Australia Awards Fellowships & Professional Development – Short Courses 2019 for Africans to study in Australia ( Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: January 15th 2019

Australia Awards in Africa comprise of scholarships, short courses and fellowships that aim to support the leadership needs of African professionals as well as effectively focus training on areas most relevant to Africa’s development priorities.

Short Courses offers opportunities for short-term post-graduate training delivered in Australia and/or in Africa for up to three months. The training targets experienced employees from African public, private and non-government organisations (civil society) in the following fields: Agriculture, Extractives and Public Policy.

Australia Awards Short Courses

Selection for Short Course Awards is based on the assessment of the application, including the applicant’s personal statements, Reintegration Action Plan, previously known as the Work Plan on Return, and supporting documentation. Short Course Awards applicants are not required to attend an interview as part of the selection process. However, applicants and their employers may be contacted telephonically to verify claims made in the application, including questions regarding current employment status.

Short Course Awards are delivered by approved training providers, contracted to deliver the specific courses for which applicants are selected, hence it is not possible for these Awardees to nominate their preferred institution.

The Short Courses will be aligned to Australian Government policy priorities and areas of high demand for African Governments. These include:

  • Agricultural Productivity
  • Extractives (including mining, oil and gas)
  • Public Policy


Australia Awards Short Course Awards

Entitlements for holders of a Short Course Award include the following:

  • The full costs of tuition fees for the duration of the course
  • Mobilisation travel from the home country to the course delivery location(s), and return to the home country Note: Excess baggage and travel insurance charges are not covered
  • Visa expenses
  • A modest per diem
  • Accommodation
  • Medical insurance for the duration of the Short Course.


Australia Awards Fellowships

Australia Awards Fellowships aim to develop leadership, address priority regional development issues, and build partnerships and linkages between Australian organisations and partner organisations in developing countries including countries in Africa.

The goal of the Australia Awards Fellowships program is to develop appropriately trained current and aspiring leaders in priority areas, who, in the short-to-medium-term, will be in a position to advance key regional policy objectives and increase institutional capacity of partner countries. Australia Awards Fellowships are designed to complement individual bilateral country programs by offering flexible fellowship placements which address current and emerging needs at the country, sub-regional and regional levels.

Australian Host Organisations can apply for funding twice a year to support Africans on Australian Award Fellowships.

The following countries are eligible for Short Courses:

  1. Botswana
  2. Cameroon
  3. Cote d’Ivoire
  4. Ethiopia
  5. Ghana
  6. Kenya
  7. Malawi
  8. Mauritius
  9. Madagascar
  10. Mozambique
  11. Namibia
  12. Nigeria
  13. Rwanda
  14. Senegal
  15. Seychelles
  16. Somalia
  17. South Africa
  18. South Sudan
  19. Tanzania
  20. Uganda
  21. Zambia
  22. Zimbabwe

Please navigate to your home country on the Africa map to find out more information about Short Courses as well as information on eligibility.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Australia Awards Fellowships & Professional Development – Short Courses 2019


  1. i am looking for an opportunity to attend a short course which is fully funded because i dont have the money right now and i really want.


  2. Short course are better for quick skill development and they might also help in your current career.Whatever field you are working in right now, you need to developed your work skill and knowledge by accessing those course for your own future growth.


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