The Pacific Secondary School Scholarships are a prestigious award for high performing students who can demonstrate leadership skills and personal qualities necessary for student success in the Program. Eligible students will undergo an independent, merit-based selection process. You will be assessed against the following scholarship selection criteria:

If you are shortlisted based on your application, you will be invited to a face-to-face interview with a selection committee in your country.

A three person committee chaired by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and including representatives from the Australian schools sector and the Pacific island government will talk to you about your education and your aspirations. A parent or legal guardian will need to accompany you to the interview and explain how they would remain in contact with you and engaged in your education if you are successful in gaining a scholarship in Australia.

An equal number of scholarships will be offered to girls and boys. Students with a disability and students from remote and regional areas are encouraged to apply.

Provisional scholarships are subject to school enrolment and Australian immigration processes. Applicants will need a passport. The offer of a provisional scholarship does not guarantee school enrolment or a visa.