Open to: citizens of selected countries from Asia-Pacific region and Latin America
The Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) aim to develop leadership and build partnerships and linkages within the Asia-Pacific, while addressing priority development issues of the region. These awards are for leaders or those who have potential for leadership roles that can influence social and economic reform, both in their own countries and in the Asia-Pacific region. ALA Scholarships are for study at Masters or Doctorate level at the Australian university.
Study programs must relate to a priority development area: disability, economic growth, education, environment, food security, gender, governance, health, human rights, infrastructure, regional stability, rural development, water and sanitation.
The applicant must meet following criteria:
* be a citizen of one of these countries: Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Burma (Myanmar); Cambodia; Caribbean: Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago; China; Cook Islands; Federated States of Micronesia; Fiji; India; Indonesia; Iraq; Kiribati; Laos; Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela; Maldives; Marshall Islands; Mongolia; Nauru; Nepal; Niue; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Tokelau; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu; Viet Nam; Wallis & Futuna
* must have acceptable results from English language proficiency tests ( IELTS, TOEFL)
* must have an unconditional offer for a postgraduate course (either Masters or Doctorate) starting in the year for which you are applying for a scholarship.
The preferred application method is online, using the ALA Scholarship online application form and include essential supporting documentation as:
– an unconditional offer of placement/admission from an Australian university
– English proficiency test results (IELTS, TOEFL)
– two forms of identification
– graduation certificates
– full academic transcripts showing grades for all university-level subjects
– Referee reports
If applicants have difficulty gaining access to the internet, they should prepare a hardcopy application and submit it with all supporting documentation to the appropriate Australian High
Commission, Embassy or the Managing Contractor, which address can be found here.
For specific information check the scholarship handbook.
The applications must be completed and submitted by 30 June 2010.