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February 01, 2012

Masters and PhD scholarship in Agriculture for African countries, Australia 2012-2013

Masters and PhD Scholarship in Agriculture for African Country citizens to study at an Australian university, Australia 2012-2013

Study Subject(s): Agriculture

Course Level: Masters and PhD

Scholarship Provider: Australian Government

Scholarship can be taken at: Australia


A citizen of one of the following eligible African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, The Gambia and Uganda.

- Applicants must normally be a resident in their country of citizenship, however some exceptions may be accepted (refer to eligibility criteria (b) on page 8 below)

-Satisfy the minimum eligibility criteria for Australian Development Scholarships (attached), including meeting Australian tertiary institution entry requirements.

-In most cases this will require that candidates possess a qualification that is assessed to be the equivalent to an Australian Masters degree and be able to demonstrate a capacity to undertake independent research. ? A minimum of two years relevant post- Masters work experience relevant to your proposed field of study is preferred.

- English proficiency of a standard at least equivalent to IELTS 6.5 with no band score less than 6.0. Note that some universities will require a higher score (if required, the further English language proficiency testing will be facilitated by the Australian Government if you are short-listed for a selection interview)

Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes

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

Scholarship Description: The Australian Government is offering 20 PhD-level Australia Awards (Scholarships) to candidates from eligible African countries for agriculture-related studies commencing in Australia in 2013. The scholarships are for study in Australia at an Australian university however it is preferred that any field research is undertaken primarily in Africa. The research topics of successful applicants will demonstrate a contribution to improving food security in Africa through increasing agricultural productivity, improving rural livelihoods through functioning of markets and trade, and/or building the resilience of communities most vulnerable to food insecurity. In addition, topics should demonstrate direct relevance to the research or development objectives of one or more of the three Australia-Africa Agricultural Partnerships being funded under the Australian Food Security Program in Africa (ACIAR – CIMMYT; CSIRO – CORAF; and CSIRO – BecA).

How to Apply: Post

Scholarship Application Deadline: 30 April 2012

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