2020 Australia Masters Scholarship Awards for African Students

Deadline: December 6, 2019.

Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships offering the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia. Australia Awards Scholarships, funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, address the development needs of Australia’s partner countries, as well as strengthening links between people and organisations.

The postgraduate study opportunity provided by Australia Awards Scholarships, undertaken in Australia, provides high-quality education and training to talented Africans in specified sectors, in which Australia is recognised as having world-class expertise and experience.Priority sectors include:
• Agricultural productivity
• Extractives
• Public policy



To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must meet their country’s eligibility requirements. Generally, the following requirements apply:

  • Citizen of an eligible African country
  • Minimum academic requirement: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Mid-level to senior-level professional, currently employed in a relevant field
  • Meet relevant post-graduate work experience requirements
  • For Australia Awards Scholarships, applicants must be at least 25 years and not older than 52 years at the date of application.
  • For Australia Awards Short Courses, applicants must be at least 25 years and not older than 55 years by June 2021.
  • 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
  • Satisfactory English proficiency to enable full participation in a training course delivered in English
  • Satisfy all requirements of the Australian Government for the appropriate student visa (subclass 500).



For eligible mid-career professionals, who receive an Australia Awards Scholarship, the following benefits will generally apply:
• Australian educational experience
• Fully paid tuition fees
• Fully paid economy class flight to and from Australia
• Fully paid visa expenses
• Overseas Student Health Cover, for basic medical costs
• A contribution to living expenses
• Adjustment support for women and people with disabilities, if required
• Supplementary academic support if required, to improve a student’s performance
• The opportunity to develop and maintain global links with Australians and other international students
• The opportunity to join a prestigious alumni network after the scholarship



1. Australia Awards Scholarships: Scholarships for master’s level studies in Australia are offered to eligible African candidates for postgraduate studies

For more information on the Australia Awards Scholarships, please see the links below:

2. Australia Awards Short Courses: Short Courses offer opportunities for short-term post-graduate training delivered in Australia and/or in Africa for up to six weeks.

For more information on Australia Awards Short Courses, please see the links below:




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