Australia Awards Fellowships & Professional Development – Short Courses for Study in Australia

Australia Awards Fellowships & Professional Development – Short Courses for Study in Australia

The Australia Awards offer the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia.

Australian organisations such as government institutions, business and non-government organisations are eligible to apply. Organisations must be legal entities with an Australian Business Number and must be able to demonstrate links with partner organisations in participating countries, and provide in-kind or financial contributions to support Fellowships. Individuals cannot apply.

Fellow Eligibility

Australian organisations must ensure that all nominated Fellows meet the following general eligibility requirements:

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of commencing the Fellowship

  • Not be a permanent resident or be applying for permanent residency in Australia or partner of someone who is

  • Be a citizen of an eligible country

  • Not be current serving military personnel

  • Be able to satisfy all requirements of the Department of Home Affairs for (DFAT sponsored) student visas subclass 500

  • Be able to participate in the Fellowship.

  • Be able to travel without family members as DFAT will only fund and provide visa support letters for individual Fellows, not their family members

  • Fellows with a disability that requires assistance must travel with a career


  • Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Priority Areas

    Fellowship programs must align with the following six development priority areas:

  • Climate change, adaptation, resilience and green energy transition

  • Gender equality, disability equity and social inclusion

  • Health

  • Digital Economy (including cyber, critical technology and media engagement)

  • Maritime and the Blue Economy

  • Infrastructure and connectivity

    Award Type

    Australia Awards Fellowships provide short-term opportunities for in-Australia study, research and professional development activities, hosted by Australian organisations – and do not lead to academic qualifications. Application rounds are held through a competitive selection process.

    Fellowship Award

    Australian organisations can request funding of up to AUD $34,500 per Fellow, to a maximum of 15 Fellows to cover:

  • Return air travel and relevant in-Australia travel

  • Training costs

  • Accommodation and living expenses

  • Medical insurance costs when in Australia (for Fellowship holder only)

  • Special assistance for people with disability
    program overhead fee.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Australia Awards Fellowships & Professional Development – Short Courses for Study in Australia

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