Eligibility

To be eligible for an Australia Awards Scholarship, applicant must:

    1. be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of commencing the scholarship
    2. be a Papua New Guinean citizen and residing in and applying for the scholarship from their country of citizenship
    3. not be married, engaged to, or a de facto of a person who holds, or is eligible to hold, Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency, at any time during the application, selection or mobilisation phases
    4. not be current serving military personnel
    5. not be a citizen of Australia, hold permanent residency in Australia or be applying for a visa to live in Australia permanently
    6. not be applying for another long-term Australia Award unless they have resided outside of Australia for twice the length of the total time that they were in Australia (for example, a previous awardee who has been on an Australia Awards Scholarship in Australia for four years will not be eligible to apply for another Australia Awards Scholarship until they have resided outside Australia for eight years)
    7. apply for a degree at a level higher than their current highest qualification
    8. have demonstrated at least two years of work experience
    9. be able to satisfy the English language requirements of admission to your chosen institution, an Academic IELTS result with the minimum overall score of at least 6.5, with no band less than 6.0, or a paper-based TOEFL overall score of at least 580, with a minimum of 4.5 in the test of written English, or an internet-based TOEFL score of at least 92, with a minimum of 21 in all subtests, or PTE Academic overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50
    10. be able to satisfy all requirements of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) for an Australia Awards Scholarship student visa and satisfy Australian Government requirements for international student entry to Australia (notably: health, character, financial etc.)