australia awards scholarships

The Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships, fellowships and short courses funded by the Australian Government for more than 60 years.

Australia Awards Scholarships equip recipients with the skills and knowledge to drive change and contribute to the economic and social development of their own countries.

It even offers Pakistani students an opportunity to receive a quality education from internationally recognized Australian institutions.

It helps students build their network in Australia and through the Australia Global Alumni Network.

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An Australian Awards Scholarship includes all the necessary support and funding to a student for them to complete their studies via a transparent and competitive application process.

Priority Fields of Study

Priority fields of study for Australia Awards Scholarships in Pakistan promote sustainable development goals including (but are not limited to):

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Business Management (including MBA)
  • Development Studies
  • Disaster Management/Preparedness—Environmental Policy/Climate Change Adaptation
  • Disability Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Energy and Renewables
  • Finance
  • Food Security
  • Gender Studies
  • Human Rights
  • Integrated Water Resources Management (including Engineering)
  • International Trade
  • International and/or Human Rights Law
  • International Relations
  • International Law
  • Mining (including Engineering)
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Policing and Counter-Terrorism
  • Public Policy and/or Administration
  • Public Health & Nutrition policies
  • Sanitation and Clean Drinking Water
  • Women’s studies scholarship Conditions

Scholarship Conditions

Applicants who are accepted with an Australia Awards Scholarship must sign a contract with the Commonwealth of Australia declaring that they will comply with the conditions of the Australia Awards Scholarship.

Scholars are required to leave Australia for a minimum of two years after completing their scholarship.

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English Language Requirements

To be eligible for an Australia Awards Scholarship, certain standards in English language proficiency must be met with. At a minimum, you must have:

  • IELTS (Academic) overall score (at least 6.5 with no band less than 6.0) or
  • TOEFL internet-based test (iBT) score (at least 79, with a minimum of 21 in all sub-tests)or
  • PTE Academic overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Eligibility Criteria

Australia Awards Scholarship provides an equal opportunity to all eligible applicants regardless of gender, ethnicity or disability.

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The deadline to apply for the scholarship is 30th April 2019.

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