What are the scholarship entitlements?

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Australia Awards – Intake 2018

County specific information on Australia Awards Scholarships commencing in January 2018 will be available at www.australiaawardssrilanka.org before applications open

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What are the scholarship entitlements?

Australia Awards Scholarships are offered for the minimum period necessary to complete the program specified by a university.
The following benefits generally apply:

  • full tuition fees
  • return economy air travel to Australia by the most direct route
  • visa expenses including medical checks necessary for the Temporary Visa (subclass 576)
  • a compulsory 4-6 week Introductory Academic Program covering information on life and study in Australia prior to commencing formal studies
  • an establishment allowance to contribute to costs such as accommodation, books etc.
  • a fortnightly contribution to basic living expenses paid at a rate determined by DFAT
  • Overseas Student Health Cover for the duration of the award to cover an awardee’s basic medical costs. (This is for awardees only and excludes pre-existing medical conditions).

Subject to requirements and eligibility, entitlements may also include:

  • supplementary academic support, if required, to improve a student’s performance to assist with academic success
  • fieldwork costs for research purposes
  • reunion airfare for awardees whose family does not accompany them.

For details on benefits and entitlements read the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook, available at: http://aid.dfat.gov.au/Publications/Pages/scholar-handbook.aspx
Australia Awards Scholarships do not support completion of studies already commenced in Australia.