Australian Scholarship for 1000 African Students – 3rd Class Graduates Accepted

Deadline approaches for Australian Awards Scholarship and shortcourses for 1,000 African Graduates across many study fields in 2016/17. Even third 3rd class degree holders are invited to apply.

Brief description: From 1st September, application opens for Australia Awards Scholarships 2016/2017. There are two categories of Award: Australian Awards Scholarships, to undertake higher degree studies in Australia at Masters level. And Australia Awards Short Courses, to undertake short-term, targeted professional training courses, in Australia and/or in Africa, in a range of development-focused sectors.

Priority Fields (varies by African country)

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

About Scholarship

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

Scholarship Offered Since: 1980

Scholarship Type: Masters and short courses


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.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 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.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.You must meet the general minimum eligibility criteria for Australia Awards Scholarships – refer to the Australia Awards Scholarships policy handbook.

Target Group

You are a national of an African country. See country list belowYou 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 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 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

To be taken at: African or Australian Universities

Application Deadline:

Applications for Scholarships open 1 September 2015 – 30 November 2015.

Applications for Short Courses open 1 September 2015 – 18 December 2015.

Offered annually? Yes

How to Apply

Go to the following link:

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

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

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  1. Teshome kassa

    December 5, 2015 at 1:43 am

    I appreciate australian limitation to apply is that i have no exprience bc i am freshman&have first degree in agriculture,rural development&agricultural extension.please help me guys.


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  3. lawrence okongo silvio

    December 8, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    When will I get full information from your respect office for the scholarship.

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    December 9, 2015 at 6:42 am

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    December 10, 2015 at 7:55 am

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    December 21, 2015 at 8:18 am

    My name is Ararsa Gutema.Im from Ethiopia & I’m graduated in psychology from Jimma University.I want to continue my post graduate.please contact me on 0921149342.thank you.

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  9. Emanezgi

    February 3, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    How about Eritrea not mentioned with African countries.Thanks in advance.

  10. Mitiku Ferenje Achiso

    February 27, 2016 at 8:44 pm

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    March 29, 2016 at 10:34 am

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    July 16, 2016 at 10:22 am

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    July 21, 2016 at 10:14 am

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  20. Emanezgi

    July 29, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    How about for Eritrea?If so I would apply

  21. Getinet Tarikneh

    August 26, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    I have First Degree in Accounting and Finance From Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. and I have also work experience in Accounting and Finance for morethan five years. I need to continue Masters programme in business administration. am I eligible to this scolarship ? If possible, I need your support and quick detail response. I am very much eager to get this opportunity. Thank you for your opportunity !!

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