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Australian Awards (ADS & ALA Scholarship) for Gob, BRAC, ICDDR,B and Ethnic candidates
Last Date : 30 April 2013
Study Level : Post Graduate
Details :  
  The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) is pleased to invite applications for the 2013 intake of Australia Awards — Development Awards for study at Masters level in Australia. Development Awards include Australian Development Scholarships (ADS) and Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) Scholarships.
Details of Scholarship:

The overarching goals of Australian Development Awards are:  to develop capacity and leadership skills so that individuals can contribute to development in their country or region and to build people-to-people links at the individual, institutional and country levels.

To achieve these goals AusAlD requires scholars to return home for two years after they have completed their studies and expects that they will participate in Australia Awards alumni activities.

Australian Development Scholarships are a bilateral development cooperation activity between Australia and Bangladesh. The program aims to meet human resource development needs in Bangladesh and to contribute to its long-term development.

Australian Development Scholarships applicants who demonstrate the most potential to impact development in Bangladesh or South Asia Region will be considered for the additional prestigious Australian Leadership Awards.

Development priorities for study

  • For GoB employees: Finance / Economic Policy; Development Economics; Public Policy/Administration; Law /Governance Studies; Public Financial Management; Public Diplomacy / International Affairs; Gender
  • For ICDDR,B employees: Public Health, Bio-statistics, Medical Anthropology, HIV&AlDS, Health Economics, Clinical Immunology and Vaccine Sciences, Health System Management, Nutrition; Finance; Administration.
  • For BRAC employees: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E).
  • For applicants from ethnic communities: Disability; Disaster Management; Finance/Economic Policy; Development Economics; Inclusive Education; Climate Change; Food Security; Gender Equality; Public Po|icy/ Administration, Law/ Governance Studies, Public Financial Management; Public Health; Human Rights; Public Diplomacy / International Affairs; Agriculture / Forestry; Community Development; Water Sanitation.

          * To ensure equity and broad participation, AusAID encourages women, people with disability, ethnic minorities, people living in rural areas and members of socio-economically disadvantaged groups to apply.

Eligibility Criteria :

Applicants must meet all of the eligibility requirements detailed in the Scholarships Handbook, available at:

Applicants must also meet the following specific eligibility requirements for Bangladesh:

  • Must be a citizen of Bangladesh;
  • Meet visa requirements of the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC);
  • Not have Australian citizenship, permanent residence status, nor be in the process of applying;
  • Have at least two years work experience in a field relevant to their proposed course of study;
  • Have undertaken the IELTS Academic Test with a score of at least 6.5 with no band less than 6.0;
  • Females, disabled and indigenous candidates will be considered with an overall IELTS band of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5.
  • Be a current employee of the Government of Bangladesh, ICDDR;B, BRAC or member of an ethnic minority community;
  • Applicants MUST first read the country profile and handbooks including information on eligibility at

How To Apply

Online applications are open from 1 February, 2013 for commencement at an Australian institution from January 2013. Online applications are available until COB 30 April 2013.

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