Applications open 1 September 2016 – 15 December 2016.


MAURITIUS: Eligibility Criteria – Master Awards 2018


Mauritius priority areas

  • Agricultural Productivity
  • Extractives
  • Public Policy (particularly blue/ocean economic policy, including trade policy


Coordinating Authority for Mauritius

  • Ministry of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms


Target Group

  • National of Mauritius
  • Early or mid-career professional working in the Public Sector, the Private Sector or a Non-Government Organisation (Civil Society) 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 three (3) years’ post-graduation work experience. This work experience must be in a role relevant to 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) of at least 4 years in length with a 2nd Class Lower Division pass (2:2).
  • Minimum English language proficiency equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 5.0 with no band score lower than 4.5 (equivalent TOEFL scores are also accepted). Those with overall scores of lower than 6.5 who are selected for an award will be supported to undertake between 3 and 9 months pre-course English language training and will need to achieve a score of 6.5 at the end of this training with no band score lower than 6.
  • Must not already hold, or be studying for, a Masters degree.
  • Must be willing to make a formal commitment to return to your current employment following completion of the award.
  • Must meet the general minimum eligibility criteria for Australia Awards Scholarships – refer to the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook.


Support Service Options

  • Provision of Pre- course English on a case-by-case basis
  • Provision of course research support for short-listed candidates
  • Special needs assistance as deemed appropriate on a case-by-case basis
  • Standard Australia Awards Scholarships support conditions for awardees – refer to the Australia Awards Scholarships policy handbook



Further Information


For further information on Australian Government policies, please see the links below.