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:
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.
|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|
|Trade policy and negotiations||Link|
|Public-Private infrastructure partnerships||Link|
|Ocean Management: Sustainable fisheries and Governance||Link|
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.