Skip to content
Make a difference with an Australia Awards Scholarship.

How to apply?

How to apply?

Opening date: 1 March 2019
Closing date: 31 March 2019

Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Applicants are advised to carefully read theAustralia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook and the Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships Policy Handbook before lodging an application.

Online application form

Applications open on 1 March 2019 and close on 31 March 2019. The link to the application form for the 2020 intake will be available on 1 March 2019. Click here to apply for the Australia Awards Vanuatu 2020 intake. All applicants are required to complete an online application form. Applications will not be able to be submitted after 31 March 2019.


Please note this application has been created using SmartyGrants and collection of information in this application is facilitated by SmartyGrants. SmartyGrants provides its own disclaimers and policies on collection and use of information, over which the Australian Government has no control. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with SmartyGrants Privacy Policy. If you are facing difficulties to complete your application using SmartyGrants, please contact us for an alternative option.

Completing the application

You can save your form and come back to it at any time. However, please ensure your form is complete and submitted before the closing date. If you log off before saving your application, you will need to start again. Make sure you have ALL necessary documents / information readily available before you start, as you will need to refer to them, including:

  • a copy of your academic transcript(s) showing an overall GPA or school certificates
  • an explanation of your institution’s scoring, showing the institution’s GPA range e.g., 1-5, 1-7 (normally found on the back of your transcript)
  • the name of the university and course you wish to apply for.

If you encounter any problems with this application, please contact us.

Assessment of applications

Applicants are strongly encouraged to view the development priorities and eligibility criteria on the website before completing this application.

This application is designed to collect ONLY the information necessary to assess your application. Shortlisted applicants will be required to provide further information prior to interview. You do NOT need to upload supporting documents (e.g. transcripts, reference letters, certificates, etc.) as part of this online application. Only shortlisted applicants will be required to provide these documents. You will need to refer to these documents however, in completing your application.


The Australian Government has a zero-tolerance policy relating to fraud. Applicants must read Section 3 of the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook carefully. Giving false or misleading information is a serious offence under the Criminal Code Act 1995 of the Commonwealth of Australia. In the application and selection process for Australia Awards it means:

  • all information must be provided as requested on the application form
  • information must be true, complete and accurate.

Applicants should note the following:

  • incorrect data or inaccurate information in an application or in documents attached to an application may be considered fraud
  • information required but not included in an application can be considered fraud. For example, not including previous qualifications in an application can be interpreted as trying to gain a benefit by withholding information
  • all cases of suspected fraud are investigated. This can happen at application, selection, mobilisation or on-Award stages of the scholarships cycle.

Fraud detected at any stage can mean:

  • exclusion from further consideration in the current application round
  • exclusion from future application rounds
  • withdrawal of an Award that has been offered.
Font Resize