Application Deadline: 15th December 2017 | Application for Short Courses closes 15th January 2018.

About the Award:

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.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible 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.

Priority Fields (varies by African country)

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

Offered Since: 1980

Australian Scholarships

Type: Masters taught degrees 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 organization 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 recognized 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.
  • The public sector, the 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 below
  • You 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 Master’s 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 government sponsored scholarship

Duration of Scholarship: For the duration of the program

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. Am a Nigerian, interested in environmental management. I graduated in the year 2014 and served in 2015. I will be glad if am selected. Phone number is 07060447077

  2. Hi i am sebsib from Ethiopia, l have a Msc in microbioloy and i am interested to attach in Phd in health/medical

  3. Iam Atem Wal Bol from South Sudan graduated from education art department of geography and history university of bhar el ghazal wanted to study in your university

  4. Im Dibaba from Ethiopia, i completed my BSc degree in Information science which is 3 year program with great distniction and im very interested to study in one of the Australian University If i get the chance i want to continue may Msc degree in computer science or related field. Besides i have one year exprience on accedamic area.

  5. I’m from Ghana and my name is Ubeida Cindy.I will be very grateful if am granted the chance to get one of these scholarships because i have been trying very hard to get one but to no avail .so please i beg can you help me.

  6. I’m a Kenyan who has done Masters in Early Childhood Education. Would like to be given a scholarship to pursue PhD in areas related to Education.

  7. Hello, I’m an eritrean refugee right in Ethipia. Recently I have made my degree in nursing from adigrat university of Ethiopia. So given the information above, I would like to ask you or anybody else, who has the info, if i am eligible to apply for this Australian scholarship. Tnx.

  8. Am a guinéens My name is Salimatou Diallo a wante To study in Australie because i like the scholarships

  9. Hello,iam Azeb Lemma from Ethiopia i have Bsc degree on Agricultural economics and iam lucky if i get this oportunity,

  10. I am Lawrence Bun-naah from University of Cape cost in Ghana with BSC in Nursing,worked for 5 year’s with Ministry of Health in Ghana, ,,,,obtain 2rd class upper division, ,,,,i will like to read Public Health administration or any Reach Courses related to Health issues which the University will give. pls send all decouments .i looking forward to hear from you.

  11. I am a Kenya citizen livingband workingbin Kenya. I have a masters in law LLM with over 10 years workexperience and currently working as a public/state prosecutor. I would like to pursue a further education in public policy/management. I would greatly appreciate if I could find such an opportunity. My email address is no ( ±254) 0721576444.

  12. I am Ojelel Henry Benjamin from Northern Uganda. I have a BA.ED. I would wish to undertake studies leading to the award of master degree in psychology.
    Under your scholarship scheme.
    Kindly get me posted on
    Thank you.

  13. Hey, Mading Majok from South Sudan , am a graduates from Upper Nile University,in the Educatio, Department of Mathematics and Physic, I would like to pursue my masters in engineering related field.

  14. my name is Bedane Gutema .I have Bsc in electrical engineering from ethiopian unversity now i want to learn master in your unversity

  15. I am from Ethiopia. I have masters degree in law (LLM) and 9 years experience. I am interested to study PhD in related fields i.e. public policy. Currently I am working in Supreme court of SNNPR State. Please help me get such chance.

  16. Am from Ethiopia i have graduated advance diploma by general mechanic &also metal engineering &technological management. from meles zenawi memorial technical & vocational. College currently. Am working. Habesha cement. Share company in mechanical.maintenance department by senior mechanic ihave ten years working. experience. Thanks hope to listen you soon.

  17. Zerihun Adema anjulo 19/10/2017
    Ihave bacheler degree in businessmanagement Icontionue relatedor thesamefiled togive me chance becuse i was hand some
    Thanks to much Mobile no +251916028207

  18. I have a degree in tourism and would love the scholarship in pursuing masters in environmental science. The problem is am not yet 25yrs. Are there programs for those who are younger than 25

  19. Am Nuako Ernest from Ghana
    Am interested,i hold Bsc. Degree in Business administration(Accounting option)
    Tel: +233246499721

  20. I am Bikila Getachew from Ethiopia and I have B.Sc degree in Computer science. I will interest to study masters degree (MSc) in compuetr science or related field and if possible contact me in the foolowing address.
    phone: +251917287094

  21. I am Abere Mulusew from Ethiopia and I hold B.Sc degree in chemical engineering from Addis Ababa University with CGPA 3.25/4.00.I have taken all cources in English .I will interest to study masters degree in your institute if you give a chance

  22. I am Abere Mulusew from Ethiopia and I hold B.Sc degree in Plant science from Debre Markos University with CGPA 3.90/4.00.I have taken all cources in English .I will interest to study masters degree in Agriculture in your institut if give a chance

  23. I am a Ghanaian with Diploma in business studies accounting option and postgraduate diploma in human rights. I am a detective working with Ghana Police service. I want to study in your university

  24. I’m by name Agualjok jurchol from south Sudanese I’m undergraduate student finish my high school I wish you to give me this opportunity to apply for scholarships you make it to African countries thank you for that opportunity you contact me on my email address

  25. Iam michael yusuf I graduated from Hawasa university by Agricultural field and department of horticulture Bsc.digree I havemore than 6 years experience

  26. Hi, am called Agnes Limunga from Cameroon, age 29 and a holder of higher professional diploma (HPD) in nursing. My dream is to further my education and work in abroad. Am so much interested in scholarships like this.

  27. Abraham Ador Garang
    I am a South Sudanese, I would like to apply for Master of Natural Resources.Hope for it.I have a Bachelor in Social Science in Department of Rural Development. Thanks.

  28. Am from Kenya currently working as a trainer in rangeland management using holistic management approach.I have a diploma in teaching but interested in studying more in natural resource management especially rangelend to get knowlege of helping pastoral communities like me to cub lack of forage for our livestock and wildlife.
    Thanks and hope to listen from you

  29. Hi, Am Gomez from Republic of congo I would like to know why we are not currently legally to apply for the scholarships. I really want to apply so that I could participed to increase life to Congo.


  30. Am a mental health nurse and nurse practitioner and want a masters degree in mental health. Kindly offer me the scholarship.

  31. Am stellah from Tanzania am a nurse midwife iWork with international. Organization I need to upgrade my career to bachelor will be possible

  32. I would like to be part of the students .please consider me and send to me an aplication form so that I can feel it.

  33. I’m Santo Ak.Majok, seeking for scholarship going to Australia for further studies,am going to commencing my bachelor’s degree in health….. I wishes I will be successful as mentioned above please, I’m South Sudanese by by birth and Nationality.

  34. Am Joseph a Kenyan citizen my question is can you also give your scholar to those without diploma or degree like me thanks

  35. Am Joseph an Kenyan citizen my question is can you also give your scholar to those without diploma or degree like me thanks

  36. I am Seyoum Tesfahunegn, from Ethiopia. I have graduated by agriculture, B.Sc in plant science at Haromaya University which is famous university in the country by agriculture, and have about a year experience in governmental sector and more than 6 years in agricultural business/farming at private sector as agronomist and campany manager. So would you join with that opportunity? I hope i will get the chance regarding to my interest and experience.

  37. I am Antônio Pedro Gelasio from Angola, graduate in law. I want to finally study in abroard. So l would to request your university to avail me with a master in law that would improve skills and knowledge to adress bigger challenges. Thank you very much to listen from you soon.

    • I am a senior high school graduate from Ghana I offered home economic as a course and I want to finally study in abroad but my results is weak can I be giving the opportunity?

  38. Am a Cameroonian and a holder of HND diploma in agricultural sciences I have been doing voluntary service at the northwest divisional delegation of agriculture in my country I wish to further studies in ur university .Thanks

  39. Am a south Sudanese student who graduated in BA social sciences. Since then, I have employed myself by building a medium scale business to cater for my lifefillyhood and people around me. So would request your office to avail me with a Master’s in Business Administration that would improve skills and knowledge to address bigger challenges in business sphere. Thanks hope to listen from you soon.

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