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Australia Awards Scholarships for Africans 2020-2021 – Closes Soon | Apply Now

Fully-Funded Australia Awards Scholarships for Africans 2020-2021: Applications are now being received from suitably qualified and interested persons for the Australia Awards Scholarships 2020-2021. Application portal for the awards officially opens October 2019 and will close on 6 December 2019 for those applying for masters awards while application for short courses will close on 17 January 2020.

The Australia Government sponsors a number of African students on annual basis to study in Australian Universities and some selected African Universities on fully funded scholarship award. Application for the 2020/2021 batch has commenced.

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).


See Also: International Students Scholarships at University of Western Australia, 2019

About the Award (Australia Awards Scholarships for Africans 2020-2021):

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. On their return to the workplace, Australia Awards alumni are expected to contribute to the development of their home countries.

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.

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)

You May Also Want to Apply For:

  1. International Science Scholarships at the University of Queensland 2020
  2. International VELUX Award for Architecture Students in Germany, 2020
  3. 2020 University of Queensland HASS Excellent Scholarships for International Students in Australia

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. However, general eligibility conditions include the following ;


  • 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).

Application Procedures for the Australia Awards Scholarships 2020-2021 – How-to Apply:

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 and will run through 1 October 2019 to 6 December 2019.

Applications for the 2020 Short Course Awards also opens on 1 October 2019 and closes on 17 January 2020.

Visit: Official Scholarship Application Webpage   Apply Now

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  2. I’m looking forward for your response

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  6. Would like to pursue MSc. Big Data/ Data Science

  7. Kibrom Welyargis Hadush

    Thank you for your annunciation my name is Kibrom Hadush from Ethiopia and I have a bachelor’s degree in applied physics from Mekelle university and I want a fully-funded scholarship to study my Master’s degree in Atmospheric Physics, Astronomy or any other related studies. Thank you very much in advance

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  12. I really want to study in Australia, someone please help me my people don’t have the money to send me to school but I really want to learn in Australia

    • I studied Microbiology at degree level, am I eligible to apply for Master’s in Environmental Management? If I am, how do I apply?

  13. I would love to study in Australia

  14. Rowen Clayton Basson

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  15. ndemaze ajong Patricia ajong

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  16. i need to study at one of your University,if i get chance .

  17. I choose this opportunity. Thanks

  18. I’m from West Africa, Liberia. I graduated from high school 2016.
    I’m a student of the Stella Maris Polytechnic University but it’s so unfortunate I’m not attending this semester because of money problem.
    I’m very much interested in the scholarship. I need the scholarship to help me complete my education. Please Sir/Madam;
    I await your positive respond at your convenient time.

  19. I will be very glad to study in Australia if the opportunity is given to me.

  20. NSABIMANA Pierre Chanel

    I’m burundian in east african. may I get an opportunity for scholoraship?

  21. Kauthar Abdurahman

    I am interested to undertake my masters degree at Australia. Please help me to succeed .

  22. I am waiting with you

  23. I am Mohammed Almustaffa Bakheet I have bachelor degree in medical laboratory sceince I want master degree

  24. I am interested in the scholarship in Australia to do my study if the opportunity is given me to be successful in the scholarship.

  25. Greeting from me to your office.
    Please, I’m interested in the scholarship.
    To get my Master in Agriculture and Food security.

  26. Fred Essilfie Donkor

    I would be grateful if you could grant me scholarship to study in Australia. Hoping to hear your reply, thank you.

  27. I’m Mohammed Almustaffa Bakheet from Sudan I have bachelor degree in medical laboratory sceince I want to study master degree

  28. Wellars Habagusenga

    I wellars Habagusenga from Rwanda I have Bachelor degree ni office administration and Management I want to continue my courses in Political science for Master level

  29. I would like to learn if i get achans pleas help me

  30. I want master diploma management environment

    • Dear sir,
      I am solomon from ethiopia, I am electrical engineer. for thr last three months I was working in all australian ports, Starting from Brisbane , Sydney Melbourne Adelaide to freemantle alongside.and I like all your life style , the way you treat people, and your high quality of education. and finally I decided yo come back your country legally. Now I am in ethiopia. But I really want to get an apportunity of this great country’s scholarship.

  31. Hey this is me Daniel ukony francis Deng.
    Let me take this opportunity to say I’m interested to apply for Australian scholarship 2019-2020.
    I’m in Cairo Egypt as a refugee protection under (unhcr).
    My country south Sudan by nationality I’m Sudanese.
    I need help.

  32. I am very happy if I got a chance in the filed of public policy

  33. I am Alemu Lakew from Ethiopia I have been at Agricultural Reserch Center as a researcher for the last 8 years while I never been getting of such as training so that would you mind considering me, saying it from the bottom of my heart.

  34. my name is habte l am degree accounting and diploma in mathematics

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      First let me take this opportunity to congratulate the almighty who let me find this scholarship and the those who advertise it….
      I am a South 🇸🇸 Sudanese by nationality and am in need of help from you as to studying there in Australia is of my best choice..
      Your positive response is highly appreciated
      And thanks

  35. I am in need of scholarship support to pursue my masters in Public Health.

  36. I did biology,chemistry and pure mathematics.
    My dream is to go for medicine and surgery
    I want to do it outside Africa because Australia is my number one choice of study.
    I will be very greatful if my request is put into your consideration,thank you

  37. I’m very happy to hear this,n I will be hoping you for the scholarship

  38. Blessing from Nigeria please I need scholarship to study in Australia am undergraduate

  39. Wani Isaac Roman

    I am Wani Isaac Roman, I would like to do medicine but have no body to support my career. I will be grateful if I am considered for medicine

  40. Indeed,i desire to study in Australia, but i would like to know how i can flunk into this opportunity

  41. Am an African living in Spain but my intention was to go to Australia study and am a nurse,I would like to further my course in Australia.
    I would like to study surgery,thank you very much sir/madam.

  42. I’m very happy to hear this,n I will be hoping you for the scholarship

  43. let this be a dream come true in my life for me to be better person in future i’m count on you for any further relevant information let me know as soon as possible thanks

  44. Dr Ikechukwu E. Mbakwe

    I am Dr Mbakwe. I have a PhD in Biochemistry in a Nigerian University. I want come over to Australia to do a postdoctoral. I need your help. Many thanks.

  45. Tatenda Grace Mushango

    I would love to study in Australia.I will be grateful if you consider my request

  46. OCHAN KENNETH from Uganda and I would really love to benefit from this scholarship

  47. Hello, I am a Gambian who want to study in Australia, persuing masters programme in Agriculture. I did my BSc in Agriculture in the Gambia and planning to go for masters out side Africa and Australia is my first choice.
    Thanks for your usual corporations
    The Gambia

  48. Good to know that, congrats to you. but we may need to further verify your information as we can not tell exactly the number of beneficiaries from here. Such information can only be made available by the scholarships awarding body

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