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Australia Awards in Solomon Islands


Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships offered by the Australian Government to the next generation of global leaders for development. Through study and research, recipients develop the skills and knowledge to drive change and help build enduring people-to-people links with Australia. Many alumni describe their Australian study experience as transformational, allowing them to view the world differently, embrace new ways of thinking, new technology, and innovative approaches to problem solving.

Australia Awards are aligned with Australia's development assistance in Solomon Islands, targeting human resource gaps in identified priority sectors. They aim to provide awardees with the skills and knowledge to drive change and influence economic and social development.

Applications are encouraged from a broad range of priority areas for the development of Solomon Islands. For study commencing in 2025 these priority areas are:

  • health
  • education
  • economic growth
  • governance
  • infrastructure
  • science, technology, engineering, and maths
  • environment and natural resource management
  • community and social development

More information on the 2025 intake can be found at Australia Awards Scholarships for Solomon Islanders.

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Australia Awards alumni: Solomon Islands

Australian by Degree - Kristina Fiddali, Solomon Islands

Watching her family home become increasingly threatened by rising sea levels spurred Kristina Fiddali on to pursue an Australia Awards scholarship in climate science so that she could help her community and country face this growing problem.

Australian by Degree - Mary Qurusu, Solomon Islands

An Australia Awards scholarship enabled Mary Qurusu to go from being an untrained radiographer to a confident professional, who is now making it possible for Solomon Islander women to be screened for breast cancer for the first time.

How to apply

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