|The Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) Scholarships are provided by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) with the aim of developing leadership and linkages within the Asia-Pacific region. The Scholarships are offered to high achievers from the region to undertake postgraduate study in Australia and a Leadership Development Program. Study programs must relate to AusAID’s priority areas of disability, economic growth, education, environment, food security, gender, governance, health, human rights, infrastructure, regional stability, rural development and water & sanitation.
ALA Scholarships seek to empower awardees to lead social and economic policy and development in their own countries and in the region.
Mandatory requirements for ALA Scholarships application*:
v A record of high-level undergraduate or post-graduate academic achievement;
v Appropriate results in one of the following English language proficiency test being achieved for no longer than two years prior to the date of the application ie IELTS with an overall result of at least 6.5 and no individual band score less than 6; or the equivalent level of TOEFL – see the AusAID website below for further details.
v An Unconditional Letter of Offer from an Australian university
v Willingness to return to your country for at least two years immediately upon completion of the scholarship to help build capacity there.
*Information provided here is a summary; please refer to the ALA Scholarships Handbook for full details.
Applications for the commencement of the 2012 academic year opened on 11 March 2011 and will close on 31 May 2011. Submit the applications preferably online attaching the required documentary evidence.
For detailed information on ALA Scholarships please visit www.ausaid.gov.au/scholar/default.cfm.
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