by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2012
112 >AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION 2012 RECOGNISING FUTURE LEADERS Kilala Devette Chee from Papua New Guinea recently completed a PhD in linguistics through the University of Canberra with the help of an Australia Award. In late 2010, she was recognised by the Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard with a Prime Minister’s Pacific–Australia Award. A university lecturer from the University of Papua New Guinea, Kilala Devette Chee has a passion for education and dreams of every child in PNG having access to a quality education. Her PhD looked at the impact of Tok Pisin, an official language in PNG, on children’s education in her home country. The Prime Minister’s Pacific–Australia Awards recognise leaders and future leaders in the Pacific and offer practical work placements to recipients of development scholarships. Ms Chee said: ‘The Prime Minister’s Pacific–Australia Award and my PhD research will allow me to make a difference to the lives of Papua New Guinean children’. 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 provided 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 OTHER GOVERNMENTS AND PRIVATE 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. Your home government may offer scholarships or study tours that include Australia. Some government departments or state governments also provide scholarships. For example, the Victorian Government in Australia has recently launched the Victoria India Doctoral Scholarship, in which 10 of India’s brightest PhD students will receive $90,000 each to study at one of Victoria’s universities. APPLICATION PROCESSES There is great competition for a limited number of scholarships. To ensure you have the best chance, you need to correctly follow the application process. Before you start the 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, and application and selection processes. Most scholarships will only have one closing date each year. Contact the individual organisations for specific information. ● Above: Students from all over the world apply for Australian scholarships. >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
Australia The Education Destination 2011
Australia The Education Destination 2013