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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2010
68 | australia the education destination applications and visas australia has scholarships available at all levels of study including vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate. elizabeth roberts-Wright explains the scholarships on offer. AUSTRALIA OFFERS a range of scholarships to international students. The aim of these scholarships is to encourage international education, student exchange and ongoing links between countries. The scholarships on offer vary; a full scholarship may cover airfares, visa costs, tuition fees and a living allowance while a partial scholarship may cover part of your tuition fees. Most international students in Australia are full-fee paying students who are not on scholarships. There are many applications for a limited number of scholarships so you should check the selection requirements to see if you are eligible. Scholarships are offered by the Australian Government, individual universities, schools and education institutions, private organisations, international foundations and other organisations in your home country. Australian Government-funded scholarships Australia’s Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) manage three types of government-funded scholarships. High-achieving students from around the world are able to apply for educational and professional development awards. Australia has a focus on helping the Asia-Pacific region and over five years, it is doubling the number of education awards offered in the region to 19,000. These opportunities support growth in the region and build lasting links between students, schools and countries. Scholarships offered by the Australian Government may be in specific fields of study, dependent on the skills needs of your home country. 1. Endeavour Awards The Endeavour Awards support excellence in international study, research and professional development and are open to students from the Asia-Pacific region, Middle East, Europe and the Americas. In this award, high achievers are chosen from their respective fields. The Endeavour program aims to strengthen linkages by bringing leading researchers, professionals and students from around the world to Australia for study. You can apply for a scholarship in postgraduate research or study, research fellowships, vocational study or professional development. To find out more, see the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations website (www.endeavour.deewr.gov.au). 2. Australian Leadership Awards This regional award concentrates on developing leaders who have the ability to build partnerships, economic policy reform and development outcomes in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as in their own countries. It provides quality education to current and future leaders from 30 countries in the Asia- Pacific 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 influence the development outcomes in their own country. scholarships encourage international education, student exchange and ongoing links between countries. Students from 36 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 scholarships for international students
The Education Destination
Australia The Education Destination 2011