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Pakistan Self-Assessment Eligibility Checklist

Potential applicants for Australia Awards Scholarships from Pakistan for study commencing in 2019 are encouraged to use this checklist to assess whether they satisfy the eligibility criteria for an Award before they commence an application. This checklist is not exhaustive and must be read in conjunction with the Country Profile for Pakistan for study commencing in 2019, the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook and other relevant information available at:

Please note that Australia Awards Scholarships will only be awarded to applicants who apply for an Award in the prescribed manner and are selected through the formal selection process. Full details of the application and selection process and the conditions of award are available at:
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Q1 Are you over 18 years of age?

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Q2. Are you under 45 years of age at the time of submitting the application form?

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Q3 Are you a citizen of Pakistan and applying from Pakistan?

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Q4 Are you residing and working in Pakistan for the past 24 months?

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Q5 Are you married, engaged to, or a de facto of a person who holds, or is eligible to hold, Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency?

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Q6 Are you applying for a visa to live in Australia?

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Q7 Are you currently serving in military?

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Q8 Have you previously been awarded an Australia Awards Scholarship?

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Q9 Have you been residing in Pakistan for two years after the completion of your previous Australia Awards Scholarship?
(For example, if you were on an Australia Awards Scholarship in Australia for two years, you will not be eligible to apply for another Australia Awards Scholarship until you have resided in Pakistan for two years following completion of your scholarship.)

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Q10 Does your proposed study program fall within one of the priority sectors identified for Pakistan for study commencing in 2019?

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Q11 Is your proposed study program at Master’s degree level?

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Q12 Is your proposed course of study more than two years?

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Q13 Do you satisfy the following requirements?  

  • Do you have a tertiary qualification at least equivalent to an Australian Bachelor’s degree or to a Pakistani Master level degree?
    Please contact the Australia Awards – Pakistan office if you are unsure whether your qualification is accredited and accepted by the Australia Awards.
  • Will you have at least five years of full time work experience (including probation period) in your proposed priority sector at the time of application?
  • Can you provide an employment letter from the Human Resource Officer of your employing organisation/agency?
    If you are a Government of Pakistan applicant do you have service confirmation letter?
  • Do you have relevant work experience for your proposed study program?

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Q14 Do you have one of the following test scores that will be still valid on 1 January 2019?

  • an IELTS (Academic) overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; or
  • a TOEFL paper-based test score of at least 580, with a minimum of 4.5 in the test of written English; or
  • an internet-based TOEFL (iBT) score of at least 92, with a minimum of 21 in all subtests; or
  • a Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) overall score of 58, with no communicative skill score less than 50?

Note: Australia Awards recipients must meet the course-specific English language requirements of institutions, which may be higher than the minimum requirements specified here. If you are a person with a disability and meet the eligibility criteria, you may submit an application without providing an IELTS / TOEFL / PTE Academic score. If shortlisted, you will be required to undertake an English Language Proficiency test arranged by Australia Awards Pakistan.

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Sorry, you are ineligible for an Australia Awards Scholarship

You may be eligible. We encourage you to investigate further at:

Would you like to register for an information sharing session conducted by the Australia Awards Pakistan? If yes then register for an information system

You are ineligible unless you can satisfy this criterion by 30 April 2018.