Suspending your Australia Awards scholarship
Australia Awards Scholarship (AAS) recipients can suspend their 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 wish 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 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Program Area or Partner Government.
During the suspension period, you will have 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.