An awardee is an applicant who has received an Australia Awards Scholarship funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

In Vietnam awardees are selected by a Joint Selection Committee (JSC) comprising representatives of the Australian Embassy and the Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training following a rigorous selection process.

Awardees are deemed ‘conditional’ awardees until they obtain IELTS overall of 6.5 (no sub-band below 6.0) or equipvalent TOEFL/PTE and meet the academic requirements of their selected university. Awardees then sign a contract in respect of the award with the Commonwealth of Australia.

Awardees undergo below processes to facilitate their study in Australia.

Pre-course English 

As an Australia Awards Scholarship conditional awardee, you may be required to undertake a pre-departure English language training of up to 12 months (depending on your English level), if you do not obtain IELTS overall of 6.5 (no sub-band below 6.0) or equipvalent TOEFL/PTE.


Depending on their English language levels and the availability of their selected course, awardees are mobilised to commence their studies in Australia for semester 1 in late December-January and in May-July for semester 2. Several universities have three semesters.

Awardees must commence their studies in the academic year for which the scholarship was offered, unless DFAT has agreed to defer an awardee’s studies.

Scholarship applicants are not required to have an offer of place at an Australian university when they apply. Applicants must have researched their preferred courses and ensure that their courses are included on the CRICOS register. Changes of courses will only be considered in exceptional cases.

Visa Application

Visas for awardees are processed through Aus4Skills and are approved by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA).

Travel Arrangements

Awardee travel to Australia is arranged by Aus4Skills through Vietnam Airlines.

Life and Study in Australia

"Life and study in Australia" provides useful information on various aspects of living and studying in Australia, covering financial issues and support, banking, accommodation, health care, employment and study conditions, useful websites, awardees’ obligations and visa requirements.

Awardees’ FAQs

Awardees’ FAQs provide detailed responses to common questions which are raised about placement and mobilization process.

Awardees with disabilities

Awardees with disability have access to special support provisions to enable them to study on an equal basis with other awardees.

Awardees with families

Awardees with families are responsible, including financially responsible, for their family members who accompany to Australia.



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