From 1st febuary, application opens for Australia Awards Scholarships 2018/2019. There are two
categories of Award: Australian Awards Scholarships, to undertake higher degree studies in Australia at
Masters level. And Australia Awards Short Courses, to undertake short-term, targeted professional
training courses, in Australia and/or in Africa, in a range of development-focused sectors.
About the Award
Australia Awards, a cornerstone of the Australian Government’s development
assistance program for Africa, provide access to postgraduate education, training and professional
development opportunities for suitably qualified Africans from eligible countries. On their return to the
workplace, Australia Awards Alumni are expected to contribute actively to development in their home
To be taken at: African or Australian Universities.
Priority Fields (varies by African country)
Public Policy (including public sector management, public sector reform, trade, international diplomacy)
Natural Resource Management (including mining related subjects)
Technical and Vocational Education & Training (available for Short Courses only)
Energy (including Natural Gas and Oil Technology)
Natural Resource Management
Transport (including Ports, Roads and Airports Management) countries.
Offered Since: 1980
Type: Masters taught degrees and undergraduate
Eligibility for the Scholarship:
- Being a citizen of a Sub-Saharan African country
- Excelling academically
- Come from an economically disadvantaged background
- Having demonstrated the will to give back to your community, country, or continent
- Having expressed the desire and intention to return to your home country after completing your studies.
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroun, Cape Verde,
Comoros, Congo(Republic of), Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya,
Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal,
Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia etc
In addition to the above, the following countries are eligible for Short Course Awards (SCAs)
Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea,
Gabon, Mauritania, Niger, North Sudan, Republic of Guinea, South Sudan
Number of Scholarships: Up to 1,000
Value of Scholarships: This is a Full government sponsored scholarship
Duration of Scholarship: For the duration of the programme
Select your country of origin. Follow the specific instruction on the page.
Sponsors: Australia Awards in Africa (AAA), an initiative of the Australian Government.
To Apply: Visit the Application Link