About Australia Awards

Scholarships By Numbers

Did you know?

  • Government of Australia scholarships have been offered to Indonesians since the late 1950s.
  • 6969 Australia Awards Scholarships have been offered to Indonesians since 1998.
  • 222 Australia Leadership Program have been awarded to Indonesians since 2006.
  • 85% of scholarships awarded since 1998 are at Masters level.
  • 15% of scholarships awarded since 1998 are at PhD level.
  • 72% of scholarship recipients since 1998 are from Western Indonesia.
  • 28% of scholarship recipients since 1998 are from Central and Eastern Indonesia.
  • 47% of scholarship recipients since 1998 are 25–29 years of age.
  • 93.5% of alumni say that the content of their course in Australia was highly relevant or somewhat relevant to their current job.
  • 95.5% of alumni say that the content of their course in Australia was highly relevant or somewhat relevant to Indonesia’s development priorities.
  • In the 3 years after their return to Indonesia, 70.4% of 1,121 survey respondents received an increase in salary, 64% received a job promotion, and 32.4% changed to a better job.
  • 95% of alumni have contributed to improvements in their organisations in the past three years.

Women alumni outperform men in the use of their skills and knowledge when performing their work duties, and in the promotion of gender equality. However men are more likely to experience a good employment situation and receive more support from their supervisors.

[The information above is based on an electronic survey which was sent to 4,445 alumni who had returned to Indonesia between 2002 and 2013. It received responses from 1,354 alumni or 30.5% of survey recipients. Over 53% of the survey respondents were women and 47% were men.]