Tips for applicants

 

  • The application period for Laos will end at 5:00pm, 24 March 2017. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.  There are no exceptions.
  • Fill in all fields on the application form and don't forget to sign the declaration.
  • Make sure the Lao version of your family book has your photo and official stamp.  If your photo is not included in your family book we cannot confirm who you are, and you will not be able to take the screening test, nor the IELTS test.
  • If you are currently studying, you must provide a letter from the institution where you are studying.  The letter must state the date you commenced study, what you are studying (e.g. Bachelor of Economics), and what year you will be finished your study.  If you do not include this letter, your application will not be considered as we cannot confirm that you are not half-way through your study. 
  • Make sure you select the correct scholarship preference - Government of Laos applicants work for, and are paid by, the Government of Laos.  Everyone else is an Open applicant.
  • Don't alter dates or withhold information about your qualifications.  Applicants found altering dates or omitting to disclose qualifications will be ruled ineligible.
  • Applications with unexplained 'gaps' between periods of study and employment, or after study, will be considered incomplete and ruled ineligible.  Please explain gaps in the section provided in the application form.
  • Less is more. We are happy that you may have multiple awards, but before submitting copies with your application, please ask yourself if they are relevant to your future study?  For example, a Grade 6 science award is not likely to be relevant to those who wish to study for a Master's in Business Administration. 
  • Do not submit three copies of your application and documents. This is not a requirement for Australia Awards and is a waste of paper and money.
  • Before you submit the application, you should make a copy of the completed application for your own reference. You may need to refer to it later to prepare for your interview.