Australia Awards in Indonesia

Australia Awards scholars from Indonesia celebrate their graduation.

Australia Awards in Indonesia aims to support Indonesia’s development through the positive contributions of Australian qualified professionals and by strengthening the relationship between Indonesia and Australia.

Since 1953, more than 9,000 Indonesians have received short-term and long-term scholarships to study at Australian tertiary institutions. Many of these scholars have later taken up leadership positions and have made a significant difference to Indonesian society. Learn more about their success stories here.

The Australia Awards in Indonesia program continues this tradition of scholarship that the Australian Government has offered for more than 60 years.

Australia Awards in Indonesia offers two types of scholarships: postgraduate courses (Long Term Awards) and intensive tailored short courses (Short Term Awards). The best candidates are awarded scholarships following a competitive selection process.

Australia Awards in Indonesia prioritises scholars seeking to undertake studies in support of the COVID-19 Development Response Plan priority areas, namely Health Security, Stability and Economic Recovery. A full list of priority fields is provided here.

In 2019, Australia Awards in Indonesia offered 250 postgraduate scholarships, with 205 scholars undertaking Masters programs and 45 embarking on PhD studies. The scholars comprised of 135 women and 115 men, and 18 of the recipients identified as people with a disability. In 2019, 68 recipients came from the priority provinces.


Successful graduates will become part of the Australia Global and Indonesia alumni network. This vast and actively supported community of influential alumni now includes more than 9,000 Australia Awards alumni from Indonesia and more than 200,000 Indonesian alumni who have studied in Australian tertiary education institutions.

Why apply for an Australia Awards Scholarship?

  • Long Term Awards allow scholars to study at the post-graduate level (Masters and PhD) at their choice of Australian university
  • Support begins with Pre-Departure Training in Indonesia and an Introductory Academic Program in Australia for Long Term Awards
  • Tuition fees, living expenses, return flights to Australia and reunion airfares are included for Masters by Research and PhD scholarship recipients
  • Short Term Awards are tailored for future leaders and decision makers from Indonesia to build strong links with Australia
  • Support is provided for the equal participation of women, scholars with a disability and scholars from Geographic Focus Areas (Aceh, East Nusa Tenggara, West Nusa Tenggara, Maluku, North Maluku, Papua and West Papua).

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