Australia Awards Africa Professional Development Short Courses 2018

Australia Awards Africa Professional Development Short Courses 2018

Deadline: January 15, 2018

Applications are open for the Australia Awards Fellowships for Africans. Australia Awards Short Courses offers opportunities for short-term post-graduate training delivered by an approved Australian higher education provider in Australia and/or in Africa for up to three months.  The Short Courses enable individuals from African public, private and non-government organisations to undertake short-term, targeted professional training courses, in Australia and/or in Africa, in a range of development-focused sectors.

The Short Courses will be aligned to Australian Government policy priorities and areas of high demand for African Governments. These include:

  • Agricultural Productivity
  • Extractives (including mining, oil and gas)
  • Public Policy

Australia Awards aim to promote knowledge, education links and enduring ties between Australia and our neighbours through Australia’s extensive scholarship programs. The initiative aims to build a new generation of global leaders with strong links to Australia. Australia Awards are the flagship of the Australian development cooperation program and are an important component of Australia’s investment in education.

Types of Awards

Priority Sectors

  • Agricultural Productivity;
  • Extractives; and
  • Public Policy.


  • The training targets experienced employees from African public, private and non-government organisations (civil society) in the following fields: Agriculture, Extractives and Public Policy.

The following countries are eligible for Short Courses:

  1. Botswana
  2. Cameroon
  3. Cote d’Ivoire
  4. Ethiopia
  5. Ghana
  6. Kenya
  7. Malawi
  8. Mauritius
  9. Madagascar
  10. Mozambique
  11. Namibia
  12. Nigeria
  13. Rwanda
  14. Senegal
  15. Seychelles
  16. Somalia
  17. South Africa
  18. South Sudan
  19. Tanzania
  20. Uganda
  21. Zambia
  22. Zimbabwe

Please navigate to your home country on the Africa map to find out more information about Short Courses as well as information on eligibility.

For more information, visit Australia Awards Fellowships.