Australian Embassy

Media release - 31 Jannuary 2019

Australia Awards Scholarships opportunities available for Vietnam


Applications for the 2019 selection round of the Australia Awards Scholarship will be open from 1 February until 30 April 2019. Applicants can apply online at Results will be announced by the end of July 2019.

 The scholarships are for central and provincial agency officials (including mass organisations), staff of NGOs and Vietnamese companies, academics and researchers. People with disability, from disadvantaged rural areas and from ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. A support scheme is available to assist equal participation for these disadvantaged applicants. 

Successful applicants will commence Master degree study at an Australian university of their choice in 2020, in priority areas for Vietnam’s development: governance and economic growth, transport, water and sanitation, education, gender equality, agriculture and rural development, regional stability and human rights, disability and climate change.

Applicants are assessed on their professional and personal qualities, academic competence and, most importantly, their potential to impact on development challenges in Vietnam.

“Education is the centre piece of Australia and Vietnam’s relationship, which now goes back 45 years. To date, the Australian Government has provided over 6,000 international scholarships to Vietnamese students. University leaders in Australia tell me that Vietnamese students are highly valued for their diligent study habits, and their excellent research capabilities. Vietnamese students are world class and Australia is proud of the outstanding contributions Australian Awards Scholarships recipients have made to the development of Vietnam.” said Australian Ambassador to Vietnam, HE Mr Craig Chittick.

Australia Awards Scholarships are prestigious international awards offered by the Australian Government to the next generation of global leaders for development. The Australia Awards Scholarships are part of a broader investment by the Australian Government – Aus4Skills, which includes Australia Awards Short Courses and informal learning opportunities to address knowledge and skills gaps to help Vietnam realise its aspirations to become a prosperous and socially inclusive country.

Eligibility criteria and special conditions for applications are summarised in the Vietnam country profile. Full details are available at the website

For further information about the scholarship, please email queries to [email protected], or call the hotline (024) 3938 7375 (8:30am – 4:30pm) weekdays.