Saturday, July 5, 2008

Endeavour Programme 2009 [Australian Scholarships]

Applications for the 2009 Endeavour Awards are now open. Applications will close on 31 July 2008.

The Endeavour Awards is the Australian Government’s internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program providing opportunities for citizens of the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia. Awards are also available for Australians to do the same abroad. A smaller number of awards are available for participants from Europe and the Americas.

The Endeavour Awards provide individuals with a unique opportunity to take the next step in their academic or professional career.
Endeavour Awards for international applicants

Through the Endeavour Awards, the Australian Government provides opportunities for high achieving international students, researchers and professionals to undertake short or long term study, research and professional development in Australia in a broad range of disciplines.

The main objectives of the IPRS program are to:

* attract top quality international postgraduate students to areas of research strength in Australian higher education providers; and
* support Australia’s research effort.

The IPRS program enables international students to undertake a postgraduate research qualification in Australia and gain experience with leading Australian researchers.

Scholarships are open to international students of all countries (except New Zealand) and are available for a period of two years for a Masters by research degree or three years for a Doctorate by research degree. The scholarship covers tuition fees and health cover costs for scholarship holders, and health cover costs for their dependants.

Applications for a scholarship need to be made directly to a participating university. Universities are responsible for determining the selection process by which scholarships are allocated to applicants. Contact details for Australian universities may be obtained from

International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)

for more detail information visit the website.