Australian Awards Scholarship now OPEN for 2020

The prestigious Australia Awards Scholarship is officially open and now welcoming applications from Solomon Islanders that met the scholarship’s requirements. The application window is set on dates below:


CLOSE: 11:59PM, 30TH APRIL 2020, 11:59 AEDT

There is no better way in looking for instructions on how to apply than the official scholarship website. Below are necessary information you need to know before submitting your complete application.

So, what do I need to know FIRST?

According to the DFAT website before you apply you need to:

First, check the opening and closing dates for your country, and select your country of citizenship/residency from the list of participating countries for specific information on eligibility, priority areas and how to apply. See the participating countries page for opening and closing dates.

Second,  if you intend to apply, you must read the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook. The handbook provides information including general eligibility requirements, selection processes, entitlements and responsibilities. Note that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade may revise and update the handbook at any time without notice.

Now, can I apply online?

Yes.Go to the Online Australia Scholarships Information System (OASIS). When you register online, you will be required to answer some questions to establish your eligibility. You will then be given a unique registration number, username and password.

You do not need to submit your application immediately. You can set up a draft application form and update it, and your supporting documentation, until the designated closing date as on the relevant participating country profile.

Once submitted, your application cannot be changed. We strongly advise applicants applying online to do so well before the closing date. OASIS experiences peak usage in the days leading up to the closing date and applicants may experience delays.

Refer to the Applicant’s Online User Manual if you need help.

Can I apply by mail?

Yes! If you are unable to submit your application online, you can apply by mail. Please check your participating country profile for contact details to obtain a hardcopy application form and any other templates such as referee reports (if applicable).

How can I obtain a copy of the application form?

  • You can download the official application form on this link.
  • Visit High Commission Chancery GuardHouse

Where can I drop the hard copy of my completed scholarship application form?

High Commission Chancery GuardHouse [Corner of Hibiscus Avenue, Mud Alley, Honiara]. Completed hard copy application forms and supporting documentation must be submitted by the deadline specified by your country.

What Supporting documents do I need to provide?

Check your participating country profile (Solomon Islands) to see if your country requires additional supporting documents, such as referee reports.

Is there any scholarship information session available?

Yes. According to the Australian High Commission Facebook Page, sessions for Honiara and Provinces are as follows:

  • Honiara-based public information sessions will take place at the  High Commission Annex office (next to Heritage Park Hotel) every Friday from 11:00 AM to 12.00 midday from 15 February until 26 April 2019.
  • Provincial public information sessions will be held across the country in February. More information on the dates and locations of provincial information sessions will be released in the print media and Australian High Commission Facebook page.

We gather some useful information from the DFAT official scholarship website to help you with your application below.


Referee report template

How to apply

OASIS Application Guide

Opening and closing dates

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Disclaimer: This piece of information belongs to DFAT and the Australian High Commission as a funding agency. Please feel free to visit their office, make use of the scholarship information sessions and follow the links we provide for more information.