Australia Awards Masters Scholarships for Africa

Australian Government
Masters Degree

Deadline: NovDec 2016 (annual)
Study in:  Australia
Course starts 2017

Brief description:

Scholarships for Masters studies in Australia are being offered to eligible African candidates for postgraduate studies commencing in 2017.

Host Institution(s):

Participating Australian higher education institutions and technical colleges

Fields of study:

Each country has its own priority fields. Examples of priority fields are: Agriculture and Food Security; Health; Natural Resource Management including Mining and Mining Governance; Public Policy; and Water and Sanitation.

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified.

Target group:

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, and Zambia

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarship benefits generally include: full tuition fees, return air travel, establishment allowance, contribution to living expenses (CLE), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC),  etc.

Eligibility:

Generally, 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. You possess, as a minimum, a Bachelors degree (or the equivalent) from a recognized Institution of at least 4 years in length.  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 country specific eligibility criteria and the general minimum eligibility criteria for Australia Awards Scholarships – refer to the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook.

Application instructions:

Check the open and close dates for your country, and select your country of citizenship/residency from the list of participating countries for specific information on eligibility, priority areas and how to apply.  Each Country Program has different timelines but deadline falls around November-December 2016.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed and updated information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.australiaawardsafrica.org/

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