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Australian Development Scholarship (ADS)

ADS is funded by Australian Government for Graduate Program to study in Australian Universities. ADS is a form of appreciation towards long-term development program managed by AusAID. The main goal of ADS is to improve the human resources capacity in Indonesia which will support:

  • Sustainable Growth and Economic Management;
  • Democracy, Justice and Good Governance;
  • Investing in People; and
  • Safety and Peace

This scholarship is the instrumental to the cooperation development program between Indonesia and Australia, by providing approximately 11,000 scholarships for more than 50 years. ADS is a form of cooperation in the field of high value development and aiming to contribute to the needs of long-term development  in the Australian’s partner countries in order to promote growth and stability.

An equal number of scholarships will be allocated for men and women and up to 30% for residents of East Nusa Tenggara, West Nusa Tenggara, Papua, West Papua, and Aceh which has been the focused area of Australian aids program.

The requirements needed for this scholarship is not complicated. ADS is open to all prospective students and can be originated from government or private parties. The priorities and requirements for this scholarship is applied to field of study which aims to improve the human resource capability in Indonesia as well as the development that will support the sustainable growth, economic management, investment for human development, democracy, justice, good governance, and safety and peace.

Requirements for ADS:

  • Max. age of 42 years when applying
  • Applying one of the course in the 4 priority development areas
  • Have a minimum GPA minimum 2.9 and IELTS score 5.0; TOEFL ITP 500; or TOEFL iBT 39
  • For those who interested in continuing to study for Master Degree, the applicant should have finished his/her undergraduate study; and for PhD program the applicant should have finished his/her Master (S2)
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Copy of Passport / National ID (KTP)
  • Copy of Diploma and Transcript which has been legalized by the related officials
  • Original document of IELTS/TOEFL score taken on 2009 or 2010 (the latest)
  • Academic references from your current supervisor for PhD applicants
  • Research proposal for PhD and Master’s Degree applicants (Full Research)

The application should be made in 3 (three) copies and submitted to:


Gedung Wira Usaha Lt. 7,

Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav. C-5 Kuningan,

Jakarta Selatan 12940

The deadline for submission is the End of August.

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