Applications are strongly encouraged from women, people with disability and other marginalised groups. A support scheme is available to assist equal participation by applicants with disability and from other marginalised groups.

Important notes for applicants

The below provides detailed guidance for applicants on using the OASIS system. Additional resources are available here.

Web browsers for OASIS

OASIS is only compatible with Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome. Some features of OASIS are not compatible with other web browsers.

Save your application/answers

When answering sections of the application form that require long answers, you should always save a copy of your answer on a Word document before pressing “Next” to the next section. You should also save your submitted application for your own reference, especially for the interview stage.

Submit your application early

The OASIS system is used by applicants from all over the world and is extremely busy at the end of the application period, which may cause difficulties in uploading documents or submitting your application. Applications submitted after the application deadline, even if started before the due date, will not be accepted. You should not wait until the application deadline to start uploading documents or submitting your application.


When you create a new application, you will be given a unique OASIS ID number. The ID is in the form AASxxxxxxx (where xxxxx is your unique number). Remember the number and quote it along with your full name in every correspondence with the Australia Awards office in Vietnam, including emails.

Contact information

Your residential address is where you live. Your mailing address is the place most convenient for you to receive mail. Mail from the Australia Awards office in Vietnam is sent by Express Mail Service (EMS) which requires a person to sign a receipt upon delivery. The mailing address may be the same as your residential address, or could be a different address, such as your workplace. If it is your workplace, you should state clearly your department or division. Do not translate addresses terms like ngõ, ngách, khu tập thể, thị trấn… into English. You should give your address in Vietnamese without accent marks (tiếng Việt không dấu). For example, your addresses should read: Aus4Skills, tang 9, toa nha Handi Resco, 521 Kim Ma, Quan Ba Dinh, Ha Noi

Do not type with accent marks (có dấu)

OASIS will not render these characters.

Home phone

This is a mandatory field, and you may use either a home or mobile number.

Character limit

Some sections of the application require long structured answers with a limit of 500 to 2000 characters. Please note that the limit is the number of characters, not words, and includes blank spaces and all punctuation. For example, “Ha Noi” is two words, but six characters in total. If you exceed this character limit, the system will mark the section with a red X and an error message. You need to edit your answer to fit within the character limit before you can proceed.


DFAT takes all possible steps to ensure that Australian Government funds are used appropriately to deliver effective aid and development and treats all attempted, alleged, detected and suspected fraud seriously. For further information, please refer to the Australia Awards Policy on Fraud.