About Australia Awards


The Australia Awards program is managed by Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). It continues a long tradition of development scholarships that have been an important component of the Australian Government's aid program since the 1950s.

The Australia Awards aim to:

    • develop capacity and leadership skills so that individuals can contribute to development in their home country; and
    • build people-to-people links at the individual, institutional and country levels.

Australia Awards contribute to achieving development objectives across a range of sectors and are a feature of nearly all Australian bilateral aid programs. DFAT works closely with its partners in developing countries to ensure that Australia Awards support the development priorities of each country.

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