Award benefits

Australia Awards are offered for the minimum period necessary for recipients to complete the academic program specified by the institution, including any preparatory training.

The following benefits generally apply:

  • Full tuition fees.
  • Return air travel - payment of single return, economy class airfare to and from Australia.
  • Establishment allowance - a once only payment of A$5,000 as a contribution towards accommodation expenses, text books, study materials.
  • Contribution to Living Expenses (CLE) - a fortnightly contribution to basic living expenses paid at a rate determined by DFAT.
  • Introductory Academic Program (IAP) - a compulsory 4-6 week program prior to commencing formal academic studies, covering information on life and study in Australia.
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of the award (for award holder only) -provided to cover basic medical costs (with the exception of pre-existing conditions).
  • Pre-course English (PCE) fees—if deemed necessary PCE may be available for students for in-country and/or in-Australia training.
  • Supplementary Academic Support may be available to ensure a Scholar's academic success or enhance their academic experience.
  • Fieldwork (research students only) - One return economy class airfare - may be available for research students via the most direct route to their country of citizenship or within Australia.