Investing in emerging leaders.

Building linkages.

Promoting development.

Australia Awards – South and West Asia

Australia Awards offer emerging leaders the opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development with the support of the Australian Government. The opportunities provided by Australia Awards develop the skills, knowledge and networks of individuals to drive change and contribute to development in their own countries and regions while maintaining strong links to Australia.

Important update

Scholarship applications now close 30 June 2020. Any further adjustments to application requirements will be posted on this website and on OASIS


Applications for Australia Awards Scholarships are now open

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The application process

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

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Mahroo Arshad: Pakistan

Australia Awards scholar Mahroo Arshad from Pakistan reflects on the third Scholars Forum for South and West Asia

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Scholars Platform

Supporting Australia Awards scholars as they learn, link and lead

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Year in Review

Highlighting key Australia Awards achievements and events across the region from 2018

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Gender Equality & Social Inclusion

Promoting equity and broad participation by all groups in society

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