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Australia Awards – Intake 2017

Australia Awards Scholarships(AAS) 2017 intake is now closed.

Australia Awards Scholarships Profile 4

Private Sector reformers and promoters of pro-poor growth

This category of scholarship seeks to improve governance arrangements and delivery of services associated with pro-poor development in the private sector organisations.  The priority sectors are (i) public health (including maternal, neonatal and child health and nutrition), (ii) education (including basic education services and early childhood education), (iii) economic growth (including agriculture rural development, agri-business and entrepreneurship), (iv) Governance,(v) mining and (vi) water resource management in private sector.

Profile Specific Eligibility Criteria:

This category targets applicants employed in private sector organisations who can demonstrate a commitment to and a clear plan for how their qualification will enable them to add value to improving the governance arrangements &/or service delivery associated by pro-poor development.

50 percent of awards will be allocated to female applicants. Applicants living with disability or who are working with people living with disability in the priority sectors are particularly encouraged to apply.

Candidate must:

  • be applying for a course that is relevant to improving governance arrangements &/or service delivery associated with pro-poor development by private sector organisations including in the fields of(e.g., community development, resource management, entrepreneurship, mining, education, health, agriculture, agri-business and microfinance)
  • meet the general minimum eligibility criteria and submit a personal statement
  • have an outstanding academic background
  • have a minimum of two years of work experience in the relevant field
  • have achieved the minimum IELTS or TOEFL scores
  • submit a personal statement that clearly articulates how the new skills could add value to improving governance arrangements &/or service delivery associated with pro-poor development
  • not be above 45 years of age at the time of submitting the application form

Support Service:

  • Applicants living with disability, who otherwise meet the eligibility criteria, will be supported throughout the selection processes and while studying in Australia.

The Australia Awards Office and the Australian High Commission are
the only appropriate authorised channels through which applicants
can apply for Australia Awards in Pakistan.

Australia Awards Pakistan
Level 1, Serena Business Complex,
Khayaban-e-Suharwardy-Sector G-5/1, Islamabad.
Tel: +92-51-2600186-9
Fax: +92-51-2600191