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AusAID scholarships

What is AusAID?

AusAID is an Australian government agency that manages Australia’s overseas aid program. AusAID’s aim is to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable growth in developing countries.

Why does AusAID give scholarships?

AusAID scholarships (also known as Australian Government Scholarships or Australia Awards) provide higher education opportunities for people from developing countries. The scholarships give students the opportunity to study in Australia to build the skills and knowledge to promote development in their home country. The various scholarship programs have been established to support enduring ties between Australia and our neighbours.

Types of AusAID Development Awards:

  • Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS) (previously known as Australian Development Scholarships [ADS])
  • Australia Awards Fellowships

More information

For more information about AAS including participating countries, eligibility, benefits and applications, visit the Australian Government's Australia Awards website.

Information about other AusAID scholarship opportunities can be found on our AusAID in Africa and Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) pages.

For information on Curtin courses, prospective AAS awardees can download our AAS Overview for Indonesian Students or AAS Overview for African Students.  These brochures may also be useful for prospective AAS awardees from other countries. Otherwise, go to the Curtin Courses Handbook.

Endeavour (Achievement) Awards

These Australian Government awards are internationally competitive, merit-based scholarships. They provide opportunities for study, research and professional development for awardees from the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe and the Americas.

For more information about Endeavour Awards, including participating countries, eligibility, benefits and applications, visit the Australian Government’s Australia Awards website.

More information

Information about other scholarships for international students can also be found on the Curtin scholarships website.