ADS in CambodiaThe ADS program was introduced to Cambodia in 1994 through an agreement with the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) as part of Australia’s larger bilateral development cooperation program. AusAID offers approximately 20 scholarships per year to Government Officials in Cambodia.
When and how to applyThe ADS program is advertised mid-year through advertisements on television, radio and in the newspaper. Application forms are available from IDP Education Australia (IDP) within the Australian Centre for Education (ACE) in Phnom Penh and also in Siem Riep.
Government Officials who meet the selection criteria may seek counselling on study options from an IDP Counsellor. Course information is also available in handbooks and on-line from IDP’s “Study in Australia” resource centre in Phnom Penh.
SelectionAn ADS selection committee assesses applications in several stages, culminating in an interview. Assessment is based on matching applications to criteria, commencing with matching the applications to technical criteria. Language testing (in two stages) is also part of the culling process.
possession of a Bachelor’s degree
maximum age of 42 years
demonstration of advanced English language skills (subject to testing)
minimum work experience of three years with the RGOC
commitment to a return of service obligation of at least twice the scholarship period upon completion of studies, with the relevant Ministry
appropriate technical, academic and intellectual capacity
a strong commitment to Cambodia’s public sector and the development of Cambodia in general
For more information and application form, please log to this website: http://www.idpcambodia.org/ads/index.html#Level