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Apply For 2017 Australia Government MSc Scholarship For Nigerians Ends 15th December, 2016


Here is an opportunity Priority Areas

Agricultural Productivity
Extractives
Public Policy


Applications from exceptional candidates will also be considered in the following sectors:

Education
Environment
Gender
Health


Target Group

National of Nigeria
Professionals working in the Public Sector, the Private Sector or a Non-Government Organisation (Civil Society) in one of the listed priority fields of study.

Professionals who wish to undertake a Masters degree in Australia in one of the listed priority fields of study. (Masters of Business Administration are not permitted)
Persons with a clear vision of how the knowledge gained through the study of a Masters degree will be used to improve policy, practice or education in the proposed field of study.

Gender Equality: Australia Awards targets equal participation by women and men.
Disability Inclusion: Australia Awards aim to ensure that people with a disability are given a fair and equal opportunity to compete for and obtain a scholarship.

Eligibility

At least 25 and not more than 50 years of age at the date of application
At least three (3) years’ post-graduation work experience. This work experience must be in a role relevant to the proposed field of study and to employment organisation type (e.g. public sector applicants should demonstrate public sector work experience).

Possess, as a minimum, a Bachelors degree (or the equivalent) from a recognised institution of at least four (4) years in length with at least a 2nd Class Pass.

Public sector candidates must comply with Government of Nigeria regulations for government employees wishing to apply for scholarships.

Public sector, private sector and civil society candidates must provide evidence of completion of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) when they apply.

Must not already hold, or be studying for, a Masters degree
Must be willing to make a formal commitment to return to your current employment following completion of the award.

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS
Entitlements include the full costs of tuition fees for up to two years for a Masters award. An economy class flight to and from Australia is provided and an approximate annual stipend of AUD 30,000 to cover living expenses whilst on award in Australia.

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is also provided to cover Awardee’s basic medical costs. A one off Establishment Allowance of AUD 5,000 is payable to assist with the costs of starting life in Australia and commencing your course (e.g. course books and materials, rental deposits, household items etc.).

 Awardees, whose families remain in their home country, may be entitled to a reunion airfare to allow them to travel home midway through the course, but this is only available to Awardees whose course is for 2 years or longer.

Deadline for MSc application: 15 December 2016.

To apply: http://www.australiaawardsafrica.org/african-countries/nigeria/awards/masters-awards/

or check this video to guide you on how to apply:

http://www.australiaawardsafrica.org/about-australian-awards/types-of-awards/how-to-apply/

For more details, check the scholarship handbook here:

http://dfat.gov.au/about-us/publications/Documents/aus-awards-scholarships-policy-handbook.pdf

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