Australia Awards in Pakistan

Australia’s international development assistance in Pakistan supports the Government of Pakistan in efforts to ensure that Pakistan remains a stable, secure, democratic country through broad-based social and economic development and poverty reduction in line with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). 

The Australia Awards align with the focus of Australia’s development assistance in Pakistan, targeting human resource gaps in identified priority sectors/fields. They aim to provide awardees with the skills and knowledge to drive change and influence economic and social development.

Australia Awards Scholarships

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. 

Applicants will be assessed for their professional and personal qualities, academic competence and, most importantly, their potential to impact on development challenges in Pakistan.

Applications are strongly encouraged from women, people with disability and people from the following focus areas— Balochistan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).


Priority fields of study

The priority areas of study for Pakistan are: 

  • Basic education services
  • Maternal, neonatal and child health services
  • Rural development and food security
  • Governance
  • Trade for economic growth
  • Mining
  • Water resource management
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