of A$5,000 as a contribution towards as accommodation expenses, text books, study materials.
  • Contribution to Living Expenses (CLE) is a fortnightly contribution to basic living expenses paid at a rate determined by AusAID. From 1
  • January 2012, CLE payable to Scholars studying under an ADS is A$28,000 per year.
  • Introductory Academic Program (IAP)—a compulsory 4-6 week program prior to the commencement of formal academic studies covering information on life and study in Australia.
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of the award (for award holder only)—provided to cover the student’s basic medical costs (with the exception of pre existing conditions).
  • Pre-course English (PCE) fees—if deemed necessary PCE may be available for students for in-country and/or in-Australia training.
  • Supplementary Academic Support may be available to ensure a Scholar’s academic success or enhance their academic experience.
  • Fieldwork (for research students only)—may be available for eligible research students for one return economy class airfare via the most direct route to their country of citizenship or within Australia

Eligibility criteria

For eligibility and more information go to: http://ausaid.gov.au/australia-awards/Pages/eligiblecountries.aspx

or go to the Curtin AusAID website: http://ausaid.curtin.edu.au/ausaid_scholarships.htm

How to apply

Application process

For details of how to apply and application forms visit:

http://ausaid.gov.au/australia-awards/Pages/eligiblecountries.aspx

Open & Close Dates are Country specific:

http://ausaid.gov.au/australia-awards/Pages/opening-closing-dates.aspx

Australian Leadership Scholarship

LA STUDY ENRICHMENT ALLOWANCE

CRICOS Provider Code 00301J (WA), 02637B (NSW) Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology.

FOR ALA AWARDEES WHO COMMENCED THEIR STUDIES IN AUSTRALIA PRIOR TO 2012

The Student Enrichment Allowance (SEA) was introduced in 2008 and provides financial assistance to enhance Scholars’ formal studies. Eligible activities may include, but are not limited to:

• fieldwork, included as part of the formal study program

• conferences relevant to their studies or for professional development

• supplementary academic support (such as individual or group tutorials or assistance with thesisediting)

• purchasing materials particularly relevant to studies (eg: a software package)

• travel home for a short-term visit

• subscribing to the Curtin’s library resource (if applicable), prior to returning home at the end of the

SCHOLARSHIP : Funding is limited to A$2,000 per annum per scholar and will accumulate over the duration of the scholarship . Scholars may not apply for funds in advance. The SEA will be administered by, and at the discretion of, the International Sponsored Students Unit (ISSU). Note: Scholars who commenced their studies in 2007 may accrue unspent Supplementary Academic Support and Fieldwork allowances from the 2007 academic year.

HOW DO I ACCESS MY SEA?

Contact the ISSU outlining the details of your SEA request. Requirements for Conference or Seminar Attendance: Follow the guidelines and steps under the heading “Attending Conference or Seminar” in the Supplementary Academic Support (SAS) information sheet found at: ausaid.curtin.edu.au/forms.htm Requirements for Reunion Airfare (travel home for short-term visit) for research students: Send ISSU an email from your supervisor confirming their approval of your leave including your dates of travel and confirming your study progress is satisfactory before booking your travel. If your leave itinerary is outside the University’s annual leave permitted for research students (20 working days – 4 weeks) you must discuss with the ISSU. Any leave from your studies must not affect your ability to complete your studies within your scholarship timeframe. Please contact the ISSU before booking your travel. If you book your travel online, you will need to bring your receipts to the ISSU for reimbursement. The ISSU can organise payments direct with STA but you need to make an appointment with the ISSU to book your flights. Requirements for Reunion Airfare (travel home for short-term visit) for Coursework Students: This can only be taken during semester break periods. Please contact the ISSU before booking your travel. If you book travel online, you will need to bring your receipts to the ISSU for reimbursement. The ISSU can organise payments direct with STA but you need to make an appointment with the ISSU to book your flights. Requirements for Fieldwork: You must meet and action the requirements outlined in the Request for Utilise Australia Awards Fieldwork Travel Funding information sheet found at ausaid.curtin.edu.au/forms.htm

HOW WILL I FIND OUT ABOUT PARTICIPATING IN THE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM?

The national co-ordinator of the Leadership Development Program will contact you by email shortly after arriving in Australia.

CRICOS Provider Code 00301J (WA), 02637B (NSW) Curtin University is a trademark of Curtin University of Technology.

HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT CURTIN FUNDING THAT IS AVAILABLE TO ME AS HIGHER DEGREE BY RESEARCH STUDENT?

University consumable funding for all research students go to:

research.curtin.edu.au/local/docs/graduate/GS-EssFac-form.pdf

University funding for conference attendance for PhD students go to:

research.curtin.edu.au/local/docs/graduate/GS-ConferenceAttendance.pdf

FURTHER INFORMATION

International Sponsored Students Unit (ISSU) Curtin International (Building 102) Curtin University, Bentley Campus Email: issu@curtin.edu.au Tel: 9266 3348 / 4691 / 2437