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Australian Scholarships For Pakistani Students 2024 {Fully Funded} [Bachelors+Masters]

The Australian Government has pledged to provide 500 Australian Scholarships over the next five years exclusively for Pakistani nationals.

Australian Scholarships lies jointly with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Australian Aid and the Department of Education. Detailed information about scholarships managed by the Department of Education.

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Australian Scholarships For Pakistani Students 2024 {Fully Funded} [Bachelors+Masters]

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What are Australian Scholarships?

Out of the 500 scholarships, 200 will be offered through DFAT-Australian Aid specifically for postgraduate studies at esteemed Australian universities. The scholarships prioritize the following areas of study, aligning with the evolving global landscape:

  • Natural Resources Management: Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Aquaculture and Fisheries, Forestry, Horticulture, Rural Management, Environmental Studies.
  • Social Sciences: Criminology, Trans-national Crime Prevention, Development Studies, International Affairs, Public Policy, Social Policy, Women’s Studies, Human Rights.
  • Business, Administration, and Economics: Administration and Management, Public Sector Financial Management, Economics, Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, International Trade and Customs, Public Administration, Social Administration, and Taxation Studies.
  • Education: Education and Teacher Training, Educational Administration, Educational Management, Health Educators Education.
  • Health: Health Service Management, Public Health, Mother and Child Health.
  • Law and Legal Studies: Justice, Law Enforcement, Legal Studies.
  • Information Technology: Software Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems.

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Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for these scholarships, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be Pakistani citizens (dual nationals are not eligible) without permanent residence in Australia or New Zealand.
  • Not be married or engaged to someone eligible for Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residence.
  • Satisfy Australian Government requirements for international student entry to Australia (health, character, etc.).
  • Not hold another scholarship or have held a foreign scholarship in the 24 months preceding the application.
  • Be applying to commence a new course of study, not seeking support for a course already commenced in Australia.
  • Be able to start the scholarship in the offered year, as deferrals are not available.
  • Satisfy the admission requirements of the Australian tertiary institution where the course will be undertaken.
  • Apply for courses within the priority areas mentioned earlier.
  • Possess a high standard of academic background with a minimum of 60% average grades.
  • Have an English language proficiency of at least 6.5 in IELTS with no band less than 6.0.
  • Have at least 16 years of education.
  • Have at least 2 years of work experience in the field they are applying for.
  • Be under 45 years old at the closing date for applications.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Australian Scholarships

How many scholarships is Australia offering for Pakistani students, and over what duration?

Australia is committed to providing 500 scholarships over the next five years exclusively for Pakistani nationals. The scholarships, specifically for postgraduate studies at Australian universities, are for a duration of up to two years of full-time study.

What are the priority areas for study under these scholarships?

The priority areas for study include Natural Resources Management (e.g., Agriculture, Animal Husbandry), Social Sciences (e.g., Criminology, International Affairs), Business, Administration, and Economics, Education, Health, Law and Legal Studies, and Information Technology.

What are the eligibility criteria for Pakistani students to apply for these scholarships?

To be eligible, candidates must be Pakistani citizens without permanent residence in Australia or New Zealand. They should not be married or engaged to someone eligible for Australian or New Zealand citizenship, satisfy Australian Government entry requirements, and not hold another scholarship. Additional criteria include a high standard of academic background, English language proficiency, and relevant work experience.

Who is responsible for delivering these scholarships, and how is it managed?

The Australian Government shares the responsibility for delivering these scholarships between the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Australian Aid and the Department of Education. Detailed information on scholarships managed by the Department of Education can be found on their official website.

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