AU$10,000 Africa Excellence Scholarship for African Students in Bachelor and Master’s Degree at the University of Newcastle, Australia 2024

Written by catherine.caoile on July 26, 2023

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Engineering, Environmental Studies, Health Professions, Health Studies, Medicine
  • Country of the Scholarship

  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Bachelor's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    9000 - 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

    Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Expenses covered

    Tuition fees
  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Phone: + 61 2 4913 8300 Email: [email protected]

Africa Excellence Scholarship invites all African Citizens to apply for the scholarship opportunity with the aim of enticing outstanding students to pursue their studies at the prestigious University of Newcastle in Australia. This esteemed scholarship is designed to award and acknowledged outstanding students who can demonstrate their academic achievements, and serve as an encouragement for them to maintain their pursuit of excellence. Africa Excellence Scholarship stands as a testament to the University of Newcastle’s commitment to fostering a culture of academic excellence and inclusivity, attracting talented students from Africa, and supporting them in their educational endeavors.

The scholarship recipient will be based on their academic merits, based on their remarkable academic records, reflecting their dedication and commitment to their studies. By offering this scholarship, the University of Newcastle seeks to motivate these bright minds to continue their journey of academic and personal growth, inspiring them to reach their fullest potential.

Partnerships and hosted initiatives

Source: University of Newcastle

Over the years, the university awarded more than $4 Million Dollars of scholarships annually. The University’s scholarship program was aligned with equity and university values in excellence, engagement, and sustainability that are designed to award and recognize the achievements of enthusiastic and dedicated students.

Scholarship Provider: University of Newcastle 

About the Provider

The University of Newcastle, located in New South Wales, Australia, is a renowned institution of higher education committed to academic excellence, research innovation, and community engagement. Established in 1965, the university has grown into a vibrant and dynamic learning environment, attracting students from around the world.

One of the key strengths of the University of Newcastle is its dedication to providing high-quality education and research. It offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across various disciplines, including business, arts health, and many more courses to choose from. The university’s faculty members are distinguished professionals in their respective fields, ensuring that students receive a top-notch education and are well-equipped with the skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen careers.

Beyond academic pursuits, the University of Newcastle is known for its commitment to research and innovation. The university is involved in cutting-edge research across various areas, including environmental sciences, engineering, energy, and health. Its research endeavors contribute to advancements in knowledge and have a positive impact on society and the global community.

The university’s strong emphasis on community engagement is also noteworthy. It actively collaborates with local industries, organizations, and communities to address real-world challenges and make a meaningful difference. This commitment to engagement and social responsibility fosters a well-rounded education for students and instills in them a sense of responsibility to contribute positively to society.

Scholarship Summary 

  • Applicant’s Nationality: African Citizen
  • Degree Level: Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Duration: Depend on the length of the students chosen program
  • Scholarship Awards: Tuition fee
  • Scholarship Country: Australia
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Offered Annually: Yes

Eligible Fields/Department 

  • Engineering Science and Environment
  • Human and Social Futures
  • Health Medicine and wellbeing


Before proceeding with the application, interested students must meet the eligibility requirements of the scholarship program.

  • The applicants must be holding a passport from one of the eligible 54 African countries.
  • Must be classified as an international paying-fee student.
  • Plan to start your studies in an eligible undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree program at the University. Keep in mind the exclusion to apply for other campus programs.
  • Commence your studies in an eligible program at either an Australian or Online campus, as stated in your Letter of Offer.
  • Not currently be the recipient of another University scholarship, unless prior approval for special dispensation has been obtained from the university.
  • Fulfill all the financial obligations of an international full-fee paying student, covering tuition fees and other expenses required for obtaining a student visa, and in case scholarship eligibility is not maintained.
  • Must have good communication skills in oral and written English.

Application Process 

The scholarships will automatically be applied upon application at the University of Newcastle for eligible students. Keep in mind that it is important to meet all the criteria. The scholarship awards will be based on the academic performance of the students as well as maintaining it to continue the scholarship awards.

  • The recipient of the awards will be receiving a notification of the scholarship value with a letter of offer from the university department.
  • If the recipient of the award reject to accept the offer of the scholarship awards, then it’s their responsibility to inform the Admission team of the university.
  • All academic determinations will be made according to the ATAR and GPA of the candidates.

Required Documents 

The ‘Your Documents’ page of on the application portal will provide a comprehensive list of the required documents. Please ensure that all documents are in PDF format, as the application portal only accepts PDF files. You can upload a maximum of 3 PDF files, each smaller than 5 MB, for each document type upload field.

Scholarship Value 

  • Payment: AU$ 1250 per 10 units of study.
  • Scholarship Value: AU$10,000 per year for full-time study (80 units).
  • The scholarship amount will be directly deducted from your student account as a tuition fee reduction for each study term in an eligible program.
  • Adjustments will be made on a pro-rata basis if you have an approved reduced study load, credit exemptions, or enroll in more than a full-time study load.
  • The advertised scholarship value and the number of scholarships available are subject to change depending on the program’s length and your continued eligibility.

Successful candidates must refer to the scholarship terms and conditions on the official page of the provider.

Application Deadline 

The deadline to complete and submit the application is until August 31, 2023

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