Please note applications for scholarships to study in Australia in 2019 are now closed.

Australia Awards Timor-Leste Office has a comprehensive brochure available at our office for interested applicants. Below is some of the information you will need to consider in deciding to apply for an Australia Awards Scholarship.

Priority fields of study

For study in 2019, the priority areas for development, agreed to by the Governments of Timor-Leste and Australia, are:

  • Education and Training
  • Health
  • Private Sector Development
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Infrastructure
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Community and Social Development.
  • Please contact the Australia awards Scholarship team if you would like to check whether your chosen course is eligible. You can click here for their contact details.

Below is the list of specific studies that fall under the broader priority areas.

Broad field Courses
Education Early Childhood, Special Education, TESOL, Early Childhood, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and other specialisations
Curriculum and Education Studies Curriculum Studies, Education Studies, Education Leadership, Education Management and Materials
Management and Commerce Management and Commerce
Business and Management Business Management, Human Resource Management, Organisation Management, International Business, Project Management, Hospitality Management, Farm Management and Agribusiness, Tourism Management, Audit.
Health Nutrition, Health Studies
Nursing Midwifery, Mental Health Nursing, Community Nursing, Critical Care, Aged Care, Palliative Care, Family and Child Health Nursing, Infection Control, Paediatrics, Sexual/Reproductive Health, Family Planning, Operating Theatre, Remote Area Health, Emergency Nursing
Public Health Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Health, Health Promotion, Community Health, Epidemiology, Maternal and Child Health, Adolescent (Child and Adolescent)
Rehabilitation Therapies Clinical Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Therapies, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic and Osteopathy, Speech Pathology, Audiology, Podiatry
Radiography Radiography, Biomedical Science, Laboratory Medicine, Medical Physics
Agriculture Agricultural Science, Animal Science, Agriculture
Horticulture & Viticulture Horticulture, Viticulture
Fisheries Studies


Fisheries Studies

Aquaculture, Marine Science, Fisheries Management

Food Quality Control, Food Production, Nutrition and Food Sciences

Aquaculture, Marine Science, Fisheries Management

Environmental Science Environmental Science, Tropical Science, Conservation Studies, Water Resources Management, Marine Environment, Marine Conservation
Engineering & Related Technologies Manufacturing Engineering and Technology, Process and Resources Engineering, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology, Maritime Engineering and Technology, Information and Communications Technology
Architecture and Urban Planning Urban and Regional Planning
Maritime Studies Maritime Logistics Management (Maritime Business, Logistics and Technology Management)
Human Welfare Studies & Services Children’s Services, Youth Work, Disability Studies, Counselling, Welfare Studies, Community Development
Gender Specific Studies Women’s Studies, Development Studies


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