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.
Australia Awards Scholarships Eligibility.
The Short-term award commences in 2018. It’s a 1-3 month professional development training programme in specialized fields for African professionals. Eligible candidates for the short- term scholarship are Middle-Senior level professionalsvwith Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and currently employed in a relevant field. The training is delivered in Australia and various locations in Africa.
The postgraduate scholarship award which commences in 2019 is specifically for Masters Degree level and is open to applicants from Public and Private Sectors as well as Civil Society Organizations. The Scholarship is aimed at providing high quality training for talented Africans who on completion are expected to return and contribute to the development of their respective nations or regions.
How to Apply for Australia Awards Scholarships.
The closing date for the postgraduate award is 15 December, 2017 while for the Short-term courses award is 15 January, 2018.