Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Award for International Students in Australia, 2014

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Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Award is a well known award which is offered each year by Australian Government for International Students. The award is available to undertake vocational education at a Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree level  in any field of study. The award provides financial support for up to 2.5 years. The award also provide support for English Language Training worth of $10,000 up to 6 months, if required. Applications close on June 30, 2013.

Study Subject(s): The award is offered in any field of study. The courses are directly related to a trade, occupation or ‘vocation’ in which the applicant participates.
Course Level: The award is available to undertake vocational education at a Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree level.
Scholarship Provider: Australian Government
Scholarship can be taken at: Australia

Eligibility: 1. Applicants must be citizens and/or permanent residents of a participating country and must not hold dual citizenship with Australia.
2. Award Holders must commence their Award after 1 January, 2014 and no later than 30 November 2014. Applicants who have already commenced or will commence their program at their host organisation prior to 2014 are ineligible.
3. Applicants who currently hold or who have completed an Australia Award after 1 January 2012 are not eligible to apply. Applicants are not eligible to apply in a category in which they have already completed an Endeavour Scholarship or Fellowship
4. Applicants must have completed the equivalent to an Australian Year 10 secondary qualification (minimum) at the time of application.
5. Applicants must have applied for and gained admission to a Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree course at an Australian vocational education institution for commencement in 2014.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of following countries can apply for the award.  Americas: australian GovernmentArgentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela. The Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago. Europe: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus (Republic of), Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland). Middle East: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen Pacific: Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated states of), Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand (including Cook Islands), Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna. Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, People’s Republic of China (including Hong Kong and Macau SAR’s), India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam.

Scholarship Description: The Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Award provides financial support for up to 2.5 years for international students from participating countries to undertake vocational education at a Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree level in any field of study in Australia. English language training in Australia will also be provided when the English language results fall within the specified requirements outlined in the Applicant Guidelines. Vocational education and training 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.

Duration of award(s): The Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Award provides financial support for up to 2.5 years.

What does it cover?
Travel Allowance: $4,500
Establishment Allowance: $4,000
Monthly Stipend: $2,500 per month. Up to 2 years on a pro-rata basis (additional 6 months if undertaking English Language Training)
Tuition Fees: $6,500 per semester (Maximum of $13,000 per year)
English Language Training: $10,000 (Up to 6 months, if required)
Health Insurance: Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) will be provided.
Travel Insurance: Coverage provided for travel to and from Australia, not during.
Total Value:  Up to $119,500.

Selection Criteria: -A record of academic achievement in educational and vocational activities and a minimum of two years full-time or equivalent relevant work experience are highly desirable. Preference may be given to applicants with work experience that is directly related to their proposed course, (30%);
- A well-defined study and/or research program, (20%);
A proposal that is relevant to the applicant’s needs and to the needs and interests of Australia and the applicants’ home country, (15%);
The applicant’s potential to foster ongoing collaboration and cooperation with Australia and potential to participate at a high level in the academic or wider community in their home country on return from their program, (20%), and
Evidence of service to the community. Unpaid service within the applicants’field of expertise, or unpaid community service in outside capacities, (15%).

Notification: The Department will email all successful and unsuccessful applicants regarding the outcome of their
applications by the end of December 2013. Successful applicants will be required to accept their Award Offers online within 14 days of the offer. Applicants will also be required to sign and return a ‘Declaration of Acceptance’, which is attached to their notification letter, prior to their Award being confirmed. Due to the high volume of applications received, the Department does not provide individual feedback on why an application was unsuccessful. There may be a number of reasons why an application received does not pass through to the next stage.

How to Apply: Applications must be submitted using the Endeavour Online Application system. Please refer to this page for further information. Upon submission of an application, an email acknowledging receipt of the application will automatically be generated and forwarded to the email address (user ID) used to submit the application.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications close on June 30, 2013.

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