Australia Awards Masters Scholarships 2017/2018 for Study in Australia (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: 15 December 2016.

Australia Awards Scholarships are postgraduate scholarships that lead to an academic qualification from an Australian university. The objective of the Awards is to provide high quality education and training to talented Africans who will be in a position, on their return home, to make an important contribution to national or regional development.

Australia Awards Scholarships are currently being offered at Master degree level. Focus sectors reflect areas that have been identified as priorities by partner governments and in which Australia is recognised as having world-class expertise and experience.
Australia Awards aim to promote knowledge, education links and enduring ties between Australia and our neighbours through Australia’s extensive scholarship programs. The initiative aims to build a new generation of global leaders with strong links to Australia.

Australia Awards are the flagship of the Australian development cooperation program and are an important component of Australia’s investment in education. Scholarships have been an important component of the Australian Government’s efforts to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development since the 1950s. They offer long- and short-term study and professional development opportunities to citizens from developing countries around the globe. They aim to provide enhanced leadership, knowledge and technical skills to partner governments, tertiary institutions and strategic organisations that are driving sustainable development.

They aim to:

  • develop capacity and leadership skills so that recipients can contribute to development in their home countries
  • build people-to-people linkages at the individual, institutional and country levels.

The following countries are eligible for Scholarships:

  1. Botswana
  2. Ghana
  3. Kenya
  4. Malawi
  5. Mauritius
  6. Madagascar
  7. Mozambique
  8. Nigeria
  9. South Africa
  10. Tanzania
  11. Zambia

Areas of Study:

  • Agriculture & Food Studies
  • Development & International Relations
  • Education
  • Health
  • Mining & Energy
  • Public Policy & Governance
  • Environment
  • Engineering
  • Social Sciences & Psychology

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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

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Australia Awards Masters Scholarships 2017/2018

34 COMMENTS

  1. hello?
    am esborn gitau a graduate in business information technology from jomo kenyattta university of agriculture and technology in kenya,i graduated with second class lower division.
    am requesting if there is scholarship opportunity available fo information technolofy students. thank you in advance
    regards
    gtau esorn

  2. Hello am Yongo from Kenya. I graduated from Kenya Methodist university with a second class honors upper division. Am interested in the scholarship in education because that’s my area of study. I love it for personal development and development of the natoin.

  3. Hi am Joel Powell Lolkokoyei from samburu,Kenya,a healthcare worker and a post diploma graduate from Kenya Medical Training College and willing to advance my education in Australian institution.

  4. I wish to apply for a masters in nutrition and food science programs i currently hold a bachelors degree in agriculture from the lilongwe university of agriculture and natural resources from malawi with a credit. Your response will highly be appreciated

  5. Hello am zemzem
    Am from kenya , i hold a bachelors degree in international relations, majored in development studies and minor in peace and conflicts. I studied in United states international university Africa.
    I would love it if i studied in Australia and expand my knowledge.
    Thank you.

  6. I am a Nigerian,

    Possess a very good head on my shoulder,

    Will be glad if I can be offered an opportunity to do my M.SC in any Management related field.

  7. I AM REMEDAN KASIM YUSUF FROM ETHIOPIA I HAVE FIRST DEGREE IN FIELD OF RULAR DEVELOPMENT AND AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION IN 2010 G.C AND I WAS BORN IN 1983 G.C , I HAVE 7 YEARS WORK EXPIEREANCE IN MY HOME COUNTRY SO I WANT TO STUDY FOR MASTER DEGREE IN FIELD OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY IN YOUR SCHOLAR SHIP AWARD, MY CONTACT ADDRESS : EMAIL ; REMEDANKASIM11@GMAIL.COM, MOBILE 251913230554

  8. Hi, Percy from Ghana a degree holder in BSc Land Economy. I wish to apply for this scholarship as it will help me achieve my dreams. I will be glad if given the opportunity. Thank You

  9. I am hussaini makama from nigeria, public servant with nine years work experience in the field of fisheries science with a bachelor of degree. If fully offered a scholarship to study in the leading australian university, i will come up with new strategy and experience to promote the policies in my home country through a potential leadership. Thank you. God help us.

  10. Dear, Mr and Miss,
    My name is yana luck kisito, I’m from Cameroon. I come for higher personality to request the opportunity to realize my dream. In fact, I’m the nurse, I have bachelor degree in nursing and I wish to get the scholarship how will permit to do the masters in public health. Thanks

  11. I have degree in environmental planning and management so I am seeking for scholarship in masters level .Thank you

  12. SISAY TESFAYE CHERNET
    Dear, I am from Ethiopia.I have high ambition to learn and upgrade my wisdom by having masters and PHD in cognitive or counseling or clinical psychology in order to help human being to advance their positive thinking abilities in my country and around the world. Thank you for your
    support.

  13. […] 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.  […]

  14. […] 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.  […]

  15. […] 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.  […]

  16. Hi am George from Uganda, holding a degre in medicine and surgery, would like to get masters in obstetrics and gynaecology or public health

  17. I am a kenyan holder of bachelors degree in education technology in electrical and electronics ,please consider me for a scholarship in Education masters programme.

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