By | November 10, 2017

2017/18 Australia Awards for Namibians who wish to Study in Australia

Since 2007, nationals from Namibia have been undertaking short and long term studies both in Australia and Africa sponsored by the Australian Government through Australia Awards. They are eligible to apply for Australia Awards Short Courses.


Australia Awards Short Courses


Applications open 1 September 2017 to 15 January 2018.

Priority areas are:

Short Courses

Applications open 1 September 2017 – 15 January 2018.

Eligibility Criteria – NAMIBIA

  • National of Namibia.
  • Early to mid-level 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.
  • At least 25 and not more than 50 years of age at the date of application.
  • At least four (4) years’ post-graduation work experience in a relevant policy, practice, researcher reform role. Preference will be given to candidates with greater periods of experience.
  • Clear vision on how knowledge gained will be used to improve policy, practice or education in the proposed field of study.
  • Must be willing to make a formal commitment to return to Namibia upon completion of the award. Where possible, candidates should be willing to commit to return to place of employment following completion of the award.
  • Gender Equality: Australia Awards target equal participation by women and men.
  • 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.

The Eligibility Criteria for each Short Course are available below. Click on the relevant course link for more details and to download the course summary.

Agricultural Productivity  
Agribusiness  Link
Increasing the Development Impact of Agricultural Research  Link
Irrigation and Water Resource Management for Agriculture  Link
Local Economic and Social Development in Extractives  Link
Mineral and energy economics  Link
Macroeconomic Management in Resources Rich Countries Link
Public Policy  
Trade policy and negotiations  Link
Public-Private infrastructure partnerships  Link
Ocean Management: Sustainable fisheries and Governance  Link


Further Information

For further information on Australian Government policies, please see the links below.

  • Provision of course research support is provided for short-listed candidates
    Special needs assistance is provided, as deemed appropriate, on a case-by-case basis. From more information read the Australian Government’s Disability Rights guide
  • Essential information for participating in the Scholarship program is provided in the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook
  • Additional information on the Australian Government’s policies is provided on the Australia Awards website ( by The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)
  • Applicants must inform Australia Awards – Africa of any connection or relationship to staff employed by the Australian Government or with Palladium Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook(the Managing Contractor), at the time of application. Information can be sent to the Awards Department.

For more information on the global Australia Awards, click here to access the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.

Visit the scholarship link here for more information