Key dates for Australia Awards Scholarships Intake 2020

Opening: 1 February 2019
Closing: 30 April at 23:59 (Canberra time)

The selection process

Once we have confirmed your eligibility, a shortlist of candidates will be interviewed.
All applicants are assessed against the following criteria:

• Academic performance
• Potential contribution to Cambodia’s development
• Professional and personal leadership qualities

Who is eligible?

Australia Awards are open to all eligible Cambodians. We particularly encourage applications from women, people with disabilities, and people living and working in the provinces. Extra support is available to individuals from these groups, through our Equity Pathways Program and Internship Program for People with a Disability.

• You must have been resident in Cambodia for at least the two years before the close of applications on 30 April 2019, and
• You must have at least two year’s full time (or equivalent) work experience.
• To apply for a Masters level scholarship, you must have already completed Bachelor level studies (in most cases)
• To apply for a Doctoral level scholarship, you must have already completed relevant Masters level studies

English Language proficiency
Masters by coursework applicants must have an IELTS score of at least 5.5, with no sub-band less than 5.0 (or equivalent English language testing system). Preference will be given to those applicants with higher level English language skills.
Masters by research and PhD applicants must have an IELTS score of at least 6.5, with no sub-band less than 6.0 (or equivalent English language testing system).
Detailed eligibility requirements can be found in the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook and the Australia Awards Scholarship Intake 2020 Brochure in the downloads section.

What can I study?

To meet Cambodia’s development challenges, applicants from all fields of study are encouraged to apply. However, the Awards do not cover general management degrees, including Master of Business Administration.
The Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) lists all Australian universities with courses available to international students. Visit http://cricos.education.gov.au for the full list of institutions and then check with the universities’ own websites for detailed information about course content and their English language requirements.

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Benefits

An Australia Awards Scholarship includes the following benefits provided for the minimum time needed to complete your chosen course of study:

• return air travel
• an establishment payment on arrival
• full tuition fees
• contribution to living costs
• preparatory program and English language training
• overseas Student Health Cover
• additional academic support
• fieldwork allowance (for research students).

How to apply

Apply online at https://oasis.dfat.gov.au
(Please don’t leave your application until the last minute – this site gets very busy in the days before the closing date)

Hardcopy applications can be delivered to the Australian Embassy, No16B National Assembly St., Phnom Penh by 30 April.

Necessary Documents

If you think you are eligible, there are several documents that must accompany your application. Without these your application will not be considered.
All applicants need to submit:

• all official university degree certificates, with English translations
• all official transcripts of results, with English translations
• proof of citizenship, with English translations
• statements from employers verifying that you have completed at least 24 months of employment
• a Curriculum Vitae using the template provided in the downloads section

Additional documents for Masters by coursework applicants

• an IELTS certificate dated after 30 April 2018, proving that you have achieved at least 5.5 with no sub-band less than 5.0

Additional documents for Masters by research and PhD applicants

• at least two academic referee reports using the template provided in the downloads section
• an Unconditional Letter of Offer from your intended university, or extensive correspondence with your proposed supervisor or faculty showing that you have made significant progress on your research proposal and that you have support for your proposed research topic.
• an IELTS certificate dated after 30 April 2018, proving that you have achieved at least 6.5 with no sub-band less than 6.0.

Pre-departure training

Successful applicants must complete up to 12 months of compulsory pre-departure training.
Before you begin study in Australia, you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no sub-band less than 6.0.
You cannot be employed during this pre-departure training period, but you will receive an allowance of USD200 per month (or USD240 for those based outside of Phnom Penh).
Please carefully consider the financial implications of this pre-departure training period before applying for an Australia Awards Scholarship.

During your study

While you study in Australia, we will help make sure that you have a productive and rewarding experience. Support is available to encourage you to:

• expand your personal and professional networks to include Australians, Australian organisations and other international students through networking and training events
• build your professional and leadership capabilities through development courses, work experience and conferences
• become involved in aspects of Australian life such as volunteering or social, sport and recreational groups and activities.

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Key dates for Australia Awards Scholarships Intake 2020

Opening: 1 February 2019
Closing: 30 April at 23:59 Canberra time

Who is eligible?

Australia Awards are open to all eligible Cambodians. We particularly encourage applications from women, people with disabilities, and people living and working in the provinces. Extra support is available to individuals from these groups, through our Equity Pathways Program and Internship Program for People with a Disability.

• You must have been resident in Cambodia for at least the two years before the close of applications on 30 April 2019, and
• You must have at least two year’s full time (or equivalent) work experience.
• To apply for a Masters level scholarship, you must have already completed Bachelor level studies
• To apply for a Doctoral level scholarship, you must have already completed relevant Masters level studies

English Language proficiency
Masters by coursework applicants must have an IELTS score of at least 5.5, with no sub-band less than 5.0 (or equivalent English language testing system). Preference will be given to those applicants with higher level English language skills.
Masters by research and PhD applicants must have an IELTS score of at least 6.5, with no sub-band less than 6.0 (or equivalent English language testing system).
Detailed eligibility requirements can be found in the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook and the Australia Awards Scholarship Intake 2020 Brochure.

What can I study?

To meet Cambodia’s development challenges, applicants from all fields of study are encouraged to apply. However, the Awards do not cover general management degrees, including Master of Business Administration.
The Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) lists all Australian universities with courses available to international students. Visit http://cricos.education.gov.au for the full list of institutions and then check with the universities’ own websites for detailed information about course content and their English language requirements.

Benefits

An Australia Awards Scholarship includes the following benefits provided for the minimum time needed to complete your chosen course of study:

• return air travel
• an establishment payment on arrival
• full tuition fees
• contribution to living costs
• preparatory program and English language training
• overseas Student Health Cover
• additional academic support
• fieldwork allowance (for research students).

How to apply

Apply online at https://oasis.dfat.gov.au
(Please don’t leave your application until the last minute – this site gets very busy in the days before the closing date)

Hardcopy applications can be delivered to the Australian Embassy, No16B National Assembly St., Phnom Penh by 30 April.

Necessary Documents

If you think you are eligible, there are several documents that must accompany your application. Without these your application will not be considered.
All applicants need to submit:

• all official university degree certificates, with English translations
• all official transcripts of results, with English translations
• proof of citizenship and date of birth
• statements from employers verifying that you have completed at least 24 months of employment
• a Curriculum Vitae using the template provided in the downloads section
Additional documents for Masters by coursework applicants
• an IELTS certificate dated after 30 April 2018, proving that you have achieved at least 5.5 with no sub-band less than 5.0
Additional documents for Masters by research and PhD applicants
• at least two academic referee reports using the template provided in the downloads section
• an Unconditional Letter of Offer from your intended university, or extensive correspondence with your proposed supervisor or faculty showing that you have made significant progress on your research proposal and that you have support for your proposed research topic.
• an IELTS certificate dated after 30 April 2018, proving that you have achieved at least 6.5 with no sub-band less than 6.0.

Pre-departure training

Successful applicants must complete up to 12 months of compulsory pre-departure training.
Before you begin study in Australia, you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no sub-band less than 6.0.
You cannot be employed during this pre-departure training period, but you will receive an allowance of USD200 per month (or USD240 for those based outside of Phnom Penh).
Please carefully consider the financial implications of this pre-departure training period before applying for an Australia Awards Scholarship.

During your study

While you study in Australia, we will help make sure that you have a productive and rewarding experience. Support is available to encourage you to:

• expand your personal and professional networks to include Australians, Australian organisations and other international students through networking and training events
• build your professional and leadership capabilities through development courses, work experience and conferences
• become involved in aspects of Australian life such as volunteering or social, sport and recreational groups and activities.

The selection process

Once we have confirmed your eligibility, a shortlist of candidates will be interviewed.
All applicants are assessed against the following criteria:

• Academic performance
• Potential contribution to Cambodia’s development
• Professional and personal leadership qualities