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Apply for the Australia Awards Scholarships for Graduate students

Brief Description

Scholarships for master’s level studies in Australia are offered to eligible African candidates for postgraduate studies.

Focus sectors for the Australia Awards Scholarships reflect areas that have been identified as priorities by partner governments and in which Australia is recognised as having world-leading expertise and experience. Current priority sectors include agricultural productivity, extractives and public policy.


For eligible mid-career professionals, who receive an Australia Awards Scholarship, the following benefits will generally apply:

  • Australian educational experience

  • Fully paid tuition fees

  • Fully paid economy class flight to and from Australia

  • Fully paid visa expenses

  • Overseas Student Health Cover, for basic medical costs

  • A contribution to living expenses

  • Adjustment support for women and people with disabilities, if required

  • Supplementary academic support if required, to improve a student’s performance

  • The opportunity to develop and maintain global links with Australians and other international students

  • The opportunity to join a prestigious alumni network after the scholarship.


To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must meet their country’s eligibility requirements. Generally, 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

  • For Australia Awards Scholarships, applicants must be at least 25 years and not older than 52 years at the date of application.

  • For Australia Awards Scholarships, applicants must be applying for their first master’s degree.

  • For Australia Awards Short Courses, applicants must be at least 25 years and not older than 55 years by June 2021.

  • 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).


6 December 2020

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