Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships

The Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships is a program funded by the Australian Federal Government that gives awardees the opportunity to undertake a practical work placement to gain experience and insight into the daily management of an Australian business organisation.

The Awards expand the academic experience gained by postgraduate awardees of the Australia Awards Scholarships and Australian Leadership Award Scholarships (ALAS) programs.

Award benefits

An allocation of up to $25,000 per award covers all costs and administrative fees relating to the work placement and leadership activities, including:

  • establishment allowance ($1,000)
  • insurance cover including Overseas Student Health Cover, personal and public liability insurance for the duration of the work placement and any other activities in Australia associated with the Award
  • contribution to living expenses ($1,200 per fortnight paid in advance)
  • Pacific Leadership Workshop (including travel and accommodation)
  • approved optional leadership development activities (such as conference attendance and associated costs)
  • PMPA Award certificate in completion of the compulsory activities
  • contribution to approved post-placement activities

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