Type of Funding
The Australian Government is inviting international candidates of eligible countries to apply for the 2018 round of the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships. The Australia Awards–Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian Government’s competitive, merit-based scholarships and fellowships for overseas citizens to undertake study, research or professional development in Australia and for Australians to do the same overseas.
The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships applicable to international applicants are:
- Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship: to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a Masters or PhD level either by coursework or research in any field in Australia for up to 4 years
- Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Scholarship: to undertake VET at a Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree level in any field in Australia for up to 2 and a half years. VET provides occupational or work-related knowledge and skills. The courses are directly related to a trade, occupation or ‘vocation’ in which the applicant participates. These courses exclude degree and higher level programs normally delivered by universities.
- Endeavour Research Fellowship, including: Australia Cheung Kong and Australia India Education Council. The fellowship provides financial support for international postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows undertaking short-term research (4-6 months) towards an overseas Masters, PhD or postdoctoral research in any field in Australia, and
- Endeavour Executive Fellowship: for international applicants to undertake professional development opportunities (1-4 months). The Endeavour Executive Fellowship focuses on learning and building skills and knowledge through a host work environment in the applicant’s field or area of expertise rather than through formal enrolment in a study program.
Applicants for the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships have to look for their own host organisations. For the 2018 Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships, candidates must commence their scholarship or fellowship between 1 January and 30 November 2018.
The scholarships and fellowships provide for:
- Travel allowance of $3,000 (provision to pay up to $4,500 under special circumstances)
- Establishment allowance of $2,000 for fellowships) or $4,000 for scholarships)
- A monthly stipend of $3,000 (paid up to the maximum category duration on a pro-rata basis)
- Health insurance for the full category duration (OSHC for international recipients)
- Travel insurance (excluding during program for international recipients)
- Tuition fees: The Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship covers tuition for up to 2 years for Masters degree and up to 4 years for PhD degree, of up to $30,000 per calendar year. The Endeavour VET Scholarship covers tuition for Australian Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree for a duration of 1 to 2 and a half years, of up to
$13,000 per calendar year.
The total value of the various awards are as follows:
- Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship: up to $140,500 (Masters) and $272,500 (PhD)
- Endeavour Research Fellowship: up to $24,500
- Endeavour VET Scholarship: up to $131,000
- Endeavour Executive Fellowship: up to $18,000
Applicants have to be be aged 18 years or above, at the commencement of their program, who are citizens and/or permanent residents of eligible participating countries (see the Official Website for the participating countries of each specific Scholarship/Fellowship). They cannot be holding or have completed, after 1 January 2016, an Australian Government sponsored scholarship and/or fellowship, meaning those which are directly administered to recipients by the Australian Government (see the Official Website for Australian Government sponsored scholarships). They also cannot apply for a category in which they have already completed an Endeavour scholarship or fellowship.
Applicants for the Endeavour Executive Fellowship should be high achievers in business, industry, education or government. Applicants must be nominated by a senior official in their host organisation and the professional development activity must be vocationally useful while not being geared toward an immediate commercial outcome as its purpose. Professional development activities could include attending a conference or short course, management training, peer-to-peer learning or mentoring.
Applications are to be done online by 30 June 2017.