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Opening Soon: Australia Awards Scholarships (Masters and Short Courses) for 1,000 African Students 2020/2021 – with at least 2nd Class Pass

From 1st October, application opens for Australia Awards Scholarships 2020. 

Application Timeline: Opening 1st October 2019

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible 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 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

About the Award: There are two categories of Award: Australian Awards Scholarships for Masters to undertake higher degree studies in Australia at Masters level. And Australia Awards Scholarships for Short Courses, to undertake short-term, targeted professional training courses, in Australia and/or in Africa, in a range of development-focused sectors.

Australia Awards Scholarships, 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 Scholarships Alumni are expected to contribute actively to development in their home countries.

To be taken at: African or Australian Universities.

Priority Fields (varies by African country)

  • Agriculture/Food Security
  • Education
  • Health
  • Public Policy (including public sector management, public sector reform, trade, international diplomacy)
  • Environmental Management
  • Natural Resource Management (including mining related subjects)
  • Technical and Vocational Education & Training (available for Short Courses only)
  • Energy (including Natural Gas and Oil Technology)
  • Infrastructure
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Transport (including Ports, Roads and Airports Management)

Offered Since: 1980

Type: Masters taught degrees and short courses

Eligibility: To be considered for a masters scholarship or short course award, applicants must meet their country’s eligibility requirements. In general, the following requirements apply

  • Citizen of an eligible African country
  • Minimum academic requirement: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Mid-level to senior-level professional, currently employed in a relevant field
  • Meet relevant post-graduate work experience requirements
  • Demonstrate a clear vision of how the knowledge gained through the scholarship will be used to improve policy, practice or reform in their home country
  • Satisfactory English proficiency to enable full participation in a training course delivered in English
  • Satisfy all requirements of the Australian Government for the appropriate student visa (subclass 500).

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 candidate’s programme

How to Apply:

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60 Comments
  1. Patrick Kananga says

    three years postgraduates?

  2. 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.

  3. Demes Segahu 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?

  4. Alphonso k.Freeman 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.

    1. admin says

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

      Regards

    2. 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.

  5. Inegbedion Eromosele Victory says

    Thank God for this great opportunity, God bless you AAA.

  6. I'm Bernadin Folahan Elegbede Manou from Republic of Benin , civil servant water branching and sewerage engineer, I'm interested to have a short course in public private partneships.

  7. Musba Kedir says

    Musba kedir from Ethiopia.
    +251913917911

    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.

  8. 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: [email protected]
    mobile: +251918712867
    Tel: +251581110051
    P.O.Box:176
    Gondar Teachers Education College
    Ethiopia

  9. 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!

  10. 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?

  11. tresor akpa 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
    [email protected]

    1. 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.

  12. Worku Masho 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.

  13. Far infrared says

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  14. 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.

    1. Misginaw Tamirat says

      check JU's website for illegibility, before sending the documents

    2. Mohammed Aman Ogeto says

      Do you think Jimma University is the provider of the eligibility criteria and scholarship…..lol

  15. Pierre Claver Gakwerere says

    I am interested to get Master degree in Public Administration or administration des entreprise.

  16. Pierre Claver Gakwerere says

    I am interested to get Master degree in Public Administration or administration des entreprise.

  17. 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

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  19. Joro Hamidou Ibrahim says

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  20. Nakyesa Sarah says

    Thanks to AAA Scholarship sponsors, dear friends, patience and hard work pays. Seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened for you.

  21. Victor Samalumo 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.

  22. Tesfaye Debela 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.

  23. Abdelgadir Adam 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.

  24. Clementina Kabaka says

    wadau fursa hiyo tuitumie

  25. Clementina Kabaka says

    for those who dont know kiswahili,i said let us use the opportunity

  26. James A S Momoh 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.

  27. James A S Momoh says

    for inquiry i can be contacted through my email address.
    email:[email protected]

  28. Peter Kiprono says

    iam a kenyan by nationality , would get a chance to persue diploma in agriculture

  29. Felix Vigilio 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.

  30. Jadalodwoki Henry says

    that is bro, i think you have chosen the right thing keep up the spirit of kaduru

  31. Jadalodwoki Henry says

    i mean that is good bro

  32. Mahamadou Konaré 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.

  33. Remedan Kasim 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

  34. Aman Kedir 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

  35. Aman Kedir 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

  36. Adama Sarnor 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)

  37. Tosin Onifade says

    my name is Tosin Onifade from Nigeria i studied computer-science

  38. Tetuh Enow Ernest 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.

  39. Ballah T. Kicmett 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.

  40. Violet Mwaijande says

    habari za siku rafiki, familia haijambo?

  41. Monique Newen 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

  42. Monique Newen 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.

  43. Oluwadamilola Victoria says

    Hi Tosin onifade did you gain admission to study on campus abroad.
    I also studied compter science but find it a bit difficult to get a masters admission and scholarship in a related course abroad
    You can reply on [email protected]
    Or oluwadamilola victoria(facebook account)

  44. Oluwadamilola Victoria says

    I am Adigun Oluwadamilola
    A graduate of computer science in Nigeria. I ld like to gain admission and scholarship in a related course. I will appreciate relevant information
    [email protected]

  45. Shabani Selemani says

    Usikose kuapply……

  46. Shabani Selemani says

    si hizi hapa ulizoonyesha…?

  47. Isaac Jenaro Mibipa says

    I am Isaac Jenaro Mibipa
    a south sudanese who cpmpleted high school and would like to obtain my first degree in accounting. I will appreciate relevant information regarding the course.

  48. Dada Isaac Lemi 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.

  49. Clarence Horton 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.

  50. Bereng Jacob Mokete says

    I am interested in master in agriculture and forestry. I from Lesotho

  51. Tilahun Gaaddisa Diriba says

    nice to meet you!

  52. Nathaniel Bracewell Jr. says

    Is nice to meet you as well. I'm Nathaniel Bracewell Jr. a Liberian working at the National Bureau of Concessions of Liberia as a sector head of the public private partnership sector. I'm responsible to among other things, formulate policy that will help the sector improve the working condition of all liberian working in the PPP sector that have agreement with Government. also responsible to monitor and evaluate the performance of all concessions activities in the country in line with their agreement ie Mining, Forestry, Agriculture and Oil & Gas. I'm interesting in obtaining a master public policy that will ship the way we do business in our mining sector in terms of negotiation, bid evaluation, and awarding of contracts in the mining sector and policy that will improve the monitoring and evaluation aspect of foreign firms in the concessions sector. i am really in need of your help mr. Diriba you can contact me by email on: [email protected] or 0886515415/077737054 i will be glade were you to do so thanks in advance sir

  53. Martin Shina says

    Dada umependeza

  54. Martin Shina says

    WiFi yako anakusalimia

  55. George Kasanda says

    Good day Sir,am looking for a full scholarship in a bachelor of Public health degree,currently am studying a diploma in public health,and i seek a 2016 scholarship anywhere in the world,my email id is [email protected] and my phone nummber is +260966091220

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