Australian Embassy
Federated States of Micronesia

Study in Australia and Scholarships



The Australian Department of Defence is offering one place in the 2023 Defence Cooperation Scholarship Program (DCSP) to citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).

Under the DCSP, you can study a Master’s degree in a security-related field at an Australian University for one year, with tuition, travel and living expenses for you and any immediate family fully funded by the Australian Department of Defence.

Applications for the DCSP are open to FSM citizens employed in the security, justice, marine conservation or disaster response sector. It may be the perfect step for candidates seeking a career change or wanting to bolster their skills.

This is an excellent opportunity to study at one of Australia’s many fantastic universities and build relationships with peers from Australia and across the Indo-Pacific.

The Australian Embassy is available to answer your questions regarding the DCSP, living in Australia, visa applications, and courses available for study in Australia.

To apply, you must:

  • Be an FSM citizen

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree which can be recognised in Australia

  • Be fluent in English and able to complete an IELTS-A test, receiving a score of at least 6.5

  • Provide your curriculum vitae (2 pages max) which sets out your employment and education experience.

  • Write a short application (300 words max) identifying your preferred Master’s degree courses and explaining how the DCSP would help you achieve your career goals and support FSM’s security.

  • Submit the above documents to the Australian Embassy at [email protected]  by 5pm 13 June 2022.

Candidate requirements:

The candidate must currently (or within the last 12 months) be working in either:

  • the FSM public service

  • an NGO in the maritime conservation, justice, climate change/disaster response and resilience sector

  • a regional organisation in any of the above sectors.

The candidate must not already hold a postgraduate degree in a related area.

Recommended courses include:

The course/degree selected must relate to strategic studies, international relations, cybersecurity, natural disaster response and climate change mitigation, transnational crime, maritime law, etc.  Such courses available in Australia include, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Maritime Policy (University of Wollongong)

  • Master of Environmental Management and Development (Australian National University)

  • Master of Strategic Studies (Australian National University)

  • Master of National Security Policy (Australian National University)

  • Master of Asia and Pacific Studies (Australian National University)

  • Master of Justice and Criminology (RMIT University)

  • Master of Cyber Security (University of New South Wales, Canberra)

  • Master of Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development (University of Newcastle)

  • Master of Emergency and Disaster Management (Charles Darwin University)

More information
For further information, please contact the Australian Embassy at [email protected]


The 2023 Intake Round for Australia Awards Scholarships is now closed.


There are two types of scholarship offered by the Embassy:

  1. Australia Awards Scholarship (AAS) is offered for postgraduate studies to any Australian university.

  2. Australia Awards Pacific Scholarship (AAPS) is offered for undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Pacific institutions such as the University of the South Pacific, Fiji National University and the University of Papua New Guinea.

Minimum Requirements for Applicants for AAS:

  • be a FSM citizen

  • have attained a Bachelor’s degree with an average GPA 3.0

  • At least 2-3 years working experience

Minimum Requirements for Applicants for AAPS:

Undergraduate Study Program

  • be a FSM citizen

  • have attained an Associate Degree with an average GPA 3.0

Postgraduate Study Program

  • be a FSM citizen

  • have attained Bachelor’s degree with an average GPA 3.0

  • At least 2-3 years working experience


For more information, please email us at [email protected]