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Australia Awards – Intake 2017

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

How to Apply

Only online applications are accepted.

Opening date: 1 February 2016
Closing date: 30 April 2016

The Application Process

Apply online at:
We strongly advise applicants to apply online and well before the closing date i.e 30 April 2015. The online application facility (OASIS) experiences peak usage in the days leading up to the closing date and applicants applying close to the closing dates may experience delays due to heavy usage of the OASIS website.

Country Requirements Sheet can be downloaded here
Development Impact Plan can be downloaded here

Supporting Documents:
Along with their application, applicants must submit one copy of each relevant supporting document listed in the Scholarships Policy Handbook. 
In addition, applicants must provide the following documents to meet the specific requirements for Pakistan:

Mandatory Supporting DocumentsType

Country Requirements Sheet - (click here to download)


Development Impact Plan (DIP) - (click here to download)


Proof of citizenship i.e. national identity card/ birth certificate/passport if available

Attested copy

Photographic identification: 

  • passport sized photograph or
  • copy of student card or
  • copy of driver's license or
  • copy of passport.

Original photograph with full name written at the back for hard copy applications, student cards/driver's license/passport for online applications

Tertiary degree certificates (Bachelors and Masters level) – both sides of all degrees should be copied

Attested copy

Academic transcripts (where they are not in English please provide an English translation) – both sides of all transcripts should be copied

Attested copy

IELTS or TOEFL results 
A test result obtained any time after January 2015 will be considered current

Attested copy

Academic Referee Reports (two reports for Masters by Research applicants; one for Masters by Coursework applicants) Download Template


Employment Referee report (same template as above)


Employment letters specifying years of service and job description (for years of employment not employment contract)

Attested copy

Proposed research project (up to 1,000 words) and an evidence (a letter or email) of an in-principle agreement from a research supervisor at their chosen university in Australia (only applies to Masters by research degree applicants whose study program includes at least 50 percent research)


Curriculum Vitae


NOC for public sector applicants

Attested copy

Please note that all photocopied documents should be attested by a First Class Government gazetted officer or any person of an equal status. 
Only successful applicants will be advised of the outcome of the selection process. All decisions of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) are final.

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No calls or correspondence will be accepted regarding the status of applications. 

The selection process:
Following eligibility checking, applications will be shortlisted. The selection process will also include an interview. Applicants will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Academic competence
  • Potential outcome of proposed course of study, including assessment of contribution to development outcomes in your home country upon return
  • Professional and personal leadership attributes
  • Relevance of work experience to the proposed field of study and or priority sector
  • Relevance of proposed study to future development within the priority sector
  • Employer’s support for the application as documented in the ‘Country Requirements Sheet’
  • IELTS Score, and
  • Number of years of experience.

All applicants will receive notification as to whether they have been successful by August 2016.

Contact Details:
Tel: +92 51 260 0186 - 9
Fax: +92 51 260 0191