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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2013
australia: the education destination 39 38 australia: the education destination the Australian Government, institutions and private organisations offer a range of scholarships at all levels of study. 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. educAtion institution scholArships 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. AustrAliAn government scholArships The Australian Government invests over $200 million each year in international scholarships to support international students, researchers and professionals to study in Australia and for Australians to study, research and undertake professional development abroad. The Australian Government funds the Australia Awards, which aim to promote knowledge, education links and enduring ties between Australia and its neighbours through extensive scholarship programs. These programs support growth in the region and build lasting links between students, schools and countries. scholArshiPs And studEnt ExcHanGEs scholarships aim to encourage international education, student exchange and ongoing links between countries. 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, institutions and private organisations offer a range of scholarships at all levels of study. ‘ ’ The Australia Awards have two streams: an achievement stream that targets the best and brightest students, researchers and professionals to come to Australia and for Australians to do the same offshore; and a development stream that builds capacity in developing countries. 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. Applications are for postgraduate research or study, research fellowships, vocational study or professional development. To find out more, see www.endeavour.deewr.gov.au 2. AuStrAlIAn lEAdErSHIP AWArdS The Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) concentrate 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. ALA Scholarships provide for study at masters or doctorate level in an Australian university and a leadership development program in Australia. Study programs must relate to a priority development area: disability, economic growth, education, environment, food security, gender, governance, 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. 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. 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 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. 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. Most scholarships will only have one closing date each year. contact the individual organisations for specific information. • The Australia Awards aim to promote knowledge, education links and enduring ties between Australia and its neighbours in the region. ‘ ’ populArcourses
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