Australia Awards Scholarship for Pakistani Students 2021

Applications for Australia Awards Scholarship for Pakistani Students are going to open very soon. Australia Awards Scholarships are prestigious International Scholarships offered by the Australian Government to the next generation of the global leaders for development. Australia Awards Scholarships provides an opportunity to the Pakistani citizens to study Masters Program (Max 2 years duration) at one of the Australian Institution. 
These scholarship will be offered to professionals working in the sector that supports Pakistan to achieve Sustainable Development with particular focus on empowerment of women and girls.

Fields of Study

Examples of fields of study that promotes Sustainable Development Goals include (but are not limited to):
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Business Management (including MBA)
  • Development Studies
  • Disaster Management/Preparedness—Environmental Policy/Climate Change Adaptation
  • Disability Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Energy and Renewables
  • Finance
  • Food Security
  • Gender Studies
  • Human Rights
  • Integrated Water Resources Management (including Engineering)
  • International Trade
  • International and/or Human Rights Law
  • International Relations
  • International Law
  • Mining (including Engineering)
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Policing and Counter-Terrorism
  • Public Policy and/or Administration
  • Public Health and Nutrition Policies
  • Sanitation and Clean Drinking Water
  • Women’s Studies

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should meet the following eligibility criteria:
  1. Must be a citizen of Pakistan and currently residing in Pakistan.
  2. The maximum age of the candidates should be 45 years.
  3. Must have completed a Bachelors degree (16 years of education).
  4. Should have 5 years of relevant work experience in Pakistan.
  5. Should have achieved a minimum score of 6.5 or higher in IELTS Academic (no individual band less than 6.0) OR TOEFL iBT score of at least 84 (minimum 21 in all subtests) OR PTE Academic score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50. The score must be valid till 1st January 2022.
  6. Should submit a Development Impact Plan outlining clear objectives and motivations to contribute to development in the country.
  7. Return to Pakistan after the completion of the study for at least two years.

Ineligibility Criteria

  1. Candidates holding Permanent Residency or be applying for a visa to live in Australia / New Zealand are ineligible to apply for the Scholarship.

Benefits of the Scholarship

  • Full tuition fees
  • Contribution to Living Expenses
  • One-off Establishment allowance on Arrival 
  • Health Coverage
  • Supplementary Academic Support
  • Introductory Academic Program
  • Fieldwork allowance for Research Students and Masters by coursework which has a compulsory component
  • Return Air Fare

Documents Required 

The following documents are required during the online application
1) Development Impact Plan - Click Here to Download Template
2) Transcripts and Degree Certificates (Both sides should be uploaded)*
3) Proof of English Proficiency Result*
4) Academic Referee Reports (2 for Masters for Research Applicants / 1 for Masters for Coursework) - Click Here to Download
5) Employment Referee Report - Click Here to Download
6) NOC for candidates working in Public Sector* 
7) Passport or CNIC*
8) CV - Click Here to Download
9) Current Employment Letter* - Click Here to Download
10) Previous Employment Evidence*
11) Certificates of Special Achievements or merit (If any)*
12) Applicants for Masters degree by research needs:
a) Evidence (letter or email communication) that the applicant has been received in-principle support for their research topic from a potential supervisor at the proposed university.
b) Research Proposal (Including proposed methodology, timeline, and a brief literature review)

Note: Use the templates / prescribed format for the documents where applicable.

*Attested - A statement that the document is a true copy, signed and stamped by Notary Public or first-class gazetted Public Servant.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should apply online from the link given below. Create a new account and verify the account through email. Login to the account and fill the form carefully.

Last Date to Apply: 30th April 2021
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