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Apr 18, 2009
Study in Australia via ALA Program
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Australian Aid Program (AusAid) is now accepting applicants for the Australian Leadership Awards Scholarship for year 2010 starting March 19 to June 30, 2009. ALA aims to find and build up future leaders that will eventually help the Australia and his country create new developments.


ALA also aims to develop partnership and linkage amongst all Asia-Pacific countries. The scholarship will also help the scholar a chance to study ALA Masters or ALA Doctorate degree in any field that covers disability, economic growth, education, environment, food security, gender, governance, health, human rights, infrastructure, regional stability, rural development and water & sanitation.


The scholarship is intended to be given to those who are already leaders in any field or for those who have the potential to be one. Applicants must be socially, politically or economically active and aware in their country.


The selection of scholars is tough. Competitive applicants from all over Asia-Pacific that has bachelorís degree in different areas are apt to grab this big opportunity. Most of the ALA Scholars are now widely successful in political and social fields.


Scholars will then take a Leadership Development Program examination in Australia. LDP seek scholars to empower them in leading their respective countries and regions in social, political and economic developments.


Scholarship covers the following:

  • An ALA Masters Scholarship, taken over two years can be valued up to AUD150,000.
  • An ALA Doctorate Scholarship, taken over four years can be valued up to AUD300,000.


The amounts above include the following benefits and support:


  • A Leadership Development Program worth approximately A$17,000
  • Introductory Academic Program (IAP): approximately A$2,000
  • Tuition fees for your approved course of study
  • Return air travel to and from Australia
  • Costs associated with health checks and visa applications prior to departure for Australia
  • Establishment allowance on arrival: A$5,000
  • Contribution to living expenses: A$26,009 per year (2009 rate, reviewed annually)
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of the award (for award holder only)
  • A study enrichment allowance (SEA) to contribute towards field research, academic support, conference participation or the award holderís reunion travel costs: A$2,000 per year (cumulative)


For more information, you may visit AusAid website:


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