The Australian Government values contributions from all people in Vanuatu. It seeks equity and participation by men, women, people with disabilities and people living in all provinces.
Applications for Australia Awards are encouraged from all suitably-qualified individuals working or studying in priority areas and who meet the eligibility requirements.
People with a disability
If you identify as having a disability, you are encouraged to highlight this on your application form. For additional support, please contact our team and we will meet with you to determine what support we can provide.
People with disabilities will not be disadvantaged. The information provided will be used to ensure equal opportunity throughout the entire scholarship experience.
All applicants are required to meet the eligibility criteria and are assessed in line with the objectives and priority areas of Australia Awards Scholarships in Vanuatu. The Australia Awards team will ensure any barriers for people with disabilities are removed, however the selection criteria are consistent for all applicants.
People working and living out of Efate
Australia Awards Vanuatu encourages people working and living in the provinces to apply. The scholarships are offered based on merit. Up to 20 scholarships are offered by the Australian Government to Ni-Vanuatu citizens each year without geographical discrimination. Applications will be assessed on your current point of employment and residence.
Awardees’ dependents (spouse and children) are welcome to join them while studying in Australia. It is encouraged that families allow six months for the Awardee to settle into life and study in Australia before they join them.
Pregnant applicants are encouraged to share this information with Australia Awards Office at their earliest opportunity. Awardees will be assessed equally. Pregnant applicants will not be disadvantaged.