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Australian Government Vocational Education and Training (VET) Scholarships for International Students in Australia, 2019

Australian Government invites applications for Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Awards for international students for 2019 entry. These awards are open to undertaking vocational education at a Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree level in any field of study.

Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) aim to build Australia’s reputation for excellence in the provision of education and research, support the internationalisation 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.

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The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian Government’s competitive, merit-based scholarships and fellowships providing opportunities for Australians to undertake study, research or professional development overseas and for overseas citizens to do the same in Australia.

IELTS: overall score of 6.5 with no individual band less than 6.0.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: November 15, 2018
  • Course Level: Awards are available to undertake vocational education at an Australian Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree level.
  • Study Subject: Awards are available in any field of study. The courses are directly related to a trade, occupation or ‘vocation’ in which the applicant participates. These courses exclude degree and higher level programmes normally delivered by universities.
  • All recipients will 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 programme for international recipients); 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.
  • Number of Scholarships: Various scholarships are available.
  • Nationality: International Students
  • Scholarship can be taken in Australia (international students) and overseas (Australian students)

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Eligible Countries: Students from following countries can apply for the Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship. List of Countries:

    Tier Member countries
    Tier 1 countries – highest weighting Tier 1 countries represent the highest priority for Australian Government engagement. These countries have one or more of the following attributes:

    ·       highly advanced education systems with learning centres of excellence, including in science, technology, engineering and mathematics;

    ·       be a focus of strategic prioritisation by government;

    ·       a strong, established educational partnership with Australia;

    ·       high quality partnerships with Australia in research fields;

    ·       significant prospects for future commercialisation of joint research.

    Member economies of ASEAN and/or APEC: Brunei Darussalam#, Cambodia#, Canada, Chile, China#, Hong Kong#, Indonesia#, Japan#, Laos#, Malaysia#, Mexico, Myanmar#, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea#, Peru, Philippines#, Russia, Singapore#, South Korea (Republic of Korea)#, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)#, Thailand#, the United States and Vietnam#.Asia-Pacific – Other: Bangladesh#, Bhutan#, Cook Islands#, Fiji#, French Polynesia#, Kiribati#, Maldives#, Marshall Islands#,  Micronesia (Federated states)#, Mongolia#, Nauru, Nepal#, New Caledonia#, Niue and Tokelau#, Pakistan#, Palau#, Samoa#, Solomon Islands#, Sri Lanka#, Timor?Leste#, Tonga#, Tuvalu#, Vanuatu#.Strategic partners: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India#, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, United Kingdom.
    Tier 2 countries represent those:·       of strategic priority for Australian Government; and

    ·       have strong linkages to Australia in relation to education, research and prospects for commercialisation.


    Americas: Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela.Europe: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine.Middle East: Bahrain, Iran, Israel (including Palestinian Territories), Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates.
    Tier 3 countries represent those:·       with limited established education and/or research linkages with Australia; and/or

    ·       that are supported by other Australian Government efforts such as development programs.


    These countries will have limited support under the Endeavour Leadership Program(1).

    Americas/Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago.Africa: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi*, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic*, Chad*, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya,* Madagascar, Malawi, Mali*, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger*, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia*, South Africa, Sudan (North Sudan), South Sudan*, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.Middle East: Afghanistan*, Iraq*, Syria* and Yemen*.

    Asia-Pacific: Macau, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, North Korea, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Wallis and Futuna.

    Europe: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia.

    Note 1: * These countries have been assessed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as “do not travel” areas, as of May 2018. Only incoming (not outgoing) applicants are eligible to apply.

    Note 2: # These countries are supported by the New Colombo Plan. Australian Applicants are not eligible to apply for Endeavour Leadership Program funding for undergraduates to travel to these countries.

  • Entrance Requirements:To be eligible for funding, you must:
    ? apply as an Individual Endeavour Leader (see Section 4.1.1) or Applicant Institution
    ? submit your application by the closing date, answer all mandatory questions and attach all documents as specified in the application form (outlined in the Applicant Guide for the ELP –
    Individual Endeavour Leaders and the Applicant Guide for the ELP – Applicant Institutions). Applicant Institutions may submit a maximum of 20 applications per round for each category for which they are eligible (a maximum of 10 applications for the short-term category; and a maximum of 10 long-term applications, total, for both the student exchange and the Cheung
    Kong categories).
    4.1.1 Individual applicants To participate in the ELP, individual applicants must:
    ? not be undertaking their Leadership Activity in a country where they hold citizenship/dual citizenship or permanent residency
    – Australian Individual Endeavour Leaders must not undertake their Leadership Activity in a country where they hold citizenship/dual citizenship or permanent residency
    – International Individual Endeavour Leaders must undertake their activity in Australia and not hold citizenship/dual citizenship or be a permanent resident of Australia.
    ? be aged 18 years or over at the commencement of their Leadership Activity
    ? not be in receipt of any other Australian Government sponsored mobility, scholarship or fellowship benefits
    ? for Postgraduate or VET Leadership Activities, be undertaking an award course under the Australian Qualifications Framework at an Australian (Home or Host) organisation. The
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    organisation must be either an approved Higher Education Provider (HEP) or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO)
    – these Endeavour Leaders may not undertake their study at an Australian university campus or Australian organisation offshore.
    Applicant Institutions
    To participate in the ELP, Applicant Institutions must:
    ? be an approved Higher Education Provider (HEP) or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO); and
    ? have participating Students aged 18 years or over at the commencement of their Leadership Activity. Recipient Institutions must use ELP funding for the sole purpose of providing payments directly to their
    enrolled Students to enable their participation in a Project. Recipient Institutions are responsible for assessing enrolled Student’s eligibility and determining how eligible Students are chosen to receive funding. Recipient institutions must be able to demonstrate that the process used to select students is fair, independent and transparent. The Applicant/Recipient Institution must provide this evidence to the department on request
  • English Language Requirements: IELTS: overall score of 6.5 with no individual band less than 6.0. Government Scholarships.

Government Scholarships


Application Procedure:

How to Apply:  Applications must be submitted using the Endeavour Online Application system. The Endeavour Leadership Program (ELP) is the Australian Government’s two-way  mobility for short and long-term study, research and professional development with Australia’s priority partner countries. The ELP supports Australia’s first National Strategy for International Education 2025, which sets out a 10-year plan for developing Australia as a global leader in education, training and research, through making transformative partnerships, and expanding student, education and training professional and research mobility. The ELP provides opportunities for established and emerging leaders to undertake a global mobility experience within their study, research or professional field. Endeavour Leaders will have the opportunity to build enduring international networks, strengthen education and research engagement between Australia and priority countries, and enhance Australia’s commercial success and economic prosperity. Funding will support high performing individuals, tertiary providers and their students from around the globe the opportunity to undertake study, professional development or research and increase their expertise in their field. Before applying, you must read and understand these Program Guidelines, the application form, the FAQs, the relevant Applicant Guide and the draft Award Agreement/Leadership Activity Schedule. These documents may be found at GrantConnect at https://www.grants.gov.au. Any alterations and addenda1 will be published on GrantConnect and by registering on this website, you will be automatically notified on any changes. GrantConnect is the authoritative source for grants information.
To apply you must:
? complete the online application form through EOL (for individual applicants) or ISEO (for applicant institutions) by the closing date (Section 7.2).
? provide all the information requested
? address all eligibility criteria and assessment criteria
? include all necessary attachments.
You are responsible for ensuring that your application is complete and accurate. Giving false or misleading information is a serious offence under the Criminal Code 1995 and we will investigate any
false or misleading information and may exclude your application from further consideration. If you find an error in your application after submitting it, you should contact the Support Services Organisation immediately. We may request clarification or additional information from you that does not alter the substance of an application in response to an omission or error. However, we are not bound to accept any additional information, or requests to change submission, after the application closing time. Applicants must keep a copy of your application and any supporting papers

Online Application

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