Australia Awards Scholarships awardees with disability receive a Disability Support Agreement (DSA), which sets out their disability support package. This includes:

  • Reasonable adjustments, assessed on a case-by-case basis, to allow participation on an equal basis with all other award awardees. Adjustments will be considered at the application, pre-mobilisation, and on-scholarship stages. This applies both for academic endeavours, to be provided by the institution, and ‘non-academic’ adjustments, to be provided by the Australian Government.

  • Additional funds will be allocated for these adjustments and support, in addition to standard scholarship entitlements. These will form part of the value of the Scholarship.

For further details related to awardees or conditional awardees with disability, please refer to the equity support section or contact the Australia Awards office on

Further information on the Australian definition of disability and the rights of people with disability in Australia is available through the Australian Human Rights Commission.