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Australia Awards Scholarships Intake 2022 (Open on 1 February 2021)

Australia Awards Scholarships Intake 2022 (Open on 1 February 2021). Australia’s development assistance program in Cambodia aims to contribute to greater prosperity, stability and resilience – in Cambodia and the broader Indo-Pacific region. Apply also Obama Foundation Scholars Program 2021/2022 Full Funded

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

Australia Awards Scholarships provide educational opportunities for talented Cambodians at the postgraduate level to contribute to Cambodia’s development, and COVID-19 response and recovery, in line with Australia’s Cambodia COVID-19 Development Response Plan, available at:

Applicants will be assessed for their professional and personal qualities, academic competence and, most importantly, their potential to have an impact on development challenges in Cambodia.

Level of study Australia Awards Scholarships Intake 2022

Australia Awards Scholarships are long-term awards that provide Cambodians with the opportunity to obtain a postgraduate qualification at an Australian tertiary education institution at:

  • Masters level, by coursework or research;
  • Doctoral level (PhD), in exceptional cases.

What can I study?

In recognition of the genuine development challenges across all sectors in Cambodia, applicants from all fields of study are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should select courses that align with their experience and qualifications or provide a strong justification for courses that represent a shift in career focus or direction.

Please note that scholarships are not available for general management degrees, such as a Master of Business Administration.

Candidates are advised to check the Australia Awards Cambodia website for further information:

Who can apply?

Cambodians from all walks of life are invited to apply for an Australia Awards Scholarship. The application process is open and competitive.
Australia Awards Scholarships are open to applicants from all sectors in Cambodia, including public sector agencies, academia and think tanks, civil society organisations, the media and the private sector.

Applications are strongly encouraged from women, people with disability, and people living and working outside of Phnom Penh. A support scheme is available to assist equal participation for these applicants.

Benefits of an Australia Awards Scholarship
Australia Awards Scholarships are offered for the minimum period necessary for the individual to complete the academic program specified by the Australian education institution, including any preparatory training.
Scholarship recipients will receive the following:

  • Return air travel
  • A one-off establishment allowance on arrival
  • Dull tuition fees
  • Xontribution to living expenses
  • Introductory academic program
  • Overseas Student Health Cover for the duration of the Scholarship
  • Supplementary academic support
  • Fieldwork allowance (for research students only)

Application dates for study commencing
in Australia in 2022

Applications open: 1 February 2021
Applications close: 30 April 2021

Applications and/or supporting documents received after the closing date will not be considered.

Eligibility criteria Australia Awards Scholarships Intake 2022

Applicants must meet all the global eligibility requirements detailed in the Australia Awards Scholarship Policy Handbook available at:
Cambodia – specific conditions
In addition to these global eligibility requirements, applicants must also meet the following conditions:

  • be a citizen of Cambodia, with no dual or additional citizenship
  • be a resident in Cambodia for a period of 24 months immediately prior to 30 April 2021 (i.e. the day applications close) other than for short absences related to employment, professional development or holidays
  • have at least 24 months full-time (or part-time equivalent) work experience as at 30 April 2021 (i.e. the day applications close)1
  • declare all previous study undertaken irrespective of whether it is complete or incomplete or undertaken within Cambodia or another country2
  • provide all the required supporting documents – see Table 1: Supporting Documents

In addition, Masters (by Coursework) level applicants must:

  • have an English language proficiency of at least the following (with strong preference given to applicants with higher English language proficiency at the time of application:
    – an IELTS Academic result with an overall score of at least 5.5, with no band less than 5.0, or
    – an internet-based TOEFL score of at least 46, or
    – PTE Academic overall score of 42
  • obtain an English language test result after 30 April 2020; and
  • satisfy the admission requirements of the selected university of study:
    – in most cases, the applicant must hold a Bachelor degree, considered equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree; or
    – in some exceptional circumstances, an applicant may be able to satisfy admission requirements without a Bachelor degree. If this is the case, the applicant must provide a Letter of Offer (for study in 2022) for their first preferred course and university. This must be submitted as part of their Australia Awards Scholarship application.

In addition, Masters by Research and PhD level applicants must:

  • have an English language proficiency of at least:
    – an IELTS Academic result with an overall score of at least 6.5, with no band less than 6.0, or
    – an internet-based TOEFL score of at least 84, with a minimum of 21 in all subtests, or
    – a PTE Academic overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50
  • obtain an English language test result after 30 April 2020; and
  • provide an Unconditional Letter of Offer from the intended
    University and two academic referee reports (refer to
    requirements under the supporting documents section).

Before you apply

Researching university courses Go to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) to find comprehensive information about all Australian universities and the courses available to international students.

Applicants are advised to use the CRICOS website and individual university websites, to undertake research about proposed courses of study and clarify:

  • if a course is available to international students
  • the details of the course content and topics covered
  • the English language requirements for selected courses.

Irrespective of when work experience was attained. Paid internships are considered as work experience/employment. Work experience can be a combination of part-time and full-time experience/employment, so long as the full-time equivalency (of 24 months) can be readily calculated.

Preference may be given to applicants who do not already have a Masters degree from another country (other than Cambodia).

Applicants holding a Bachelor degree are NOT required to provide a Letter of Offer.

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