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Frequently asked questions

Please refer to the participating countries page and the Australia Awards Policy Handbook if you would like to find out more about applying for an Australia Awards scholarship.

What can I study?

Study programs must relate to your country's priority areas for development. These are listed on the
participating country profiles.

What can't I study?

Australia Awards are not available for training in areas related to flying aircraft, nuclear technology or military training.

Where can I study?

You can study at any participating Australian institution.

Can I apply for both an Australia Awards Scholarship and a Destination Australia Scholarship?

You may apply for other scholarships however recipients of Australia Awards Scholarships cannot hold any other Australian government scholarship at the same time.

Can I apply for an award if I'm intending to migrate or if I have permanent residency?

No. Australia Awards are not available to intending migrants or those who have Australian permanent residency. Awardees are required to leave Australia for a minimum of two years after completing their scholarship. Failure to do so will result in the awardee incurring a debt for the total accrued cost of their award.

Last Updated: 9 December 2019
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