Make a difference with an Australia Award
Australia’s international development assistance to Bhutan helps promote prosperity, reduce poverty and enhance political stability in the country. As an important part of this development assistance, Australia Awards in Bhutan aims to:
- develop capacity and leadership skills so that individuals can contribute to development in Bhutan
- build people-to-people linkages between Bhutan 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 Bhutan. Applications are strongly encouraged from women, people with disability and other traditionally-marginalised groups.
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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 Bhutanese leaders the opportunity to undertake full-time postgraduate study in Australia in priority fields relating to Bhutan’s development. Scholars are well supported throughout the period of their studies in Australia.
Applications are accepted from Bhutanese 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 open on 1 February and will likely close on 1 May each year. Information on applying, including all supporting documentation required for applications, is available on this website during the application period.
Australia Awards Short Courses are an opportunity to undertake short-term training and professional development focused on addressing key development challenges for Bhutan and the South Asia region. Australia Awards Short Courses develop recipients’ skills and knowledge and help them build networks to drive change and contribute to development.
Australia Awards Short Courses on specific topics are advertised from time to time through this website. Short Courses may be delivered in Australia, in Bhutan or across both locations.
Each Short Course is designed with particular objectives in mind, so the eligibility criteria will vary from one course to another. Be sure to carefully read the eligibility requirements specified in the Short Course listing before starting your application.
Women, people with disability and people from traditionally-marginalised groups are encouraged to apply. Short Courses, when available for application, are advertised on this website.
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