Australia Awards Scholarships for Bangladeshi students commencing January 2016
Must be a citizen of Bangladesh;
meet the following English language test requirements:
1. an Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) result with an overall score of at least 6.5, with no band less than 6.0, OR
2. a paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) overall score of at least 580, with a minimum of 4.5 in the test of written English, OR
3. an internet-based TOEFL score of at least 92, with a minimum of 21 in all sub-tests, OR
4. Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.
The English language test results must be valid at 1 January 2015 (IELTS, TOEFL scores, and PTE Academic are valid for two years after the test date).
Where an institution's academic English language requirement is higher than those detailed above, the awardee must meet the institution's requirement.
Please note: Women, applicants with disabilities and applicants from ethnic minority groups with IELTS scores of 6.0 with no individual band less than 5.5 (or TOEFL or PTE equivalents) will be considered. If applicants from these groups submit applications with lower IELTS/TOEFL/PTE scores, they must meet the English language requirement described above and any special language requirements of their courses, if offered an Australia Awards Scholarship.
be a current employee of the Government of Bangladesh, ICDDR,B, BRAC or a member of an ethnic minority group or working in the area of Water Resource Management; have at least two years�€™ work experience in a field relevant to their proposed course of study. Government of Bangladesh employees must have completed their 2 years of service tenure as Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) cadre officer at the time of application. Have a university qualification at least equivalent in standard to an Australian Bachelor's degree. Study programs can be no longer than 2 years in duration.
Applicants for Masters by research must provide evidence of an offer of admission to an appropriate course at an eligible Australian university for full time studies commencing in 2015. Research applicants must also provide evidence from an academic supervisor who will supervise the research study.
Australia Awards Scholarships are offered for the minimum period necessary to complete the academic program specified by a university.
The following benefits generally apply:
full tuition fees;
return economy-class air travel by the most direct route; establishment allowance: a once only contribution towards initial expenses such as rental bonds, text books, additional medical insurance, excess baggage etc.;
contribution to living expenses: a fortnightly contribution to basic living
expenses; Introductory Academic Program a compulsory 4-6 week program on life and study in Australia prior to the commencement of formal studies;
Overseas Student Health Cover: for the duration of the award (for award holder only). This covers basic hospital and medical costs, excluding pre-existing conditions;
visa application expenses.
Subject to requirements and eligibility, Australia Awards Scholarships may also cover:
supplementary Academic Support (Tutorial Assistance): to improve a student's performance to ensure academic success, if required;
for eligible research students only, contribution to fieldwork costs may be available for one return economy class airfare by the most direct route to Bangladesh or within Australia;
reunion airfare (for unaccompanied awardees).
Scholarship for: Masters Level.
Total Scholarship: 0
Start Date: February 01, 2015
Last Date: April 30, 2015
More Info: www.australiaawardsbangladesh.org
The online application form is accessible at https://oasis.ausaid.gov.au
. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications online. Those who need to submit a hard copy application must contact the Australia Awards Office Bangladesh well before applications close. If required, a copy of the application form can be forwarded to you.
Applicants from the Government of Bangladesh must select one of the following themes from the list in the application form: Economic growth; Governance; Gender Equality, Regional Stability, or Health, and Education.
Applicants from ICDDR,B must select one of the following themes from the list in the application form: Health or Governance.
Applicants from BRAC must select the following theme from the list in the application form: Economic Growth and Education.
Applicants working in Water Resource Management must select one of the following themes from the list in the application form: Water and Sanitation.
Applicants from the ethnic minority groups may choose any theme listed in the application form.
The Supporting Statement section of the application form is particularly important. Applicants must provide strong arguments to demonstrate their suitability for an Australia Awards Scholarship.
Applicants who wish to pursue studies by research (Masters by research, or Masters by coursework with a research component) must complete the Research Proposal Details section.
Applicants must complete the English Language Proficiency section in full, including their scores and, if possible, attach a copy of their IELTS, TOEFL or PTE certificates with their applications Certified scanned copies of supporting documents, as outlined in the above table, must be uploaded with the online application form. For more information on Australia Awards Scholarships, first read the FAQs and then contact the Australia Awards Office Bangladesh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hardcopy applications must be received by the Australia Awards office Bangladesh at the following address no later than 5pm on 30 April 2014.
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