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Australia Awards – Intake 2017

Australia Awards Scholarships(AAS) 2017 intake is now closed.

What are Australia Awards Scholarships?

Australia’s international development assistance in the Maldives aims to contribute to long term development needs of the Maldives to promote growth and stability and strengthen human resources capacity in bilaterally agreed priority development sectors.

Australia Awards Scholarships are prestigious international awards offered by the Australian Government to the next generation of global leaders for development. Through study and research, recipients develop the skills and knowledge to drive change and help build enduring people-to-people links with Australia.

Applicants will be assessed for their professional and personal qualities, academic competence and, most importantly, their potential to impact on development challenges in the Maldives.

Scholarships are offered on the basis of merit, transparency and equal access. Applications from eligible women and people with disability are strongly encouraged.

Applications for the intake commencing academic year 2017 close at 5:00 pm Maldives time on 30 April 2016.

Applications received after 5:00pm Maldives time on 30 April 2016 will not be accepted. Applicants are encouraged to apply online at For assistance, contact the Australia Awards Country Program Manager in the Maldives using the contact details below.