Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships Alumni Survey 2021
This study explores the outcomes of alumni who received an Australia Awards Pacific Scholarship (AAPS) or an award from its predecessor scholarship program, the Australian Regional Development Scholarships (ARDS). The outcomes of the study are based on the first large-scale survey of the outcomes of alumni of these scholarships. The study was conducted by the Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility, which has a mission to generate high-quality information on Australia’s investment in international scholarships, with a focus on the outcomes of less recent alumni.
The survey conducted in this study collected insight from 388 alumni, representing a diverse group of people across the Pacific. The survey achieved a 50 per cent response rate from alumni contacted. Alumni respondents are from 11 Pacific Island countries, and had studied across a diverse range of fields of education and qualifications within the Pacific. About two thirds of alumni respondents were part of the AAPS and a third were from the ARDS. Study years of this cohort ranged from commencing in 1994, to completing in 2021.