The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian Government’s internationally competitive, merit‐based scholarship program providing opportunities for citizens of the Asia‐Pacific, Middle East, Europe and Americas to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia. Awards are also available for Australians to undertake study, research and professional development abroad.
The objective of the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships is to provide individuals of academic merit with high-quality learning opportunities that contribute to Australia’s standing as a world-leader in education and research. The program aims to build Australia’s reputation for excellence in the provision of education and research, support the internationalization of the Australian higher education and research sectors and offer high-achieving individuals from overseas and Australia opportunities to increase their productivity and expertise in their field.
- Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarships : provide financial support for international applicants to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a Masters or PhD level either by coursework or research in any field in Australia for up to four years.
- Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Scholarships provide financial support for international applicants to undertake VET at a Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree level in any field in Australia for up to two and a half years. VET provides occupational or work-related knowledge and skills. The courses are directly related to a trade, occupation or 'vocation' in which the applicant participates. These courses exclude degree and higher level programs normally delivered by universities.
- Endeavour Research Fellowships provide financial support for international postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows to undertake short-term research (4 - 6 months) towards an overseas Masters, PhD or postdoctoral research in any field in Australia, and for Australian postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows to undertake short-term research (4 - 6 months) towards an Australian Masters, PhD or postdoctoral research, in any field, overseas
Recipients gain invaluable international experience in study, research or professional development. The program typically offers three–quarters of the scholarships and fellowships funded each year to overseas citizens, with support ranging from short-term fellowships or research placements to full postgraduate degrees. Australians receive support to undertake targeted research and professional development overseas.Funding is provided by the Australian Government.
All recipients receive:
- travel allowance: $3,000 (provision to pay up to $4,500 under special circumstances)
- establishment allowance: $2,000 (fellowships) or $4,000 (scholarships)
- monthly stipend: $3,000 (paid up to the maximum category duration on a pro-rata basis)
- health insurance for the full category duration (OSHC for international recipients)
- travel insurance (excluding during program for international recipients)
The Program has engaged a contractor to provide post-selection support services to all recipients including: a dedicated case manager; pre-departure briefings; provision of advice on health, travel insurance, accommodation, and security; payment of allowances; and reporting to the Department on the recipient’s progress. Endeavour Scholarship recipients will also receive tuition fees paid up to the maximum study/research duration on a pro-rata basis. Tuition includes student service and amenities fees.
Who Should Apply?
To be eligible, applicants must:
- be at least 18 years of age by program start date
- be a citizen and/or permanent resident of a participating country
- plan to begin the proposed program between January and November of the following year
Selection criteria include and are weighted as follows:
- A record of high-level academic achievement and/or relevant work experience in the applicant’s
chosen field of study (40%)
- A well-defined study, research and/or professional development program (20%)
- A statement on how the international study, research or professional development opportunity would further the applicant’s academic and/or professional career (20%)
- A statement on how the international study, research or professional development opportunity will benefit Australia and the applicant’s potential to foster ongoing collaboration and cooperation with their home and host country (20%)
Last updated: May 2017
Fields of Study:
- Arts and Creative Fields
- Business and Law
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
- Social Sciences and Humanities
- Professional Opportunity
- US Citizen
- US National or Permanent Resident
- Citizen of another country
- $3000 travel allowance, $2,000 (fellowships) or $4,000 (scholarships) establishment allowance, $3000 monthly stipend, health and travel insurance, tuition and fees (scholarships)