Australia Awards Scholarship Bangladesh Intake 2018
Applications for Australia Awards Scholarship Bangladesh Intake 2018 Commencing in January 2019 are now open. Interested Candidate is encouraged to apply for the Australia Awards Scholarship Bangladesh Intake 2018. Australia Awards Scholarship provide citizens of Bangladesh with the opportunity to obtain a Master’s qualification at an Australian tertiary institution.
- Application Start Date- 1 February 2018
- Application Deadline- 30 April 2018
Australia Awards Scholarship Bangladesh Intake 2018 Reviews:
- It is the Intake of 2018 commencing in 2019
- Prestigious international Scholarships and Fellowships funded by the Australian Government.
- They aim to contribute to the long-term development needs of Australia’s partner countries in line with bilateral and regional agreements.
- It will provide you with the opportunity to gain internationally recognized qualifications from an Australian University; It includes all the necessary support and funding to complete your study.
- The Application process is open, competitive, providing equal opportunity to all eligible people, regardless of gender, ethnicity or disability.
General eligibility criteria:
- Be at least 18 years of age at the time of commencing the Scholarship (January 2018).
- Be a citizen of Bangladesh and be residing in and applying for the Scholarship from Bangladesh
- Have at least two years’ full-time work experience in a relevant field.
- Be able to satisfy the admission requirements (including portfolio work required) of the institution at which the Award is to be undertaken
- Be able to satisfy all requirements of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to hold a Foreign Affairs or Defense Sector (Subclass 500) student visa
- Have an IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (or TOEFL paper-based test score of at least 580, or computer-based score of at least 237 or an Internet-based score of at least 92) (or equivalent PTE score). Scores must be valid at 1 February 2018 and must be submitted with the application
- Women, persons with disability and those from ethnic minorities are allowed to submit an overall IELTS score of at least 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 (or equivalent TOEFL or PTE score). However, they must meet the English language admission requirement at an Australian University. Assistance will be provided to applicants from the above groups if they need to retake an English test.
- Have completed a tertiary level qualification at least equivalent to an Australian Bachelor’s degree.
You are NOT eligible if you are:
- Not be married, engaged to, or a de facto of a person who holds, or is eligible to hold, Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency, at any time during the application, selection or mobilization phases.
- Not be currently serving military personnel
- Not be a citizen of Australia, hold permanent residency in Australia or be applying for a visa to live in Australia permanently.
- Not be applying for another long-term Australia Award unless they have resided outside of Australia for twice the length of the total time that they were in Australia.
Generally, Scholarships will not be available for courses of study in Australia where the applicant already has achieved that qualification and the qualification is deemed to be equivalent to the Australian qualification
Applicants must also meet the following country-specific conditions:
- Applicants are required to submit a Development Impact Plan as part of their application.
The Benefits of Australia Awards scholarship in Bangladesh Retake 2018
- Return air travel.
- A one-off establishment allowance on arrival.
- Full tuition fees.
- Contribution to living expenses.
- Introductory Academic Program.
- Overseas Student Health Cover for the duration of the Scholarship.
- Preparatory programs that run for up to a maximum of 12 months, if necessary.
- Supplementary academic support.
- Fieldwork allowance – for research students and masters by coursework which has a compulsory fieldwork component.
Applicants who want to accept an Australia Awards Scholarship will need to sign a contract with the Commonwealth of Australia declaring that they will comply with the conditions of the scholarship.
Awardees are required to leave Australia for a minimum of two years after completing their scholarship. Failure to do so will result in the awardee incurring a debt for the total accrued cost of their scholarship.
Applications or supporting documents received after this date will not be considered.
The application process online applications.
Before you apply:
- Check the open and close dates for your country, and select your country of citizenship/residency from the list of participating countries for specific information on eligibility, priority areas and how to apply. See the participating country page for opening and closing dates.
- If you intend to apply, you must read the Scholarships Policy Handbook. The handbook provides information including general eligibility requirements, selection processes, entitlements and awardee responsibilities. Note that the department may revise and update the handbook at any time without notice.
- Some countries encourage and allow you to apply while others require hard-copy applications. See your participating country profile for more information
Once you have checked the opening and closing dates for your country, refer to the Participating Country Profile to see which method of application they will accept.
How to apply
Go to the Online Australia Scholarships Information System (OASIS). OASIS – http://oasis.dfat.gov.au
- When you register online, you will be required to answer some questions to establish your eligibility.
- You will then be given a unique registration number, username, and password
- You do not need to submit your application immediately.
- You can set up a draft application form and update it and your supporting documentation until the designated closing date as on the relevant participating country profile
- Once submitted, your application cannot be changed. We strongly advise applicants applying online to do so well before the closing date.
- OASIS experiences peak usage in the days leading up to the closing date and applicants may experience delays.
Refer to the Applicant’s Online User Manual if you need help.
Applying by mail
If you are unable to submit your application online, you can apply by mail. Please check your participating country profile for contact details to obtain a hardcopy application form and any other templates such as referee reports (if applicable).
Completed hard copy application forms and supporting documentation must be submitted by the deadline specified by your country. See the opening and closing dates for each country.
- Referee reports in other than the prescribed format will not be accepted and may make applications ineligible. Contact the Australia Awards Bangladesh to clarify this requirement, if necessary.
- Research applicants short-listed for a selection interview must submit a well-developed research proposal by the date of the interview and must show evidence of prior communication with a potential research adviser.
- Experience shows that it takes time for supervisors to complete referee reports. Approach supervisors as soon as possible to obtain up-to-date referee reports. References should come from employers, senior colleagues or academics familiar with the applicant’s academic, professional skills and achievements.
- Referee reports from family members or spouses will not be accepted.
All templates are also available at www.australiaawardbangladesh.org
The selection process
Following eligibility checking, applications will be assessed and ranked by independent consultants and then shortlisted by Australian Government representatives. Only short-listed candidates are contacted for an interview. The selection process will include an interview and a written exercise using a computer.
Applicants will be assessed against the following criteria:
- Academic competence.
- Potential outcome, including contribution to development outcomes in Bangladesh.
- Professional and personal leadership attributes. Preparatory training
All successful applicants will be required to attend a course advice session, a visa and mobilization session, and a pre-departure briefing/farewell event before they leave for Australia.
All applicants will receive notification as to whether they have been successful.
Detailed information on the Eligibility Criteria can be found in the Scholarship Policy Handbook and the Bangladesh Country Profile.This handbook provides essential information for managing or participating in Australia Awards Scholarships. Institutions, applicants/awardees, DFAT officers and managing contractors/Case Managers should be familiar with its contents and understand their respective roles and responsibilities.
For any Inquiries: e-mail at [email protected]