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Australia Awards offer a range of long and short term scholarships for studies both in Australia and in Papua New Guinea.
Australia Awards Scholarships – long term study in Australia
Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships – long term study in PNG
Australia Awards Fellowships – PNG – short term study in Australia
Australia Awards Fellowships  – short term study and professional development in Australia

Target Groups

The Australian Government is committed to ensuring that there is equal representation of women to men in the awards offered and that persons with disability and people living and working in the provinces of Papua New Guinea are provided the same access to pursuing further studies under an Australia Award.

In partnership with key PNG stakeholders, an annual Australia Awards Road Show is conducted in several provinces in the country to target women, people with a disability and people living and working in remote parts of Papua New Guinea.

Continue to check this website for more information on when the next Road Show will be visiting you.

Australia Awards Background

The Australia Awards are a whole-of-government initiative bringing together scholarships and fellowships administered by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The Awards offer the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia. To learn more about Australia Awards offered through the Australian Aid program visit the official Australian Government website

Australia’s international development assistance aims to work in partnership with the Government of Papua New Guinea. The partnership contributes to human resource development by aligning the prestigious Australia Awards to Papua New Guinea’s development priorities as outlined in Papua New Guinea’s National 2030 Medium Term Development Plan and Vision 2050.

For Australia, the Awards build an engaged and influential global network of leaders, advocates and change-makers and establish a network of ambassadors across the world. Recipients return home with new ideas and knowledge, and the ability to make a significant contribution to Papua New Guinea as leaders in their field.

In Papua New Guinea, Australia Awards aim to contribute to the long-term development needs of Papua New Guinea in line with Australia’s aid priorities and bilateral and regional agreements. The Awards provide opportunities for Papua New Guineans to undertake full-time diploma, undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions and PNG education institutions.


Australia Awards is guided by a Joint Steering Committee made up of representatives from the Australian and Papua New Guinean governments, private sector and civil society.