Australian Awards Scholarships for 1,000 African Students 2015/2016

Brief description

Applications is open from 1st September for Australia Awards Scholarships and Australia Awards – Africa Fellowships 2015/2016. There are two categories of Award: The Master Awards and the Africa Fellowships

Priority Fields

  • Agriculture/Food Security
  • Education
  • Health (including HIV/AIDS)
  • Public Policy (including public sector management, public sector reform, trade, international diplomacy)
  • Technical and Vocational Education & Training (available for Short Courses only)

Long-Term Awards are postgraduate scholarships that lead to an academic qualification from an Australian university. For studies commencing in 2014, Long-Term Awards are available to eligible applicants from 28 African countries.

Short Course Awards are available for studies in a range of priority sectors including Agriculture, Maternal and Child Health, Mining Governance and Public Policy. Studies are conducted at locations in Africa and in Australia for periods up to 3 months. Short course awards are available to eligible applicants from 51 African countries.

About Scholarship

Australia Awards in Africa (AAA), an initiative of the Australian Government, is a pan-African program of development scholarships and fellowships that offers 1,000 postgraduate scholarships each year to eligible African professionals.

Australia is committed to developing the capacity and leadership skills of Africans to enable them to contribute effectively to development in their home countries. Over the past three years, the number of scholarships available for African professionals has increased ten-fold to a total of 1,000 development awards annually. One-quarter of all Australia’s development scholarships are now directed to Africa.

Scholarship Offered Since: 1980

Scholarship Type: Masters and PhD Scholarships for Africans

Who is qualified to apply?

  • You must not be more than 50 years of age at the date of your application.
  • You must have at least three (3) years’ relevant post graduate work experience. This work experience must be in a role relevant to your proposed field of study and to your employment organisation type (e.g. public sector applicants should demonstrate public sector work experience, and so on). Preference will be given to candidates with greater periods of experience.
  • You possess, as a minimum, a Bachelors degree (or the equivalent) from a recognised Institution of at least 4 years in length with at least a 3rd Class Pass.
  • Public sector candidates must comply with Government of your country regulations for government employees wishing to apply for scholarships
  • Public sector, private sector and civil society candidates must provide evidence of completion of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) (for Nigerian candidates- visit adsafrica.com.au for country specific requirements) when they apply.
  • You must not already hold, or be studying for, a Masters degree
  • You must be willing to make a formal commitment to return to your current employment following completion of the award

Target Group

  • You are a national of an African country. See country list below
  • You are an early or mid-career professional working in the Public Sector, the Private Sector or a Non-Government Organisation (Civil Society) in one of the listed priority fields of study.
  • You wish to undertake a Masters degree in Australia in one of the listed priority fields of study. You cannot study a Masters of Business Administration.
  • You have a clear vision for how you will use the knowledge gained through the Masters degree to improve policy, practice or education in the proposed field of study.
  • Gender Equality: Australia Awards target equal participation by women and men. Applications from women are strongly encouraged, and mechanisms are in place to support women applicants and Awardees.
  • Disability Inclusion: Australia Awards aim to ensure that people with a disability are given fair and equal opportunity to compete for and obtain a scholarship. Applications from people with a disability are strongly encouraged. Mechanisms are in place to support applicants and Awardees requiring specific assistance.

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

Eligible African Countries

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

In addition to the above, the following countries are eligible for Short Course Awards (SCAs) for the 2013 Intake

Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Mauritania, Niger, North Sudan, Republic of Guinea, South Sudan

To be taken at: African or Australian Universities

Application Ends By

The closing date for Australia Awards Scholarships is 12 December 2014 for Masters level Awards and 16 January 2015  for Africa Fellowships.

Offered annually? Yes

How to Apply

Go to the following link: http://australiaawardsafrica.org/africa-map/

Select your country of origin. Follow the specific instruction on the page.

Sponsors

Australia Awards in Africa (AAA), an initiative of the Australian Government

Important Notes:

Application from women and people with disability is stronglyencouraged

Comments

  1. Fikru says

    I am young guy from Ethiopia. I obtain Diploma in Agriculture from Adama University with GPA of 4.0 out of 4. I have more than 2 years of work experience in technical assistance at Dilla University, School of Agriculture meanwhile; i have great interest to have my Bachelor degree in Agricultural related fields. But to realize my interest my financial status is constraint

    You know that industrialized nations have emitted for more greenhouse gas emissions. In contradictory developing countries due to small number of professional in Agriculture there is inadequate agricultural productivity in our country .Our country Ethiopia is now in jumping one step from a line with industrialized countries. So what needs at first? It’s doubtless as it is professional of Agricultural Sciences. Considering all factor above, I believe that if I am trained through undergraduate scholarship in Agricultural science I can do my best with all maximum efforts for the benefit of my country to whom I have been working. I look forward to a favorable reply to bring my dream in to reality. I believe it will come. Thanks.

  2. says

    my name is demes segahu from ethiopia, and ethiopian in originated I do have BA degree in economics from dilla university.now I am very much interested to do my MSc degree in related fields. so how can you help me to realize my dream?

  3. says

    Hi thanks a lot for the info ,we are so proud of you
    i am interested relative to studying in Australia
    please help me and send me your international student scholarships form.

    thanks for your help.

    • admin says

      You’ll find details about the Australian Development Scholarship on the ADS website. See link from above.

      Regards

    • James Solomon Murray says

      I have been teaching in the interior of my home county Grand Bassa, for a long period of time since I left high in the late 80’s. I studied elementary education at Bishop John Collins Teacher College and obtained a diploma. I studied christian education and Biblical Theology at the Global University on 10th St.and got a diploma. am I qualified for your scholarship program? I am presently working on a self motivated educational program for Liberian villages where there are no schools and the children of school going ages are wasting in complete ignorance and illiteracy. This program is called EVAT, meaning Every Village A Teacher.
      Can I obtain a scholarship to build my capacity in education and help my native Liberia? James Solomon Murray, Buchanan City, Liberia.

  4. says

    Musba kedir from Ethiopia.
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    I am young guy from Ethiopia. I obtain Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics from Jimma University with GPA of 3.51 out of 4. I have more than 2 years of work experience in instructor at Gewane college of agriculture and in Assosa agricultural research center as junior researcher, meanwhile; I have great interest to have my Masters degree in Agricultural related fields. But to realize my interest my financial status is constraint.
    You know that industrialized nations have emitted for more greenhouse gas emissions. In contradictory developing countries due to small number of professional in Agriculture there is inadequate agricultural productivity in our country.Our country Ethiopia is now in jumping one step from a line with industrialized countries. So what needs at first? It’s doubtless as it is professional of Agricultural Sciences. Considering all factor above, I believe that if I am trained through undergraduate scholarship in Agricultural science I can do my best with all maximum efforts for the benefit of my country to whom I have been working. I look forward to a favorable reply to bring my dream in to reality. I believe it will come. Thanks.

  5. Dessie Mammo says

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am Dessie Mammo Alemu, 36 years old and with sound physique from a developing country, Ethiopia. I have been graduated both my first and second degree in English language and curriculum studies respectively. I have more than 10 years experience as a teacher and school director for primary and then secondary schools. I had been a certified and then diploma holder teacher before upgrading my qualification to Bachelor and masters level. Besides, I have worked as a Woreda/District education office head in Ethiopia (in North Gondar). I have scored Excellent achievements in my walks of work life and also I have 3:46 CGPA (grade point in my masters degree). I am working as a curriculum and module preparation officer at Gondar College of Teachers Education by now. I want abroad further education opportunity either in masters degree or PhD degree in related courses to advance both my qualification and life career in particular and to contribute my share to my country, continent and to the world in general.
    Therefore, I greatly want your genuine support to achieve my objective given here above. Many thanks!
    Yours with best wishes!
    Dessie
    e-mail: desie.alemu@gmail.com
    mobile: +251918712867
    Tel: +251581110051
    P.O.Box:176
    Gondar Teachers Education College
    Ethiopia

  6. Tatasha says

    i am from Ethiopia. my name is Tatasha Takaye Kasito. i have been graduated in public and development management from Mekelle University in 2011 holding 3.89 out of 4. i am currently serving as a university instructor. i want to study my Masters Program anywhere over the World and i am really delighted to find your opportunity for people like who were desiring to continue their education. I want to study MA in public policy. Therefore, I greatly want your genuine support to achieve my objective given here above.
    Many thanks!
    Yours with best wishes!

  7. Mulatu Amare says

    I am graduate of Governance and Development and now am serving as graduate assistant in wolkite university,in Ethiopia.I want to study for further specialization,please can I have a free scholarship in your esteemed institution with the Wolkite university?

  8. says

    I am an energetic outgoing gentleman and a product of Université de Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire, final term of Master of Arts student in American Civilization and Literature with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in and a Diploma in Foreign Languages (French, English, and Spanish). As a graduate in English studies with my very strong French educational background,
    I have acquainted myself with a range of skills that would allow me to blend with the organization’s culture, and propel the team to new height of success.
    Apart from being a proactive learner, I was actively involved in extra-curricular activities inside and outside of campus. I was in the chairman of the brightest English club on campus. Additionally, I am practicing as a professional French teacher since 2010 in many Ghanaian schools and environments like Holy Child Senior High School, Cape Coast in the Central Region; and Chapel Hill School, Takoradi in the Western Region.
    My enthusiastic involvement in many professional and academic activities has served me well in nurturing hardworking, humility as well as my leadership and communication skills, which are essential to succeed in making a meaningful and significant contribution to the expectations of any honorable Institution.

    Yours sincerely,

    Tresor Akpa
    (+233) 54 747 4802
    PRAISE BAPTIST CHRUCH
    P.O. Box AD 805, CAPE COAST
    Central Region, Ghana
    amoahvictorya@yahoo.com

    • osman says

      I am young guy from Ethiopia. I obtain Bachelor of Science in nursing from Mekelle University with GPA of 3.8 out of 4. I have more than 3 years of work experience as instructor at Black lion hospital(Adiss abeba university) and in Samara university college of health science and in research center as junior researcher, meanwhile; I have great interest to have my Masters degree in health related fields. But to realize my interest my financial status is constraint.
      You know that developing nations have emitted for more health educated man power for better health service . In contradictory developing countries due to small number of professional in health professionals there is inadequate health service productivity in our country.Our country Ethiopia is now in jumping one step from a line with fulling the millennium development goal on health better reducing maternal and child mortality life style and countries. So what needs at first? It’s doubtless as it is professional of health Sciences. Considering all factor above, I believe that if I am trained through postgraduate scholarship in health related fields I can do my best with all maximum efforts for the benefit of my country to whom I have been working. I look forward to a favorable reply to bring my dream in to reality. I believe it will come. Thanks.

  9. says

    my name worku masho. I graduated from Mekele university in 2008 in the department of animal, rangeland and wildlife science. in the future I want to master wildlife conservation.

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  11. Mohammed Aman Ogeto says

    I am Mohammed Aman Ogeto, graduated BA in Economics from Arbaminch University in 2007 and MSc in Agricultural Economics from Haramaya University in 2011, Ethiopia. I have published as sole author one journal; three journals as second and third author. Now I will like to pursue my PhD in Agricultural Economics/ Natural Resource Economics or Institutional Economics.

  12. irene mpamulungi says

    I am a female Ugandan currently employed as a Human Resource officer in a hospital setting. Through on desk training i have managed to meet the duties being assigned. But to be a better manager , a future consultant and an effective policy implementer i would like to acquire a masters degree in Human Resource management.

    I want to be a better manager to effectively lead to the development of my country but i have no funds to enable me advance my career. I would like to be sponsored through the Australian awards that are given to African countries and others.

    I will be grateful if i am seconded for a scholarship

    Best regards

    Irene Mpamulungi

  13. says

    Please am looking for a scholarship to do my higher certificate in south Africa at the African wildlife college can I know if you offer such scholarships not a degree 2014.

  14. says

    I am young guy from Ethiopia. I obtain first Bsc degree in Natural Resource Management from Haramaya University with GPA of 3.50 out of 4. I have about 3 years of work experience. I have a great interest to have my Master degree in Agricultural related fields. But to realize my interest my financial status is constraint.

    You know that industrialized nations have emitted for more greenhouse gas emissions. In contradictory developing countries due to small number of professional in Agriculture there is inadequate agricultural productivity in our country.Our country Ethiopia is now in jumping one step from a line with industrialized countries. So what needs at first? It’s doubtless as it is professional of Agricultural Sciences. Considering all factor above, I believe that if I am trained through postgraduate scholarship in Agricultural science I can do my best with all maximum efforts for the benefit of my country to whom I have been working. I look forward to a favorable reply to bring my dream in to reality. I believe it will come. Thanks.

  15. says

    Iam abdelgadir adam and iam a graduated from fields of agriculture university of khartoum and iam unemployed now becoz there is no jobs in our country and becoz iam from darfour so I hope that to get degree of master free to help my people in dafour becoz there are living in war for more than 10 years old. I wish to chane. thanks.

  16. says

    I am a Liberia by nationality and a graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah university of science and Technology with a masters of public ,specialized in health education and promotion.I would like to pursue my PHD in health, specially in HIV & AIDS or maternal health. i would be most grateful if you could consider me in your program.

  17. says

    I would like to pursue my Msc level in the field of health Science specifically in the area of Diabetic mellitus which is a major health problem in most of the african countries rather than western countries.

  18. says

    Hello, I am student at the end of cycle in geology cycle engineer in the National school of engineers Abdheramane Baba Touré of Bamako to Mali; I would like to continue thereafter in 3em cycle in the goal to help my continent Africa has take the underdevelopment; for it a purse of survey will be the welcome. it is in this sense that I enrolled on this site. I dare to hope that my hopes as well as my perseverences won't be vain.

  19. says

    I am Remedan kasim from Ethiopia.I have Bsc degree by Rural development and Agricultural Extension.I have 7 years work expierance.I want to apply australia awards scholarship on field of Agriculture for masters

  20. says

    i am ethiopia.my is aman kedir.i want to study public policy in master ,if i get chance. My experience totally nearess to 18 years. i graduated EAC in diploma biology 2004.again i graduated from unity university BA Degree in economic 2011.phone 251916321028

  21. says

    I am Ethiopia.my name is Aman Kedir.I want to study Public Policy in Master ,if I get chance. My experience totally nearess to 18 years. I graduated Adama TTI in 1996, I graduated EAC in diploma Biology 2004.Again I graduated from Unity university BA Degree in Economic 2011. I worked from 11 years in school as teacher and 7 years as expert in different goverment offices. Currently I working in Trade and Market offices as coordinator market.I married & 3 childern .I have basic Computer skills. phone 251916321028

  22. says

    My Name is Adama Sarnor, from Liberia. I want to obtain a master in Agriculture especially food crops production, I have interest in agriculture because Liberia is a Low Income Food Deficit Country (LIFDC) in the World.
    in urban areas (52%) and average households spend (53%) of their total cash expenditure on food; primarily rice which is the Liberian staple food. Despite a recent steady upturn in agriculture production since the end of the war, Liberia remains a food-deficit country, depending highly on international food imports and vulnerable to economic shock. Agriculture markets remain poorly integrated especially in the rural areas, exacerbating poverty and food insecurity. Consequently, food insecurity afflicts 40.9% of the population, while chronic malnutrition rates remain at critical levels. If I am opportune to get scholarship from the Australian Awards Scholarships program, I will be able to use the knowledge skills to the agriculture sector of my country so as to increase food production and reduce hunger in my country (Liberia)

  23. says

    I am Ernest, of Cameroonian origin. I hold a Registered Nurse Diploma and a Bachelor Degree in Clinical Nursing Science. I intend to go in for a Masters in International Public Health.

  24. says

    My name is Ballah T. Kicmett from Liberia. I am believing in God for a scholarship to enable me continue my study. I am currently attending the forestry Training Institute in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, where i am reading General Forestry. please, i really in-need of this scholarship, so as to help sensitize other Liberian on the sustainable management of our largest portion of the upper Guinea Forest of West-Africa.

  25. says

    I am Monique ope all is well?I forgot to inform you that Amara lost her mother abt 6wks ago burial was yesterday.Her no. 08038854833Cameroonian who just completed a master's program in Nigeria.I wish to know if i can have a fellowship to pursue a Phd in Mathematics education for that is what i read at

  26. says

    I am Monique Newen a Cameroonian who just completed a Master' degree in Mathematics education inNigeria.I wish to find out if i can have a fellowship to pursue a Phd in that same discipline or a related disciplime.

  27. says

    I am Dada Isaac from South Sudan, university graduate in International Relations seeking for admission and scholarship for Management Information Systems. cheers in advance for feedback and granting me such opportunity.

  28. says

    I am Clarence M. Horton from Liberia, Studied at the University of Liberia and want to pursue masters in Development Studies. I'm seeking scholarship in this area and I'm hoping that I'll be granted this opportunity in order to help improve the development of minds, skills, infrastructure of my war ravage country that's currently experiencing the deadly Ebola Virus Disease. Look forward to positive response.

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