Australia Awards in Bhutan

Overview

Through the Australia Awards initiative, Australia provides scholarships for Bhutanese students, researchers and professionals to study in Australia. The Awards are an important part of the aid program in Bhutan and aim to:

  • develop capacity and leadership skills so that individuals can contribute to development in Bhutan
  • build people-to-people linkages between Bhutan and Australia.

Profile: Phub Dorji

Phub Dorji, a researcher employed with the Supreme Court of Bhutan, was selected for an Australia Award to study for a Masters course in Law at the University of Canberra. After completing his studies, he was deputed to the Bhutan National Legal Institute which, in his capacity as a legal researcher, he also helped to establish. The Institute trains pre-service and in-service judicial personnel. Phub is also making important contributions to a feasibility study on establishing a Children’s Court and a Family Court in Bhutan.

‘I'm very happy with my achievements. The scholarship opportunity has opened the door for me’, Phub said. ‘I have not only excelled in my studies but also had an opportunity to make many friends and exchange ideas. I have also won the hearts of many professors and lecturers at the University. I am more than satisfied, and it is now my turn to do something for the country and people’.

Phub Dorji, who studied law in Canberra under an Australia Award, is now helping to train legal practitioners in Bhutan
Phub Dorji, who studied law in Canberra under an Australia Award, is now helping to train legal practitioners in Bhutan

How to apply

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Last Updated: 22 April 2016