The Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships funded by the Australian Government offering the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia. They are designed to promote knowledge, education links and enduring ties between Australia, its neighbours and the global community.

Australia Awards alumni and their children learn to make origami at the Family Barbecue and Photo Exhibition for Australia Awards alumni in Hanoi, March 2015.
Australia Award recipient Dac Nguyen Trong follows a lecture at Victoria University.
Australia Awards alumnus Dr. Nguyen Kim Dung (Vice Head, Institute for Educational Research, University of Education, Ho Chi Minh City) speaks at National Alumni Conference (Hanoi, December 2013).
Australia Awards bring together the next generation of leaders from around the globe.
Australia Award recipients get to experience all that Australia has to offer.


The Awards develop leadership potential and stimulate lasting change by empowering a global network of talented individuals through high-quality education experiences in Australia and overseas.

Recipients return home with new ideas and knowledge, and the ability to make a significant contribution to their home countries as leaders in their field.

Australia Awards, which are funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), consist of Australia Awards Scholarships and Australia Awards Fellowships.

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