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74 New Australian Scholarships for Provincial Lao Students 

Australia’s Ambassador to the Lao PDR, John Williams, today announced scholarships for 74 Lao high school graduates from disadvantaged regions to study at the National University of Laos.

Latest Newsletter

Mittaphab (“Friendship”) is the newsletter of the Laos Australia Institute.  It contains stories, updates and features covering LAI activities, news from the Australian Embassy and alumni events.

You can find the latest edition here.  If you would like to receive an email copy of Mitthapab, then please send a request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Breaking the Poverty Cycle

Education is vitally important for lifting people out of poverty, and this is especially the case for young women.

Welcome from the Institute Director

Welcome to the website of the Laos Australia Institute.  Our Institute started in January 2014, and we are a program funded by the Australian Government with the aim of improving human resource development in Laos.

GOLPET Awardees Start English Training

Thirty Lao government officials from a wide range of ministries and governmental agencies have been awarded Government of Laos Professional English Language Training (GOLPET) awards for 2014-15.