Australia Awards Masters Scholarship

Open to Any university in Australia Degree Type (s):Masters
  Deadline:3rd Decmber 2018   Full scholarship

Scholarship Description: 

The Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships and fellowships funded by the Australian Government that aim to contribute to the long term development needs of Australia’s partner countries, in line with global, bilateral and regional agreements. The Australia Awards are a whole-of-government initiative bringing together scholarships and fellowships administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Department of Education and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), offering the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia and for high achieving Australians to do the same overseas.

Scholarship Amount: 

Australia Awards Scholarships generally cover the following fees and entitlements:
i. full tuition fees
ii. return air travel
iii. establishment allowance
iv. contribution to living expenses
v. an Introductory Academic Program
vi. Overseas Student Health Cover
vii. Initial visa expenses.

Number of awards:

Not specified


Duration of course

Minimum Qualification

Not specified

Field of Study

The scholarship is open to any course listed in Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses


To be eligible to receive an Australia Awards Scholarship, applicants must:
i. be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of commencing the scholarship
ii. be a citizen of a participating country (as listed on the Australia Awards website) and be residing in and applying for the scholarship from their country of citizenship
iii. not be married, engaged to, or a de facto of a person who holds, or is eligible to hold, Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency, at any time during the application, selection or mobilisation phases (note: residents of Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau with New Zealand citizenship are eligible but must apply for a Student visa (subclass 500)
iv. not be current serving military personnel
v. not be a citizen of Australia, hold permanent residency in Australia or be applying for a visa to live in Australia permanently
vi. not be applying for another long-term Australia Award unless they have resided outside of Australia for twice the length of the total time that they were in Australia (for example, a previous awardee who has been on an Australia Awards Scholarship in Australia for four years will not be eligible to apply for another Australia Awards Scholarship until they have resided outside Australia for eight years)
vii. have satisfied any specific criteria established by the Program Area or the government of the applicant’s country of citizenship (e.g. having worked a certain number of years in an appropriate sector)
viii. be able to satisfy the admission requirements of the institution at which the award is to be undertaken (this may mean that Program Areas will need to withdraw an award offer if the recipient cannot satisfy the institution’s admission requirements. This may not be known until Program Areas request a placement at selected institutions)
ix. be able to satisfy all requirements of the Department of Home Affairs to hold a Student Visa. This may mean that the Program Area will need to withdraw an award offer if the recipient cannot satisfy the visa requirements
x. Applicants must inform the Program Area of any connection or relationship to staff employed at Program Areas or with managing contractors so that the application may be properly and transparently managed.

Eligible Nationalities:

Open to candidates from Africa

Selection Criteria:

Selection of applicants will take into account the applicant’s professional and personal qualities, academic competence and, most importantly, their potential to impact on development challenges in their home country. Each country or region may have additional selection criteria, which can be accessed in the relevant Country or Region Profile

How to Apply:

For details on how to apply please visit: Apply for Australia Awards Masters Scholarship


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