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Australia Awards Fellowships & Professional Development Short Courses for Africans to study in Australia 2020

The Australia Awards Short Course is a training and professional development opportunity funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The short courses strengthen the professional capacity and leadership skills of participants, enabling them to contribute more effectively to development in their home countries.

The short course awards are available to professionals in specialised fields, from the list of eligible African countries who have completed at least a four-year bachelor degree and meet the relevant post-graduate work experience requirements. Short courses offer opportunities to the awardee, for a short-term post-graduate training delivered in Australia and/or in Africa

Australia Awards Short Courses focus solely on society's sectors that effectively support Africa’s economic growth and long-term development. Previously specialised courses were offered in the following sectors; Extractives, Agriculture, Policy, Environment, Health and Technical Vocational Education & Training.

For information on the courses available and institutions that you can apply for, click through to the official Australian Government website for international students. This website is managed by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade).

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About Australia Awards Fellowships & Professional Development

Scholarships form an integral part of Australia’s aid program and help to build critical skills and knowledge. The Australia Awards offer an effective and efficient model to deliver Australia’s assistance while supporting a range of strategic foreign policy, economic diplomacy and development objectives across key sectors. Australia Awards offers the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development. Australia Awards opportunities are offered annually and are managed by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)... read more


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Australia Awards Masters Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of Australia Awards Masters Scholarship

F or eligible mid-career professionals who receive a short course the following benefits will generally apply:

 

  1. Australian educational experience
  2. Fully paid tuition fees
  3. Fully paid economy class travel to and from their home country to the course delivery location(s)
  4. Fully paid visa expenses
  5. A contribution to living expenses for the duration of the course
  6. Fully paid accommodation for the duration of the course
  7. Fully paid medical insurance for the duration of the course
  8. Adjustment support for women and people with disabilities, if required
  9. The opportunity to develop and maintain global links with Australians and other Africans
  10. The opportunity to join a prestigious alumni network after the short course• Continued professional development after completing the award.

Requirements for Australia Awards Masters Scholarship Qualification

 To be considered, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Your minimum academic qualification is at least a four year bachelor’s degree or equivalent (as indicated in the relevant country’s requirements)
  2. You are a mid-career professional, currently employed in a relevant field and sector
  3. You meet relevant post-graduate work experience requirements (as indicated in the relevant country’s requirements)
  4. You can demonstrate a clear vision of how the knowledge and skills you will gain, through the short course, will be used to drive policy reform and improve practice in your home country
  5. Your English proficiency is sufficient to enable full participation in a training course delivered in English
  6. You meet all the requirements of the Australian Government for the appropriate student visa (subclass 500), for short courses

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Interview date, Process and Venue for Australia Awards Masters Scholarship

All shortlisting and final selection take place between January and June of each year. Face-to-face interviews with shortlisted candidates are held in May and June. Candidates from countries where English Language Proficiency tests are required should refer to the previous section on English language requirements or support. Australia Awards may also arrange separate English language testing of shortlisted candidates during the selection process.

Selection for Australia Awards Short Courses is based on the assessment of the application, including the applicant’s personal statements, Reintegration Action Plan and supporting documentation. Australia Awards Short Course applicants are not required to attend an interview as part of the selection process. However, applicants and their employers may be contacted by phone to verify claims made in the application, including questions regarding current employment status.


Application Deadline

January 17, 2020


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Australia Awards Fellowships & Professional Development on www.australiaawardsafrica.org to apply

For more details, please Visit the Website of the Australia Awards Fellowships & Professional Development – Short Courses 2020


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