Each year the Australian government awards about 1000 scholarships to eligible African professionals to pursue postgraduate studies in the fields of, 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. This is a full government scholarship and covers tuition fees and other expenses. The deadline for scholarship application are 12 December 2014 for Masters level Awards and 16 January 2015 for Africa Fellowships.
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. 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.
- Applicants 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 .
Fields of study
- Agriculture/Food Security
- 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
How to apply
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The deadline for scholarship application are 12 December 2014 for Masters level Awards and 16 January 2015 for Africa Fellowships.