The 2017 Alumni Awards

The Australian Embassy in Jakarta recognises and honours Australian alumni who have gained unique distinction and made outstanding contributions to their profession, community and country through exemplary leadership, integrity and hard work. Supported by the Australian Embassy, the 2017 Alumni Awards are the most distinguished honours given to alumni.

Award winners are invited to a prestigious Alumni Annual Gala Dinner. As a result of attendance, Award winners gain further benefits through increased publicity of profile enhancement and international recognition as well as increased network opportunities.

The objectives of the Alumni Awards are to:

  • recognise and showcase the significant contribution made by Australian Alumni in their professional fields;
  • position awardees as advocates and ambassadors for Australia within their respective fields;
  • highlight and showcase Australia as an excellent “education destination” for prospective Indonesians students by profiling the exceptional achievements of those who have undertaken Australian educational studies;
  • help broaden and deepen the people-to-people links between Australia and Indonesia.

Alumni Award Category

The 2017 Alumni Awards recognise achievements in three categories, namely:

  • Alumni of the Year;
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award; and
  • Outstanding Young Alumni.

Who can apply?

The Alumni Awards are open to all Indonesian nationals who have graduated from a recognised Australian tertiary institution, including participants in short-term tertiary courses.

All applicants, except past award winners, may re-apply.

How to apply?

If you are an alumnus, you are encouraged to put yourself forward for an Award or nominate an alumnus who you think is deserving of an Award.  With your nomination, you can help recognise alumni who have attained distinguished career success and performed outstanding service to their community and Indonesia.

Third party nominations can be received from a range of sources, including Australian universities, employers and community members.

All applicants should complete and submit an Alumni Award Nomination Form online 

One nomination per individual will be considered and you may only apply for one Alumni Award 2017 category. If you are nominating others, you may submit more than one nomination, however, we ask that you carefully consider and select those you nominate.

If you have applied yourself or are nominating someone, you are asked to provide supporting documents, including, but not limited to:

  • Current biography or curriculum vitae;
  • Personal stories, e.g. your/their experience of studying in Australia and how this has contributed to your/their achievements;
  • Soft copy of award or certificates of achievement; and
  • Other items of interest, e.g. links to research publication, news articles, multimedia/audiovisual content and project websites.

The 2017 Alumni Awards nomination has been closed. The opening application for the 2018 Alumni Award will be announced in late 2017.

Criteria for Selection

Alumni of the Year

  • Demonstrated visionary leadership and innovation and best practice at a local, national or international level; and
  • Evidence of outstanding contribution to and recognition by their profession or industry.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award

  • Demonstrated excellent achievements in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship. This can include creation of/significant involvement in the founding of a successful enterprise; creative new ideas/design/product for industry; innovative research findings; recognition for outstanding entrepreneurial leadership; and
  • Evidence of outstanding contribution to and recognition by their profession or industry.

Outstanding Young Alumni

  • Demonstrated achievements and/or contributions in their chosen field that shows integrity, initiative and innovation;
  • At the time of nomination is aged 35 years or less; and
  • Have commendable aspirations to create future impact.

Other considerations

The selection panel may also consider:

  • Degree of difficulty of the achievement and efforts invested;
  • Achievements as an individual or as part of a group or organisation; and
  • Magnitude and significance of impacts.

What are the selection processes?

Australia Awards in Indonesia’s team, in consultation with the Australian Embassy, will shortlist applications for review and validation by the Awards Selection Panel comprising of Australia Awards in Indonesia team, independent alumni, and representation from the Australian Embassy.

The shortlisted nominations will be assessed against the above selection criteria by the selection panel. Final candidates for an Award are then submitted to the Australian Embassy for final consideration and approval. Applicants, nominees and nominators will be advised of the outcome of their nomination by the Australia Awards in Indonesia prior to the Award presentation at the Annual Gala Dinner.



1 Dec 2016

Alumni Award nominations open

2 Feb 2017

Alumni Award nominations close

13 Feb  2017

Shortlisting of applications

27 Feb 2017

Selected nominees (and nominators) informed and invited to the Gala Dinner

18 March 2017

Presentation of Award during the Gala Dinner


Please check out our Alumni Award flyer here and distribute among your alumni networks!