2015/2016 Australia Awards Masters Scholarships for Africans to study in Australia.

Application Deadline: 12 December 2014

In Africa, the Australian Government offers scholarships and fellowships under the Australia Awards for African nationals to undertake long term studies leading to a postgraduate degree and short term training leading to the acquisition of new skills. Long term awards include Australia Award Scholarships to undertake Masters-level studies in Australian universities.

Scholarships for Masters studies in Australia are being offered to eligible African candidates for postgraduate studies commencing in 2015. Applications for study commencing in 2016 will open on 1 September 2014.

Focus sectors for Masters Awards reflect areas which 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:

  • Agriculture and Food Security;
  • Health;
  • Natural Resource Management including Mining and Mining Governance;
  • Public Policy; and
  • Water and Sanitation.



Scholarship Worth:

Australia Awards Scholarships generally cover the following fees and entitlements:
  • Full tuition fees
  • Return air travel
  • Establishment allowance
  • Contribution to living expenses
  • An Introductory Academic Program
  • Overseas Student Health Cover
  • Visa expenses.
Subject to requirements and eligibility, Australia Awards Scholarships may also cover:
  • Pre-course English language training fees
  • Supplementary academic support
  • Fieldwork (for research purposes only)
  • Reunion airfare (for unaccompanied awardees

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to receive an Australia Awards Scholarship, applicants must:
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of commencing the scholarship
  • Be a citizen of a participating country (as listed on the Australia Awards website) and be residing in and applying for the scholarship from their country of citizenship
  • not be married, engaged to, or a de facto of a person who holds, or is eligible to hold, Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency, at any time during the application, s election or mobilisation phases.
  • not be current serving military personnel
  • not be a citizen of Australia,hold permanent residency in Australia or be applying for a visa to live in Australia permanently
  • not be applying for another long- term Australia Award unless they have resided outside of Australia for twice the length of the total time that they were in Australia (for example, a previous awardee who has been on an Australia Awards Scholarship in Australia for four years will not be eligible to apply for another Australia Awards Scholarship until they have been home for eight years)
  • have satisfied any specific criteria established by the Program Area or the government of the applicant’s country of citizenship
  • be able to satisfy the admission requirements of the institution at which the award is to be undertaken

To discover what courses are available in your area of interest, at Australian institutions :

Check out the List of Australian Institutions Where You can Study


Be a citizen of one of the African Countries where the Australian Scholarship Awards is Available


How to Apply :


Request for Application for the Australia Awards by following this link and click on your country

Brochure of the Australia Awards Scholarship Program

To find out more information on the eligibility criteria and application process please go to your country page.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Australia Awards for Masters Studies in Australia


  1. why is Zimbabwe not one of the benefiting countries? Does this have anything to do with the sanctions which we have always refused to accept as reality. If so then those on the sanctions list should be affected not the whole country. What it means is that what the man Bob always say and we have been rubbishing is quite true.There is nothing like targeted sanctions or restrictions.

  2. Hey am a ugandan.20years of age
    finished my A level 2014 and I want to apply for these scholarships but seems am abit late,am inquring if i still have any chance


    God bless you

  3. A very big thanks to the government of Australia for the heart helping Africans academically and other means. May God bless you all for good deed.

  4. Am offering degree in adult and community education soon am going 2 complete by next year.Do I have achance to be part of the service


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