• Alumni during the International Day for Persons with Disability workshop
  • Scholars on a site visit to Lindsay Fresh Logistics, Rocklea, Queensland
  • Stephen from Kenya is an alumnus who studied a Masters of Science Agriculture at the University of New England in Armidale
  • Australia Awards Africa scholars on campus in Australia
  • Australia Awards Africa alumni inspecting produce on an Agribusiness Short Course in Ghana
  • Scholars on a site visit to Moreton Salesyards, Purga, Queensland

Welcome to Australia Awards

The Australia Awards is the cornerstone of the Australian Government's development assistance program for Africa. It provides 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 to the development of their home countries.

We provide all the information you need

The website has information for potential scholars (applicants), scholars in Australia (on-award) and alumni. You will also find information about alumni's reintegration and continued professional development activities.

This site has information about:

  • Australia's world class education and training institutions
  • The available award types
  • The application process
  • Who are eligible to apply for Australia Awards
  • Support to scholars in Australia
  • The development contributions that alumni are making to their home countries
  • The Australian government's commitment to gender equality, disability and social inclusion (GEDSI).

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