Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships managed by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Australia Awards Scholarships aim to contribute to the long-term development needs of Australia’s partner countries, particularly those located in the Indo-Pacific region. These scholarships help students gain tertiary qualifications that will allow them to drive change and contribute to the development outcomes in their own country.
Australia Awards Scholarships provide opportunities for applicants from Australia's partner countries to undertake full time postgraduate study in Australian tertiary and technical institutions, including the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).
The targeted fields of study under the Australia Awards Scholarships differs from country to country and are determined by the recipient countries human resource and development needs and in accordance with Australia's bilateral aid program.
Australia Awards Scholarships contribute to the long term objectives of partner countries to promote growth and stability. They equip students with the skills and knowledge to drive change and contribute to the economic and social development of their own countries.
Value and duration
This Scholarship provides financial, academic and personal support to successful applicants allowing them to be able to study in Australia. The value and duration varies depending on the course the applicant enrols in as well as other variables. Further details can be found on the Australia Awards Scholarship website.
Who is eligible?
Applicants must satisfy both the general eligibility criteria and specific criteria established for each country. Applicants will also need to satisfy all requirements of the Australian Department of Home Affairs.
For detailed information on DFAT Australia Award Scholarships, including the selection criteria, eligible countries and when and how to apply, refer to the Australia Awards Scholarship website.
What programs can I study at the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance that are in Australia Awards Priority Areas of Study?
Our postgraduate programs in Applied Policy and Local Government are ideal courses for candidates interested in pursuing postgraduate studies related to governance.
Postgraduate awards available at IPPG include Master and PhD programs:
- Master of Local Government
- Graduate Diploma in Local Government Management
- Graduate Certificate in Local Government Leadership
Why study at the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance?
UTS offers international, innovative and industry-relevant education in the centre of the global city of Sydney. UTS is ranked the top young university in Australia and number eight in the world.
Renowned for its research, industry engagement and international focus, the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance forms a dynamic community of students, lecturers, researchers and practitioners. We offer courses in Applied Policy and Local Government that equip our students with practical skills valued by employers. Our courses have been developed after extensive industry consultation and are designed to make maximum benefit of the knowledge gained from the Institute’s concurrent research and consultancy activities.
Please see country-specific flyers for more information:
UTS has a dedicated International Sponsored Students Team to support and assist Australia Awards Scholarships students studying at UTS.
For further information on the scholarships contact:
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Head Office
Phone: +61 2 6206 4000
For further information on the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance courses please contact:
UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance & Centre for Local Government
Phone: +61 2 9514 7884