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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2011
Australia – The Education Destination 133 ScHolaRSHiPS anD STuDenT excHangeS health, human rights, infrastructure, regional stability, rural development, water and sanitation. ALA Fellowships provide short-term opportunities for study, research and professional attachment programs in Australia delivered by Australian organisations. For more details, see 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. Fields of study reflect agreed priority human resource and development needs of the recipient countries, in line with Australia’s bilateral aid program. Students in Asia, the Pacific, Africa and the Caribbean are eligible to apply for these scholarships, with scholarships awarded each year equally between men and women. In 2010–11, the Australia Awards program in Africa will provide both the Australian Development Scholarships, as well as short-term awards to nationals from 25 countries across Africa. Scholarship holders must return home after their studies to contribute to the development of their country. For more details, see www.ausaid. gov.au/scholar Scholarships from education institutions Australian universities, schools, vocational institutes and English language colleges offer scholarships for international students. When you are researching the best institution for your goals, find out if it also offers a scholarship. A database of postgraduate scholarships at Australian universities can be found online at www.jason.edu.au Education institutions in your own country may also provide student exchanges to a partner institution in Australia. Scholarships offered 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. Organisations that have provided scholarships to international students in the past include: the International Federation of University Women, 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. The Australian–American Fulbright Association offers postgraduate scholarships for Americans to study in Australia. In November 2010, the Prime Minister of Australia, the Honourable Julia Gillard and US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, announced new Fulbright Scholarships in the field of climate change and clean energy. 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 certificate or passport, qualifications and academic transcripts. Some applications require referee letters. If English is your second language, 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 specific information. ■ Above: Study under the Australian Leadership Awards Scholarships must relate to a priority development area, such as economic growth, environment, food security, infrastructure, rural development, water and sanitation. ScHolaRSHiP weBSiTeS www.australiaawards.gov.au www.ausaid.gov.au/scholar www.endeavour.deewr.gov.au www.studyinaustralia.gov.au www.jason.edu.au www.fulbright.com.au ‘The Australian Government invests over $200 million each year in international 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.’
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