Australia Awards Applications – Now Open


Applications for the 2016-17 round of Australia Awards Scholarships and Short Course Awards opened on 1 September. Priority areas for applications are in the agriculture, extractives and public policy sectors.


Australia Awards, a cornerstone of the Australian Government’s development assistance program for Africa, provide access to postgraduate education, training and professional development opportunities for suitably qualified Africans from eligible countries. On their return to the workplace, Australia Awards Alumni are expected to contribute actively to development in their home countries.


Award types include:

  • Australian Awards Scholarships, to undertake higher degree studies in Australia at Masters level.
  • 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.



Check out the full range of short courses available and apply at