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KENYA: Eligibility Criteria – Masters Awards 2019 Intake


Kenya priority areas

  • Agricultural Productivity
  • Extractives
  • Public Policy (especially infrastructure and economic policy, trade policy and legislative drafting; governance and decentralisation)


Applications will also be considered in the following sectors:

  • Disability Studies
  • Education
  • Gender Studies
  • Health
  • Infrastructure


Coordinating Authority for Kenya

  • Ministry of Public Service, Youth & Gender Affairs, and Directorate of Public Service Management


Target Group

  • National of Kenya
  • Early to mid-level officials from key government agencies or professionals working in the private sector or civil society sector in one of the listed priority fields of study
  • Professionals who wish to undertake a Masters degree in Australia in one of the listed priority fields of study. (Masters of Business Administration are not permitted)
  • Clear vision for how knowledge gained through the Masters degree will be used to improve policy, practice or education in the proposed field of study
  • Gender Equality: Australia Awards target equal participation by women and men
  • Disability Inclusion: Australia Awards aim to ensure that people with a disability are given fair and equal opportunity to compete for and obtain a scholarship



  • At least 25 and not more than 50 years of age at the date of application
  • At least four (4) years’ post-graduation work experience. This work experience must be in a role relevant to the proposed field of study and to employment organisation type (e.g. public sector applicants should demonstrate public sector work experience). Preference will be given to candidates with greater periods of experience
  • Possess, as a minimum, a Bachelors degree (or the equivalent) from a recognised Institution of at least 4 years in length with at least a 2:2 (2nd Class Lower Division). A 3 year Bachelors degree (under the previous A-level system of education) will be acceptable for Kenyans who are older than 40 years
  • Must be willing to make a formal commitment to return to your country following completion of the award
  • Must meet the general minimum eligibility criteria for Australia Awards Scholarships – refer to the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook


Further Information

  • Provision of course research support is provided for short-listed candidates
  • Special needs assistance is provided, as deemed appropriate, on a case-by-case basis. From more information read the Australian Government’s Disability Rights guide
  • Essential information for participating in the Scholarship program is provided in the Australia Awards Scholarships policy handbook
  • Additional information on the Australian Government’s policies is provided on the Australia Awards website ( by The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
  • Applicants must inform Australia Awards – Africa of any connection or relationship to staff employed by the Australian Government or with Palladium (the Managing Contractor), at the time of application. Information can be sent to the Awards Department.