To assist applicants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have updated the list of documents that must be provided by applicants from Bhutan
|Original Documents Require||Other Acceptable Documents||OASIS document type||Certified|
|Ordinary passport||Proof of citizenship||Yes|
|Citizenship identity card||Proof of citizenship||Yes|
|Birth certificate||Proof of citizenship||Yes|
|Degree certificate and PG Diploma certificate (if applicable) for Master’s applicants||IF UNABLE TO COLLECT ORIGINAL TRANSCRIPTS AND CERTIFICATES: provide academic mark sheet and provisional certificates.
NOTE: Shortlisted applicants will be required to submit a copy of original degree certificates and transcripts
|Degree and PG Diploma academic transcripts/marksheets* for Master’s applicants||Academic transcripts||Yes|
|Year 12 certificate for Diploma applicants||Degree certificate||Yes|
|Year 12 marksheets for Diploma applicants||Academic transcripts||Yes|
|IELTS or TOEFL or PTE certificate (valid at 1 January 2021)||
NOTE: If you are nominated for Australia Awards, you will be required to produce a valid English Test (IELTS, TOEFL or PTE).
Awardees’ English language test results must be valid at 1 January of the year in which the awardee is commencing studies in Australia (IELTS, TOEFL scores, and PTE Academic are valid for two years after the test date). If an institution requires a different test validity timeframe, awardees must meet the institution’s requirements
|Proof of English language proficiency||Yes|
|Nomination letter from employer**||Employer or nominating authority statement||No|
|Additional nomination letter from the Dept. of Employment and Human Resources (for applicants under the purview of MOLHR)**||Employer or Nominating Authority Statement||No|
|Curriculum Vitae (CV)**||Curriculum Vitae||No|
|Certificates of special achievement/merit (if any)||Other document||Yes|
|Evidence of previous scholarships (if any)||Other document||No|
|Development Impact Plan**||Other document||No|
|Recent passport-size photo||Other document||No|
|Two referee reports (one professional, one academic)**||Referee report||No|
|Applicants for Master’s by research|
|Three referee reports (one professional, two academic)**||Referee report||No|
|Research proposal (inclusive of a proposed methodology, timeline and a brief literature review)**||Other document||No|
|Evidence (letter or email communication) that the applicant has received in-principle support for their research topic from a potential supervisor.||Other document||No|
* Applicants should submit both consolidated and year-wise or semester-wise transcripts.
** Templates are available at: www.australiaawardsbhutan.org
Note: It takes time for supervisors to complete referee reports. Approach your supervisors as soon as possible to obtain up-to-date referee reports. References should come from employers, senior colleagues or academics familiar with the applicant’s academic, professional skills and achievements. Referee reports from family members or spouses are not acceptable. Referee reports in formats other than the prescribed template will not be accepted.