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Applications for Australia Awards Scholarships commencing in 2025 will open 1 February 2024

Do you want to be a leader in your field and make a difference in Myanmar?

Start preparing for your opportunity to gain a world class education and become an emerging leader for development with strong links to Australia. 

An Australia Awards Scholarship provides you with the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised qualification from an Australian institution. It includes all the necessary support and funding to complete your study.

Application for Australia Awards Scholarships for study commencing in 2025 will open on 1 February 2024 so now is a good time for you to get ready and prepare all necessary documents required to submit an application.

The following video also explains how you could prepare your application to meet the selection criteria and help you submit a strong application.

Further information about Australia Awards Scholarships, including the application process for study commencing in 2025, will be available online closer to the application opening date. Applications will open 1 February 2024 and close 30 April 2024. Information on applying, including all supporting documentation required for applications, will be available on this website during the application period.

It is preferable that applicants submit a valid IELTS or TOEFL score with their application, but it is not required when applying.


If you are shortlisted for interview and do not have an IELTS score (or equivalent) you will be required to undertake an IELTS test prior to interview. Australia Awards Myanmar will cover costs for this testing process. The Australian Government will offer support for English language training to applicants offered a provisional award on a case-by-case basis. Those eligible to receive the support will be notified after the selection interview.

As per Australia Awards Scholarship Policy Handbook, all applicants must have achieved an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 or higher (with no individual band score of less than 6.0) or an equivalent TOEFL or PTE score prior to mobilisation. Australian universities may require a higher level of English language proficiency for admission. Successful applicants must obtain the minimum IELTS score (or equivalent) required for their respective institution/course, prior to mobilisation. This may be higher than 6.5 depending on the course of study selected.

The offer of an Australia Award is conditional upon IELTS requirements being satisfied. If an applicant fails to achieve the required IELTS within the designated time period the applicant’s Australia Awards Scholarship offer may be withdrawn.

Australia Awards scholarships are prestigious international awards offered by the Australian Government to the next generation of global leaders for development. Through study and research, recipients develop the skills and knowledge to drive change and help build enduring people-to-people links with Australia.

Applicants are assessed on their professional and personal qualities, academic competence and, most importantly, their potential to impact on development challenges in Myanmar.

All recipients of Australia Awards become part of the Australia Global Alumni network, connecting them to Australia and to each other — building an engaged and influential global network of leaders and advocates, and establishing a network of ambassadors for Australia and its first-class education system.

Applications are strongly encouraged from women, people with disability and other marginalised groups.


Australia Awards Scholarships are long-term development awards administered by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. They aim to contribute to the development needs of Australia’s partner countries in line with bilateral and regional agreements.

They provide opportunities for people from developing countries, particularly those countries located in the Indo-Pacific region, to undertake full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian institutions.

For Myanmar, Australia Awards Scholarships are offered for master’s level study in fields aligned with Australia’s development, economic and public diplomacy priorities. The indicative fields of study commencing in 2025 can be found under Application Documentation section which will be available during the application period.

The study and research opportunities provided by Australia Awards Scholarships develop the skills and knowledge of individuals to drive change and contribute to development in their own countries.

For more information about Australia Awards, visit the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s website.


Australia Awards Scholarships are offered for the minimum period necessary for the individual to complete the academic program specified by the Australian higher education institution, including any preparatory training. Benefits include full tuition fees, return airfares, contribution to living expenses and medical insurance. Please check the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook for detailed information about Scholarship benefits and entitlements.


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 Australia Awards Scholarship. Scholars are required to leave Australia for a minimum of two years after completing their Scholarship.

For further information, contact Australia Awards Myanmar on:

Please be wary of false advertising and scams. Only refer to this website’s resources and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s website for information regarding the application process for Australia Awards Scholarships. No money is paid for an Australia Awards opportunity at any stage of the process.