The Australia program targets junior government officials seeking agraduate certificate, graduate diploma, or master's degree ininternational and development economics at the Asia Pacific School ofEconomics and Government (APSEG), the Australian National University inCanberra, Australia.
Nationals from the following five countries are eligible to apply: Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Mongolia, and Vietnam.
Candidatesmust be nominated by a senior government official from their country'sministry of finance, economy, central bank, or equivalent agency.
Admissionrequirements include a bachelor's degree from a reputable universityand an outstanding academic record, appropriate work experience, andproven proficiency in English. Candidates must also pass amathematics/statistics test, administered to those who have beensuccessful in the initial prescreening stage.
The academicyear in Australia begins in early January. The program covers the costof program tuition, roundtrip airfare, a monthly stipend to coverhousing and subsistence costs, medical insurance, and other scholarexpenses (all subject to conditions).
Forfurther information on the Australia program and to obtain anapplication, contact the IMF resident representative offices in therelevant countries, or:
IMF Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
21 Fl., Fukoku-Seimei Building
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0011
Tel.: +81 3 3597-6708
Fax: +81 3 3597-6705
For more information see Australia-IMF Scholarship Program(407 Kb PDF file). Application for the 2006 academic year closed inearly June 2005. The application deadline for the 2007 academic yearwill be early June 2006 (a formal deadline will be announced later inthis website). New brochures will be posted on IMF website in early March 2006.