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Masters Scholarship In Australia 2019

Closing Date: 

January, 2019

Field of Study: 

Bursary Details: 

Applications will open on 1 September. In order to apply for a Masters Scholarship in Australia, you will first need to find the course at an Australian university that has a partnership with Australia Awards.

South Africa: Eligibility criteria – Masters Awards

Priority sectors

  • Agricultural Productivity
  • Blue Economy
  • Education
  • Environmental Management
  • Extractives
  • Health
  • Public Policy (including Climate Change Adaptation, Water Resource Management, National Security, Trade, Public Financial Administration, Infrastructure and Social Policy)
  • Road Safety
  • Target group

  • You are a national of South Africa.
  • You are a driven and motivated early- to mid-level official from a key government agency or a professional working in the private sector or civil society sector in one of the listed priority fields of study.
  • You are a professional who wishes to undertake a Masters degree in Australia in one of the listed priority fields of study. A Masters of Business Administration is not permitted.
  • Extractives: Managers equipped with generalist (business/project management) and specialist skills (engineering, natural resource management).
  • You have a clear vision of how knowledge gained through the Masters degree will be used to improve policy, practice or education in the proposed field of study.


    Masters Scholarship awards are available and applications are open between 1 September 2018 and 3 December 2018 for nationals from South Africa

    In order to apply for a Masters Scholarship in Australia, you will first need to find the course at an Australian university.

Candidate Requirements: 


  • You are at least 25 and not more than 55 years of age at the date of your application.
  • You have at least three years’ work experience following graduation. This work experience must be in a role relevant to the proposed field of study and to the employment organisation type (public sector applicants should demonstrate public sector work experience). Preference will be given to candidates with greater periods of experience.
  • You possess, as a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree (or the equivalent) from a recognised institution of at least three years’ duration or a BTech (with at least a C level pass).
  • You must not have a criminal conviction or be facing legal action with respect to allegations of serious criminal activity.
  • You must not have citizenship or permanent residence status in Australia or New Zealand.
  • You must be willing to make a formal commitment to return to South Africa upon completion of the award. Where possible, candidates should be willing to commit to return to their place of employment following completion of the award.
  • You must meet the general minimum eligibility criteria for Australia Awards Scholarship

How to Apply: 

Apply to study in Australia