Australia Awards in Solomon Islands

Overview

Scholarship opportunities through the Australia Awards are available for successful Solomon Islanders to study in Australia and in the Pacific Region.

Priority sectors

Applications are encouraged across a broad range of priority areas for the development of Solomon Islands:

  • Health postgraduate only (including: Mental Health; Epidemiology; Remote Medicine; Obstetrics; Midwifery; Paediatric Medicine/Nursing; Emergency Medicine/Nursing; Intensive Care Nursing; Public Health; and Health Policy and/or Administration)
  • Education postgraduate only
  • Pharmacy
  • Gender equality and development
  • Economics, business (including procurement and entrepreneurship) and accounting
  • Counselling and social work (including child protection)
  • Legal services
  • Engineering (including civil, water, sanitation, biomedical, construction and mining) and architecture
  • Fisheries, veterinary science, environment & agriculture
  • Information technology
  • Statistics
  • Political & development studies — democracy, corruption, civil society & related areas (postgraduate only)

More information about the Australia Awards Scholarships for Solomon Islanders.

Studying in Australia

Applications for Australia Awards Scholarships 2020 are now open.

Australia has a reputation for academic excellence and is one of the best places in the world to live while studying. Visit Study in Australia to learn more about the education opportunities Australia has to offer.

Apply online at oasis.dfat.gov.au

If you are unable to complete an online application, you can download and print a hard copy of the application form [PDF], email scholarships.solomonislands@dfat.gov.au or collect a form from the Australian High Commission, Cnr Hibiscus Ave and Mud Alley, Honiara or the Annex Office.

More information on Australia Awards.

Online applications close 11:59 pm, 30 April 2019.

Hard copy applications close 4:30 pm 30 April 2019.

Studying in the Pacific Region

Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships 2020 are now open.

Apply online at oasis.dfat.gov.au

If you are unable to complete an online application, you can download and print a hard copy of the application form [PDF], email scholarships.solomonislands@dfat.gov.au or collect a form from the Australian High Commission, Cnr Hibiscus Ave and Mud Alley, Honiara or the Annex Office.

More information on Australia Awards.

Online applications close 11:59 pm 30 April 2019.

Hard copy applications close 4:30 pm 30 April 2019.

Australia Awards alumni: Solomon Islands

Australian by Degree - Kristina Fiddali, Solomon Islands

Watching her family home become increasingly threatened by rising sea levels spurred Kristina Fiddali on to pursue an Australia Awards scholarship in climate science so that she could help her community and country face this growing problem.

Australian by Degree - Mary Qurusu, Solomon Islands

An Australia Awards scholarship enabled Mary Qurusu to go from being an untrained radiographer to a confident professional, who is now making it possible for the first time for Solomon Islander women to be screened for breast cancer.

Student Profile - Jennifer Wate, Solomon Islands

Student profile captured at the Australia Awards End-of-Year Celebrations, 2015.

Student Profile - Freda Pitakaka, Solomon Islands

Student profile captured at the Australia Awards End-of-Year Celebrations, 2015.

How to apply

More information, including applicant eligibility criteria can be found at:

Last Updated: 1 February 2019