Application, Assessment Process and Required Documents

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Before submitting an application for an Australia Awards Scholarship, applicants MUST read both the Scholarships Policy Handbook and the Bangladesh Country Profile.
All details about Australia Awards Scholarships are contained in the Handbook. Bangladesh-specific information is contained in the Country Profile.

Application, Assessment Process and Required Documents

The following documents MUST be submitted as part of your application:

  1. passport
  2. tertiary degree certificates (not the provisional certificates)
  3. academic grades (official transcripts, not the mark sheets)
  4. IELTS / TOEFL / PTE scores (academic module)
  5. Certificate of Special Achievement or Merit (if applicable)
  6. academic referee reports
  7. employment referee reports*
  8. Curriculum Vitae*
  9. Development Impact Plan (DIP)*
  10. research proposal (for Masters by Research applicants)*
  11. service confirmation letter (for Government applicants)

*Templates can be downloaded here


What is the timetable for applications?

Applications open 1 February 2018 and will close 30 April 2018. Late applications will not be considered.

Interviewing of shortlisted applicants will take place between June and July 2018.

Final results will be released by August 2018. All applicants will be notified about the status of their application by 31 August 2018, at the latest.


How do I submit an application?

Applications MUST be submitted online, through OASIS at https://oasis.dfat.gov.au/. If you do not have access to internet, please contact our office:
Mobile: +880 1730338495; Phone: +880 9611699934.

For persons with disability who cannot easily access or utilise OASIS, please contact our office:
Mobile: +880 1730338495; Phone: +880 9611699934.


How are applications assessed?

Complete and eligible applications are assessed and ranked based on the applicant’s professional and personal qualities, academic  competence and, most importantly, applicant’s potential to impact positively on development challenges in their home  country.

All provisional awardees will be subjected to recognition of prior learning (RPL) or advanced standing reviews by the relevant Australian Higher Education Institutions. The results of the review will determine the length of the Masters Degree that will be offered to the awardee.


What is a Development Impact Plan

The Development Impact Plan (DIP) records how you hope to contribute to the development of Bangladesh when you return from your studies in Australia. It is a mandatory document for Australia Awards South and West Asia Scholarship applications and must be submitted through OASIS on or before the application deadline.

The purpose of the DIP is to help awardees establish a link between their professional requirements (human resource gaps), the course of study in Australia and development priorities of Bangladesh. The DIP seeks to articulate practical and realistic tasks showing how you plan to apply the skills and knowledge gained from your studies in Australia. You will also need to highlight the possible constraints and the resources that you may need to implement the tasks you have identified to demonstrate their feasibility.

The DIP is updated at various points of the award cycle (Pre-Departure Briefing, Return Home Workshop, and the Reintegration Workshop).

You can download the template for the DIP here.


How do I get started?

To help you submit the strongest application possible, this video will take you through some crucial steps regarding the application process.