Australian Development Scholarships
- full tuition fees
- return air travel—payment of a single return, economy class airfare to and from Australia, via the most direct route
- establishment allowance—a once only payment of A$5,000 as a contribution towards as accommodation expenses, text books, study materials
- Contribution to Living Expenses (CLE) is a fortnightly contribution to basic living expenses paid at a rate determined by AusAID. From 1 July 2009, CLE payable to students studying under the Australian Development Scholarship (ADS) is A$25,000.
- Introductory Academic Program (IAP)—a compulsory 4-6 week program prior to the commencement of formal academic studies covering information on life and study in Australia.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of the award (for award holder only)—provided to cover the student's basic medical costs (with the exception of pre existing conditions)
- Pre-course English (PCE) fees—if deemed necessary PCE may be available for students for in-country and/or in-Australia training
- Supplementary Academic Support (Tutorial Assistance)—may be available when essential to improve the student's performance to ensure their academic success
- fieldwork (for research students only)—may be available for eligible research students for one return economy class airfare via the most direct route to their country of citizenship or within Australia.
- Check the open and close dates for your country, and select your country of citizenship/residency from the list of participating countries for specific information on eligibility, priority areas and how to apply. See the Participating country page for opening and closing dates.
- If you intend to apply, you must read the Scholarships handbook. The handbook provides information including general eligibility requirements, selection processes, entitlements and awardee responsibilities. Note that AusAID may revise and update the handbook at any time without notice.
- Some countries encourage and allow you to apply online (only open until 31 May 2011) while others require hard-copy applications. Some allow you to apply for both an ADS and an ALA Scholarship, others have specific requirements for the levels of study that are supported. See Participating country page for more information.
- Once you
have checked the opening and closing dates for your country, and have
referred to the Participating Country Profile to see which method of
application they will accept, see the below options on how to apply.
Go to the Online Australian Scholarships Information System (OASIS) website. When you register online, you will be required to answer some questions to establish your eligibility. You will then be given a unique registration number, username and password.
You do not need to submit your application immediately. You can update your draft application form and supporting documentation until 31 May 2011, (or an earlier date specified on the relevant participating country profile. Once submitted, your application cannot be changed.
Refer to the Applicant's Online User Manual if you need help: OASIS Applicant User Guide.
Applying by mail
If you are unable to submit your application online, you can apply by mail. Please check your participating country profile for contact details to obtain a hardcopy application form and any other templates such as referee reports (if applicable).
Completed hard copy application forms and supporting documentation must be submitted by the deadline specified by your country. See the opening and closing dates for each country.
Verified true copies
- Check that you meet ADS criteria;
- Make 2 copies of your ADS application form (application form and required documents)
- Go to a notaris to certify (legalisir cap asli) that the copies made of the academic transcript, university qualification certificate and English language proficiency certificate are true and accurate;
- Submit 3 hardcopies of the completed ADS application form (1 x original, 2 x copies OK) and required documents by 17 August 2012;
Successful and non-successful shortlisted candidates are notified of their IELTS test date and JST interview date on January the following year
IELTS test and JST interview conducted
Result of interview communicated to shortlisted candidate
Pre-Departure Training commences for awardees with IELTS 6.5 or more
- Birth certificate (x3)
- KTP (x3)
- Curriculum Vitae (x3) = Terjemahkan CV ke dalam bahasa Inggris
- IELTS or TOEFL English language test results* obtained no earlier than 2011 (1 x original and 2 x certified copies)
- Certified university ijazah (x3)
- Certified university academic transcript (x3)
- Masters applicants must include S1 university documentation;
- PhD applicants must include S2 university documentation;
- PhD applicants must include a reference from an S2 supervisor;
- PhD applicants must include Research Proposal Details (page 7 application form)
- Recent photograph (3cm x 4cm);
- Certified English language translation of Indonesian university ijazah;
- Certified English language translation of Indonesian university academic transcript;
- List of relevant publications (if applicable);
- Certified English language translation of birth certificate.
A: Eligibility requirements are listed on the front page of the application form.
- Be an Indonesian citizen and not have permanent residence in Australia or New Zealand;
- Not be married or engaged to a person who is eligible to hold Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residence status, at any stage of application, selection, mobilisation processes or while on-scholarship in Australian;
- Satisfy Australian Government requirements for international student entry to Australia (health, character, etc);
- Not hold or have held a Government of Australia Scholarship to study outside Indonesia in the 24 months preceding the application -- 24 months to be calculated from the of arrival back in Indonesia to the ADS application closing date;
- Be applying to commence a new course of study and not be seeking support through ADS for a course already commenced in Australia;
- Be able to take up the scholarship in the year for which it is offered;
- Be able to satisfy all requirements of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) for an AusAID student visa; and
- Be able to satisfy the admission requirements of the Australian university at which the scholarship is to be undertaken.
- Be applying for courses that fall within the four areas of development priority (see Background);
- Be not older than 42 years old at the time of application.
- Have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.9 (on a scale of maximum 4.0) and an English language proficiency of at least 5.0 in IELTS (or 500 in Institutional TOEFL by ETS or 39 in Internet-based TOEFL). The IELTS or TOEFL result must be current (a test result obtained in 2011 or 2012 will be considered current). No other English language test (including TOEFL prediction test) results will be accepted;
- Already hold an undergraduate degree, if applying for a Masters;
- Already have a Masters, if applying for a Doctorate;
- Apply for a degree at a level higher than their current highest qualification;
- If applying for a Doctorate, applicants will be restricted to staff of universities, higher education institutions, research institutes, key policy makers and targeted candidates in other agencies associated with AusAID activities. It is highly desirable for Doctorate applicants to have a letter of support from an Australian university for their proposed field of study;
- Answer all relevant questions on the application form; and
- Be willing and available to take full-time (Monday - Friday, 08.00 - 16.00) English for Academic Purposes (EAP) training in Indonesia prior to studying in Australia, if offered a scholarship.
A: Following is the list of required documents to submit with your application form:
- Copy of birth certificate;
- Copy of KTP or Passport;
- Current Curriculum Vitae;
- A certified copy of your academic transcript from your S1 or S2 program;
- A certified copy of your tertiary certificates from your S1 or S2;
- A certified copy of your IELTS or TOEFL result. TOEFL Prediction test is NOT accepted;
- Doctorate applicant must also attach certified S1 degree certificate / transcript;
- Academic reference from S2 supervisor for Doctorate candidates;
- Outline of the proposed research project for Doctorate and Master by Research
Q: What is meant by a certified copy of an original document?
A: This is where an authorized person has checked the copy of the document against the original document to ensure that the copy is true and accurate. A Solicitor or an IDP Counselor is acceptable as the certifying person.
Q: When is the last day to submit the ADS application by post?
A: Applications must be received by the ADS office by the closing date if submitted by hand directly to the office. Applications that are submitted via courier or by post must be date stamped no later than the closing date. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
Q: I am a recent graduate, and have not obtained my certificate yet. Should I submit my transcript only?
A: For a fresh graduate whom have not had their certificate yet, they could submit their transcript and an acknowledge letter from the university stated that they have completed their degree.
Q: If I cannot get a reference Letter from my S1 supervisor, whom should I get the reference letter from?
A: There is no obligation for applicants to submit a reference from their S1 supervisor. The obligation to submit an academic reference is only for applicants applying for this PhD. In this case it is necessary to submit an Academic reference from their S2 academic supervisor during their S2 program.
Q: How do I get a GPA for an overseas university undergraduate qualification that I possess?
A: This is not necessary. It is only necessary to submit your academic transcript and award from the overseas university.
Q: Do I have to submit a research outline? What are the points that should be included in my research outline?
A : If you apply for a Masters program that include at least fifty percent research or a PhD program then you must submit an outline of the proposed research project (1 page) and include details of any proposed fieldwork outside of Australia that you would need to undertake as part of your research. Please refer to page 15 section “Research proposal details” of the ADS application form on how to write the research outline.
Q: When is the last date of IELTS/TOEFL result date that can be accepted for consideration during the application process? Can I submit TOEFL prediction?
A : Any certified / institutional IELTS or TOEFL test results obtained in 2010 or 2011 will be considered current and will be considered for application. TOEFL prediction is NOT accepted.
Q: Does an ADS applicant need to apply to their preferred university and course before applying for the scholarship?
A: ADS applicants are not obligated to apply to Australian universities before applying for a scholarship. The ADS Office will arrange the placement process for the awardees after they have been selected for an ADS scholarship.
Q: Where can I get the IELTS / TOEFL results for submission with my application form?
A: TOEFL / IELTS results issued by any formal / legal IELTS / TOEFL institution (local universities, LIA, EF, etc.) are valid. Click here to download the list of TOEFL ITP center.
Q: What is meant by TOEFL Institutional, TOEFL Prediction and TOEFL International?
A: Following are the explanation for different types of TOEFL.
- TOEFL Institutional : TOEFL results administered by legal/formal local English language institution such as LIA, EF, University’s Language Centre, etc.
- TOEFL Prediction : TOEFL results issued only to know applicants level of English. This test normally used during the placement test of an English course or after certain period of TOEFL training. This is not an actual test for general or academic purposes and is NOT accepted for ADS Application.
- TOEFL International : TOEFL results administered by TOEFL International institution. There are 2 types of this: a computer based TOEFL and a paper based TOEFL.
Q: Do I have to submit an English translation of my certificate, transcript and birth certificate when applying?
A : No. However you must provide these documents if you are shortlisted for an interview.
Q : Where can I get a certified copy of the documents required?
A: All applicants must attach copies of a certified transcript of academic records and copies of their certificate. Copies of original documents are to be certified by your university or notaris, or an IDP Office.
A: ADS offer fields of study which relates to four areas of development priority. Examples of fields of study are included in ADS application form and on the ADS website. Please important to note that those are only examples of fields of study. Applicants can apply in most fields of study offered by universities as long as it is not a particular profession that includes the practical training period required for professional registration, e.g. medical internships, legal articles etc.
Q: Is it possible to choose a different field of study related to my education background?
A: Yes. As long as the proposed field of study will support your career in the future and contribute to the development of Indonesia.
Q: Do you have to identify an Australian university and a course for your proposed study program when you make your ADS application form?
A: No, you make this choice during your English for Academic Purposes (EAP) training after receiving the scholarship. All you need to identify on your ADS application is the priority area that your course of study fits into and also some key words to describe your proposed course of study.
A: There are two stages in the selection processes: the shortlisting process (pre-selection process) and Final Selection process (JST Interview and IELTS test).
- During the 1st stage (Shortlisting process) an independent Joint Selection Committee comprised of Australian and Indonesian academics will consider all applicants and shortlist all applicants based firstly on academic merit and IELTS or equivalent scoring. Only short listed candidates will be invited to participate in the 2nd stage of the selection process (JST interviewed and IELTS test).
- In the 2nd Stage (Final Selection – JST interview and IELTS test), the JST Interview will assess candidates’ academic ability, clarity of study goals, cultural adaptability, future planning and relevance of study to Indonesia’s development. The interview will be accompanied by an IELTS test to assess applicants level of English.
A: Scholarships will be available for full-time study an Australian post-graduate qualification for the minimum period required to complete the award through the relevant Australian university selected from AusAID contracted universities (normally approximately between 1 - 2 years for Masters and 3 - 4 years for Doctorate).
Q: What will happen if I need an extension to conclude my study?
A: A Period of extension will only be allowed in a “special case”; or only when “major-force” conditions apply.
A: Yes, ADS offers full scholarships. Scholarship entitlements include:
- Fortnightly stipend - to be paid at single stipend;
- Tuition fees;
- Return air fares;
- Establishment allowance;
- Health cover (only for student during the length of stay in Australia);
- Some overseas fieldwork travel cost;
- A reunion air fare at the completions of each successful year of study, except the final year. (only available to students whose immediate family - spouse/dependant, child - do not accompany them); and
- Editorial / Tutorial assistance.
A: You must complete the hard copy application form, answering all relevant questions, attach the required documents and then submit the hard copy in person, by post or by courier service to the ADS Office.
Q: Where can I get the ADS application form?
A: You can download the ADS application form from this website or from government organisation departmental training bureaus, governor’s offices, Kadins, university rectors, IDP Offices, IALF Offices, AEC Offices, AusAID projects or from the ADS Office in Jakarta