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Australia Government Awards Scholarships for International Students to undertake Master’s Studies

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Australia Awards Scholarships 2020/2021 for Africans to undertake Master's Studies (Fully-funded to Australia)
The following round of applications are open for the Australia Awards Scholarships. Australia Awards are
prestigious international scholarships offering the following generation of global leaders a chance to
undertake study, research and professional development in Australia. Australia Awards Scholarships,
funded by the Australian Government's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, address the
development needs of Australia's partner countries, in addition to strengthening links between people and

Master's level scholarships are given to eligible outstanding professionals from civil society, private and
public sectors, who on completion of these studies are expected to come back with their home country to operate a vehicle
change and donate to development. The postgraduate study opportunity in Australia, provides high-quality education and training to talented Africans in specified sectors, where Australia is known as
having world-class expertise and experience

Priority sectors include:
  • agricultural productivity
  • extractives
  • public policy
Australia Awards Short Courses
Short Courses offer opportunities for short-term post-graduate training delivered in Australia and/or in
Africa for six weeks.
For eligible mid-career professionals, who receive an Australia Awards Scholarship, these benefits
will generally apply:
  • Australian educational experience
  • Fully paid tuition fees
  • Fully paid economy class flight to and from Australia
  • Fully paid visa expenses
  • Overseas Student Health Cover, for basic medical costs
  • A contribution to living expenses
  • Adjustment support for girls and people who have disabilities, if required
  • Supplementary academic support if required, to boost a student's performance
  • The ability to produce and maintain global links with Australians and other
    international students
  • The ability to become listed on a prestigious alumni network following the scholarship.
To be looked at for a Australia Awards Scholarship or Australia Awards Short Course, applicants must
meet their country's eligibility requirements. Generally speaking, these requirements apply
  • Citizens from these countries are eligible to use for an Australia Awards
    Scholarship: • Botswana • Ghana • Kenya • Madagascar • Malawi • Mauritius • Mozambique •
    Nigeria • South Africa • Tanzania • Zambia
  • Minimum academic requirement: Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Mid-level to senior-level professional, currently employed in a relevant field
  • Meet relevant post-graduate work experience requirements
  • For Australia Awards Short Courses, applicants should be at the very least 25 years and not avove the age of
    55 years by 30 June 2021.
  • For Australia Awards Scholarships, applicants should be at the very least 25 years and not avove the age of
    52 years at the date of application.
  • Demonstrate an obvious vision of how the information gained through the scholarship is likely to be
    used to boost policy, practice or reform in their house country
  • Satisfactory English proficiency allow full participation in an exercise course delivered in
  • Satisfy all requirements of the Australian Government for the correct student visa
    (subclass 500).
All shortlisting and final selection take place between January and June of every year. Face-to-face
interviews with shortlisted candidates are held in May and June.
Candidates from countries where English Language Proficiency tests are needed should reference the
previous section on English language requirements or support. Australia Awards can also arrange
separate English language testing of shortlisted candidates during the choice process.
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