The Australian Government is committed to supporting a global network of alumni that engages and promotes Australia and advances our national interests, especially in the Indo-Pacific.
Australia’s global alumni are highly talented, globally mobile, and empowered by their world-class Australian education. They are current and future leaders, influencers and change-makers. Individually and collectively, Australia’s global alumni are helping to shape the world around them.
We take a broad definition of alumni to include: full-fee paying international students, research fellows or academic exchanges, New Colombo Plan alumni, short term study abroad or exchange students, expatriate Australians, business or industry exchanges and Australian students who have studied abroad.
The Australia Global Alumni Engagement Strategy 2016-2020 outlines the Australian government’s commitment to promoting connections with and among alumni, and optimising opportunities for professional development, shared research and strengthened business connections.
Australia Awards alumni are important members of the Australia Global Alumni community. Individually selected for their academic ability and potential to contribute to the social and economic development of their communities, they are the next generation of global leaders.