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Australia Awards Scholarships
Australia offers Australia Awards Scholarships to international students. They are granted on merit and applicants need to demonstrate their eligibility for the award.
AusAID’s Australia Awards in Bangladesh provide long term study and professional development opportunities to citizens from Bangladesh. They consist of Australian Awards Scholarships and the supplementary Australia Awards Leadership Program offered to outstanding applicants of the Australian Awards Scholarships. Australia Awards are an important initiative of the Australian Government’s development program in Bangladesh, supporting study at Australian universities. The objectives of the Awards are to develop the capacity and leaderships skills of awardees so they can contribute to development in Bangladesh and build people-to-people links at individual, institutional and country levels.
Australia Awards Scholarships in Bangladesh support study at Master’s level by coursework or research.
To ensure equity and broad participation, AusAID encourages applications from women, people with disabilities and people from ethnic minority groups.
Australia Awards Scholarships are available for 2014 intake to
• Employees of the Government of Bangladesh*
• Employees of ICDDR,B
• Employees of BRAC, and
• Ethnic minority communities across Bangladesh
*Please note: Preference will be given to candidates from departments aligned with Government of Bangladesh and AusAID agreed country priorities. Public university employees are not eligible. A select number of awards will be awarded to health sector professionals from the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) target group.
Australia Awards provide high quality education and training to talented professionals who will be in a position, on their return home, to make important contributions to national and regional development. They also help to build linkages and goodwill between Australians and people in the region.
In line with AusAID’s South Asia Regional Strategy, applicants from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and India who are engaged in Water Resource Management will be considered for these awards.
The online applications form is accessible at https://oasis.ausaid.gov.au. The online application for the intake commencing in the academic year 2014 opens on 1 February 2013 and closes on 30 April 2013. For more information on Australia Awards, refer to the website http://www.southasiascholarships.org or visit http://www.ausaid.gov.au/australia-awards/Pages/default.aspx.
Applicants should download and read the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook. Handbooks are available at: http://www.ausaid.gov.au/scholar/publications/Pages/scholar-handbook.aspx. They should also read the Bangladesh Country Profile available at: