Australian Embassy

More Than 1000 Indonesians Awarded Opportunities to Study in Australia

Media Release

11 September 2017

Indonesians have won around a quarter of all Australia Awards Scholarships, Fellowships and places in short courses for study in Australia next year.

1112 of Indonesia’s most promising candidates will undertake study in Australia next year following a highly competitive selection process.  When they graduate they will become part of the more than 80,000-strong Australia Global alumni network in Indonesia.

The 300 Australia Awards Scholarships awarded to Indonesians will allow 255 students to study for a Masters degree and 45 others to attain a Doctoral degree.

In addition, 212 Indonesians have been selected as Australia Awards Fellows for short-term training and professional development in Australia; while a further 600 students will undertake short courses at universities and other institutions around Australia.

Australian Ambassador to Indonesia, Paul Grigson said the Australia Awards provide Indonesia’s future leaders with the opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development.

“This round of Scholarships, Fellowships and short courses will enhance the skills and qualifications of more than 1000 of Indonesia’s next generation of political and business leaders, influencers and academics,” Ambassador Grigson said.

“Australia is immensely proud of its alumni (known as #OzAlum) who are making significant contributions to their organisations and communities across Indonesia and overseas,” he said.

The Awards have been announced as Indonesian enrolments at Australia education institutions – from universities to vocational training - tops 20,000 a year. 35 of Australia’s 43 universities have earned a place in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2018. Graduates will earn internationally recognised qualifications from these world class institutions.

The Australian Award Fellowships will give professionals access to a variety of training across disciplines and fields such as maritime enforcement and security; women’s leadership and economic empowerment; and micro, small and medium enterprise development.