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2018-09-19 18:30:49 BdST

70 Bangladeshi students get Australia Awards Scholarships for 2019

A total of 70 Bangladeshi Students have been selected for Australia Awards Scholarships for 2019.

The selected awardees will commence their masters level study in Australian universities in February 2019, said a press release of Australian High Commissioner in Dhaka today.

The Awardees will undertake degrees at several of Australia’s top universities in a range of fields, including public finance, cyber security, environment, engineering, international trade and development.

“We were very impressed with the high standard of applicants; with respect to both their commitment to their studies and aspirations to continue to drive economic development in Bangladesh on their return,” Australian High Commissioner in Dhaka Julia Niblett said.

She said 50 per cent of the awardees are female and 10 per cent of successful applicants in the 2019 intake are from indigenous communities.

This year more than 600 Bangladeshis applied for Australia Awards scholarships.

Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships funded by the Australian Government.

They offer an opportunity for the next generation of global leaders to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia.

Australia has been offering scholarships in the region for almost 70 years and, specifically, to Bangladesh since 1972.

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