Study Subject(s):The scholarship is provided to learn Agriculture.
Course Level:This scholarship is for pursuing PhD level.
Scholarship Provider: Australian Government
Scholarship can be taken at: Australia
Eligibility:-You are a citizen of one of the following eligible African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, The Gambia, Uganda and Zambia.
-Applicants must normally be a resident in their country of citizenship, however some exceptions may be accepted if applicants are working for their government in a third country or applicants are residing in the immediate region.
– You have a current offer from an Australian university for admission to a PhD program.
-You must provide a copy of the placement offer with your application.
-You satisfy the minimum eligibility criteria for Australian Development Scholarships, including meeting Australian tertiary institution entry requirements. In most cases this will require that candidates possess a qualification that is assessed to be the equivalent to an Australian Masters degree and be able to demonstrate a capacity to undertake independent research.
-A minimum of two years relevant post-Masters work experience relevant to your proposed field of study is preferred. English proficiency of a standard at least equivalent to IELTS 6.5 is required. Note that some universities will require a higher score.
-The equivalent score required for the TOEFL test is: (i) for internet-based TOEFL (iBT), an Overall score of 90 or above, with a written score of no less than 23; (ii) for paper-based TOEFL (pBT), an Overall score of 577 or above, with a written of 5.0.
-Applicants should provide proof of English proficiency with their application.
-Applicants who do not prove their English language proficiency with their application may be tested as part of the selection process. Note that PhD candidates are not eligible to receive supplementary English training, nor can their award offer include any period of pre-course English.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The students of Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, The Gambia, Uganda and Zambia can apply for this scholarship.
Scholarship Description: You are a researcher currently employed within the African agricultural research sector, with a focus on bio-physical, social or economic sciences. Being employed by a National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) or regional equivalent in Africa is highly desirable. You wish to undertake doctoral level studies leading to the award of a PhD through an Australian institution.
Number of awards offered:20 Scholarships are offered.
Tenure of award:Not Known
Value: Full academic fees and other compulsory fees.
Other Benefits: Not Known
Selection criteria:Some candidates may be required to undertake additional English language testing as part of the selection process.
Notification: If you have not been contacted by the end of June 2013 for an interview, you may consider your application to be unsuccessful. Only short-listed applicants will receive further communication. Short-listed candidates will be invited for a face-to-face interview to be held in July 2013.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is post and online.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Do submit your applications till 31 March 2013.