What documents MUST be submitted as part of the application?
A table of required documents can be found here. These documents must be submitted with an application. Failure to do so may make an application ineligible. Documents requiring certification are specified in the table. Submitting documents without proper certification can also make an application ineligible. If a document is not in English, a certified translated copy must be submitted. The Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook can guide you on how to certify your documents.
What is the timetable for applications?
Applications open 1 February 2017 and will close 30 April 2017. Late applications will not be considered.
Interviews of shortlisted applicants will take place between June and July 2017.
Final results will be released by August 2017. All applicants will be notified about the status of their application by August 2017 at the latest.
How do I submit an application?
Applications MUST be submitted online, through the Online Australia Awards Scholarships Information System (OASIS) at https://oasis.dfat.gov.au/
Are paper/hardcopy applications acceptable?
Hardcopy applications will be only accepted from applicants who do not have access to internet. However, the applications will need to be submitted on or before 15 April 2017.
How are applications assessed?
Complete and eligible applications are assessed and ranked based on the applicant’s professional and personal qualities, academic competence and, most importantly, the applicant’s potential to impact on development challenges in their home country.
What is a Development Impact Plan?
The Development Impact Plan (DIP) records how you hope to contribute to the development of your home country when you return from your studies in Australia. It is a mandatory document for Australia Awards South and West Asia Scholarship applications and must be submitted through OASIS on or before the application deadline.
The purpose of the DIP is to help awardees establish a link between their professional requirements (human resource gaps), the course of study in Australia and development priorities of their respective countries. The DIP seeks to articulate practical and realistic tasks showing how you plan to apply the skills and knowledge gained from your studies in Australia. You will also need to highlight the possible constraints and the resources that you may need to implement the tasks you have identified to demonstrate their feasibility.
The DIP is updated at various points of the Award cycle (Pre-Departure Briefing, Return Home Workshop, and the Reintegration Workshop).
You can download the template for the DIP here.
How do I get started?
Applicants must carefully check that: