Australian High Commission
Kingdom of Tonga

Study in Australia

Australian Awards Scholarships

The Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS) initiative is a prestigious international scholarships and short courses program that provides the opportunity study, research, and professional development in Australia.

The scholarships and short courses aim to empower a global network of talented individuals through high-quality education experiences in Australia. The recipients return home with new ideas and knowledge, and the ability to make a significant contribution to their home countries as leaders in their field.

In addition to the general Australian Awards program, DFAT also offers the Australian Awards Pacific Scholarships (AAPS). The AAPS is offered to 13 Pacific Island countries, including Tonga. This provides an additional opportunity for Pacific Islanders to study at selected education institutions in the Pacific region.

The AAS scholarships are targeted at the postgraduate level only, whereas AAPS scholarships are available for both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Applications are strongly encouraged from women, people with disability and marginalised groups.

2022 Intake

Due to uncertainties around international travel and border closures, we are unable to mobilise Australian Awards recipients for a semester 1, 2022 intake at this time. We are working towards securing an intake for semester 2, 2022, which will be confirmed in the coming months. Please monitor the Australia in Tonga Facebook page or the Opening and Closing Dates page for information on the 2023 intake.