Study in Australia

Information on Intake 2021 will be published soon

30 April 2019 

May–Aug 2019

 Sep 2019

Oct–Nov 2019

Jan–Mar 2020

Intake 2020 scholarship applications close 

Application assessment, testing, and interviews

Applicants notified

Mandatory Pre-departure Training

Travel to Australia—dates vary

Outcome of Australia Awards Scholarships Intake 2020

Provisional awardees for Australia Awards Scholarships Intake 2020, for long-term study in Australia, have now been notified.

We thank all the 158 shortlisted applicants for taking the time to attend the interview round and tests (STAT-P and IELTS). We appreciate all applicants sharing information about themselves and their academic and career plans with the selection panel.  After this highly competitive round, the selection panel collated the results and completed the ranking of all applicants.  For Intake 2020, there are 90 provisional awardees.

Significant factors in the panel’s deliberations included:

  • the applicant’s level of preparedness;
  • well-defined study, career and reintegration plans; and
  • the ability to express these plans clearly and concisely to the panel.

Some shortlisted applicants failed to obtain the required IELTS score and were automatically disqualified.

We encourage all unsuccessful applicants to consider applying again for Intake 2021, which will open on 1 February 2020 and will be advertised on this website.


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.

2020 Six Priority Sectors 

Sector and study priorities reflect the priorities of the PNG-Australia Partnership and the PNG Medium Term Development Plan III.


Agricultural economics
Aquaculture and marine studies
Climate change studies
Conservation sciences
Food security
Plant science and technology
Soil Science
Supply chain management, supply chain innovation and logistics studies
Sustainable agriculture


Clinical education
Companion animal studies
Exercise science
facility/infrastructure management
Family and sexual violence prevention
Family planning
Health economics
Health information management
Health management
Health promotion
Immunology, Infection and Microbiology
Infectious diseases
Logistics management
Mental health
Nutrition and dietetics
Occupational health and safety, and environmental health
Occupational therapy and rehabilitative services
Orthotics and prosthetics
Population health
Public health
Sexual and reproductive health
Speech therapy


Clinical education
Climate Change studies
Dietetics and nutrition (for schools)
Digital learning and technology (for teaching)
Education leadership
Exercise and sports science
Health education
Health Promotion for schools
Human movement (sports teaching)
Mathematics teaching
Nutrition and population health for schools
Outdoor and environmental education
Reading and literacy
Science teaching
Secondary education
Special and Inclusive Education
Sports education
Sustainable Development
Teaching Practice

Law & Justice

Commercial Law
Criminology and corrections
Cybersecurity/ Cyber-governance
Employment/Labour Relations Law
Environmental Law
Human Rights Law (including disability)
Forensic science
Intellectual Property Law
Justice and regulation
Maritime policy
Police studies
Security Policy
Security and Strategic Studies
Security management


Banking and finance
Banking and finance law
Business economics
Climate change
Disability policy and practice
Economics and public policy
Electronic business/e-commerce
Construction Law
Environmental design
Environmental engineering and pollution control
Environmental governance
Environmental law and policy
Environmental management
Environmental planning
Environmental and resource economics
Environmental risk assessment and remediation
Governance and leadership
Innovation and Enterprise
Mining/Energy/Resources Law
Risk management
Sustainable built environment
Sustainable development
Sustainability and climate policy

Transport & Infrastructure

Civil engineering
Design Science
Disaster Resilience
Emergency and disaster management
Environmental governance
Environmental planning
Facilities Management
Fire Safety and Risk Engineering
Geographic Information Science
Geology and Geophysics
Health management
Infectious disease intelligence
Integrated Water Management
Marine engineering
Marine and logistics management
Mining engineering
Petroleum engineering and geoscience
Planning; Public health
Sustainable Development
Urban, environment and regional planning;
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Water Treatment
Water Resource Management


Intake 2019 Awards for Masters by Coursework


Intake 2019 Awards to Female Applicants


Intake 2019 Awards to Public Sector Employees


Intake 2019 Awards to People Working in the Provinces

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Update on Australia Awards Scholarships Intake 2020

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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...

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