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Endeavour Awards of Australia for Australian and International Students

Opportunities for Australian natives and citizens of the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas to pursue their studies and research in Australia and oversees.

In the queue of Australian Government’s international awards the Endeavour Awards is the most prominent program. It is a merit based program . Being a part of the Australia Awards initiative it provides wonderful opportunities for citizens of the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas to pursue their studies and research in Australia. The Australian natives can also avail this award for their study, research and professional development abroad.

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The Endeavour Awards are governed by the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education. The main goals of the Endeavour Awards are to offer different prospects for promising individuals from Australia and overseas and to provide growth to their skills and global awareness. To maintain educational and professional links between persons, groups and nations is also one of its aims. Another motto of these awards is to promote Australia in the race of research training provider and to increase the presence of Australians on international quality education platform.

The minimum age for the commencement of their Award is 18 while there is no maximum age limit. There are no limitations on fields of study too. Various Endeavour Awards are as follows:

Name For Australian/International Student Course Level Taken At Duration
Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Outgoing Postgraduate Award Australian Student PhD or Masters Asia Upto 2 years
Endeavour Postgraduate Awards International Student PhD or Masters Australia 2 years(Masters)
4 years ( PhD)
Endeavour Research Fellowship International Student Research towards masters or PhD, Postdoctoral Research Home Country (for research) Australia (Postdoctoral Research) 4 – 6 months
Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowship Participating Asian countries Research towards masters or PhD, Postdoctoral Research Australia (Postdoctoral Research) 4 – 6 months
Endeavour Research Fellowship for Indigenous Australians Australian Student short-term research Participating country 4 to 6 months
Prime Minister’s Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award Australian female student Research towards a PhD , Postdoctoral research  PhD (Australia), Postdoctoral (Participating country) 1-2 years
Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Outgoing Undergraduate Award Australian Student Bachelor Degree or Honours Asia Up to 2 years
Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Award International students Vocational education Australia 1 – 2.5 years
Endeavour Executive Award Participating Asian countries Professional development Participating country 1 to 4 months

International applicants should not hold dual citizenship with Australia. They must be citizens and/or permanent residents of a participating country and/or region and remain till the end of the program.

The Government of Australian is dedicated to providing educational and professional prospects for the residents of Australia and oversees students to undertake study, research or professional development in abroad and Australia. You can go through the eligible destination Countries and Regions according to awards by following http://www.deewr.gov.au/International/EndeavourAwards/AusApp/Pages/DestinationCountries.aspx

Australian Endeavour Award were announced by the government in November 2009 to make the most of the

benefits to Australia and to sustain long-term ties between Australia and our neighbours. http://www.deewr.gov.au/International/EndeavourAwards/Pages/Home.aspx

Megha Johari