Australia Awards Scholarships Application
2019 Intake - Additional information for online application (OASIS)
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You must read the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook and your Country’s (or Regional) profile, available on the DFAT website or from the Australia Awards office in Indonesia. Applicants also are encouraged to review all information available on the Australia Awards Scholarships – Indonesia website (www.australiaawardsindonesia.org).
- You must complete all fields marked with an * and all relevant sections.
- This application must be completed in English.
- This form and all essential documents as listed in page 5 of this document must be SUBMIT before 30 April 2018 at 24:00 WIB.
- Do not send this application to universities or other institutions in Australia.
- Australia Awards Scholarships will be offered only to those whose course of study will contribute to the long-term development needs of Indonesia. A list of the priorities is available under “Choosing a Course of Study” on page 2 of this application form.
- DFAT’s website and Australia Awards Scholarships Indonesia website include a list of Australian Universities that may receive Australia Awards Scholarship recipients. Course of study information is available directly from the Universities’ websites or the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) website..
- If you do not receive an invitation to an interview from the Australia Awards office by mid-July/August, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.
- In cases where information supplied by candidates is found to be inaccurate or incorrect, an award offer may be revoked without notice.
The closing date is 30 April 2018 at 12.00 PM (24:00) WIB.
Applications should be submitted as early as possible
General Information Notes
Australia Awards Scholarships are an important component of Australia’s investment in education. In Indonesia, Australia Awards Scholarships provide opportunities to study in Australia at Postgraduate level. They are provided to Indonesian citizens to provide enhanced leadership, knowledge and technical skills to the Government of Indonesia, to tertiary institutions and to strategic organisations that are driving sustainable development.
Australia Awards Scholarships have been an important component of the Australian Government’s efforts to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development since the 1950s. This is achieved through:
- Developing capacity and leadership skills so that individuals can contribute to development in Indonesia; and,
- Building people-to-people linkages at individual, institutional and national levels between Indonesia and Australia.
- Australia Awards Scholarships in Indonesia are offered in two main categories: ‘Targeted’ and ‘Non-targeted’.
- Applicants from the Targeted category include:
- Geographic focus areas (GFAs): any candidate working in one of the provinces/geographic focus areas nominated under the GoA/GoI development partnership program. These are currently: Aceh, East Nusa Tenggara, West Nusa Tenggara, Papua, West Papua, Maluku and North Maluku;
- Embassy Partners: any candidate nominated by an Australian Embassy official or by a member of an Australian government funded program with the support of an Australian Embassy official; and,
- Government of Indonesia (GoI) agencies: any candidate from a central government agency (Jakarta based or regionally based)
- Applicants from Non-Targeted include those public servants and non-public servants outside the above category.
Scholarships are for full-time study for a Masters or Doctorate degree from Australian tertiary institutions. The scholarship provides up to nine months full-time language and academic preparation in Indonesia. Students must achieve satisfactory results in this training to be able to continue their scholarships.
Eligible candidates with a disability or from organisations working with the disabled are encouraged to apply. Women and candidates within DFAT Geographic Focus Areas are also encouraged to apply.
There are a number of supplementary programs associated with Australia Awards Scholarships in Indonesia including the Allison Sudradjat Prize and Hadi Soesastro Prize.
In general candidates must:
- be an Indonesian citizen and be residing in and applying for the scholarship from Indonesia;
- not be married or engaged to a person who is eligible to hold Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent resident status, at any stage of the application, selection, mobilisation processes or while on-scholarship in Australia;
- satisfy Australian Government requirements for international student entry to Australia (health, character etc);
- not be applying for a visa to live in Australia;
- not be applying for another long-term Australia Award unless they have resided outside Australia for twice the length of the total time that they were in Australia (for example, a previous Australia Awards Scholarship recipient in Australia for four years will not be eligible to apply for another Australia Awards Scholarship until they have resided outside Australia or back in Indonesia for eight years);
- have satisfied any specific criteria established by Indonesia or government of Indonesia;
- not be current serving military personnel;
- be able to satisfy all requirements of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) for a DFAT student visa; and,
- be able to satisfy the admission requirements of the Australian university at which the Scholarship is to be undertaken.
Specifically, candidates must:
- be applying for courses that fall within the areas of priority (see “Choosing a Course of Study” below);
- have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.9 on a scale of maximum 4.0;
- for Master’s applicants, have an English language proficiency of at least 5.5 in IELTS (or 525 in paper-based TOEFL or 69 in internet based TOEFL or 42 in PTE Academic). The IELTS, TOEFL or PTE Academic result must be current (a test result obtained in April 30, 2016 until April 30,2018 will be considered current). No other English language test (including TOEFL prediction test) results will be accepted;
- for PhD applicants, have an English language proficiency of at least 6.0 in IELTS (or 550 in paper-based TOEFL or 79 in internet based TOEFL or 50 in PTE Academic). The IELTS or TOEFL or PTE Academic result must be current (a test result obtained in April 30, 2016 until April 30,2018 will be considered current). No other English language test (including TOEFL prediction test) results will be accepted;
- for applicants from GFAs and people with dissabilities, have a GPA equal to or higher than 2.75 or IELTS 5.0 (or 500 in paper-based TOEFL or 59 in internet based TOEFL or 36 in PTE Academic);
- already hold an undergraduate degree, if applying for a Masters;
- already have a Masters, if applying for a Doctorate;
- if applying for a Doctorate, applicants will be restricted to staff of universities, higher education institutions, research institutes, key policy makers and targeted candidates in other agencies associated with Australian Government activities;
- it is highly desirable for Doctorate applicants to have a letter of support from an Australian university for their proposed field of study, and for PhD applicants to have completed a Masters with a minimum 25% research component;
- answer all relevant questions on the application form; and,
- be willing and available to undertake full-time (Monday - Friday 08:00-16:00) English for Academic Purposes (EAP) training in Indonesia prior to studying in Australia, if offered a scholarship.
Choosing a Course of Study
Candidates must apply to study courses which fall within the following priority academic areas. An indicative list of the areas for study follows. This list is subject to continuous review through the six monthly Program Coordination Committee process.
Candidates considering study for particular professions should note that Australia Awards Scholarships does not include the practical training period required for professional registration, e.g. medical internships, legal articles etc. Successful recipients are expected to complete such training in their own country.
Selection will be based on the principles of merit and equity and will be carried out jointly on behalf of the Australian and Indonesian Governments by an independent team of Indonesian officials and academics working in partnership with Australian academics to evaluate and rank candidates. The team members will all hold Doctoral degrees obtained in Australia or be Doctoral graduates with long-term experience in the Australian university system. The process aims to identify candidates most likely to succeed in academic studies in an Australian course who will then make a substantial contribution in Indonesia.
The process will be transparent and the eligibility and selection criteria made are available to interested parties. The final list of recipients is subject to scrutiny and endorsement by DFAT and Government of Indonesia – Ministry of State Secretariat.
- Up to 70% of awards will be offered to applicants from the Targeted Category including up to 30% of this number from DFAT Geographic Focus Areas;
- At least 30% of awards will be offered to applicants from the Non-Targeted Category;
- 85% of awards at Masters level and up to 15% of awards at Doctorate (PhD) level. (NB doctoral level study is only open to staff of universities, higher education institutions, research institute, key policy makers and targeted candidates in other organizations associated with Australian Government activities); and,
- an equal number of awards will be offered to men and women.
Notification of the selection result
All applicants will be advised whether or not they have been selected for an interview. All interviewed applicants will be notified whether or not they have been awarded an Australia Awards Scholarships. The result is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Where appropriate, notification will include details of pre-departure training (English, academic skills, cultural preparation). This training is compulsory and full-time (see page 6 for step by step of Australia Awards Scholarships Application Process).
Pre-Departure English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Training
DFAT will provide all scholarship recipients with EAP training in Indonesia. The aim of EAP training is to prepare students for study in Australia. The length of EAP training will range from 6 weeks to 9 months depending on the level of English language proficiency of the student. EAP training is conducted in Bali for students from Eastern Indonesia and Jakarta for students from western provinces.
EAP training is compulsory and full-time for all Australia Awards Scholarships recipients.
DFAT will provide recipients with a monthly living allowance from the commencement of EAP training to end May (Semester 2 commencement in Australia) or end December (Semester 1 commencement in Australia). This will not apply to a deferral period after EAP.
DFAT, through the Australia Awards office, may consider, on a case-by-case basis, waiving attendance at EAP training, but waivers are rare and strict criteria apply. DFAT will not provide additional EAP training in Australia.
Recipients who withdraw from Australia Awards Scholarships after commencing EAP training, may be required to refund the stipend paid to the recipient from the commencement of EAP. Circumstances for withdrawal will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
Requirements for Scholarship Recipients
Prior to travelling to Australia, scholarship recipients must:
- meet the minimum English language requirement of their chosen Australian university (usually IELTS of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0);
- at the completion of EAP training, candidates must achieve a minimum score of IELTS 6.5 for Australia Awards Scholarships office to commence the application process for placement in a university program in Australia;
- receive a letter of acceptance from an Australian university;
- meet Australian immigration requirements for a student visa;
- receive Government of Indonesia endorsement; and,
- be medically fit to commence studies in Australia.
In Australia, scholarship recipients must:
- abide by the conditions of the scholarship and the rules of Australian tertiary institutions;
- abide by the rules and regulations governing a student visa; and,
- act in a way that will not bring disrepute to DFAT, or to any Australian university or to Indonesia.
In addition, scholarship recipients must
- gain support from DFAT if seeking to return to Australia within the two-year exclusion period for anything other than a short term visa for up to three months. Visa applications for short-term visits do not require DFAT’s approval;
- return to Indonesia for a period equivalent of twice the length of the study period in Australia, before re-entering Australia on another Government of Australia funded scholarship ; and,
- if during the two years exclusion period the scholarship recipients return to Australia, a debt to the Commonwealth may be activated OR any time spent in Australia may be added to the two year exclusion period.
What do Australia Awards Scholarships cover?
- Pre-CourseEnglish – provision of English for Academic Purposes training prior to commencement of studies in Australia (including an in-Indonesia stipend);
- Domestic Return Airfare from the airport closest to the recipient’s home location to the airport closest to Pre-departure Training centre in Indonesia;
- In-IndonesiaStipend for the period from the commencement of Pre-Course English to the date of recipient mobilisation. This does not apply to any deferral period;
- Medicalexamination and x-raycosts in order to comply with Student Visa requirements;
- DFAT Student Visa and Student Dependant Visa;
- Outward Airfare (economy- one way) from the airport closest to the recipient’s home location to the international airport closest to the Australian university selected for study by the recipient;
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - recipient only (recipients are required to maintain OSHC for any accompanying family in order to satisfy visa requirements);
- Establishment Allowance payable into the recipient’s bank account after arrival in Australia;
- Contribution to Living Expenses (in Australia Stipend) - payment of a fortnightly contribution to living expenses (CLE);
- Introductory Academic Program (IAP) for a period of 4-6 weeks undertaken prior to the commencement of Masters or PhD studies;
- Masters OR PhD Tuition Fees – including all compulsory fees for the course in which the recipient is accepted into;
- Supplementary Academic Support - provided where it is deemed essential to assist recipients to pass course subjects;
- Fieldwork - holders of a scholarship where research comprises at least 50 percent of the program may receive a return economy class airfare to Indonesia to undertake essential fieldwork;
- Reunion Airfare - is available to a ‘single’ recipient after the successful completion of the first year of study; subsequent reunion airfare entitlements will be available on an annual basis for the duration of the Australia Awards Scholarships, except for the final year of the Australia Awards Scholarships; and,
- Homeward Airfare (economy- one way) from the international airport closest to the Australian university selected for study by the recipient to the airport closest to the recipient’s home location.
Recipients can bring their immediate families to Australia at their own cost, if their families meet DFAT and immigration requirements. Families are normally permitted to join eight (8) weeks after the recipient's arrival.
The Australia Awards Scholarships Application Process
Applicant sends complete Australia Awards Scholarships application trough https://oasis.dfat.gov.au/ and this online application form by 30 April 2018.
Applicant is notified of the result of selection for interview by July 2018.
Applicant selected for interview receives information of interview/IELTS test date/location.
Applicant attends interview and IELTS test in July/August 2018.
Applicant is advised of the result of their Australia Awards Scholarships application by Early September 2018.