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Australian Leadership Awards Scholarships for International Students

Australian Leadership Awards Scholarships

Applications for the 2011 intake open on 10 March 2010
and close on 30 June 2010

Eligibility criteria for ALA Scholarships

Nationality You must be a citizen of one of these countries, and not hold or be married/engaged to someone who holds Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency (except for nationals of Niue, Tokelau and Cook Islands who also have NZ citizenship)

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kiribati, Laos, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Nauru, Nepal, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Viet Nam, Wallis & Futuna

About the Scholarships

The ALA program comprises ALA Scholarships and ALA Fellowships. These awards are for leaders or those who have potential for leadership roles that can influence social and economic reform, both in their own countries and in the Asia-Pacific region.

ALA Scholarships are for study at Masters or Doctorate level in an Australian university. Study programs must relate to a priority development area: disability, economic growth, education, environment, food security, gender, governance, health, human rights, infrastructure, regional stability, rural development, water and sanitation. ALA scholars also undertake a Leadership Development Program in Australia.

As ALA Scholarships are an investment in the future of the Asia-Pacific region, ALA scholars are required to return to their home country or the region for two years after they have completed their studies in Australia.

Selection for ALA Scholarships is competitive, based on leadership qualities, academic excellence and potential impact on return home. To be eligible to apply, you must meet the following criteria.

Eligibility criteria for ALA Scholarships

Current residence
You must be residing in a country other than Australia and applying from outside Australia
Previous scholarships
You must not have held a scholarship to study outside your home country in the 24 months preceding the application closing date. For example: the application closing date is 30 June 2010. You would meet this requirement if you arrived home from your overseas study on 30 June 2008.

English proficiency
You must have acceptable results from one of these English language proficiency tests, gained no longer than 24 months prior to the opening date of the Scholarship application period.

* an IELTS Academic Test with a score of at least 6.5 (with no band less than 6), or
* a TOEFL paper-based test score of at least 580, or
* a TOEFL computer-based test score of at least 237, or
* a TOEFL internet-based score of at least 92.

University offer
You must have an unconditional offer for a postgraduate course (either Masters or Doctorate) starting in the year for which you are applying for a scholarship, to be undertaken full-time at an Australian campus of one of the participating institutions.

Participating institutions


  1. Hailemichael Shewa says:

    I have a BA degree in English, I have another BA degree in Management, and I have masters’ degree in curriculum, all from Addis Ababa University of Ethiopia. I also have 2nd grade driving license. If I get full scholarship I want to study your offer.

  2. Lameck Chifisi says:

    Transformer, Switch Gear & Cables Workshop
    Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi
    P. O. Box 768
    Malawi Central Africa.
    [email protected]
    +265999059725 (+2hrs GMT).
    Dear Sir,
    I take pleasure in submitting my application for the above mentioned fields at your University or any University anywhere in the world.
    I am a male Malawian qualified Mechanical Technician who has undergone apprenticeship training at Carlsberg Malawi Brewery Ltd for three years from Lilongwe Technical College from January 1999 up to December 2001. And also worked with the same Company for four years, from January 2002 up to February 2006 as a Production & Maintenance Technician. And from 1 March 2006 up to date I am an employee of Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM ) working as Mechanical & Electrical Fitter.
    I have Technician Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from City and Guilds of London so I want to pursue my studies for me to get Degree or even Masters in Engineering.
    I sincerely trust that I have ably demonstrated my competence and complete suitability for the challenging course. I shall be glad and grateful if this application meets your favourable consideration.
    Yours faithfully,
    Lameck S . k . Chifisi.

  3. sir / mam
    i am M.Sc. final sem . student my M.Sc. will compleate up to june with in APPLIED ANIMAL SCIENCES ‘ from B. B. Ambedkar university Lko. sir i nee scholership for higher education,,,,

  4. julius pess says:

    i’m mr julius pess from tanzania , i completed my bsc nursing in india 2009. for now i look forward to pursue masters degree ipublic health in your university , ilook forward to hear from you


    Dear advertiser,
    I write to forward my personal details to your highly established institution. Iam a male Zambian, currently working for the Government of zambia in the Ministry of health.
    I have a Bachelor of science degree in biomedical sciences.
    I work as a Biomedical Scientific officer, working in a medical microbiology laboratory. My main duties include analysing human samples for infectious agents, monitoring treatment for diagnosed diseass.
    Currently looking for a scholarship to enhance my knowledge and skills in clinical microbology,immunology or any infectious related postgraduate programmes.
    You favourable response to my application will be highly appreciated.
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  6. Sir
    I have a MBA degree in Accounting with Honourse from the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Now I am a Lecturer of a University in Bangladesh.. If I get full scholarship I want to study your offer.

  7. qodir says:

    I am looking for scolarships in education especially in teaching foreign languages. in this site there is not much scolarships in teachi or education I think

  8. behailu gonfa says:

    my name is behailu gonfa from Ethiopia.i have bsc degree in civil engineering and i want to extend my learning in your campus.please help me.thank u for your cooperation.
    your regards.

  9. serawit lakew says:

    Dear sir / Mam
    am serawit lakew. young Ethiopian. have BSC in health science(nursing). currently am instructor at Arbaminch Health Science college. i have 3.6 yrs work experience.
    i want to study msc in ALA university in any health related field. i hope you will grant me the opportunity.

  10. I have a B.Ed and B.A from the National University of Samoa. Recently I have a M.Ed Leadership from the Univerity of Waikato (New Zealand). Meanwhile I need to pursue my PhD in Educational Leadership and Adminsitration. I am 32 year old male, working in the Ministry of Education in Samoa as principal monitoring and evalution officer, and its my 11th years working experince with the Ministry of Education. Thank you

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