Applicants will be assessed and interviewed against the following criteria:
• academic competence
• potential outcome, specifically the contribution to development outcomes in Laos
• professional and personal leadership attributes including relevant work experience.

Applications are strongly encouraged from women, people with disability and other marginalised groups.

Applicants living with a disability and people living in the provinces are entitled to additional support and are strongly encouraged to contact the Laos Australia Institute (LAI) Awards Team.

Australia Awards Benefits

Australia Awards scholarships are offered for the minimum period necessary for the individual to complete the academic program specified by the Australian education institution, including any preparatory training. Scholarship recipients will receive the following:

  • Return air travel

  • Supplementary academic support

  • Contribution to living expenses

  • Overseas student health cover for the duration of the scholarship

  • Full tuition fees

  • A one-off establishment allowance on arrival

  • Introductory academic program

  • Fieldwork allowance for research students and masters by coursework which has a compulsory fieldwork component.

Be inspired!

Watch scholarship recipients from South East Asia studying in Australia answering the question what the AAS means to them.