Australia Awards scholarships

The Australia Awards scholarships (AAS) are a development award offered by the Australian Government to international students from Australia’s partner countries. 

Australia Awards scholarships provide opportunities for students from developing countries to promote education and build strong links between Australia including Asia, the Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East through the scholarship program. 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 AAS. We offer a wide range of courses suited to the priority areas for coursework and research degrees. 


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  • Full course tuition covered by Australian Government

  • Return air fares to Australia

  • Living expenses contributions and establishment allowance 

Meet all requirements outlined in the AAS Policy Handbook 1 February 2024 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
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