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Applying for an Australia Awards Scholarship

Australia Awards Scholarships in Pakistan Applicants must be able to identify themselves under at least
Australia’s international development assistance to Pakistan one of the profiles given below.
promotes sustainable, inclusive economic growth and • Profile 1 - Public Policy Practitioners
poverty reduction, with an emphasis on women’s
empowerment, good governance and stability. apply/pakistan/long-term-awards/aas-profile-1
Australia Awards Scholarships are prestigious international • Profile 2 - Public Policy Reformers and Leaders
awards offered by the Australian Government to the next
generation of global leaders for development. Through study apply/pakistan/long-term-awards/aas-profile-2
and research, scholarship recipients develop their capacity • Profile 3 - Civil society and development
to contribute to their nation’s development and help build practitioners
enduring people-to-people links with Australia. •
Australia Awards align with the focus of Australia’s • Profile 4 - Private sector reformers and promoters
development assistance to Pakistan, targeting human of pro-poor growth
resource gaps in identified priority sectors. The scholarships
enhance awardees’ skills and knowledge to contribute to apply/pakistan/long-term-awards/aas-profile-4
inclusive, sustainable economic and social development.
All applicants will go through a competitive selection
Applicants will be assessed for their professional and process. High priority will be given to those who have not
personal qualities, academic competence and, most had the prior opportunity to study or live overseas.
importantly, their potential to impact on development
challenges in Pakistan. Australia Awards Benefits
Applications from eligible women, people living with Australia Awards Scholarships are offered for a maximum
disability, and ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged. At of two years, inclusive of any preparatory training.
least 50 per cent of awards will be given to women.
Scholarship recipients will generally receive the following:
Priority fields and level of study • return air travel
For the 2018 intake, Masters-level study in the following • a one-off establishment allowance on arrival
fields will be supported: • full tuition fees
• contribution to living expenses
• Health (limited to public health and nutrition) • introductory academic program
• Education (including early childhood, basic and • Overseas Student Health Cover for the duration of the
higher education) scholarship
• Economic growth (including agriculture and rural • reasonable support (academic and non-academic) for
development, international trade and economics, people living with disability based on a needs
mining, water resources management and business assessment
management) • fieldwork allowance–for research and masters by
• Good Governance and Stabilisation course work which has a research component where
• Gender Equality. fieldwork is a compulsory component.

Pakistan: Information about Australia Awards Scholarships /

australiaawardssouthwestasia. available • Applicants must submit a Development Impact Plan which outlines clear objectives and motivations to Photographic identification: passport Attested copy contribute to development in Pakistan. The accepted available at English language tests are IELTS and TOEFL undertaken at the candidate’s own expense.0 Completed Development Impact Plan Original ii) A paper-based TOEFL overall score of at least (DIP) available at 580. Applicants must also meet the following country specific In addition.5 with no band less than 6. awards/how-to-apply • Meet the requirements of one of the four profiles listed Proof of citizenship i. and have in-principle agreement (letter or and Masters level) – both sides of all email) from a research supervisor at their chosen degrees should be copied university in Australia. Pakistan: Information about Australia Awards Scholarships .Eligibility criteria Application dates (for study commencing in 2018) Applicants must: Opening date: 1 February 2017 • be a Pakistani citizen currently residing in Pakistan for Closing date: 30 April 2017 at least two years Applications or supporting documents received after this • not have applied for or be entitled to permanent date will not be or obtained a foreign scholarship in the last 2 years • be applying to commence a new course of study and We strongly advise applicants to apply online and well not be seeking support for a course already before the closing date. residency or citizenship in Australia or New Zealand • be able to satisfy all requirements of the Australian The application process Government to hold a Foreign Affairs or Defence Sector (Subclass 500) visa Online applications • not hold another Australia Award Masters scholarship. national identify Attested copy above. transcripts should be copied IELTS or TOEFL results obtained any Attested copy time after 31 December 2015 will be considered. The online application facility commenced in Australia (OASIS) experiences peak usage in the days leading up to • be able to take up the scholarship in the year for the closing date and applicants applying close to the closing which it is offered dates may experience delays due to heavy usage of the • satisfy the admission requirements of the Australian OASIS website.e. applicants must submit one the application copy of each relevant supporting document listed in the • have at least five years’ relevant work experience Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook. with a minimum of 21 in all subtests. • Be able to demonstrate the ability to meet the English Completed Country Requirements Original Language Proficiency requirements for the Sheet (schedule 1 attached) and Scholarship at the time of application. and apply for a course that fits within the card/birth certificate/passport if priority fields.5 in the test of written www. Academic transcripts (where they are Attested copy Note: Provision of false or falsified documents at any not in English please provide an stage of the scholarship cycle will render the applicant English translation) – both sides of all ineligible or be grounds to withdraw a scholarship offer. tertiary institution and the course to be undertaken Supporting documents • have completed 16 years of education • not be above 45 years of age at the time of submitting Along with the application /how-to-apply/pakistan/long-term- i) The required IELTS score is an overall band of awards/how-to-apply 6. Apply online at: https://oasis. sized photograph or copy of passport • Masters by research degree applicants must provide the outline of the research proposal (up to 1000 Tertiary degree certificates (Bachelors Attested copy words) English or an internet-based TOEFL score of at /how-to-apply/pakistan/long-term- least 92. with a minimum of 4. applicants must provide the following documents conditions: to meet the specific requirements for Pakistan: • Australia Award Scholars must return to Pakistan at the completion of their study for a minimum Mandatory Supporting Documents Type period of two years.

Hayat Employment Referee report (same Original Information about visas and Australia Awards template as above) Scholarship entitlements and conditions can be found in the Scholarships Policy Handbook. Applicants will be assessed against the following Australia Awards in Pakistan. Curriculum Vitae Current Diplomatic Enclave . criteria: • Academic competence. and • Potential of applicant to contribute to development outcomes in Pakistan upon return. applications will be Commission are the only appropriate authorised applicants whose study program includes at least 50 percent research) cricos. The selection process will also include an channels through which applicants can apply for interview. Academic Referee Reports (two reports Original for Masters by Research Islamabad. Sector (information about Australian visas) applicants only: Proposed research project (up to For Masters by research degree Original border. • Professional and personal leadership attributes. Preparatory training All successful applicants will be required to attend a pre- departure briefing in Pakistan and Introductory Academic Program in Australia at the beginning of the course. available at: Employment letters specifying years of Attested service and job description (not Copy http://dfat.aspx For Masters by research degree Attested applicants only: Evidence (a letter or Copy More general information about the Australia Awards and email) of an in-principle agreement studying in Australia can be found at: from a research supervisor at their chosen university in Australia (only applies to Masters by research degree Pakistan: Information about Australia Awards Scholarships . Further information one for Masters by Coursework Further information about the Australia Awards can be applicants) – Referee report template is found at: available in the Scholarships Policy Handbook www.Pakistan applicants whose study program includes at least 50 precent research) Address: Hall employment contract) us/publications/Pages/australia-awards- scholarships-policy-handbook.000 The selection process The Australia Awards Office and the Australian High Following eligibility checking. Block Outcomes All applicants will receive notification as to whether they have been successful by August 2017. only applies Contact Details to Masters by research degree Australia Awards Office . NOC for public sector applicants Attested Copy Tel: +92-51-2832081-4 Fax: +92-51-2832085 Email: info@australiaawardspakistan.