Applications Open for Australia Awards for Malawian students in the Extractives

Australia Awards

Australia Awards Africa is receiving applications from Malawians seeking funding for masters and short courses in extractives in Australia. The application deadline for Masters programmes is 30 November 2015 and for short courses is 18 December 2015. Other priority areas are agricultural productivity, education, health, public policy and science and technology. Request your application here.

The following conditions apply:

Target Group

  • You are a national of Malawi.
  • You are an early or mid-career professional working in the Public Sector, the Private Sector or a Non-Government Organisation (Civil Society) in one of the listed priority fields of study.
  • You wish to undertake a Masters degree in Australia in one of the listed priority fields of study.
  • You cannot study a Masters of Business Administration.
  • You have a clear vision for how you will use the knowledge gained through the Masters degree to improve policy, practice or education in the proposed field of study.
  • Gender Equality: Australia Awards targets equal participation by women and men.  Applications from women are strongly encouraged, and mechanisms are in place to support women applicants and Awardees.
  • Disability Inclusion: Australia Awards aim to ensure that people with a disability are given fair and equal opportunity to compete for and obtain a scholarship.  Applications from people with a disability are strongly encouraged.  Mechanisms are in place to support applicants and Awardees requiring specific assistance.


  • You must be at least 25 and not more than 50 years of age at the date of your application.
  • You must have at least four (4) years’ relevant post graduate work experience. This work experience must be in a role relevant to your proposed field of study and to your employment organisation type (e.g. public sector applicants should demonstrate public sector work experience, and so on). Preference will be given to candidates with greater periods of experience.
  • You possess, as a minimum, a Bachelors degree (or the equivalent) from a recognised Institution of at least 4 years in length with a minimum result of Lower Second Class (2.2) or equivalent.
  • Public sector applicants must be approved by their Controlling Officer/Head of Institution in line with the National Training Policy and Malawi Public Service Training Guidelines and Procedures. Prior to submission of the application, all public sector applicants must collect a letter of endorsement from the Department of Human Resource Management and Development which is issued upon production of the following: letter from the Head of Institution in support of the application; letter of conditional appointment on probation; and letter of confirmation in appointment.
  • You must not already hold, or be studying for, a Masters degree.
  • You must be willing to make a formal commitment to return to your current employment following completion of the award.
  • You must meet the general minimum eligibility criteria for Australia Awards Scholarships – refer to the Australia Awards Scholarships policy handbook.

One response to “Applications Open for Australia Awards for Malawian students in the Extractives

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