AusAID Scholarships consist of the Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS) and the Australia Awards Fellowships (AAF). These are long term training scholarships open to students from AusAID partner countries.
The University of Sydney has a contract with AusAID to administer these scholarships. It is the responsibility of the AusAID Unit in the International Student Office to manage this contract and monitor and assist AusAID students on campus.
Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS)
Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS) are a highly-valued form of development cooperation between Australia and partner countries with which Australia has a bilateral aid program. AAS provide partner countries with the opportunity to strengthen its human resource capacity through offering scholarships to individuals within key institutions, to undertake tertiary studies in Australia in areas relevant to the development needs of the country.
Scholarships are primarily for postgraduate study, however a limited number of undergraduate scholarships are available in specific countries. Applicants for AAS must satisfy both the general eligibility criteria and specific criteria established for each country. For further information regarding eligibility criteria and AAS scholarship benefits, please visit the AusAID website
Those wishing to apply for the AAS program should contact the AusAID Post in their home country.
Australia Awards Fellowships (AAF)
Australia Awards Fellowships (AAF) is an Australian Government program which provides scholarships and fellowships for current and future leaders from the Asia-Pacific Region.
AAF Scholarships are for study at Masters or Doctorate level in an Australian university. Study programs must relate to a priority development area: disability, economic growth, education, environment, food security, gender, governance, health, human rights, infrastructure, regional stability, rural development, water and sanitation. AAF scholars also undertake a Leadership Development Program in Australia.
For more information on the AAF application process, eligible countries, scholarship conditions and entitlements please go to the AusAID website