Australia Awards Africa, Australia

Expires on: 05/01/2024

The Australia Awards Africa Scholarship program combines Masters, Fellowships and Short Course opportunities to build skills and capabilities in key sectors, thereby contributing to social and economic development outcomes for African nations and the Sustainable Development Goals. Australia Awards directly support Australia’s interests in the security, stability and prosperity of the African continent by strengthening African leadership and skills in fields such as agriculture and food security, climate change and adaptation, renewable energy, mining governance and countering terrorism and violent extremism. We focus on those sectors where Australia and African nations have shared interests and where Australia has world-leading expertise to offer.

The Australia Awards Africa program promotes and supports Australian development and economic diplomacy objectives in a variety of ways:

alumni apply their new skills to contribute to their country’s development
Australia is recognised and valued by African nations as a reliable partner and source of expertise, and
relationships are formed between Australian and African people and organisations, creating enduring partnerships and future cooperation.
Australia Awards are open to high calibre, mid to senior level professional applicants from the public, private and community sectors (civil society).

Since 2004, over 2,000 scholars from African countries have studied in Australia under the Australia Awards scholarship program. This includes over 1,000 postgraduate scholars who have undertaken Masters and PhD degrees in Australia.

Applications will be open to participants from Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, The Gambia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe in the 2024 intake.

Applications are strongly encouraged from women, people with disability and marginalised groups.

Applications for commencement in 2024 will open on 1 February 2023 and close on 1 May 2023.Australia Awards Africa scholarships are offered for the minimum period necessary for the individual to complete the academic program specified by the Australian education institution, including any preparatory training.

Scholarship recipients will receive:

return air travel
a one-off establishment allowance on arrival
full tuition fees
contribution to living expenses
introductory academic program
overseas student health cover for the duration of the scholarship
supplementary academic support
fieldwork allowance for research students and masters by coursework which has a compulsory fieldwork component

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