Details about Intake 2018

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Australia Awards – Intake 2018

Before submitting an application for an Australia Awards Scholarship, applicants MUST read the Scholarships Policy Handbook  and the Sri Lanka Country Profile
All details about the Australia Awards Scholarships are contained in the Handbook. Sri Lanka-specific information are contained in the Country Profile

Australia Awards Sri Lanka organizes free information seminars every Thursday at 4:30 p.m in its office at 75 1/1, Kynsey Road, Colombo 08. Information seminars will also be in outstation districts and provinces. Please access relevant information here. If you meet the basic eligibility criteria as stated in this link and are interested to participate in any of the seminars, send in an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0115772980 to register.

Details about Intake 2018

For what sectors are Scholarships available?

Australia Awards Scholarships are offered to applicants from Sri Lanka for study at Master’s level in one of the priority fields of study. The study can be undertaken by coursework or by research, or a combination of the two. However, the maximum duration that DFAT will support a Master’s degree program is for two years.

Australia Awards Scholarships are open to eligible applicants from all sectors (public, private and corporate sectors including national NGOs and autonomous agencies) and are offered on the basis of merit, transparency and equal access. Applications are strongly encouraged from eligible women, members of ethnic communities, persons with a disability and people from Northern, Eastern, Sabaragamuwa and Uva provinces.


What fields of study are available for Intake 2018?

Australia’s international development assistance in Sri Lanka aims to develop human resource capacity and leadership skills in identified priority sectors. The priority fields of study identified for Intake 2018 reflect the development needs of Sri Lanka in these priority sectors.

Priority sectors 

 Field of Study

Economic Development

  • Agriculture Economics
  • Architecture
  • Business
  • Construction Project Management
  • Development Economics
  • Economics
  • Educational Management
  • Information & Communication Technologies
  • International Finance
  • International Trade
  • Maritime Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Tourism
  • Urban Planning

Good Governance

  • Development Studies
  • Disability Studies
  • Finance
  • Forensic Science
  • Law
  • Political Economy
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Statistics

Gender Equality

  • Economics
  • Gender Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Will there be Information Sessions for applicants?

Information sessions will be conducted between 6 February 2017 and 7 April 2017 to clarify queries from potential applicants. The objective of the information sessions is to ensure applicants have full and accurate information to enable them to lodge eligible and high quality applications. 

Details of the information sessions (dates, times and venues) will be published in www.australiaawardssrilanka.org

Applicants may also contact the Australia Awards Sri Lanka at +94 115772977 – 80 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details on the information sessions.


Can I take my family with me?

Awardees considering taking dependents to Australia are strongly encouraged to travel to Australia on their own for at least the first six months to attend the Introductory Academic Program and become established in their studies, without the distraction of family responsibilities. The Australian Government does not provide any financial or other support for the dependents of awardees.