Getting Ready for Application Filing

  • Applications Open: Applications open on 1 February 2019 and close on 30 April 2019 at 20:59 Lao Time (23:59 Canberra Time). Applications submitted after 30 April, even if you started your application before the due date, will NOT be accepted.
  • Brochure: It is important that, before you complete the application form, you read the Australia Awards Laos Brochure and other Tips provided on our website. Please note that the brochure is the main information document for Australia Awards Scholarships 2020. You should also refer to the relevant sections of the Australia Awards Scholarship Policy Handbook.
  • Application Form: Please read the instructions on the OASIS website carefully before completing the application.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Please check your eligibility against the eligibility criteria for Lao applicants.
  • Fields of Study/Course Selection: Kindly refer to the Priority Areas of Study set out in the Brochure. 
  • Supporting Documents: Please note that you must submit all required supporting documents with your application. Failing to do so may lead to your application being deemed invalid.
  • English Language Requirements: All shortlisted applicants are required to sit an IELTS test as part of the selection process. However, applicants who fail to achieve the required result may still be considered on the basis of a valid IELTS test result obtained after 1 January 2018. Acceptance of the IELTS result will depend upon the likely mobilisation date to Australia and will be at the discretion of the LAI 
  • Equity of Access Applicants: Applicants living with a disability (and people living in the provinces) are strongly encouraged to contact the Laos Australia Institute (LAI) Scholarships Team to ensure they receive any additional support that they are entitled to.
  • Apply at the OASIS website.
  • OASIS Guidelines Detailed guidelines on how to use the OASIS application account and system are available.

Note: DFAT takes all possible steps to ensure that Australian Government funds are used appropriately to deliver effective aid and development and treats all attempted, alleged, detected and suspected fraud seriously. You can find information in relevant section of the Australia Awards Policy Handbook on fraud.

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