2014/2015 Australia Awards – Africa Fellowships to study in Australia.

Application Deadline:

February 28 2014 for PHD Deadline

17 January 2014  for Africa Fellowships.

13 December 2013 for Masters level Awards

Applications for 2014/15 are now open.

Australia Awards in Africa (AAA), an initiative of the Australian Government, is a pan-African program of development scholarships and fellowships that offers 1,000 postgraduate scholarships each year to eligible African professionals.

Australia is committed to developing the capacity and leadership skills of Africans to enable them to contribute effectively to development in their home countries. Over the past three years, the number of scholarships available for African professionals has increased ten-fold to a total of 1,000 development awards annually. One-quarter of all Australia’s development scholarships are now directed to Africa.

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.

Short course training under the Africa Fellowships enables scholars to participate in short courses of up to three months. Training is available for experienced employees from African public, private and non-government organisations (civil society) in the following fields: Agriculture; Health; Mining; Public Policy, including Diplomacy, Organisational and Employee Development, Trade and Public-Private Partnerships.

Award types include:

  • Short Course Awards are available for studies in a range of priority sectors including Agriculture, Maternal and Child Health, Mining Governance and Public Policy. Studies are conducted at locations in Africa and in Australia for periods up to 3 months. Short course awards are available to eligible applicants from 51 African countries.
  • Long-Term Awards are postgraduate scholarships that lead to an academic qualification from an Australian university. For studies commencing in 2014, Long-Term Awards are available to eligible applicants from 28 African countries.
  • Australian Awards Scholarships, to undertake higher degree studies in Australia at Masters level.
  • Australia Awards – Africa Fellowships, to undertake short-term, targeted professional training courses, in Australia and/or in Africa, in a range of development-focused sectors.

Australia Awards Scholarships (Masters level)

Priority areas are:

  • Agriculture/Food Security
  • Education
  • Health
  • Infrastructure
  • Public Policy

Australia Awards (Fellowships)

Priority areas are:

  • Agriculture/Food Security (Soil and Water Conservation Agriculture, Livestock and Post-harvest Management)
  • Mining (Geospatial Information Systems, Managing the Social and Environmental Impacts of Mining and Mining Resources: Regulation and Revenue Management)
  • Public Policy (including Diplomacy, Public-Private Partnerships and Trade)

Eligibility Criteria

  • You must not be 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 your country 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) (for Nigerian candidates- visit adsafrica.com.au for country specific requirements) 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

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

In addition to the above, the following countries are eligible for Short Course Awards (SCAs) for the 2013 Intake

Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Mauritania, Niger, North Sudan, Republic of Guinea, South Sudan

How can I apply for an Award?

Go to this Link: http://australiaawardsafrica.org/africa-map/Hover over the Africa map click on ‘choose your country’ and check the country-specific page for details on whether your country receives scholarships.

Application Ends By

13 December 2013 for Masters level Awards

17 January 2014  for Africa Fellowships.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Australia Awards for Africa



  1. I have been admitted for MA educational leadership with Walsh University, USA under a university in Uganda. Is it possible to get someone/institution to support me?
    God bless you.

  2. I’m a graduate of forestry and wildlife in Nigeria, can i get scholaship to study wildlife, what are the requirement. Pls mail back. Thanks.

  3. hello,dear sponsors my name is ashenafi nigussie.i am from ethiopia & i have Bsc.in architecture and arban planning thank you for selecting me to contunue my further education on SUSTAINABLE ENERGY, thank you for your feed back in my email ashenafinigussie@yahoo.com

  4. My name is Dawit Sulamo.I have BSC degree from Wolaita Soddo Unversity( Ethiopia), I am working in Morsito Healyh Center as Health professional(public health officers). Now I am looking for Australia award scholarship in short course related with my profession.

  5. Dear sir/madam my name is Patience w. Kokulo from Liberia I have a BA Degree in Sociology and I will need a scholarship in geology.or any other field of study

  6. Howdy! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a group of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a
    community in the same niche. Your blog provided us beneficial information to work on. You have done a wonderful job!

  7. I am Msc graguate in agriculture specialization in agronomy from Hawssa universty. can Iget chance to extend my education in your university please

  8. The registrar,
    Dear Sirs,
    My name is Addise Awute Lafebo.I am graduate of diploma from Awassa college of teacher education, degree from Arbaminch university, Masters from Addis Abeba university in Geography and Environmental studies 2003,2009,2012 respectively. I am the holder of MA in population, resources and development through conducting research on challenges and benefits of irregular migrants from Hadiya Zone, Southern Ethiopia to RSA. I served for the last ten years teaching geography at different levels namely primary, secondary and at college levels formally and informally. Currently I am serving government of Hadiya Zone finance and Economic department as population issues analyst.
    However, I have a great ambition and interest to upgrade and attend further level or any other M.A degree or PhD program at abroad with the same field other geography and poverty reduction departments or sociology.
    Would you therefore, consider me a candidate the next academic year’s tuition free/ nonpayment programs?
    Waiting for your kind help!!!
    Phone no 0913673468
    E-mail addisea@yahoo.com
    Option 046-555-15 53

  9. I from south Sudanese capital juba. I will like to consider my request to joined your institute as I specialized in the area of agriculture extensionist if you could except me, because you know that south Sudan is a new nation and need development. we have been in a war in decade, However, we luck knowledge in agriculture and I need to build up my skills to save my community which are suffering long decade..

    thank God bless you

  10. my name is osten mponela .i have adiploma of fish processing,i will need a scholarship of aquacultureor wildlife degree

  11. pls i hold a B.ENG in mining enginerring and would like to study and work in australia,,,,,when is best to apply…pls i need a reliable link….thks

  12. Dear Sir/Madam
    My name is Osei Tutu Solomon from Ghana and holding a first degree certificate in B.Sc agriculture having pursue the course for four good years and need a scholarship that will help me to further my Education at your premises (Australia). Thank you

  13. Hello Sir, i have completed Senior High School just recently. But due to financial problems and difficulties i am still at home waiting for Gods will on me. Glory be to God for this opportunity. i hope a ladder will be lean through the red sea in my life. AMEN. May the good lord guid you and your board.

  14. Hi sir!

    My name is Nkurunziza Jean Marie Vianney,i’m a Burundian.I hold a bachelor’s degree in computer science and I work at the Ministry of Finance since 2011. To improve my professional skills I would like to receive near you a scholarship for a master’s degree.Hope for a favorable response to my request, please accept the expression of my feelings !!!

  15. Hello.

    My name is Dushime christophe, I am a diploma holder Burundians general humanities since 2010 scientific-B section.Ploblem of financial means I have not had the opportunity to see the university until now. Seeing your charity I found hope it still possible for me to do the university.Please consider my highest feelings and accept me come continuing my studies there !!!

  16. Hello Sir/Madam

    My name is Anteneh Kassaye from Ethiopia and I am MSc holder in fashion merchandising and retail management. Currently i am working in Leather industry Development Institute(LIDI) of Ethiopia which is dedicated to capacitate the priority sector called leather sector of Ethiopia. Right now i am assigned to handle 4 footwear factories and imparting knowledge and skill on international footwear retailing, store design, visual merchandising, marketing and over all retail outlet management concepts so as the factories will have be competitive in the international market and enable them to export with affordable price and quality in the best possible manner.
    Hence, I am requesting you to give me an opportunity of short term practical training that take 1 month to 3 months on Marketing, international footwear retailing as well as retail managment that upgrade me to impart those trainings and interventions practically.

    with best regards,
    Anteneh Kassaye

  17. am a zambian citizen age 41 working in lusaka zambia in the media industry radio and TV. i have attended short courses in malaysia on public sector in human resourses management. i have been to india and attended a short courses on labour economics in the globe economy. i have also attended a short course on training the trainer in netherlands. these courses were fully funded through fellowishps. i am interested to attend any management course in austria if available. the courses that i have attended are very good to my career progression. advise
    greetings to you from lusaka zambia

  18. Am from South Sudan ,I work in the department of WASH ,as WASH officer with Oxfam Intermon ,I have diploma in WASH management and engineering.
    I will be waiting for you to give me course for degree in water sanitation and hygiene

    • am yirga belay i was graduate in plant science. now am working in plant breeding at agricultural research institute . i want looking Phd in your country in plant breeding or agriculture
      related fields .

  19. my name is yirga belay .i was granulate in plant science .now am working in agricultural research institute .i want to learn my Phd in plant breeding in your country. so help me

    • My name is Neway Abayneh, I am an Ethiopian and I have BSc degree in soil and water Engineering and management and MSc degree in Soil and water Conservation Engineering. so, I am looking for PhD scolarship in water related feilds. please, I am waiting for your help.

  20. call me stephen Rojas from south sudan a degree holder in collage of natural resources and environmental scienice am looking for short course in project monitoring and evaluation please help

  21. am ephrem tadesse from ethiopia am degree holder in bussines managemente am looking for scholarships in any related filed pleas healp.

  22. I am Huseen Gemechu From Ethiopia .am interested to apply for Masters degree . I was graduated from Hawaasa University in Governance and development studies ,I have three yrs of work experience in government institution .

  23. My name is Neway Abayneh. I am an Ethiopian and I am 26 years old. I have BSc degree in Soil and water Enginering from haramaya university and MSc degree in Soil and water conservation Engineering and I have 5 year experiance in Irrigation related works. So I am looking for Your scolarship. 10Q.

  24. I am Guluma Fufa Geleta ,my nationality Ethiopian I leave in Ethiopia my state Oromia regional state shambu town I am interst to learn masters program in your company my job prosess owners in horo wereda iCT department. I have 9 years work experience form government office.
    With regards
    Guluma Fufa
    From Ethiopia
    Address mob.+251913462402

  25. Dear Madam/Sir
    My Name is Birara Geremew from Ethiopia, I have BED degree in Architectural Technology,and MSc. degree in Construction Technology. I want to join to your institution/ University to attend a Doctoral program in any relevant construction fields as a free scholarship student. . please replay your comments by using my email address. thank you in advance. bye……….

  26. My name is Ibenye, Silvanus i am a Nigerian I have B.Agric. in Agronomy in College of Crop and Soil Sciences am looking for short course Training Plants Histological/Cytological Techniques Please help. Thank you

  27. i am luther tezete tanyi; a geologist by training, having a B.Sc. in geology from the University of Buea. currently. i work with the lone national geotechnical laboratory in Cameroon known as the national civil engineering laboratory or laboratoire national de genie civile – LABOGENIE.i would gladly welcome the opportunity to study a course in mining and mining resources under a scholarship scheme.


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