Australia Awards scholarships are prestigious international awards offered by the Australian Government to the next generation of global leaders for development in post COVID-19 Maldives.
As set out in DFAT’s Maldives COVID-19 Development Response Plan, Australia’s development cooperation program in Maldives contributes to three objectives: health security, social stability and economic recovery from COVID-19, with a focus on inclusion and addressing vulnerability. The objectives of the Australia Awards Scholarships program in Maldives are likewise guided by the Response Plan.
Through study and research, recipients develop the skills and knowledge to drive change and help build enduring people-to-people links with Australia. Applicants are assessed on their professional and personal qualities, academic competence and, most importantly, their potential to positively impact on the Maldives’ development.
Priority Field of Study for Laos
Applicants may select an appropriate field of study in line with the following priority sectors:
- Health Security
- Public Health
- Health Management
- Health and Wellbeing
- Pandemic Control
- Food Security
- Psychosocial counseling
- Clinical Psychology
- Development Studies
- Disability Studies
- Human Resource Management
- Humanitarian and Disaster Management
- Political Science
- Project Management
- Public Administration
- Public Policy Statistics
- Social and Economic Inclusion
- Environmental Resource Management
- Gender Studies
- Political Science
- Economic Recovery
- Agriculture Economics
- Business Administration
- Customs Administration
- Development Economics
- Educational Management
- Fisheries & Aquatic Resources
- Information & Communication Technologies
- International Finance
- International Trade
- Maritime Studies
- Tourism and Hospitality
- Trade and Investment
- Urban Planning
Level of study
Australia Awards scholarships provide citizens of Maldives with the opportunity to obtain a qualification at an Australian tertiary institution. Awards will be offered for commencement in 2022within the following allocations:
- Masters level qualification (by coursework or research)
Applicants must research two courses in participating institutions, including information provided on institution websites, and ensure that they meet the institution’s English language and other admission/entry requirements.
In addition to the eligibility requirements, candidates from Maldives must also meet the following conditions:
- must meet the English language requirements as set out in the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook. Scores must be valid at 1 January 2022.
- not have held a foreign scholarship in the 24 months preceding the application closing date.
- not have obtained an academic qualification outside the Maldives in the 24 months preceding the application closing date, calculated from the date of arrival back in the home country
- have a tertiary qualification at least equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree
- select a Masters Degree course not longer than two years in duration
- have worked in the Maldives for at least 24 months preceding the application closing date and after completing their Bachelor’s degree.
For more information, visit https://www.dfat.gov.au/about-us/publications/maldives-information-for-intake