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as well as in their own countries. It provides quality education to current and future leaders from 34 countries in the Asia-Pacifi c region. The scholarship is for postgraduate study and a Leadership Development Program in Australia. For more details, see the AusAID website (www.ausaid.gov.au/scholar). 3. Australian Development Scholarships These scholarships aim to contribute to the long-term developmental needs of Australia’s partner countries and promote good governance, growth and human development. They provide the skills for students to drive change and infl uence the development outcomes in their own country. Students from 34 countries are eligible to apply for these scholarships at the bachelor and postgraduate levels. Up to 1000 scholarships are awarded each year equally between men and women. Scholarship holders must return home after their studies to contribute to the development of their country. For more details, see the AusAID website. Education institutions Universities, schools, vocational institutes and English language colleges offer scholarships for international students. When you are researching the best institution for your goals, fi nd out if it also offers a scholarship. A database of postgraduate scholarships at Australian universities can be found online at www.jason.edu.au. Scholarships by organisations Private organisations and international foundations also offer scholarships to international students. You should investigate which organisations in your home country offer scholarships. Some universities also provide exchange programs. The IDP Peace Scholarship program offers scholarships to students in 11 countries. The Association of Commonwealth Universities lists scholarships for students from Commonwealth countries. The Australian-American Fulbright Association offers postgraduate scholarships for Americans to study in Australia. Organisations that have provided scholarships to international students in the past include: Rotary International, Toyota Foundation, Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program, the Council for Australian-Arab Relations and the Asian Development Bank, just to name a few. Applying for a scholarship Before you start the application process, read the scholarship requirements carefully and make sure you are eligible. Follow the guidelines so you can provide all of the correct information. You may need to include certified copies of your birth certifi cate or passport, qualifications and academic transcripts. Some applications require referee letters. Unless you are applying for an English language course, your application will need proof of an English language proficiency test. Each scholarship program has different priorities, application and selection processes. Most scholarships will only have one closing date each year. Contact the individual organisations for specifi c information. Check out the websites on page 95 for further information. ¦ 96 Freedom of knowledge: the EU and Australia Scholarship websites www.australianscholarships.gov.au/ www.ausaid.gov.au/scholar/ www.endeavour.deewr.gov.au www.studyinaustralia.gov.au www.peacescholarship.idp.com/ www.jason.edu.au www.rotary.org www.fulbright.com.au www.acu.ac.uk The European Union and Australia embrace freedom of knowledge through a bilateral program, writes the Head of the European Commission Delegation to Australia and New Zealand, Ambassador David Daly. Freedom is a fundamental right for all people. When it was fi rst set up, the European Union included the free movement of goods, persons, services and capital as the four pillars of the internal market. It has now added a fifth freedom, the freedom of knowledge. Freedom of knowledge encompasses knowledge and the freedom to move around to gain and share that knowledge. It is not enough to know something: you have to be able to build on that knowledge, to expand it so that it becomes a journey of discovery itself. EU and Australia cooperation The EU and Australia have been engaged at a political level since 1962 when Sir Edwin McCarthy became the first Australian Ambassador to the European Communities. Since then, the relationship has expanded to cover a whole range of interests. The latest development is a Partnership Framework which was adopted in October 2008 and which sets the scene for greater collaboration at all levels, including education. The European Commission and Australia have signed a Declaration of Intent to increase cooperation in the field of education. They will be holding several policy dialogues focusing on areas such as university reform, early childhood education and qualifi cations frameworks. These discussions will involve the experts and practitioners (including students!) and will have positive results for more collaboration at the institutional level. SCHOLARSHIPS
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