Eligibility Criteria

Applications for Australia Awards Scholarships for intake 2023 intake open on 1 February 2022 and close on 29 April 2022All applications must be online. Hard copy applications will not be accepted.

To be eligible to apply for the Australia Awards, you must:

  • be a Vietnamese citizen residing in and applying for the scholarship from Vietnam
  • not be a citizen of Australia, hold permanent residency in Australia or be applying for a visa to live in Australia permanently
  • not be married to or engaged to/or be de facto of a person who holds, or is eligible to hold, Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency, at any time during the application, selection or mobilisation phases
  • not be a current serving military personnel
  • not have previously received a long-term Australia Award unless you have resided outside of Australia for twice the length of the total time that you were in Australia (for example, a previous awardee who has been on an Australia Awards Scholarship in Australia for four years will not be eligible to apply for another Australia Awards Scholarship until they have resided outside Australia for eight years)
  • not hold convictions or currently under investigation of criminal activities including those relating to Child Protection and PSEAH;
  • have completed a formal ('chính quy') undergraduate degree
  • commit to return to work in Vietnam for at least two years after you finish your course in Australia
  • have at least 24 months’ relevant recent work experience in Vietnam, except for Equity of Access Applicants who are required to have at least 12 months' work experience. Evidence of work experience must be provided on application
  • not be applying for a scholarship for a course of study at an academic level lesser than they have already achieved (eg be applying for a Masters scholarship when they already hold a PhD)
  • not be applying for another degree at the same level (for example: if you already have a Masters degree, you cannot apply for a second Masters degree even in a different subject area, and if you do your application will be made ineligible, except disadvantaged applicants and applicants from a small number of central level agencies applying for a different field of study under a pilot).
  • Candidates must declare all previous study undertaken (including its status) irrespective of whether it is complete or incomplete or ongoing or undertaken within Vietnam or another country. Candidates who have commenced but not completed Master level study will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • have a valid IELTS Certificate or TOEFL iBT or PTE Academic equivalents. These certificates are valid if the test dates are on or after 1 January 2021. Valid certificates must be submitted with the on-line application by the application closing date for applicants who are not from provincial agencies and Equity of Access applicants. Certificates received after the application closing date will not be accepted.

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