Australia Awards scholarships

Australian Government award for international students
Students from eligible developing countries can access this award which aims to promote education and build strong links to Australia. The University of Sydney is helping to develop the global leaders of tomorrow to drive change and contribute to development in their own countries.

The University of Sydney is proud of its longstanding partnership with the Australian Award Scholarships (AAS). We offer a range of courses suited to the priority areas for coursework and research degrees.


  • Full course tuition fees – covered by the Australian Government.
  • Return airfares to Australia.
  • Living expenses contributions and establishment allowance.


Meet all requirements outlined in the AAS Policy Handbook (pdf, 1.3MB).

Close date

  • Closes 30 April 2024

Dates differ between countries. Read more country-specific information for this program on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.

Why Sydney?

The University of Sydney offers breadth and expertise through research across our faculties and schools. We have significant capability in more than 20 major areas of research

Scholarship recipients looking to apply and enrol in a research degree are required to have the support of an academic supervisor before applying.

How to apply

Refer to your relevant participating country profile on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website for the link to the application portal. 

Eligible courses

View eligible courses for priority areas recognised by the Australian Award scholarship.

Research Degrees 

Research Degrees
Research Degrees 

Student testimonials

"My studies have imparted me with knowledge in reproductive health and fertility and enabled me to learn the importance of research in health policy - an area I intend to explore on my return home to Zambia to improve the health system."

Abigail Mulundano - Zambia

“Beyond the classroom, my stay in Australia has been marked by invaluable friendships, vibrant cultural exchange and the picturesque landscapes of the Australian east coast. I can’t wait to come home and contribute to my country’s future.” 

Aladdin Roxas Ko - The Philippines

“When I return home, I’ll also transfer the knowledge and skills that have gained to my colleagues at work, especially those who are working on similar projects.  A very old dream has been achieved by the Australia Award Scholarship. Thank you very much, Australia.”

Sonia Helou - Palestine 

“I cannot thank the Australia Awards enough for this prestigious scholarship. It allows me to meet new people, experience different cultures, learn new skills, and bring back all the knowledge to contribute to Cambodia’s development. This has been the most fantastic experience ever in my life.”

Reasmey Cheut - Cambodia

Contact us

International Sponsorships team
  • Student Centre, Level 3 Jane Foss Russell (JFR) Building, Darlington Campus