Australia Awards

The University of Adelaide welcomes students sponsored by the Australian Government under the Australia Awards Scholarships scheme to undertake studies in a variety of areas.

The Australia Awards Scholarships program provides opportunities for candidates from a wide range of countries to undertake postgraduate study in Australia (undergraduate study is also funded in a limited number of countries). The program aims to strengthen the human resource capacity of partner countries in agreed priority areas by providing scholarships to develop the skills and knowledge of individuals to drive change and contribute to development outcomes in their home countries.

More information on the Australia Awards, including the application process, can be found at the Australia Awards website .

Meet our students

Preeti Maharjan

Preeti (Nepal)

What is your goal once you have completed your degree?

I am planning to go back to Nepal and work for the community helping people in need. I aspire to become a pragmatic public health leader applying the knowledge and experience gained from university and community engagement during my two years in Adelaide.


Wahyudi (Indonesia)

Tell us about your experience as an Australia Awards Scholar.

It was a truly a world class education studying accounting and finance in the University of Adelaide. The education system was designed to balance between practical and theoretical knowledge... Indeed, I would be forever grateful to Australia Awards for giving me the best chapter in my life.

Hemlata Karki holding a Koala

Hemlata (Bhutan)

What is your goal once you have completed your degree?

My first goal is to lead educational action research at school, cluster and district level... My lifelong goal is to promote gender equality. I have already received opportunities to attend two different forums, the Newday Leadership Summit in Adelaide and Australia Awards, and the West Asia Scholars Forum in Canberra, both emphasising gender equality and leadership. 

Programs of study

The University of Adelaide offers a variety of programs relating to the priority areas identified by the Australia Awards in different regions. Please refer to Degree Finder for further program information.

Postgraduate Coursework study areas including:

  • Education
  • Data Science & Cyber Security
  • Public Policy, International Security
  • Environmental Policy and Management
  • Law,
  • Architecture, Construction Management, Planning
  • Engineering: Civil & Structural, Civil & Environmental, Electrical, Electronic, Marine, Materials, Mining, Petroleum, Software
  • Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Public Health
  • International Agricultural Development

Postgraduate Research strengths:

  • Agriculture Food & Wine
  • Creativity & Culture
  • Defence, Cyber & Space
  • Energy, Mining & Resources
  • Environment, Sustainability & Climate Change
  • Health & Biotech
  • Societal Wellbeing

Application information

Applications for Australia Awards Scholarships are received by Australian embassies or offices contracted to administer the scholarships on behalf of DFAT in a number of different countries. Please visit the Australia Awards  website for further information regarding the application process in your region.

If you require further information about the application process for an Australia Award, please contact the relevant office in your home country or region. Contact details and application closing dates can be found on the Australia Awards website.

Support services for scholars

Students studying at the University of Adelaide on an Australia Award are provided with advice and assistance by the International Sponsored Student Advisor located in International Student Support.

Contact us

If you require information about the University of Adelaide (for example, about a program of study), please contact Sponsor Relations.