How to apply for an Australia Awards Scholarship
Before you apply
- Check the open and close dates for your country, and select your country of citizenship/residency from the list of participating countries for specific information on eligibility, priority areas and how to apply. See the participating country page for opening and closing dates.
- If you intend to apply, you must read the Scholarships Policy Handbook. The handbook provides information including general eligibility requirements, selection processes, entitlements and awardee responsibilities. Note that AusAID may revise and update the handbook at any time without notice.
- Some countries encourage and allow you to apply online (only open until 30 April 2013) while others require hard-copy applications. See your participating country profile for more information.
- Once you have checked the opening and closing dates for your country, and have referred to the Participating Country Profile to see which method of application they will accept, see the below options on how to apply.
How to apply
Go to the Online Australia Awards Scholarships Information System (OASIS) website. When you register online, you will be required to answer some questions to establish your eligibility. You will then be given a unique registration number, username and password.
You do not need to submit your application immediately. You can update your draft application form and supporting documentation until 30 April 2013, (or an earlier date specified on the relevant participating country profile). Once submitted, your application cannot be changed. We strongly advise applicants applying online to do so well before the closing date. (OASIS) experiences peak usage in the days leading up to the closing date and applicants may experience delays.
Refer to the Applicant's Online User Manual if you need help: OASIS Applicant User Guide.
Applying by mail
If you are unable to submit your application online, you can apply by mail. Please check your participating country profile for contact details to obtain a hardcopy application form and any other templates such as referee reports (if applicable).
Completed hard copy application forms and supporting documentation must be submitted by the deadline specified by your country. See theopening and closing dates for each country.
Check your participating country profile to see if your country requires additional supporting documents, such as referee reports (template below).
Certified true copies
To verify a document as a true copy, you should present the original document and the copy to an authorised officer at one of the following in your home country.
- The official records department of the institution that originally issued the document(s)
- An Australian overseas diplomatic mission
- An Australian Education Centre
This official must sight both documents and verify with a stamp and/or a signature that the copy is a true copy of the original document. You will have to pay any fees charged by officials for verifying documents.
If you are submitting an online application, you should scan the certified true copies of your supporting documents (not the originals) and attach them as PDF files with your application.