Australian Embassy



DATE: 12 June 2009

Australian Development Scholarships Applications Open for the 2011 Intake

The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam (MOET) will open applications for Australian Development Scholarships (ADS) for the 2011 intake from 15 June to 17 July 2009.

“Australian Development Scholarships is an Australian Government initiative to support human resource development in the Asia and Pacific region. In Vietnam, these scholarships form an important part of the bilateral cooperation between our two countries, and contribute to the long term development needs of Vietnam”, said Mr Allaster Cox, Australian Ambassador to Vietnam.

“The program works to strengthen human resource capacity and build the next generation of leaders who will drive future advancements in Vietnam.”

For the 2011 intake, up to 175 full scholarships will be awarded to eligible Vietnamese candidates in two categories – Priority Public Institutions (PPI) and Open.

Approximately 70 scholarships will be awarded in the PPI category. The PPI category targets employees working in key public sector institutions in Vietnam. It supports the development of highly trained graduates who will make contributions to addressing the strategic priorities for Vietnam. A list of the 13 participating institutions is available on the ADS Website

The Open category provides scholarship opportunities for applicants strongly committed to driving Vietnam’s development, who work in the private sector, civil society and public institutions which are not listed in the PPI program. Approximately 105 awards will be available for this category.

Australian Development Scholarships are available for study in priority sectors of the Vietnam-Australia Development Cooperation Program and the Government of Vietnam’s human development. These include economic integration; ethnic minority poverty alleviation; disaster mitigation including climate change, water and sanitation; health; teaching and research capacity in universities and Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESOL).

The 2011 intake of Australian Development Scholarships is for postgraduate study only.

Applicants from all provinces of Vietnam, from civil society, public institutions and the private sector are encouraged to apply. Scholarship applications will open on 15 June and close on 17 July 2009.

Additional information can be obtained from the ADS Website from 15 June 2009.