The Australia Awards were introduced under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Royal Government of Cambodia as part of Australia’s diverse bilateral development cooperation program.
Since the reopening of the Australian Awards to Cambodia in 1994, over 700 Cambodians have been awarded a scholarship to study in Australia at tertiary institutions. Each year approximately 50 Australia Awards are available to Cambodians for post-graduate studies in Australia.
Applications are strongly encouraged from women*, people with disability* and people working in the area of disability, and people working predominantly in the provinces*.
(*) A support scheme is available to assist equal participation for these applicants.
Applicants will be assessed for their professional and personal leadership attributes, academic competence and, most importantly, their potential to impact on development outcomes in Cambodia.
Goals and Objectives
Australia Awards Cambodia goal is to support Cambodia in achieving its development goals and have positive relationships with Australia enhanced by the contribution of women and men with Australian qualifications, experience and networks, thereby contributing to Cambodia’s economic growth.
The four program objectives of the Australia Awards - Cambodia include: