Upon graduation from a bachelors awarding institution, it seems to be the end of the way for most students because at that point onwards, they have to pick up every bit of their responsibilities. Picking up responsibilities is not just a kid thing. It requires money to run all these; foot the bills, pay mortgages and much more and these makes most graduates to be job seekers after graduating high school instead of forwarding their education.
But come to think of it, education is not free neither are bills paid with a hug. Well, things can get any worse in Africa where unemployment is the order of the day and crime is the new hobby. The available jobs one can possibly see are mostly competitive so requires one to be one foot ahead by acquiring more formal and informal education and skills in order to stand out.
But yet the question still lingers, how do they pay for education? Well, the government of Australia is here to help with a student grant program called the Australian Awards Scholarships 2018. This Australian Awards Scholarships is for students who already possess an undergraduate degree and is ready and willing to advance to the next level of education – Master’s degree program.
The Australian Awards Scholarships is a student grant program raised by the government of Australia for students wishing to advance their education by enrolling for a Master’s degree program anywhere in Australia or Africa. This scholarship is offered annually by the Australian government to successful applicants. The application deadline set for this Australian Awards Scholarships is December 15th 2017.
Sounds funny but not all African students from some countries are eligible to apply. Check the list to see if your country is eligible to apply for this Australian Awards Scholarships: Botswana, Algeria, Burkina Faso, Angola, Cameroun, Benin, Djibouti, Caper Verde, The Gambia, Comoros, Ethiopia, Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, Mali, Lesotho, Mauritius, Liberia, Morocco, Libya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Namibia, Sao Tome & Principe, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Swaziland, Seychelles, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Togo, Zambia, Tunisia.
Available Scholarship Positions
There are up to 1,000 scholarships to be awarded out to qualified applicants under this program.
The Australian Awards Scholarships will cover the tuition fees of its scholars throughout the period of their degree program.
To Be Taken At
This Australian Awards Scholarships can be taken at any Australian or African University.
The scholarship has been offered since 1980 and requires successful candidates to be willing to go back to their national country to help develop in any way possible; can either be economically or socially by practically using the knowledge acquired via this scholarship program.
Eligibility of Candidates
- Candidates must be above 25 years of age and not more than 50 years of age while applying.
- Candidates must also possess a bachelors acquired from a reputable institution.
- Applicants must be Africans from the listed countries above.
For more detailed information on eligibility, how to apply and more, kindly visit the scholarship’s official page http://australiaawardsafrica.org/africa-map/