Australia Awards Scholarships for Africans 2020 | Closes Soon | Apply Now

This is a Fully-Funded Australia Awards Scholarships for Africans 2020/2021 academic section. Applications are now being received for those dreaming of studying in Australia which has one oft the best education systems in the world. Interested and qualified African students will be enrolled into the scholarship scheme, the current 2020 academic year scholarship has commenced.

It is an annual tradition for the Australian government to finance a number of qualified African students to study in their beloved country every academic year. Australia Government sponsors a number of African students on annual basis to study in Australian Universities and some top African Universities on fully funded scholarship award.

Australia Awards Scholarships Requirements

Scholarship Sponsor(s): Australia Government.

Scholarships to be taken at: Australia Universities and top selected universities/institutions in Africa.

Scholarship Type: Fully Funded Scholarships.

Scholarship level: Masters Degree Courses and Short Courses

Slots: 10,000 scholarships to be award

Scholarship Worth: Scholarships are usually fully funded covering cost of tuition, feeding and accommodation, airfares, books, research cost, internship and extra stipends for upkeep. Funding is usually to the tone of $50000 and above dependent on the proposed course of study.

 Subject Eligibility: All subjects tenable in any of the selected institutions/university.

Country/Candidate Eligibility: International students from Africa

English Language Requirement: Not a necessary requirement, (except in the case where the applicant is not from an English speaking nation and/or has not been taught in English in their previous degree studies).

What to know about (Australia Awards Scholarships for Africans 2020-2021):

F or years now the Australian government has been involved in empowering this generation of young Africans. The Australia Awards is the cornerstone of the Australian Government’s development assistance program for Africa. It provides access to postgraduate education, training and professional development opportunities for suitably qualified Africans from eligible countries.

The scholarship is designed to help young Africans gain the necessary education that will help them shine in the African continent. On their return to their home country, Australia Awards alumni are expected to contribute to the growth of their home countries and the African continent at large.

The Australian Awards Scholarships are awarded in two categories namely;

  1. Masters to undertake higher degree studies in Australia at Masters level. And
  2. Australia Awards Scholarships for Short Courses, to undertake short-term, targeted professional training courses, in Australia and/or in Africa, in a range of development-focused sectors.

Scholarship Priority Fields: The follow fields of studies are focus field usually considered for the award. These may vary by countries.

  1. Agriculture/Food Security
  2. Education
  3. Health
  4. Public Policy (including public sector management, public sector reform, trade, international diplomacy)
  5. Environmental Management
  6. Natural Resource Management (including mining related subjects)
  7. Technical and Vocational Education & Training (available for Short Courses only)
  8. Energy (including Natural Gas and Oil Technology)
  9. Infrastructure
  10. Natural Resource Management
  11. Transport (including Ports, Roads and Airports Management)

Scholarship Award Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants applying for the Australia Awards Scholarships for Africans 2020-2021 (masters scholarship or short course award) must meet their country’s eligibility requirements.

  • Applicant must be citizen of an eligible African country
  • Applicant must possess a minimum academic requirement: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Applicant must be a mid-level to senior-level professional, currently employed in a relevant field
  • Applicant must meet relevant post-graduate work experience requirements
  • Applicant must demonstrate a clear vision of how the knowledge gained through the scholarship will be used to improve policy, practice or reform in their home country
  • Applicant must satisfy English Language proficiency to enable full participation in a training course delivered in English
  • Applicant must satisfy all requirements of the Australian Government for the appropriate student visa (subclass 500).

 How-to Apply: for the Australia Awards Scholarships 2020-2021 Academic year Program

The application for the Australia Awards Scholarships 2020-2021 can be submitted online and done through the select country link.

Applications for the 2021 intake for Africa Australia Awards Masters Scholarships is open till 17 January 2020.

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