Make a difference with an Australia Award
Australia’s international development assistance to the Maldives helps promote prosperity, reduce poverty and enhance political stability in the country. As an important part of this development assistance, Australia Awards in the Maldives aims to:
- develop capacity and leadership skills so that individuals can contribute to development in the Maldives
- build people-to-people linkages between the Maldives and Australia.
Applicants for Australia Awards are assessed on their professional and personal qualities, academic competence and, most importantly, their potential to contribute to national development on their return to the Maldives. Applications are strongly encouraged from women, people with disability and other traditionally-marginalised groups.
Australia Awards Scholarships are long-term development awards administered by the Australian Government. The study and research opportunities provided by Australia Awards Scholarships develop recipients’ skills and knowledge and help them build networks to drive change and contribute to development.
Australia Awards Scholarships offer emerging Maldivian leaders the opportunity to undertake full-time postgraduate study in Australia in priority fields relating to the Maldives’ development. Scholars are well supported throughout the period of their studies in Australia.
Applications are accepted from Maldivians who meet the strict eligibility criteria. Women, people with disability and people from traditionally-marginalised groups are encouraged to apply.
Applications for Australia Awards Scholarships are open between 1 February and 30 April each year (for Scholarships commencing in 2022, the closing date for applications has been extended to 31 May 2021). Information on applying, including all supporting documentation required for applications, is available on this website during the application period.