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Australia Awards

 
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop with Australia Awards recipients

Australia Awards contribute to the achievement of development objectives across a range of sectors and are a feature of nearly all of Australia's bilateral aid programs.

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2013/14 Estimated outcome

$310.0 million

2014/15 Budget Estimate

$310.0 million

 

New development policy

Australia’s priorities in education are set out in a new development policy for the aid program and a new performance framework to improve aid program performance, value for money and results.

More about the development policy


Australia Awards delivered under the Australian aid program continue a long tradition of development scholarships that have been an important component of the Australian government's overseas aid program since the 1950s. They aim to:

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

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

The Government will offer close to 4,500 scholarships and fellowships in 2014-15.

Australia Awards 2011—at a glance


Distribution of Australia Awards 2011

World map indicating Australia Awards recipients 2011
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Australia Awards recipients include incoming international scholars from countries around the world*, as well as outgoing Australian scholars studying in countries overseas.

*Visual representation only

 
 

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The Australia Awards aim to promote knowledge, education links and enduring ties between Australia and our neighbours particularly in the Indo-Pacific region through Australia's extensive scholarship programs.

The Australia Awards initiative will, over time, build a new generation of global leaders with strong links to Australia.

More information on Australia Awards [external website]

 
 

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Australia Awards are an important component of the Australian Government’s aid program. They provide long and short term study and professional development opportunities to citizens from developing countries.

They are targeted to provide enhanced leadership, knowledge and technical skills to partner governments, tertiary institutions and strategic organisations that are driving effective development.

Find out more about Australia Awards provided under Australia's aid program.

 

 
 

Last reviewed: 18 June, 2014