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Development assistance in the Palestinian Territories

Australia Awards in the Palestinian Territories


In late 2010, the Australian Government announced Australia's intention to provide up to 50 scholarships over five years to the Palestinian Territories to assist with state-building and legal development.

Development awards since 2010

The first ten Australia Award scholars commenced study in leading Australian Universities in January-February 2012. Australia has provided scholarships for 77 students, including 25 women. An alumni association has being established in the Palestinian Territories.

How to apply

More information, including applicant eligibility criteria can be found at:

Applications generally open in February and close in April of each year. Scholarships for the Palestinian Territories are generally restricted to employees of the Palestinian Authority or individuals who will return to the Palestinian Territories to contribute to development in the Palestinian Territories.

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