Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to advise you that, as foreshadowed by the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Stephen Smith in his statement to the
Australian Parliament on 8 February this year, applicants from Myanmar
can now apply for scholarships to study in Australia. We invite you to
share this information with your colleagues and key contacts. Attached
is an advertisement for these scholarships.

The Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) Scholarships is one of the scholarship programs under the Australia Awards initiative which was
launched by Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in November 2009. The
Scholarships are offered to high achievers from the region to undertake
postgraduate study in Australia, at Masters and Doctorate levels.In
Myanmar, priority will be given to study programs addressing the
following areas: health, water and sanitation, rural development and
food security, basic education, protection of vulnerable populations,
economic growth, gender, disability or environment.

Applications for ALA scholarships commencing in the 2011 academic year close on June 30. More information on these scholarships can be
found at the following website:

Email queries about these scholarships should be sent to


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