Australian Development Scholarships
Australian Development Scholarships (ADS) provide opportunities for Indonesians to study in Australia at POSTGRADUATE level. Three hundred scholarships are expected to be awarded in 2009 for commencement in 2009/2010.
Candidates must undertake study in one of the four areas of development priority (see page ii).
ADS are offered in three categories: ‘Public’ sector, ‘Open’ and ‘Targeted’. Targeted applicants are employees of agencies associated with AusAID activities including government organisations, BUMNs, NGOs, CSOs and key state and private educational institutions which service the training needs of these organisations. Their nomination must be facilitated through the Project Leader or the relevant representative of an AusAID activity.
GENERAL INFORMATION NOTES
Public sector applicants are employees from Government departments, state universities and state-owned enterprises – this includes non-PNS employees. Their applications must be approved by the training or foreign cooperation bureaus (BKLN) of their local or central agencies before being submitted. No prior government approval is required for those in the Open category. Public servants cannot apply in the Open category.
Scholarships are for full-time study for a Masters or Doctorate degree from Australian tertiary institutions. The scholarship provides up to nine months full-time language and academic preparation in Indonesia. Students must achieve satisfactory results in this training to be able to continue their scholarships. Applications from women and candidates in provinces within the geographic focus of AusAID’s Country Strategy (see page ii) are encouraged.
The closing date is 5 September 2008.
Applications should be submitted as early as possible.
IN GENERAL, CANDIDATES MUST:
· 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;
· satisfy Australian Government requirements for international student entry to Australia (health, character etc);
· not hold a scholarship that would give similar benefits;
· not have held an Australian Government Scholarship in the 12 months preceding the application;
· be applying to commence a new course of study and not be seeking support through ADS for a course already commenced in
· be able to take up the scholarship in the year for which it is offered; and
· satisfy the admission requirements of the Australian tertiary institution in which the course is to be undertaken.
SPECIFICALLY, CANDIDATES MUST:
a.. be applying for courses that fall within the areas of development priority (see next page);
b.. at the time of application, be no more than 42 years of age.
c.. 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
d.. IELTS (or 500 in Institutional TOEFL or 170 in International TOEFL). The IELTS or TOEFL result must be current (a test result
e.. obtained in 2007 or 2008 will be considered current);
f.. already hold an undergraduate degree, if applying for a Masters;
g.. already have a Masters, if applying for a Doctorate;
h.. apply for a degree at a level higher than their current highest qualification;
i.. if applying for a Doctorate, applicants will be restricted to staff of universities, higher education institutions, research institutes, key
j.. policy makers and targeted candidates in other agencies associated with AusAID activities;
k.. answer all relevant questions on the application form; and
l.. be willing and available to undertake full-time (Monday – Friday, 08.00 am – 16.00 pm) English for Academic Purposes (EAP) training
m.. in Indonesia prior to studying in Australia, if offered a scholarship;
n.. it is highly desirable for Doctorate applicants to have a letter of support from an Australian university for their proposed field of study.
Visit http://www.adsjakarta. or.id to download the 2009 Application Form
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