Am I eligible?

You need to be able to meet all of the eligibility requirements that are detailed in the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook, available at http://dfat.gov.au/about-us/publications/pages/australia-awards-scholarships-policy-handbook.aspx.

Country Specific Conditions

Candidates from Timor-Leste must also meet the following country-specific conditions):

  1. Be usually and currently residing in Timor-Leste, and have lived in Timor-Leste for at least five years (cumulative) since 1999, with some exceptions for applicants working for the Government of Timor-Leste (GoTL) in a third country
  2. If a recipient of a previous scholarship, including GoTL scholarships, must have worked in Timor-Leste for a minimum of two years
  3. Not have citizenship of any developed country (exceptions may be made in some instances for Timorese citizens holding Portuguese citizenship)
  4. Be applying to commence a new course of study of a level higher than the applicant’s current educational qualification (i.e. an applicant with a Masters degree would need to apply for a PhD)
  5. Not have been terminated from a previous Australian Government scholarship
  6. not be serving military personnel
  7. not currently hold another scholarship with the same benefits
  8. Applicants employed as civil servants must:

    1. Apply for studies relevant to their current work and their organisation, and
    2. applications must be endorsed by a senior government official e.g. Director General or National Director
    3. Qualification and English language requirements

        Applicants with a disability (for diploma studies only) must have;

        1. An English language proficiency of at least an IELTS overall score of 5.0 with no more than one band score less than 4.5, and
        2. Graduated from senior high school with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 7.00 or have graduated from the UNTL CBR diploma 1 with a GPA of at least 2.50
        3. Applicants with a disability (for diploma studies only) must have;

          1. An English language proficiency of at least an IELTS overall score of 5.5 with no more than one band score less than 5.0 and
          2. Graduated from senior high school with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 7.00 or have graduated from the UNTL CBR diploma 1 with a GPA of at least 2.50
          3. Masters by coursework level applicants must have;

            1. A recognised undergraduate degree with a GPA of at least 2.75, and
            2. Must have English language proficiency of at least IELTS score of 6.0 with no more than one band score less than 5.5 (or TOEFL equivalent)
            3. Masters by research and PHD level applicants must have;

              1. A GPA of at least 3.00, and
              2. Must have English language proficiency of at least IELTS score of 6.5 with no more than one band score less than 6.0 (or TOEFL equivalent)
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