01. What are the Australia Awards?

The Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships and fellowships funded by the Australian Government. They offer the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia. The Awards strive to develop leadership potential and stimulate lasting change by empowering a global network of talented individuals through high-quality education experiences in Australia and overseas.
Recipients return home with new ideas and knowledge, and the ability to make a significant contribution to their home countries as leaders in their field.

The Australia Awards, funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT), consist of the Australia Awards Scholarships, Australia Awards Short Course Awards and the Australia Awards Fellowships.

The Australia Awards Scholarships are a key component of Australia’s bilateral aid program for Sri Lanka and are awarded each year to meet Sri Lanka’s priority human resource and development needs and improve links between Australia and Sri Lanka. For more information go to the following websites:

Australia Awards
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Australia Awards
Department of Education – Australia Awards Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships