Applications for the 2021 Australia Awards Scholarships intake will close on 30 June 2020. Australia Awards Scholarships provide successful Solomon Islanders with the skills and knowledge to drive change and influence economic and social development.
The Scholarship covers tuition fees and some living expenses.
In contrast to previous intakes, the 2021 intake will only offer scholarships for study in Australia. In order to maximise the number of scholarships offered for study in Australia, no Australia Awards scholarships will be offered for study in the Pacific region.
Honiara-based public information sessions will take place at the Australian High Commission Annex office (next to Heritage Park Hotel) on Friday 19 June and Friday 26 June from 11:00 AM to 12.00 midday.
Prospective applicants living outside Honiara are encouraged to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Applicants must familiarise themselves with the Solomon Islands Australia Awards 2021 intake information sheet and the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook by visiting https://solomonislands.embassy.gov.au/honi/study.html.
This website also includes links to apply online or download a hardcopy application form. Hardcopy application forms are also be available at the Australian High Commission guardhouse and public information sessions.
Online applications will close at 11:59pm on 30 June 2020 and hard copy applications must be submitted to the Australian High Commission (corner of Hibiscus Avenue and Mud Alley in Honiara) by 4:30pm on 30 June 2020.
Scholarship selections are based on merit. Applicants are assessed on their professional and personal qualities, academic competence and their potential to impact on development challenges in Solomon Islands as future decision-makers and leaders.
Program Manager (Acting) Scholarships, Tracy O’oi, advised the selection process is highly competitive.
“Last year, we had 720 applications with only 38 people awarded a scholarship,” she said.
“There are other criteria taken into consideration, however as guidance please be aware that if your Form 6 results were higher than 11 or your university/Form 7 GPA was lower than 2.5, you are less likely to be selected for an interview.”
The Australia Awards Scholarship program is separate to the new Pacific Secondary School Scholarships Program.
Source: AHC Media Release