Australia Awards applicants must meet all eligibility requirements detailed in the Scholarships Policy Handbook, available at: dfat.gov.au/about-us/publications/Pages/australia-awards-scholarships-policy-handbook.aspx.
In addition to the general eligibility requirements, candidates from India must also meet the following country-specific requirements. Applicants must:
- be a recent graduate (2018 or later) of one of the target institutions; or be in the final year of a tertiary-level qualification (at least equivalent to an Australian Bachelor’s degree) from one of the target institutions
- have achieved a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 7.5
- have an endorsement letter from one of the target institutions/universities in India.
Applicants must have achieved an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 or higher (with no individual band score below 6.0) or an internet-based TOEFL (iBT) score of at least 84, with a minimum of 21 in all subtests or a Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) overall score of 58, with no communicative skill score less than 50. Scores must be valid until 1 January 2021.
Scholarships will not be available for courses of study in Australia where the applicant has already achieved that qualification and the qualification is deemed to be equivalent to the Australian qualification.