Scholarship Name: Australian Development Scholarships for Africa
The 2013/2014 Masters Australian Development Scholarships applications are now open for up to 1,000 African Students.
Long-Term Awards are postgraduate scholarships that lead to an academic qualification from an Australian university. For studies commencing in 2014, Long-Term Awards are available to eligible applicants from 28 African countries.
Short Course Awards are available for studies in a range of priority sectors including Agriculture, Maternal and Child Health, Mining Governance and Public Policy. Studies are conducted at locations in Africa and in Australia for periods up to 3 months. Short course awards are available to eligible applicants from 51 African countries.
Australia Awards in Africa (AAA), an initiative of the Australian Government, is a pan-African program of development scholarships and fellowships that offers 1,000 postgraduate scholarships each year to eligible African professionals.
Australia is committed to developing the capacity and leadership skills of Africans to enable them to contribute effectively to development in their home countries. Over the past three years, the number of scholarships available for African professionals has increased ten-fold to a total of 1,000 development awards annually. One-quarter of all Australia’s development scholarships are now directed to Africa.
Scholarship Offered Since: 1980
Scholarship Type: Masters and PhD Scholarships for Africans
Who is qualified to apply?
2013/2014 Australian Scholarships Development for 1,000 African Students
How Many Funding Positions are available? Up to 1,000
What are the benefits? This is a Full government sponsored scholarship
How long will sponsorship last? For the duration of the programme
Eligible African Countries
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroun, Cape Verde, Comoros, Congo(Republic of), Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia
In addition to the above, the following countries are eligible for Short Course Awards (SCAs) for the 2012 Intake
Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Mauritania, Niger, North Sudan, Republic of Guinea, South Sudan
To be taken at: African or Australian Universities
Application Ends By
Short Course Awards for 2013: Closing date 30 November 2012
Long-Term Awards (Masters-level Awards) for 2014: Closing date 14 December 2012
Long-Term Awards (PhD Agriculture) for 2014: Closing date 31 March 2013
Offered annually? Yes
How can I Apply?
To submit an electronic application
Hard Copy applications
How can I get more information?
BE SURE to visit here http://www.adsafrica.com.au/countryOption.php for country specific information
Australia Awards in Africa (AAA), an initiative of the Australian Government
Application from women and people with disability is stronglyencouraged