Australia Awards Scholarships 2024 and the application procedure

Australia Awards Scholarships(AAS)for study commencing in 2025 About Australia Awards Scholarships Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS) are a set of long-term programs sponsored by the Australian Government's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The primary objective of these scholarships is to support the development needs of Australia's partner countries, in line with bilateral and regional agreements. This award program provides full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study opportunities for future global leaders from developing countries, particularly those located in the Indo-Pacific region, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions. The study and research opportunities provided by Australia Awards Scholarships aim to develop individuals' skills and knowledge to drive change and contribute to their countries' development. In a nutshell, the Aus

Australia Awards -africa scholarships 2021-2022

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Australia Awards-Africa 2021-2022

About Australia Awards- Africa scholarship program  

The Australia Awards- Africa are prestigious international scholarship programs sponsored by the Australian government as part of the development assistance program for Africa. Australia Award Scholarships (AAS) are offered to the next generation of global leaders for development. These scholarships grant access to high quality postgraduate education, training and professional development opportunities to all qualified Africans from a list of countries. One of the major goal of this program to enable successful applicants to gain skills and knowledge that be used to contribute in the development of their home countries and also to foster the link between Australia and Africa

Australia Awards types for Africa

Two main kind of awards currently exist for the Australia Africa Awards 2020 2021

  1. Masters Scholarships: Australia Awards scholarships for Masters level degrees, undertaken in an Australian  University. Find list of Australia Universities here. Australia Awards Scholarships for study in Australia are offered to high-caliber future leaders across public, private and community sectors
  2. Australia Awards Short Courses: targeted post graduate training in professional courses that are undertaken in Australia and/or an African country. This can be up to two months

The awards have very strong focus on equality and representations. People of all gender especially women and people with disabilities are highly recommended to apply.

Priority sectors for Australia Awards Africa

The aim of the program is to direct focus on activities brings innovations and advancement in agricultural productivity, extractives , and  public policy sectors

These scholarships therefore focus on the following sectors :

  • Agriculture, fisheries and water
  • Building resilience: humanitarian assistance, disaster risk reduction and social protection
  • Education and health
  • Effective governance: policies, institutions and functioning economies
  • Gender equality and empowering women and girls
  • Infrastructure, trade facilitation and international competitiveness

Eligibility For Australia Awards Africa  Master scholarships 2021-2022

To be a successful applicants for Australia Awards you must demonstrate some professional, leadership and other personal qualities, outstanding academic competence and above above all show great potential to be able to impact on development challenges faced by your home country

To be considered for a Australia Awards Masters Scholarship or Australia Awards Short Course, it is expected that applicants  meet their country’s eligibility requirements first. The following general requirements also greatly apply

  • Citizen of an eligible African country. Must be from one of the eligible countries( total 11)

Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia

  • 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
  • For Australia Awards Short Courses, applicants must be at least 25 years and not older than 55 years by 30 June 2021.
  • For Australia Awards Masters Scholarships, applicants must be at least 25 years and not older than 52 years at the date of application.
  • For Australia Awards Masters Scholarships, applicants must be applying for their first master’s degree.
  • 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).

Benefits of Australia Awards Africa

  • Tuition: Full tuition coverage and living assistance provided
  • Travel Expenses :Flight coverage from your home country to Australia plus a return tickect
  • Health Cover: Oversea health student health cover
  • Other Supports :Adjustments supports provided for women and people with disability to easily settle in Australia for their study period
  • Host university: Any University of your choice
  • study in one of the most prestigious institutions and  outstanding facilities
  • Get access to world class research facilities and staffs
  • Access to professional development, research and networking opportunities

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Australia Awards Africa Application Process

  • Step1. Select country to check for eligibility
  • Step2. Select the Awards type ( Masters scholarships or Short course Awards?)
  • Step 3.Begin the application and just follow the instructions that comes next. Application is done entirely online and via the Australia Awards website directly. You are allowed to contact them directly if you need any assistance or further information on your application.

For more information on eligibility and how to apply see link

For more information about Australia Awards-Africa and application please visit Australia Awards Africa official site

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Before you apply, look at some of the tips below on how to apply successfully to Australia scholarships

As a general tip, when Applying for a scholarship ,you must keep in mind that ,this is not just about meeting the eligibility requirement .There are many other things you must consider. Find out below some of the things you need to know on how to successfully apply for a scholarships

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