Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility


Australia Awards Alumni Global Tracer Survey 2020

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Alumni, Awards, Developing countries, International aid, International cooperation, International programs, Partnerships in education, Scholarships, Skill development, Surveys, Sustainable development


The 2020 Global Tracer Survey instrument used in this study is available here.


This report details the findings of the 2020 Global Tracer Survey of alumni from the Australia Awards and predecessor development scholarships. The research was undertaken by the Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility (GTF), which is managed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). The survey was administered online in November and December 2020 to alumni from 106 countries who had studied in Australia as part of a scholarship or fellowship. More than 6,200 alumni participated (a 25.9 per cent response rate), and among this group were alumni who completed their award during the 1980s through to alumni who completed their award in the 2010s. These responses provide insight into contributions alumni have made using the knowledge and skills gained while on award in Australia, connections and partnerships with Australians, as well as their views of Australia and Australian expertise.

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Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade