Australian Consulate-General
Papeete, French Polynesia

Study in Australia

Australia Awards in French Polynesia

Under the Australia-France Roadmap, announced 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. 38 scholars from New Caledonia and 24 scholars from French Polynesia have previously received an Australia Award scholarship. The program is also available in Wallis and Futuna.

New Caledonian and French Polynesian citizens are invited to submit applications for Australia Awards Scholarships Intake 2025, open now 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 leaving Australia at the end of the scholarship.

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the following website for detailed information, including the application process:

For more information contact [email protected]

Australian education resources

Students from French Polynesia can research and plan their Australian education via

The site, 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 French Polynesia or elsewhere.

The website 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 website to try out its new features and to learn more about studying in Australia.

Recognition of Australian qualifications

Upon your return after studying, if you wish to obtain an official document in French Polynesia  stating your level of qualifications obtained in Australia, you can familiarise yourself with the procedure for the recognition of these studies through the website of the European Network of Information Centres - National Academic Recognition Information Centres (ENIC-NARIC France):

Destination Australia scholarships program

The Destination Australia program is the Australian Government’s new scholarship program to provide financial support for tertiary education students to study in regional Australia. Over 1000 scholarships will be available each year to support both domestic and international students.

The Destination Australia scholarship program will provide financial assistance of up to $15,000 per student, per year. Tertiary institutions will 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 Australian Department of Education website for further information.