Social Inclusion

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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.

Social Inclusion

Will adjustment be made for my disability?

Yes. Applications are encouraged from people with disability, and the Program allows for reasonable adjustments to be made for successful applicants with a disability.

Applicants with a disability are encouraged to notify the Australia Awards Country Program Manager in Sri Lanka of any disability and/or pre-existing medical condition as early as possible, preferably at the time of application for an Australia Awards Scholarship. Early and full notification of a disability will not negatively affect the assessment of an applicant's eligibility or placement but will enable the Australia Awards Country Program Manager in Sri Lanka to provide appropriate support throughout the application and placement process.

What are “reasonable adjustments”?

Reasonable adjustments are measures which an education provider is required to make to ensure students with a disability can meet the academic standards of their course of study and participate on the same basis as students without a disability. Reasonable adjustments might include changes to the way a person enrols in a course, alterations to the physical environment and other facilities, and changes to the way training is delivered and skills are assessed.

Awardees with a disability are assessed and provided with reasonable adjustments to ensure that they succeed in their award.

Are the Awards open to both women and men?

Yes. At least 50 percent of the Awards will be given to qualified women applicants.