Your proposed study program must be supported by the Australia Awards Scholarships Laos
and listed on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS), which is the official Australian Government website that lists all Australian education providers that offer courses to people studying in Australia on student visas.
Scholarship applicants are not required to have an offer of place at an Australian institution when they apply. However, applicants must have researched their preferred courses, including information provided on institution websites, and ensure that it is included on the CRICOS website
The only exception is qualifying or preliminary courses, which do not need to be listed in the CRICOS.
Applicants are encouraged to research more broadly for information on courses. Applicants are expected to undertake research on the Australian institutions that may provide the most appropriate course of study which meets their needs. The Australian Government website https://www.studyaustralia.gov.au/ is a good place to start. Applicants must include their course and institution preferences when submitting their application for placement.
Institutions may offer in‑country information sessions and have extensive information on their individual websites. An institution may recommend a preliminary course to be taken as part of the awardee’s academic program. Program Areas may also assist applicants to make an informed decision on the most appropriate course of study and location.
An institution may recommend a preliminary course to be taken as part of the awardee’s academic program. Program Areas may also assist applicants to make an informed decision on the most appropriate course of study and location.
After the scholarship selection completes, the Laos Australia Institute will initiate requests for placement for all provisional awardees by 25 August for first semester commencement and by 15 March for second semester commencement.
In your placement documents sent to the Laos Australia Institute, please remember to highlight the following. After that, your course selection will be reviewed by the Laos Australia Institute:
Types of study (coursework/research)
Name of university and course (specialisation)
Course duration/length (1-2 years for VET and Master or 3-4 years for PhD)
Entry requirements (academic and English language requirements)
Depending on your English language levels and the availability of your selected course, awardees are mobilised to commence their studies in Australia for semester 1 in late December to January and in May to July for semester 2. Several universities have three trimester. Awardees must commence their studies in the academic year for which it was offered, unless the Australian Government has agreed to defer an awardee’s studies. English and Academic Preparatory training will be available in Laos for up to 6 months depending on a conditional awardee’s level of English language competency.
The placement process will consider the area of study you nominated in your application form, your academic background/eligibility and consider if you meet the academic and English language requirements of the nominated university.
Note: You are NOT allowed to contact Australian universities during placement process regarding your letter of offer after placement briefing. If you do so, your scholarship may be withdrawn. All contact must go through Laos Australia Institute