Under the Australia-France Roadmap, signed by Foreign Minister Wong and Foreign Minister Colonna in December 2023, the Australian Government is proud to announce the return of the prestigious Australia Awards Scholarships in New Caledonia and French Polynesia.
Australia Awards scholarships are prestigious international awards offered by the Australian Government to the next generation of global leaders. Through study and research, recipients develop the skills and knowledge to drive change and build enduring people-to-people links with Australia.
The Australia Awards scholarship program will open to five New Caledonians and French Polynesians each year, to pursue postgraduate study in Australia. The program is also available in Wallis-and-Futuna (for undergraduate studies).
Applications are now open for the Australia Awards Scholarships Intake 2025, until 30 April 2024.
Recipients will be required to enter into a contract with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to comply with conditions of the scholarship. This includes returning to their home at the end of the scholarship.
Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the following website for detailed information for each French Pacific Collectivity, including the application process: Participating countries | Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (dfat.gov.au).
For more information contact [email protected].
The Destination Australia program is the Australian Government’s scholarship program to provide financial support for tertiary education students to study in regional Australia. Over 1000 scholarships are available each year to support both domestic and international students.
The Destination Australia scholarship program provides financial assistance of up to $15,000 per student, per year. Tertiary institutions administer the scholarships for individual students.
Australian tertiary institutions apply for and manage the Destination Australia scholarships. Students can apply directly to a tertiary provider. Please visit the website Destination Australia - Department of Education, Australian Government for further information.
Students from New Caledonia and Wallis-and-Futuna can research and plan their Australian education via Study Australia | Study Australia.
Study with Australia is managed by Austrade (the Australian Government’s trade, investment and education promotion agency) has a mobile-friendly design that makes it easy for students to browse courses and institutions on any handheld or desktop device.
Potential students can also interact via social media, access information about scholarships and discover the stories of other students from New Caledonia, Wallis-and-Futuna or elsewhere.
Study with Australia includes information about Australia’s states and territories, as well as news and event feeds, in a selection of languages.
Whether you are interested in enrolling in an Australian university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) college, learning English, or attending school, we invite you to visit the Study with Australia website to try out its new features and to learn more about studying in Australia.
If you wish to obtain an official document in New Caledonia stating your level of qualifications obtained in Australia, you can familiarise yourself with the procedure for the recognition of these studies by contacting Laura Guyette at the Maison de l’Etudiant:
Tel: +687 29 00 64
Email: [email protected] - Maison de l'Etudiant: Accueil - Maison de l'étudiant (maisondeletudiant.nc)
Students can also visit the France Education International website at Recognition of diplomas | France Education international (france-education-international.fr).
For information on the recognition of overseas qualifications in Australia, please check Recognise overseas qualifications - Department of Education, Australian Government.
People wishing to undertake studies or a training, or accompany a student, in Australia must consult the website of the Australian Department of Home Affairs for information on studying full time, completing worplace-based or professional development training, or accompanying a student as their guardian.
For further information on Home Affairs, including on how to obtain assistance from the Home Affairs Global Service Centre, please check the information available under Immigration, Citizenship and Border Protection.
The Australian Department of Home Affairs does not have an office at the Australian Consulate-General in Noumea. The Australian Consulate-General in Noumea has no visa or other Home Affairs function and does not process visa applications or respond to visa or other Home Affairs enquiries.
Studying and undertaking a training in Australia – Must-read information from your country of citizenship-nationality
Before travelling to Australia, check the travel advice of your country of citizenship-nationality for recommendations made by your country to its citizens travelling overseas.
Canadian nationals should check the Canadian travel advice for Australia at Travel advice and advisories for Australia and follow Canadian recommendations.
French nationals should seek up-to-date information and assistance from their representations in Australia (French Embassy in Canberra or the French Consulate-General in Sydney) and should also check all French recommendations (in French) including:
- Conseils aux Voyageurs - Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères (diplomatie.gouv.fr)
- Australie - Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères (diplomatie.gouv.fr)
- Venir en Australie (visas...) - La France en Australie (ambafrance.org)
- Stages en Australie - La France en Australie (ambafrance.org)
- Séjours au pair et séjours linguistiques - La France en Australie (ambafrance.org)
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
- Alliance française de Canberra - Alliancefrancaise.com.au
- French-English bilingual schools - Écoles françaises et programmes bilingues français-anglais en Australie - La France en Australie (ambafrance.org)
- AUSTRALIE | Direction générale du Trésor (economie.gouv.fr) – French Regional Economic Office, including assistance to French businesses and lists of French companies in Australia
- Business France – including assistance to French businesses
- FACCI – French-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (French-Australian business network and business directory)