About Australia Awards

Australia Awards are prestigious international Scholarships and Short Courses funded by the Australian Government. Australia Awards equip recipients with the skills, knowledge and networks to drive change and contribute to the economic and social development of their own countries and regions.

All recipients of Australia Awards become part of the Australia Global Alumni network, connecting them to Australia and to each other – building an engaged and influential global network of leaders and advocates, and establishing a network of ambassadors for Australia and its first-class education system.

Australia Awards promote growth and stability in our region and strengthen links between people and organisations to enhance mutual understanding and cooperation.

South Asia & Mongolia

Australia Awards opportunities are open to eligible nationals of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Mongolia.

Through a range of modalities – including Australia Awards Scholarships, targeted Australia Awards Short Courses, and professional development and support for alumni – Australia Awards delivery in the region aims to:

  • develop capacity and leadership skills to enable individuals to contribute to development in their home country
  • build people-to-people linkages at the individual, institutional and country levels
  • support Australia’s public and economic diplomacy agenda.

An important area of focus for Australia Awards in South Asia & Mongolia is the empowerment of women and the inclusion of people with disability and individuals from traditionally marginalised groups.

Year in Review 2023

Highlighting key achievements and outcomes from 2023: a year of historic highs, engagement and collaboration

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Year in Review 2022

Highlighting key achievements and outcomes from 2022: a year focused on reconnecting and embracing new opportunities

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Gender Equality & Social Inclusion

Promoting equity and broad participation by all groups in society

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Year in Review 2019

Highlighting key Australia Awards achievements and outcomes in 2019: a year focused on regional expansion and engagement

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Year in Review 2018

Showcasing achievements from across the region in 2018

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Alumni and scholar stories

Read stories of alumni and current scholars from across South Asia

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