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Scholarships and Fellowships

Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Penny Williams PSM farewelled a small group of Australia Awards scholars on 18 January 2022

Australia Awards

The Australia Awards are a whole-of-government initiative bringing together scholarships and fellowships administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Australian Mission to ASEAN, and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). Australia Awards offers the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia and for high-achieving Australians to do the same overseas.

The Australia Awards in Indonesia program carries on a tradition of providing scholarships that have been offered by the Australian Government for almost 70 years. The objective of the Australia Awards in Indonesia is to support Indonesia to achieve its development goals through education and knowledge transfer, and to build an enduring relationship between Indonesia and Australia that advances mutual interests.

Australia Awards in Indonesia offers two types of scholarships: postgraduate courses (PhD and Masters Awards, and Split-Site Masters Program), and intensive tailored short courses. The most promising candidates are given awards following a competitive selection process.

Successful graduates will become part of the Australia Awards Global and Indonesia alumni network, a vast and actively supported community of influential alumni.

You can find more information about AAI:

You can find information about Australia for ASEAN Scholarship here.

You can find information about ACIAR’s Australia Awards Fellowships here.

University scholarships

Many Australian universities offer scholarships and grants to help support students with their study in Australia. You can use the scholarship finder on the Study in Australia website or search the websites of individual universities.  

Allison Sudradjat and Hadi Soesastro Prizes

The Allison Sudradjat Prize honours the memory of Allison Sudradjat, the Minister Counsellor for the Australian Agency for International Development who died tragically on 7 March 2007 due to a plane crash in Yogyakarta. Each year, four Australia Awards recipients from Indonesia who are outstanding scholars and current or emerging leaders receive an Allison Sudradjat Prize. Four prizes, up to $25,000 per winner, are awarded to scholars from Indonesia. The winners are identified at the point of selection of Australia Awards recipients.

The Hadi Soesastro Prize honours one of Indonesia’s most eminent thinkers, the late Professor Hadi Soesastro, who was a great friend of Australia. Professor Soesastro was an economist, academic and public intellectual with close personal, intellectual and policy connections to Australia, who made major contributions to Asia-Pacific cooperation and development in Indonesia.

Two Hadi Soesastro Prizes are awarded annually. Scholars studying at Doctorate level must apply for the Hadi Soesastro Prize while studying in Australia. The Prize, up to $25,000 per winner, is intended to supplement the academic programs of current recipients of Australia Awards from Indonesia undertaking PhD studies in the areas of Political Economy, International Economic Relations, or an area of study that is a priority for Australia-Indonesia development cooperation.

More about Allison Sudrajat and Hadi Soesastro Prize.

Elizabeth O’Neill Award

The Elizabeth O’Neill Journalism Award is open to high achieving journalists from print, radio, television and online media organisations in Australia and Indonesia.

The Award commemorates the distinguished career of Elizabeth O’Neill OAM, who died in the service of the Australian Government in Indonesia on 7 March 2007. It builds on her tireless work to foster mutual understanding between Australia and Indonesia by encouraging accurate and informed media coverage. For more information visit Elizabeth O’Neill Journalism Award.

Previous Indonesian Awardees:

  • Meutya Hafid
  • Kartika Sari
  • Sondang Sirait
  • Arif Zulkifli
  • Devianti Faridz
  • Renne Kawilarang
  • Fitria Sofyani
  • Aiman Witjaksono
  • Marissa Anita
  • Josie Susilo Hardianto

Australia-Indonesia Alumni Forum

Australia's global alumni community includes people from around the world who engage in an Australian education or training experience in Australia and offshore. It also includes Australians who study, research and undertake professional development overseas.

Read more about Indonesian Alumni  and Australia Global Alumni

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