Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships offered by the Australian Government to the next generation of global leaders for development. Through study, research and professional development in Australia or the Pacific, recipients develop the skills and knowledge to drive change and build enduring people-to-people links with Australia.
For more than 60 years, the Australian Government has supported the education of emerging leaders from Fiji and Tuvalu. Australia’s international development assistance in Fiji and Tuvalu helps promote prosperity, reduce poverty, and enhance political stability.
Australia Awards in Fiji & Tuvalu offers two study options:
- Australia Awards Scholarships to study undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Australia.
- Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships to study TVET, undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the Pacific region.
The priority areas of study are determined in line with Fiji’s National Development Plan and Tuvalu’s National Strategy for Sustainable Development.
Applications are strongly encouraged from women, people with disabilities and those from the provinces.
Successful graduates will become part of their respective alumni program.
The Australian Government values contributions from all people.
Australia Awards in Fiji and Tuvalu supports equal opportunity and access to ensure equity and diversity of participation.
Applications are actively encouraged from eligible women, people from traditionally marginalised groups and people with disabilities.
The selection process takes into account barriers to participation faced by applicants from under-represented groups and, where appropriate, makes adjustments to improve their competitiveness.
Traditionally Marginalised Groups
Depending on country-specific contexts, certain people-groups are at times marginalised. These groups can include women and people with disabilities, as well as people living in remote areas; people from particular religious, ethnic, tribal or caste groups; or people with different sexual orientations and/or preferences; or people living with HIV/AIDS.
People from traditionally marginalised groups are encouraged to apply for Australia Awards Scholarships. Assessment of their application will be made fairly and equally, and applicants will not be excluded on the grounds of their gender, disability, race, sexuality, religion or minority group status.
People with Disabilities
The Australian Government is committed to the rights of people with disabilities to have the same opportunities and benefit equally from Australia’s development program. This commitment is reflected throughout Australia Awards and is in line with the Australian Government’s Development for All 2015–2020: Strategy for strengthening disability-inclusive development in Australia’s aid program
If you identify as having a disability, you are encouraged to highlight this on your application form. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our team.
People with disabilities will not be disadvantaged. The information provided will be used to ensure equal opportunity throughout the entire scholarship experience.
All applicants are required to meet the eligibility criteria and are assessed in line with the objectives and priority areas of Australia Awards. The Australia Awards team will ensure any barriers for people with disabilities are removed, however the selection criteria are consistent for all applicants.
In the Australian Government development policy, one of the investment priorities is to give an increasing commitment to empower women and recognise the benefits that flow to whole communities from women’s participation. Empowering women to participate in the economy, leadership and education is integral for the Australian Government, as illustrated in the Promoting opportunities for all – Gender equality and women’s empowerment strategy. Australia Awards Fiji and Tuvalu maintains a focus on gender equality throughout the Scholarship cycle and ensures that women benefit from opportunities provided by the program.