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Australian Leadership Awards - Scholarships. ALA Scholarships is a prestigious regional award for academically high achievers with the potential to be leaders in their field Only 150 scholarships are offered each year

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Australian Leadership Awards - Scholarships

  • ALA Scholarships is a prestigious regional award for academically high achievers with the potential to be leaders in their field

  • Only 150 scholarships are offered each year

  • Enable students from Asia-Pacific undertake Masters or Doctorate degrees at Australian higher education institutions


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Australian Leadership Awards - Scholarships

  • Valued at up to A$130,000 for Masters and A$250,000 for PhD programmes

  • Benefits include:

    • Return air travel

    • Visa support

    • Establishment allowance

    • Full tuition fees

    • Contribution to living expenses

    • OS health insurance

    • International Academic Programme

    • Leadership Development Programme


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Australian Leadership Awards - Scholarships

  • Open to all fields of study

  • Applications encouraged for priority themes:

    • Security

    • Pandemics

    • International Trade

    • Climate Change (including clean energy)


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Eligible Countries

  • Participating countries include:


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2007 round

  • Inaugural programme – successful

  • Meets objectives including:

    • Identified high calibre candidates

    • Good regional, gender, priority theme representation

      • 942 applications received

      • 179 awards offered, 90 females and 89 males

      • 124 Masters and 55 PhDs offered

      • 169 applicants accepted scholarships

      • scholars attending 29 institutions


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Australian Leadership Awards – Scholarships2007 Scholarships Awarded by Country

Mongolia

Nepal

Bhutan

China

Bangladesh

India

Laos

Thailand

Cambodia

Philippines

Vietnam

Federated States of Micronesia

Sri Lanka

Marshall Islands

Kiribati

Indonesia

Solomon Islands

Samoa

Papua New Guinea

Fiji

Vanuatu

Palau


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Australian Leadership Awards - Scholarships

2007 round

  • Consultation with Australian Embassies/Commission and institutions as part of review process

  • Key lessons learnt:

    • Participation of Australian institutions in application process – via Unconditional Offers of enrolment

    • Ensure calibre of applicants and simplify verification of

      English language proficiency

    • Selection process enhanced by participation of Australian Embassies/High Commissions

    • Mobilisation of students with assistance of Australian

      Embassies/High Commissions


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Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must:

    • be a citizen of one of the 34 participating countries

    • have been accepted into an Australian higher education

    • institution at the time of application

    • have high English language proficiency required

    • (minimum of 6.5 IELTS or equivalent)

    • have an undergraduate degree

    • be resident outside Australia


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Who Should Apply

  • Outstanding applicants who have:

  • very high level of academic achievement at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level

  • high level of English language proficiency (minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent)

  • demonstrated leadership potential and good prospects to influence social and economic policy reform and development outcomes in their home country and in the Asia-Pacific region

  • commitment to participate in Australian Scholarships alumni activities on their return home

    • Applicants seeking to migrate to Australia should NOT apply.


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Selection Process

  • Australian Embassies/High Commissions short-list and interview applicants based on merit

  • Australian Embassies/High Commissions make recommendations to Canberra (total of 220 short-listed candidates for Asia-Pacific)

  • Whole of Government selection panel in Canberra considers short-listed applications from a regional perspective, including regional representation, priority themes and gender

  • Applicants will be advised of the outcome in mid October, Institutions will be advised at the same time via SIMON


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Australian Leadership Awards – Scholarships

Selection Criteria

  • Selection is undertaken across the region and is a highly competitive annual process

  • Applications will be assessed on academic performance and leadership potential

  • Selection criteria:

    • Academic record

    • Leadership and personal qualities

    • Potential outcomes

    • Professional record


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Applications Process

  • Application forms are available:

    • in hard copy at Australian Embassy/High Commission in the applicants country of citizenship

    • on-line at the AusAID website: http://www.ausaid.gov.au/scholar/ala_apply.cfm

  • There are two (2) options for submitting an application - online and by mail. Applications close:

    • 16 July 2007 for applications being sent by mail

    • 31 July 2007 for applications being submitted online


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Leadership Development Programme

  • ALAS scholars will participate in a Leadership Development Programme (LDP) while undertaking their university studies

  • The LDP aims to enhance the skills, knowledge and networks of ALAS scholars, helping to equip them for future leadership roles in their communities, businesses and governments

  • A tender for management of the LDP will be issued in May


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Leadership Development Programme

Core programme modules include:

  • 2½ day national Leadership Conference in Canberra –

    launch Programme & bring together new cohort

    of ALAS scholars – March each year

    (note: conference will be held 9-12 August 2007)

  • 3-day residential Leadership Workshop convened in state capitals in July each year to focus on leadership theory, skills and tools

    (note workshop will be held in November 2007)


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Leadership Development Programme

  • After completion of their core modules – students may choose to participate in optional modules

  • Examples of optional modules :

  • Leadership Coaching

  • Leadership Practice – work placements with

  • Australian organisations, departments and businesses


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Further information

Fact sheets and further information such as key dates, opportunities by country and eligibility criteria are available on the Australian Scholarships website:

www.australianscholarships.gov.au

Information on AusAID specific scholarships is available at:

www.ausaid.gov.au/scholar


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