Australia Awards scholarships are prestigious international awards offered by the Australian Government to the next generation of global leaders for development. Through study and research, recipients develop the skills and knowledge to drive change and help build enduring people-to-people links with Australia.


Australia’s international development assistance in Laos helps promote prosperity, reduce poverty, and enhance political stability.

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

Applications are strongly encouraged from women, people with disability and other marginalised groups. The Australian Government aims to provide 50% of Australia Awards scholarships in Laos to women, 10% to people living with disability and 25% to people living in provincial locations.

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