About PhD and Masters Awards
The overarching goal of Australia's development program is to partner with Indonesia to boost inclusive growth and productive jobs. It aims to improve Indonesia's competitiveness by strengthening the impact of Indonesia's resources. Australia Awards Scholarships contribute to this goal by supporting human development for Indonesia's productive and healthy society.
The PhD and Masters Awards are Australia Awards Scholarships offered to the next generation of Indonesian leaders for development. Through study and research, scholars develop the skills and knowledge to drive change and help build enduring people-to-people links with Australians.
For the 2023 intake, Australia Awards prioritise Indonesians seeking to undertake studies supporting the COVID-19 Development Response Plan priority areas, namely Health Security, Stability and Economic Recovery. A complete list of priority fields is available here. The applicants will be assessed for their professional and personal qualities, academic competence and, most importantly, their potential to impact the development challenges in Indonesia.
Applications are strongly encouraged from women, people with disabilities and people from Geographic Focus Areas (currently Aceh, East Nusa Tenggara, West Nusa Tenggara, Papua, West Papua, Maluku and North Maluku). The Geographic Focus Areas may be reviewed for future rounds.
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Australia for ASEAN Scholarship
Ten students will be selected for an Australia for ASEAN Scholarship, a prestigious enhanced award announced to mark the Australia-ASEAN Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, and to advance the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP). This is available at the Master’s level only.
Selected students will also participate in an Indo-Pacific Emerging Leaders Program, which will provide a range of learning, networking, and development opportunities.
The priority areas of study for an Australia for ASEAN Scholarship are the four key areas of the AOIP:
- Sustainable Development Cooperation
Information on priority areas of study is available on the ASEAN website.