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Endeavour Awards for Research, Postgraduate study or research, Vocational education and training, Professional Development and Student Exchanges

The Endeavour Awards is an internationally competitive, merit-based program providing opportunities for citizens of the Asia-Pacific region to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia. Awards are also available for Australians to do the same abroad.
The aims of the Endeavour Awards are to:

  • Deepen Australia’s global engagement in education and research;
  • Reinforce Australia’s reputation as a high quality education provider and leader in research, innovation and knowledge management;
  • Enhance language skills and cultural understanding of Australia; and
  • Provide opportunities for Australian professionals to enhance their skills and knowledge.

As part of Australian Scholarships, the Endeavour Awards promote excellence in education. Australian Scholarships brings together under one umbrella, scholarships administered by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and AusAID, the Australian Agency for International Development. Australian Scholarships aims to build mutual understanding between Australia and its Asia-Pacific neighbours.

Endeavour Awards for international applicants
Through the Endeavour Awards, the Australian Government provides opportunities for high achieving international students, researchers and professionals to undertake short or long term study, research and professional development in Australia in a broad range of disciplines.
Endeavour Research Fellowships provide financial support for postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows from participating countries to undertake short-term research (4-6 months), in any field of study, in Australia. Aimed at building international linkages and networks, these Awards provide opportunities for award holders to further develop their knowledge and skills.

Postgraduate study or research
Endeavour Postgraduate Awards provide full financial support for international students for up to 3 years to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a Masters or PhD level either by coursework or research in any field of study in Australia.

Vocational education and training
An Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Award enables you to study a vocational course at the Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree level in any field of study in Australia.

Vocational education and training provides occupational or work-related knowledge and skills. The courses are directly related to the trade, occupation or ‘vocation’ in which you participate and exclude degree and higher level programs normally delivered by universities.

Professional Development
Endeavour Executive Awards provide professional development opportunities for high achievers in business, industry, education or government from participating countries.

This award provides you with the flexibility to design a program that advances both your professional and personal goals. In consultation with your host organisation, the one to four month program may include activities such as a shadowing program, work placement, attendance at a conference, participation in a short course, or peer-to-peer learning.
Student Exchanges
The Australian Government recognises the many enduring benefits of international exchanges undertaken during the years of undergraduate education. To encourage greater student mobility, the Australian Government funds Australian higher education providers to subsidise the costs to students participating in student exchanges which include tuition fee waiver and credit transfer.

Only Australian higher education providers are eligible to apply for funding for international student exchange programmes.

Students (Australian and international) wishing to apply for student subsidies available under these international student exchange programmes should contact the International Office of their institution.

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