Study in Australia. The Australian Government funded Scholarships for Pacific High School and Secondary Students are now calls for application. The new Pacific Secondary School Scholarships Program is a prestigious Australian Government financial award. The scholarships provide an exciting opportunity for high performing Pacific island students to attend an Australian secondary school, gain a quality education and develop leadership skills. The Program builds on the Australian Government’s strong commitment to deepen education links between Australia and the Pacific.
By completing senior secondary school in Australia, students will have the necessary academic and leadership skills to pursue further education, training or employment pathways upon return to their home country or elsewhere in the Asia Pacific region. Students will also develop lifelong connections with Australia and their fellow Pacific alumni
Scholarships for secondary schooling in Australia are available to students who are both a citizen of, and resident in, a participating Pacific island country.
The scholarships program is currently designed for a 2.5 year course of school study in Australia. Students will transition to Australia in July for 6 months of Year 10. This transition period will provide a strong foundation for the next two years of senior secondary schooling.
As a financial award, the scholarship will cover the costs of education and accredited accommodation in Australia and other necessary costs to support a young person living away from home for international education. This includes travel costs to and from Australia, health insurance and a living allowance.
Area of Study
Scholars will be able to choose from a wide range of subjects at school in Australia. The only subject that is compulsory in Australia is English, and students will need to consider whether there are any compulsory subjects at home that they should study in Australia – especially Maths. Students will have the opportunity to choose both tertiary and vocational courses of study, depending on what is available at the school they attend and their own preferences. The school will provide career counselling and help students consider post-school pathways.
Applicants must meet scholarship eligibility criteria to be considered.You must:
If you meet these eligibility criteria, you will then be assessed against the selection criteria.
Girls and boys, students with a disability, and students from remote and rural communities are encouraged to apply.
The Pacific Secondary School Scholarships are a prestigious award for high performing students who can demonstrate leadership skills and personal qualities necessary for student success in the Program. Eligible students will undergo an independent, merit-based selection process. You will be assessed against the following scholarship selection criteria:
A three person committee chaired by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and including representatives from the Australian schools sector and the Pacific island government will talk to you about your education and your aspirations. A parent or legal guardian will need to accompany you to the interview and explain how they would remain in contact with you and engaged in your education if you are successful in gaining a scholarship in Australia.
An equal number of scholarships will be offered to girls and boys. Students with a disability and students from remote and regional areas are encouraged to apply.
Provisional scholarships are subject to school enrolment and Australian immigration processes. Applicants will need a passport. The offer of a provisional scholarship does not guarantee school enrolment or a visa.
Before you apply, please make sure you understand the scholarship process, are eligible to apply and meet the requirements of the selection criteria.
All applications should be completed and submitted via the online portal by the 1 March 2020 (annually) at 11:59pm AEST closing date. Please work carefully through the online application form. If you experience any challenges completing your online application form, or have any questions, please contact us immediately. You can also email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure that your hand writing is clear and legible. If you have any questions or experience any challenges completing or submitting the form, please contact them.
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Scholarship Due date
Applications for the Pacific Secondary School Scholarships will open from Monday 3 February 2020 and close on 1 March 2020 at 11:59pm AEST. Representatives of the Program will be visiting secondary schools throughout the application period to promote the scholarships and advise you on how to apply.