Saturday, June 20, 2009

ADS 2010

The Main Objectives of the ADS Program are:

* To assist Indonesian public and private institutions meet identified institutional objectives and training needs through the provision of postgraduate education to selected staff;
* To assist individuals to increase their capacity to contribute to Indonesian institutions and professions by the provision of postgraduate study opportunities in Australia;
* To assist alumni of the ADS scheme to maintain and update their academic and professional skills;
* To promote Indonesia and Australia's equity in development policies;
* To deliver training that complements the human resource development goals outlined in AusAID's Indonesian Country Program Strategy; and
* To select high quality candidates with the ability to succeed at tertiary study in Australia, with minimal extensions and with the abiliity contribute to Indonesia's development.

In General, Candidates must :

* Be an Indonesian citizen and not have permanent residence in Australia or New Zealand;
* Not be married or engaged to a person who is eligible to hold Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residence;
* Satisfy Australian Government requirements for international student entry to Australia (health, character etc);
* Not hold a scholarship that would give similar benefits;
* Not have held an Australian Government Scholarship in the 12 months preceding the application;
* Be applying to commence a new course of study and not be seeking support through ADS for a course already commenced in Australia;
* Be able to take up the scholarship in the year for which it is offered; and
* Satisfy the admission requirements of the Australian tertiary institution in which the course is to be undertaken.

Specifically, Candidates must :

* Be applying for courses that fall within the four areas of development priority;
* Have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.9 (on a scale of maximum 4.0) and an English language proficiency of at least 5.0 in IELTS (or 500 in Institutional TOEFL or equivent). The IELTS or TOEFL result must be current (a test result obtained in 2008 or 2009 will be considered current);
* Already hold an undergraduate degree, if applying for a Masters;
* Already have a Masters, if applying for a Doctorate;
* Apply for a degree at a level higher than their current highest qualification;
* If applying for a Doctorate, applicants must be staff of universities, higher education institutions, research institutes, key policy makers and targeted candidates in other agencies associated with AusAID activities. It is highly desirable for Doctorate applicants to have a letter of support from an Australian university for their proposed field of study;
* Answer all relevant questions on the application form;
* Be willing and available to take full-time (Monday - Friday, 08.00 - 16.00)English for Academic Purposes(EAP) training in Indonesia prior to studying in Australia, if offered a scholarship; and
* Be not older than 42 years old at time of application.

Number of Awards and Study Options

The number of ADS awards each year will depend on Australian government budget appropriations. In the 2009/2010 ADS cycle, 300 ADS scholarships are available for commencement in 2010/2011. The scholarships are allocated as follows:

* 2/3 of all awards will be offered to applicants from the public sector category;
* 1/3 of all awards will be offered to applicants from the open category;
* Up to 50% of awards overall will be offered to applicants from the Targeted Category;
* Up to 30% of all awards will be offered to applicants from Geographic Focus Areas.The geographic focus will include East Nusa Tenggara, West Nusa Tenggara, Papua, West Papua, and Aceh;;
* 90% of all awards will be offered at Masters level (270) and 10% of all awards will be offered at PhD level (30); and
* An equal number of awards will be offered to males and females

Length of Study and Course Options

Scholarships will be available for full-time study of an Australian post-graduate qualification for the minimum period required to complete the award through the relevant Australian university, selected from AusAID contracted universities (normally a maximum of 2 years for Masters and 4 years for Doctorate).

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