Study in Australia2020 Applications Are Closed
30 April 2019
Intake 2020 scholarship applications close
Application assessment, testing, and interviews
Mandatory Pre-departure Training
Travel to Australia—dates vary
Update on Australia Awards Scholarships Intake 2020
Shortlisted applicants for Australia Awards Scholarships Intake 2020, for long-term study in Australia, have now been notified.
We thank all applicants for their interest in Australia Awards Scholarships. While you might be disappointed if your application was unsuccessful, we wish to provide the following feedback in case helpful for future applications.
Ineligible or Non-Compliant Applications
Over 1380 applications were received for Intake 2020. Over 70% of these applications were deemed ineligible or non-compliant and did not progress through the assessment process.
Non-compliant means the applicant did not provide the supporting documents listed in the Papua New Guinea Country Profile.
The top five reasons for ineligibility or non-compliance were:
- Undergraduate applicants applied for a course that is already offered in Papua New Guinea
- Applicant had less than two years’ experience in their professional field
- Applicants employed in the public sector did not meet Government of Papua New Guinea requirements as explained on the Department of Personnel Management’s website
- Research applicants were not employed in in a research or training position and/or did not provide written confirmation from their proposed supervisor and/or did not provide a detailed research proposal and/or two academic referee reports
- Applicants did not provide:
- a completed Reintegration Plan (using the template provided on the AAPNG website) and/or
- a Professional Support Statement (using the template provided on the AAPNG website) and/or
- Valid proof of citizenship – as specified in the County profile and/or
- Certified academic qualifications and transcripts
In addition, many applicants provided unnecessary documents such as attainment and participation certificates for short courses/workshops, high school certificates (when applying for a post-graduate course) and marriage certificates.
Further feedback following scholarships’ announcement
We will provide further general feedback about how applications might be improved, once Australia Awards Scholarships Intake 2020 has been announced in August 2019.
Australia Awards Scholarships Papua New Guinea
Australia’s international development assistance in Papua New Guinea helps promote prosperity, reduce poverty, and enhance political stability.
Australia Awards Scholarships are prestigious international awards offered by the Australian Government to the next generation of global leaders for development. Through study and research, recipients develop the skills and knowledge to drive change and help build enduring people-to-people links with Australia.
Applicants are assessed on their professional and personal qualities, academic competence and, most importantly, their potential to impact development challenges in Papua New Guinea.
Applications are strongly encouraged from women, people with disability and those living in rural or remote areas.
Aquaculture and marine studies
Climate change studies
Plant science and technology
Supply chain management, supply chain innovation and logistics studies
Companion animal studies
Family and sexual violence prevention
Health information management
Immunology, Infection and Microbiology
Nutrition and dietetics
Occupational health and safety, and environmental health
Occupational therapy and rehabilitative services
Orthotics and prosthetics
Sexual and reproductive health
Climate Change studies
Dietetics and nutrition (for schools)
Digital learning and technology (for teaching)
Exercise and sports science
Health Promotion for schools
Human movement (sports teaching)
Nutrition and population health for schools
Outdoor and environmental education
Reading and literacy
Special and Inclusive Education
Law & Justice
Criminology and corrections
Employment/Labour Relations Law
Human Rights Law (including disability)
Intellectual Property Law
Justice and regulation
Security and Strategic Studies
Banking and finance
Banking and finance law
Disability policy and practice
Economics and public policy
Environmental engineering and pollution control
Environmental law and policy
Environmental and resource economics
Environmental risk assessment and remediation
Governance and leadership
Innovation and Enterprise
Sustainable built environment
Sustainability and climate policy
Transport & Infrastructure
Emergency and disaster management
Fire Safety and Risk Engineering
Geographic Information Science
Geology and Geophysics
Infectious disease intelligence
Integrated Water Management
Marine and logistics management
Petroleum engineering and geoscience
Planning; Public health
Urban, environment and regional planning;
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Water Resource Management
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