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Australia Awards

The Australian Government offers prestigious development scholarships to South African professionals through Australia Awards. These comprise Masters-level study at an Australian university and Short Courses in specialised fields. Australia Awards aim to support the leadership needs of African professionals as well as effectively focus training on areas most relevant to Africa's development priorities.

Application Dates
Applications for Australia Awards Scholarships Masters study (2020 intake) and Australia Awards Short Courses (2019 intake) open on 1 September 2018.

Australia Awards Scholarships - Master's Level
Australia Awards Scholarships are postgraduate scholarships that lead to an academic qualification from an Australian university.

The objective of the Awards is to provide high quality education and training to talented African professionals who will be in a position, on their return home, to make an important contribution to national or regional development.

No undergraduate scholarships are available.
Priority areas are:
Agricultural Productivity
Public Policy (including infrastructure, economic, trade, education and social policy)
Australia Awards Short Courses
Short Courses offers opportunities for short-term post-graduate training delivered in Australia and/or in Africa for up to three months. The training targets experienced employees from African public, private and non-government organisations (civil society) in the following fields: Agriculture, Extractives and Public Policy.

Application Process
To apply, go to:

Send questions regarding applications to:

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