Suspending your Australia Awards scholarship

Can I suspend my Australia Awards scholarship?

As an Australia Awards Scholarship (AAS) student you can suspend your scholarship for up to 12 months. However; to do so, you must also provide a suitable reason for your suspension.

Examples of suitable reasons for suspension include pregnancy, family reasons or illness. If you feel you need to suspend your studies, contact the Student Contact Officer at the International Sponsored Student Unit (ISSU) as soon as possible to discuss your situation. Suspension of your scholarship requires approval by the DFAT Program Area or Partner Government.  

During the suspension period you will be required to return to your home country (with your family members if you are accompanied). Your Contribution to Living Allowance (fortnightly stipend) will also stop during the period of suspension.

The International Sponsored Students Unit (Student Contact Officer) is located in Student Central and is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.00pm.  

If you want to speak with the Student Contact Officer you can make an appointment at Student Central, telephone 6488 7378 or send an enquiry via Email Us.

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