If you are a 3rd class graduate who thinks that all hope is lost to pursue higher learning? do not discourage because we are inviting you to hurry and apply for the 1,000 Australia Awards Scholarships for African Students With 3rd Class 2019-2020 is now open.
There are two categories of Award: Australian Awards Scholarships, to undertake higher degree studies in Australia at the Masters level and And Australia Awards Short Courses, to undertake short-term, targeted professional training courses, in Australia and/or in Africa, in a range of development-focused sectors.
Level/Field of Study:
The scholarship is for African students who wish to undertake Masters taught degrees and short courses at an Australian university.
Field of study:
Offer to study in Australian universities ranges across the following fields of study. Priority Fields (varies by African country)
Public Policy (including public sector management, public sector reform, trade, international diplomacy)
Natural Resource Management (including mining-related subjects)
Technical and Vocational Education & Training (available for Short Courses only)
Energy (including Natural Gas and Oil Technology)
Natural Resource Management
Transport (including Ports, Roads and Airports Management)
How Much is the Australia Awards Scholarship for African Students Worth?
Australia Awards Scholarships for African Students is a Fully Funded Scholarship. These opportunities have the value that includes a full tuition waiver, accommodation, and other expenses paid. Guess what, over 1000 scholarships are available
Entitlements include the following:
The full costs of tuition fees for up to two years
An economy class flight to and from Australia. Note: Excess baggage and travel insurance charges are not covered
An approximate annual stipend of AUD30,000 to cover living expenses while in Australia
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), which covers basic medical costs
A once-off Establishment Allowance of AUD5,000 to assist with the costs of starting life in Australia and commencing the course (e.g. course books and materials, rental deposits, household items, etc.)
Scholars, whose families remain in their home country, may be entitled to a reunion airfare allowing them to travel home, midway through the course. This is only available to scholars whose course is for two years or longer.
Short Course Awards
Entitlements include the following:
The full costs of tuition fees for the duration of the course
Mobilisation travel from the home country to the course delivery location(s), and return to the home country Note: Excess baggage and travel insurance charges are not covered
A modest per diem
Medical insurance for the duration of the short course.
Eligible Countries for the Australia Awards 2020:
Australia Awards Scholarships for African Students is one of the most trusted opportunities from Australia to the African continent. If your country appears on the list, Congratulation.
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 etc
Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Mauritania, Niger, North Sudan, Republic of Guinea, South Sudan
You must be at least 25 and not more than 50 years of age at the date of your application.
You must have at least three (3) years’ relevant post-graduate work experience. This work experience must be in a role relevant to your proposed field of study and to your employment organization type (e.g. public sector applicants should demonstrate public sector work experience, and so on). Preference will be given to candidates with greater periods of experience.
You possess, as a minimum, a Bachelors degree (or the equivalent) from a recognized Institution of at least 4 years in length with at least a 3rd Class Pass.
Public sector candidates must comply with the Government of Nigeria regulations for government employees wishing to apply for scholarships.
The public sector, the private sector, and civil society candidates must provide evidence of completion of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) when they apply.
You must not already hold, or be studying for, a Masters degree.
You must be willing to make a formal commitment to return to your current employment following completion of the award.
You must meet the general minimum eligibility criteria for Australia Awards Scholarships – refer to the Australia Awards Scholarships policy handbook.
Australian Award Application Form/Procedure:
The Scholarship is offered annually and the deadline for the scholarship is December and March of the academic year. Application deadline for Masters: The Scholarships opens every September 1st and December 1st