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Targeting of Awards

Australia Awards Scholarships in Indonesia are offered in two main categories: ‘Targeted’ and ‘Non-targeted’.

Applicants from the Targeted category include:

  • Geographic focus areas (GFAs): any candidate working in one of the provinces/geographic focus areas nominated under the GoA/GoI development partnership program. These are currently: Aceh, East Nusa Tenggara, West Nusa Tenggara, Papua, West Papua, Maluku, and North Maluku.
  • Embassy Partners: any candidate nominated by an Australian Embassy official or by a member of an Australian government funded program with the support of an Australian Embassy official.
  • Government of Indonesia agencies: any candidate from a central government agency (Jakarta based or regionally based).

Applicants in the Non-Targeted category include public servants and non-public servants outside the above category.

Scholarships are for full-time study for a Masters or PhD/Doctorate degree from an Australian tertiary institution. 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.

Social inclusion

Eligible candidates with a disability or from organisations working with the disabled are encouraged to apply.  Women and candidates within DFAT Geographic Focus Areas are also encouraged to apply.

Supplementary programs

There are a number of supplementary programs associated with Australia Awards Scholarships in Indonesia including the Allison Sudradjat Prize and Hadi Soesastro Prize.