Australia Awards Cambodia

Australia Awards Conditions - Intake 2019


All applicants will be informed at each stage of the selection process if their application is not proceeding further.

Please note that Australia Awards Scholarships are provisional until the following requirements are met:

  • applicant attains the minimum English language proficiency of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no sub-band less than 6.0 (or TOEFL equivalent), irrespective of any lesser English language requirements of their chosen university. A failure to achieve the required IELTS score after 12 months of pre-departure English language training will result in the applicant’s provisional Australia Awards Scholarships being withdrawn and they will not be permitted to progress to undertake their scholarship in Australia;
  • applicant is placed at an Australian university; and
  • applicant is issued with the relevant visa by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Successful applicants will be required to sign a contract with the Commonwealth of Australia accepting the scholarship conditions. One of the conditions of an Australia Award is that awardees leave Australia for a period of two years following their scholarship. It is expected that awardees will return to Cambodia to apply the skills and knowledge gained through their scholarship. A full list of the scholarship conditions are contained in the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook available at

The Australian Government does not provide any financial or other support for the dependents of awardees. Awardees are responsible, including financially, for their family members who accompany them to Australia.

Preparatory training

Prior to departure to Australia, awardees are required to undertake a pre-departure training course.

  • Masters awardees yet to attain an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no sub-band less than 6.0 (or TOEFL equivalent) must undertake up to 12 months of pre-departure English language training.
  • Awardees are not permitted to undertake employment during the pre-departure training, or any pre-departure English language training. However, short absences from the Program may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • During the pre-departure training period, a monthly stipend is paid: $200 per month for Phnom Penh based awardees and $240 per month for those based outside of Phnom Penh.
  • Applicants should carefully consider the financial implications of the compulsory pre-departure training and the stipend payable when applying for a scholarship.