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July 07, 2011

Agriculture doctorate fellowships in Australia for African applicants

Australian government offers Doctorate scholarship in the field of Agriculture in Australia-2011

Study Subject(s):Agriculture

Course Level:PhD

Scholarship Provider: Australian government

Scholarship can be taken at: Australia

Eligibility: You must meet the general minimum eligibility criteria for Australian Development Scholarships, including Australian tertiary institution entry requirements (in most cases this will require that candidates possess an Australian recognised Masters Degree or equivalent).

-You should have a minimum of 2 years relevant post- Masters work experience with your current employer or an employer of equal relevance to your proposed field of study.

-Fieldwork is required to either be Africa-based (preferred) or in an Australian field location with direct applicability and transferability to a relevant African context.

-You must be willing to make a formal commitment to return to your current employment following completion of the award.

-You must have English proficiency of a standard at least equivalent to IELTS 6.5 (if required, English language proficiency testing will be arranged and paid for by the Australian Government if you are short-listed for a selection interview).

-You must be no more than 50 years of age at the date of application.

-Female candidates are encouraged to apply. People with a disability are encouraged to apply.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique or Tanzania Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania or Uganda, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Gambia

Scholarship Description: The Australian Government is offering 15 PhD-level Australian Development Scholarships for the 2012 Intake (i.e. for a PhD that would begin in January 2012). The scholarships are for study in Australia at Australian Universities although it is preferred that any field research is undertaken in Africa. Scholarships cover airfares to Australia, tuition fees, medical cover, a living allowance and a return airfare to your country of citizenship/residence in Africa in order to carry out fieldwork/research, a contribution to research costs (CRC), and yearly reunion airfares (where applicable). Female applicants and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Study in Australia is subject to the successful applicant being issued with a visa by the Australian Department of Immigration & Citizenship (DIAC). As part of the visa application process, immigration authorities require candidates to undergo a full medical examination including a chest X-ray and an HIV/AIDS test. Information about priority sectors, target groups and compliance criteria for the scholarships is outlined in the attached ‘Desired Applicant Profile’.

How to Apply: Online or by Post

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 July 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application

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