Australia Scholarship Award – Australian Government is offering Australia Awards scholarships for African students. These scholarships are available for pursuing master’s degree program starting in 2018.
The Australia Scholarship Awards aim to promote knowledge, education links and enduring ties between Australia and neighbours through Australia’s extensive scholarship programs
Any student applying for the award must have a minimum English language proficiency equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 5.0 with no band score lower than 4.5. (Equivalent TOEFL scores are also accepted).
Agricultural Productivity, Extractives, Public Policy (particularly infrastructure and economic policy, including trade policy).
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, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Mauritania, Niger, North Sudan, Republic of Guinea and South Sudan to study the aforementioned courses at African or Australian Universities.
Scholarship Award Worth
- Full costs of tuition fees for up to two years for a Masters award.
- Your flight to and from Australia is provided
- An annual stipend of AUD 30,000 to cover living expenses whilst on award in Australia.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is also provided to cover Awardee’s basic medical costs. A one off Establishment Allowance of AUD 5,000 is payable to assist with the costs of starting life in Australia and commencing your course (e.g. course books and materials, rental deposits, household items etc.).
- Awardees, whose families remain in their home country, may be entitled to a reunion airfare to allow them to travel home midway through the course, but this is only available to Awardees whose course is for 2 years or longer.
The eligibility varies by country (see link below for specific country eligibility criteria)
You must be at least 25 and not 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.
Applicant possess, as a minimum, a Bachelor’s 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 Nigeria 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) when they apply.
Applicant must not already hold, or be studying for, a Master’s degree.
Applicant must be willing to make a formal commitment to return to your current employment following completion of the award.
Applicant must meet the general minimum eligibility criteria for Australia Awards Scholarships – refer to the Australia Awards Scholarships policy handbook.
How to Apply