You can easily study in an Australian tertiary institution as an Indonesian student with the Australia Awards Scholarships. The government of Australia offers this scholarship to Masters and P.hD. students from Indonesia. While the 2020 Australia Awards Indonesia Scholarship builds a competitive Indonesia Human Resource base, it also offers an almost comprehensive scholarship package to Indonesians.
What the government of Australia hopes to achieve with this Awards scholarship is to partner with Indonesia to boost inclusive growth and productive jobs. So, this Masters and P.hD. scholarship is available to the next generation of Indonesian leaders to help boost their development.
Additionally, the Australia Awards post-graduate degree scholarship sponsors the student’s study and research to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to drive change and help build enduring people-to-people links with Australians.
So, in this post, we will share with you all you need to know about the Australia Awards Scholarships. Thus, at the end of the post, you will know the eligible regions for this scholarship. You will also know which programs you can study with the scholarship as well as what the scholarship caters for. Finally, we will tell you the current programs you can apply for today as well as how to apply.
About Australia Awards Indonesia
The Australia Awards in Indonesia program follows a tradition of providing scholarships which the Australia government has been giving for over 60 years. Since 1953, over 9,000 Indonesian students have received scholarships to study in Australia tertiary institutions.
The Australia Awards scholarship Indonesia is in two categories – Long term awards, and short term awards. These scholarships hope to enhance Indonesia’s development through the contributions of internationally qualified professionals and a strong and positive relationship with Australia.
Also, successful applicants of these scholarships many go on to take leadership positions and make a significant difference to Indonesia’s development. While the Long Term Awards is for postgraduate courses, the Short Term Awards is for intensive tailored short courses. The ablest and promising candidates receive any of these awards through a competitive selection process.
At the end of the day, successful graduates will become part of the Australia Awards Global and Indonesia alumni network. This is a vast and actively supported community of influential alumni. They will connect with over 9,000 of alumni from Indonesia and over 100,000 alumni from other countries who have studied in Australia tertiary institutions.
One very beautiful thing about this award is that it gives equal participation to women applicants as well as applicants with a disability.
Level/Field of Study
Meanwhile, the award sponsors only a Master’s degree program of two years. This program may be by coursework, by research, or a combination of both. Also, the Australia Awards Indonesia supports a double masters program only if it is included in the university’s offer and you can complete them in two years.
On the other hand, the Australia Awards sponsors Ph.D. programs with a maximum of 4 years.
Additionally, the Australia Awards Indonesia is available to study only priority fields of study. This means that this Australia government scholarship does not apply to all levels and fields of study.
The fields of study which the scholarship covers are broadly grouped into:
Through these categories, students can take Master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in Trade; Small and Medium Enterprise; Development Studies; International Studies; Law, legal, and Judicial Systems; Political Science and Government; etc.
Find out the full list of eligible courses for these Priority Feilds of Study here.
The Australia Awards for Indonesia students is an Australia government scholarship. Thus, the host Nationality is Australia, more reason the scholarship provides for Indonesians to study in Australia.
The Australia Awards Indonesia scholarship 2020 is only available to Indonesian students to study in Australia. However, not all indigenes of Australia are eligible for this scholarship. The scholarship has Geographic Focus Areas (GFA).
Currently, the areas under the GFA are Aceh, East Nusa Tenggara, West Nusa Tenggara, Papua, West Papua, Maluku, and North Maluku. The Geographic Focus Areas may be reviewed for future rounds.
The Australia Awards Indonesia scholarship is also available to Embassy Partners. This is a candidate who an Australian Embassy official or a member of an Australian government-funded program with the support of an Australian Embassy official nominates.
It is also available to the Government of Indonesia agencies. This is any candidate from a central government agency who is Jakarta based or regionally based.
You must have read or heard people tag this scholarship as a prestigious scholarship. The reason is in what you are entitled to if you emerge a winner of the Australia Awards Indonesia scholarship.
In 2020, Australia Awards Indonesia scholarship will provide successful applicants the following:
The Australian Awards Indonesia scholarship is not specific about how many scholarships they will offer to Indonesians in 2020. However, itis clear that there will be an equal number of slots for female and male applicants.
Also, the targeted category of applicants (geographic focus areas, embassy partners, and central government agencies) will receive up to 70 percent of the overall awards
The Non-Targeted Category of applicants (public servants and non-public servants outside the targeted category) will receive up to 30 percent of the overall awards.
Furthermore, applicants from Geographic Focus Areas will receive up to 30 percent of awards.
Masters level applicants will receive up to 85 percent of awards and Ph.D. level applicants will receive up to 15 percent of the Australia Awards Indonesia scholarship 2020.
Eligibility Criteria for the Australia Awards Indonesia
To be eligible for this Australia government scholarship, you must satisfy the following general requirements:
Also, the applicant must be applying for courses that fall within the areas of development priority and have a GPA of at least 2.9.
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How to Apply
You can apply for the Australia Awards Indonesia scholarship in two ways:
Australia Awards advises that you apply online through the OASIS website. You should only resort to the offline application when you can’t apply through the OASIS platform.
Meanwhile, the offline application involves submitting Australia Awards scholarship form along with original copies of your supporting documents to the Award’s office. You would have to contact the office by mail to get the application form.
On the other hand, follow the two steps below to apply online for the Australia Awards for Indonesia students.
Visit the OASIS website to start your online Australia Awards scholarship application. For a complete guide on how to apply through the OASIS platform, click on ‘Read More.’
After completing your online application at OASIS, you’ll still have to complete an ‘Additional Information for Online Application.’
To successfully complete your application for the postgraduate Australia Awards Indonesia scholarship 2020, you must provide the following documents:
If you don’t provide at least one essential document of the documents listed above, Australia Awards will automatically reject your application.
Application Deadline & Important Dates
The application for the long term postgraduate Australia Awards in Indonesia 2020 is not yet open. The deadline for the concluded application to study in Australia was April 30.
However, here are important dates for the last application. Commit them to memory as they may likely be the same dates for the 2020 Australia Awards Indonesia scholarship application to study in Australia in 2021.
Begin your application on this date and ensure to complete it long before the deadline.
You must complete your online application on or before this date.
Applicants will receive a notification announcing those who will proceed for interview. The selected applicants for an interview will then receive information regarding the interview, IELTS test date, and location.
Applicants will attend interview and IELTS test within this period.
Australia Awards will advise applicants of the result of their scholarship application during this period.
You can get more information on this scholarship by visiting the scholarship website.
Australia Awards Scholarship for Indonesia students is either for short courses or long term courses. The long term scholarship, which we have provided you in this post, is available to Indonesia students to obtain a Masters or Ph.D. degree in an Australian university. Also, the scholarship opens every year and it does not only give Indonesians the opportunity to study in Australia but also strengthen the government ties of the two nations.
While the application for the Australia Awards Indonesia scholarship 2019 has ended, get set in February 2020 for the application to study in Australia in 2021.