Applications for Scholarships and Short Courses now open

On 1 September, applications for Scholarships (2017) and Short Courses (2016) officially open.

Priority areas include Agricultural Productivity, Extractives and Public Policy, and reflect areas that have been identified as priorities by partner governments and in which Australia is recognised as having world-class expertise and experience.

To be considered for an Award, applicants need to hold an undergraduate degree and be employed in a field relevant to their country’s national development priorities. The applicants’ employers must endorse their applications. Awards are available to applicants from the public sector, civil society organisations and the private sector. Click here for more information on how to apply.

To check whether your country is eligible for a Masters Scholarship, Short Course Award or both, please refer to the Africa map.

Australia Awards targets equal participation and strongly encourages applications from women and men, as well as people with disabilities. Australia Awards aims to ensure that women and people with disabilities are given fair and equal opportunities to compete for and obtain a Scholarship or Short Course Award. Mechanisms are in place to support applicants and Awardees who require specific assistance.

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