For what sectors are Scholarships available?
Australia Awards Scholarships are provided to both the government and private/corporate sectors in bilaterally agreed priority development sectors in order to develop the human resource capacity of the Maldives. The priority development sectors align with the objectives of Australia's bilateral and regional aid programs.
The four priority development sectors approved for Intake 2018 are Economic Development, Education, Environmental Management and Good Governance.
The Scholarships are offered to study at Master’s level and can be undertaken in any area related to the approved fields of study list for each of the four sectors listed above. The Masters study program can be undertaken by coursework or by research, or a combination of the two. However, the maximum duration that DFAT will support a Master’s degree program is for two years.
What fields of study are available for Intake 2018?
The fields of study for each of the four development sectors for Intake 2018 are found below.
Applicants are encouraged to carefully consider study program and institution preferences before applying. The Australian Government will not entertain any changes to these after the application closing date.
|Priority Sector||Field of Study|
|Education||Assessment and Evaluation
Leadership and Management
Policy Studies / Education Policy
*Only college/university lecturers and secondary science teachers are eligible for these fields of study.
Economics / Business Economics
Finance / Financial Management
Sustainable Tourism Management
Tourism / Hotel Management
|Good Governance||Community Development
Conflict Management / Dispute Resolution
Gender / Gender and Development
Human Rights Law
Intellectual Property Law
Peace and Conflict Studies
Police Studies (including Forensic Science)
Security Studies (including Intelligence and Counter Terrorism)
|Environmental Management||Disaster Management / Disaster Preparedness
Environment / Climate Change
Fisheries Biology & Management
Marine and Coastal Conservation
Protected Area Management
Water Management / Water Treatment