Australia Awards in Africa comprise of scholarships, short courses and fellowships that aim to support the leadership needs of African professionals as well as effectively focus training on areas most relevant to Africa’s development priorities.
Australia Awards Scholarships
Scholarships for Masters studies in Australia are being offered to eligible African candidates for postgraduate studies commencing in 2019. Applications are now closed.
The following countries are eligible for Scholarships:
To find out more information on the eligibility criteria and application process please go to your country page.
Focus sectors for Masters Awards reflect areas which have been identified as priorities by partner governments and in which Australia is recognised as having world-leading expertise and experience. Current priority sectors include: Agricultural Productivity; Extractives; and Public Policy. Click here to discover what courses are available in your area of interest, at Australian institutions.
Short Courses offers opportunities for short-term post-graduate training delivered in Australia and/or in Africa for up to three months. The training targets experienced employees from African public, private and non-government organisations (civil society) in the following fields: Agriculture, Extractives and Public Policy. Read more about Short Courses here. Applications are now closed.
The following countries are eligible for Short Courses:
- Cote d’Ivoire
- South Africa
- South Sudan
Please navigate to your home country on the Africa map to find out more information about Short Courses as well as information on eligibility.
In 2018, the Australia Awards – Africa program will pilot Phase 2 of Post-Doctoral Fellowships, in partnership with the Australia Africa Universities Network (AAUN). Phase 2 of the pilot will be open to Eligible Applicants affiliated to Ghanaian, Kenyan or South African Universities that are members of the AAUN.
During the pilot phase, the Post-Doctoral Fellowship provides financial support for African academics affiliated with eligible Ghanaian, Kenyan and South African university and engaged in research activity. Fellowships will be up to two years in total, comprised of research components in both Australia and Ghana, Kenya or South Africa but limited to 12 months in Australia. The Australian component of the award will be fully funded by the Australia Awards – Africa Program. Applications are now closed.
For more information on eligibility and the application process, click through to Post-Doctoral Fellowships.