Monday, 11 February 2013

Austrialia Scholarship for Nigerians

Brief description:
Australia Awards Scholarships, formerly
known as Australian Development
Scholarships (ADS), are scholarships for
international students who wants to study
in Australian Universities. Scholarship
holders are
required to return to their country of
citizenship for two years after they have
completed their studies to contribute to the
development of their country.
Australian Development Scholarships are
available for vocational education and
training courses, undergraduate degrees,
postgraduate degrees, and PhD degrees at
participating Australian universities and
Technical and Further Education (TAFE)
Host Institution(s):
Participating Australian higher education
institutions and technical colleges
Fields of study:
Study programs must relate to your
country’s priority areas for development.
These are listed on the
country profiles.
Number of Scholarships:
Up to 1000 Australian Development
Scholarships are awarded each year across
31 countries with scholarships awarded
equally between men and women.
The number of scholarships and fields of
study are determined annually by each ADS
participating country and in accordance
with the Australian Government’s bilateral
development assistance program. Some
countries may limit the level of study
(technical, undergraduate or postgraduate)
and give priority to certain fields of study to
better meet development needs and
Australia’s specific aid objectives for each
Target group:
You are only eligible for ADS if you are a
citizen of one of the countries listed below:
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma
(Myanmar), Cambodia, Indonesia, India,
Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan,
Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste,
Cook Islands, Federated States of
Micronesia, Fiji, French Pacific Collectivities
(New Caledonia, French Polynesia, and
Wallis and Futuna), Kiribati, Marshall Islands,
Nauru, Niue and Tokelau, Papua New
Guinea, Republic of Palau, Samoa, Solomon
Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
Angola, Algeria, Botswana, Burundi, Cape
Verde, Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, The
Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia,
Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique,
Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra
Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania,
Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia
Middle East
Iraq, Palestinian Territories
Caribbean Countries
Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize,
Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic,
Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts
and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago
Latin America
Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa
Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala,
Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama,
Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela
Women and people with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.
Scholarship value/inclusions:
ADS are offered for the minimum period
necessary for the individual to complete the
academic program specified by the
Australian higher education institution,
including any preparatory training. The
following benefits generally apply:
• Full tuition fees
• Return air travel—payment of a single
return, economy class airfare to and from
Australia, via the most direct route
• Establishment allowance—a once only
payment of A$5,000 as a contribution
towards as accommodation expenses, text
books, study materials
• Contribution to Living Expenses (CLE) is a
fortnightly contribution to basic living
expenses paid at a rate determined by
AusAID. From 1 January 2013, CLE payable
to Scholars studying under an ADS is A$
30,000 per year.
• Introductory Academic Program (IAP)—a
compulsory 4-6 week program prior to the
commencement of formal academic studies
covering information on life and study in
• Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for
the duration of the award (for award
holder only)—provided to cover the
student’s basic medical costs (with the
exception of pre existing conditions).
• Pre-course English (PCE) fees—if deemed
necessary PCE may be available for students
for in-country and/or in-Australia training.
• Supplementary Academic Support may be
available to ensure a Scholar’s academic
success or enhance their academic
• Fieldwork (for research students only)—
may be available for eligible research
students for
one return economy class
airfare via the most direct route to their
country of citizenship or within Australia.
To be eligible to receive a Scholarship,
applicants must:
a. be a minimum of 18 years of age at the
time of commencing the Scholarship
b. be a citizen of a participating country (as
listed on AusAID’s Scholarship website) and
be residing in and applying for the
Scholarship from their country of
c. not be married or engaged to or be a de
facto of a person who holds, or is eligible
to hold, Australian or New Zealand
citizenship or permanent residency, at any
of the application, selection or mobilisation
phases or while on-scholarship in Australia
Note: Residents of Cook Islands, Niue and
Tokelau with New Zealand citizenship are
eligible but must apply for an AusAID 576
student visa.
d. not be current serving military personnel
e. not be applying for another long-term
AusAID scholarship unless they have
returned to their home country and resided
there* for twice the length of the total time
that they were in Australia (for example, a
previous Scholar who has been on AusAID
scholarship/s in Australia for four years will
not be eligible to apply for another AusAID
scholarship until they have been home for
eight years)
f. not hold or have held an Australian
Government-funded scholarship (e.g.
Endeavour Award) in the preceding two
years, at the time of application
g. satisfy any specific criteria established by
the applicant’s country and/or government
of citizenship
h. be able to satisfy the admission
requirements of the institution at which
the Scholarship is to be undertaken (this
may mean that Post will need to withdraw
a Scholarship offer if the recipient cannot
satisfy the institution’s admission
requirements. This may not be known until
Post requests a placement at selected
i. be able to satisfy all requirements of the
Department of Immigration and Citizenship
(DIAC) for an AusAID Student Visa 576 (this
may mean that Post will need to withdraw
a Scholarship offer if the recipient cannot
satisfy the visa requirements)
Application instructions:
Most applications will open on 1 February
Check the open and close dates for
your country, and select your country of
citizenship/residency from the list of
participating countries for specific
information on eligibility, priority areas and
how to apply.
If you intend to apply, you must read the
Scholarships handbook. Some countries
encourage and allow you to apply online
while others require hard-copy
applications. See
your country page for
specific information for your country.
There is usually one annual selection round
in each country. Each Country Program has
different timelines but deadline falls
March-April annually.
It is important to read the how to apply
page and visit the country specific pages,
and the official website (link found below)
for detailed and updated information on
how to apply for this scholarship.
Contact information:
Enquiries about ADS should be made with
the Australian Diplomatic Mission in your
country of citizenship. Contact details are
found at this
Official Scholarship Website: http://


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