Australian Embassy

Applications for Australia Awards Scholarships Intake 2023 open now

The Australian Government is pleased to announce that applications for Intake 2023 of the Australia Awards Scholarships will be open from 1 February until 29 April 2022.

Australia Awards are prestigious scholarships funded by the Australian Government. They are available for Vietnamese government officials, academics, researchers, and staff of non-government organisations (NGOs) and Vietnamese companies to undertake master’s degree studies at tertiary institutions in Australia, commencing in 2023. Scholarship recipients will gain a world-class education in Australia, advance their knowledge and skills, and build networks across a range of business sectors.    

Women, people with disability, ethnic minorities, people living in rural areas and members of socio-economically disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply. Applicants are assessed on their leadership attributes, academic competence and potential to make an impact on development challenges in Vietnam and promote relationships between Vietnam and Australia.

‘I’m pleased to hear that Australia will also provide 10 ASEAN scholarships in intake 2023. This is a prestigious enhanced award announced to mark the Australia-ASEAN Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and to advance the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP). On top of the usual scholarship entitlements, these scholars will have the privilege of participating in an Indo-Pacific Emerging Leaders Program, which will provide a range of learning, networking and development priorities,’ said Australian Ambassador to Vietnam, HE Ms Robyn Mudie.

Applicants can apply online at Results will be announced in August 2022.

Full details of Australia Awards Scholarships, including eligibility criteria, are available at: or email [email protected] or call (024) 3939 3991.

To date, the Australian Government has provided over 6,000 Australia Awards Scholarships for Vietnamese nationals to study in Australia. On their return to Vietnam, Australia Awards alumni have often gone on to become leaders in government, the private sector, academia, NGOs and their communities throughout the country.   

Australia Awards alumni make substantial contributions to the development of Vietnam, covering a wide range of professions from medical research, environmental management, engineering, women’s economic empowerment and social protection. Of late, many alumni have been central to the fight against COVID-19.