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Endeavour programme offers unique international study experience


Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck
Minister for Tourism and International Education
Minister Assisting the Minister for Trade and Investment

High-achieving individuals from Australia and around the world who wish to undertake an international study, research and professional development experience can now apply for an Endeavour Scholarship or Fellowship for 2017.

The Turnbull Government recognises that education is vital for building a more innovative and globally competitive workforce.

The Endeavour programme strengthens Australia’s reputation for excellence in education and research while opening up both sectors to the world.

The scholarships and fellowships offer high-achieving individuals from overseas and Australia opportunities to increase their productivity and expertise in their chosen field.

They enable Australian postgraduate students to do short-term research in any field while overseas towards an Australian Masters or PhD, while a fellowship supports Australian postdoctoral fellows undertaking short-term research and/or professional development overseas.

Applications are also open for institutions applying for the 2017 round of Endeavour Mobility Grants. These grants support Australian undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational education and training students to experience international study that contributes to their Australian qualification.

The Endeavour Mobility Grants programme supports students undertaking overseas study as part of their qualification, creates opportunities for students to engage globally and strengthens the capacity of higher education institutions to collaborate and partner with overseas education providers, business and other stakeholders.

An important feature of the Endeavour programme is the Government’s long-standing partnership with Cheung Kong, which will again see a continuation of student exchanges between Australia and Asia.

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships, the Endeavour Mobility Grants and the New Colombo Plan are highly regarded initiatives.

The Turnbull Government is committed to opening up study and research opportunities for both Australian and international students here and overseas, and this will be reflected in our soon to be released National Strategy for International Education.

The 2017 round of the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships close on 30 June while the 2017 round of Endeavour Mobility Grants are open until 10 June.

For more information, visit the Department of Education and Training website.