Scholarships, through the Australian Awards initiative, are a key component of the Australian Government’s investment in Sri Lanka. They are designed to:
- develop capacity and leadership skills so that individuals can contribute to the development of Sri Lanka
- build people-to-people links between Australia and Sri Lanka.
Priority areas of study include education, health and sustainable economic development. Sri Lankans can apply for long-term or short-term Australia Awards (Australia Awards Fellowships).