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Australia Awards Scholarships for Africans 2020-2021 – See Commencement Date and Apply

Australia Awards Scholarships for Africans 2020-2021: 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 is commencing. Interested candidates should see the eligible and benefits of the scholarships in this post and hence enrol for the opportunity.

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:

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)

Recommended Opportunities:

  1. Kiel University Scholarships 2019 for International Students in Germany
  2. Koftech Scholarships Award for Africans to Study in South Africa
  3. Monash University Engineering Excellence Scholarship in Australia 2019


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 for Africans 2020-2021 – How-to Apply:

The application for this scholarship can be submitted online and done through the select country link.

Applications for the 2021 intake for Africa Australia Awards Masters Scholarships will open on 1 October 2019 and close on 6 December 2019.

Applications for the 2020 Short Course Awards will open on 1 October 2019 and close on 17 January 2020.

Visit: Official Scholarship Webpage

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  1. I am bisrat ataklti from ethiopia .i am very interested upgrade my education level

  2. I have BSc Construction Technology and Management degree from Adiss Ababa University EiABC by CGPA 2.84 then I went to learn Masters of Transport program by your scholarship opportunity.

  3. Ezirike Acqueen Chinemerem

    I am Ezirike Acqueen Chinemerem, from Nigeria..
    Studied Zoology and would want to acquire a masters degree in ventinary medicine..
    Please award me this scholarship..

  4. I have studied Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana and want to undertake a program on public policy through your scholarship.

  5. Thanks for this opportunity,I wish to be part.

  6. Hi I am luwam bereket from Ethiopia. I have BSC in applied Biology and i want to upgrade my knowlegde with th help of your university.

  7. That is interesting and good opportunity for those who can’t afford the cost. I am glad to be beneficiary of this opportunity. I thank you!

  8. i am yetewe tiru from ethiopia.i have bachilor degree in midwifery with four year experience in a knwon government health institution .i would like too boost my carer if i got the oportunity.

  9. Michael Obaide James

    My name is Michael Obaide James,a graduate of Economics from Nigeria.i am very happy for this great opportunity.i hope to be among the selected candidate at the end of this great exercise.

  10. I am very much interested in the scholarship in order to attein a degree in health care

  11. My name is Mwenya Brian Mwewa a graduate of Education from the University of Zambia. I am so greatiful for this oppotunity and looking forward to be part of the selected candidates.
    I have read all the conditions attached to this scholarship and am more than ready to comply.

  12. Wondiwosen woldeyesuss

    To gate full funded scholarship of MBA or other related masters programmes

  13. I am Tebibu solomon from ethiopia.i’m studying Accounting and finanace + Economics in BA Degree course.This is a Good opportunity to update my self i would like to be your one choice.Thank you.

  14. My name is Geda Wakeyo from Ethiopia.I did BA in political science and international relations.I would like to be one of your scholarship candidate to do MA in international diplomacy.would you email me how to apply following your procesure?



  16. I am Osman Nohammed from Ethiopia , i have bachelor degree in Animal sciences icourse.This is a Good opportunity to update my self i would like to be your one choice.Thank you.

  17. Hi I am kisuule emmanuel from Uganda. I have Diploma in computer and i want to upgrade my knowlegde with the help of your university.

  18. Akpey yibainma foinbujof

    Hey im Akpey from cameroon. Im seeking a masters program in logistics and supply chain management

  19. Rebecca kyobutungi

    Im Rebecca Kyobutungi from uganda i woulike to be part of this program to do public administration so that i can have a bright future and this great opportunity from you will help me shape my future.Please consider me.

  20. Chonga asseu Franck-bel

    I am chonga asseu Franck-bel from cameroon. I am à bachelor and which to bost my knowledge With your help. Thank

  21. It is glad to hear about up grading once life through education !!! That is also help to upgrading the home counry as well as over the whole worled . Due to this I also glad to be part of this ceromony ,if I have got the chance of free schollar ship or fully funded education Master or PhD course.

  22. My name is Tewabe Mekebib,I am from Ethiopia and I have a BA in Major Management minor Accounting.If I get a chance to join your free scholars, I have a plan to upgrade to Masters Degree.

    Thanks in Advance

  23. Dears
    My name is Tesfahiwet Asrat Gaim, I am from Eritrea. I have BA degree in Accounting with Minor in Business management from university of Asmara, Eritrea. I have the plan to study for Masters in disciplines like Management,Accounting , International relations or International Management or Public Policy. So please consider me to this program.

    Best Regards

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