About Long Term Awards

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Australia Awards Scholarships

Australia Awards Scholarships offer more than a degree. You gain an internationally recognised qualification and a life-changing experience in Australia.

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 on development challenges in Papua New Guinea.

Applications are strongly encouraged from women, people with disability and the provinces.


Australia Awards Benefits

Australia Awards scholarships are offered for the minimum period necessary for the individual to complete the academic program specified by the Australian education institution, including any preparatory training.

Scholarship recipients will receive the following:

  • return air travel
  • a one-off establishment allowance on arrival
  • full tuition fees
  • contribution to living expenses
  • introductory academic program
  • overseas student health cover for the duration of the scholarship
  • supplementary academic support
  • fieldwork allowance for research students and masters by coursework which has a compulsory fieldwork component.

The application guide for Intake 2025 can be accessed here or below.


Shortlisted applicants will be invited to the interview and testing in July 2024 (see schedule below; subject to change without prior notice):


Date Activity
1 July 2024 Announcement of shortlist of candidates
15 July 2024 Australian Education Roadshow (to be confirmed)
15 – 26 July 2024 (Mon-Fri) Panel Interviews
18 July 2024 First batch IELTS Speaking Test
18 July 2024 Essay Test for bachelor/master’s by coursework
19-20 July 2024 First batch IELTS Reading, Writing, Listening Test
23 July 2024 Second batch IELTS Reading, Writing, Listening Test
25-26 July 2024 Second batch IELTS Speaking Test
27 July 2024 Third batch IELTS Reading, Writing, Listening Test