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Scholarship opportunities from Australian government for local and international students

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The awards cover tuition fees; travel allowance of $3,000 (up to $4,500 under special circumstances); establishment allowance of up to $4,000; monthly stipend of $3,000; and health and travel insurance.

The Department of Education and Training is accepting applications for Australia Awards–Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships, which provide individuals of academic merit with high-quality learning opportunities that contribute to Australia’s standing as a world-leader in education and research.

Students willing to start their course in 2018 can apply for the scholarship, deadline of which is 30 June, 2017.

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The scholarship, which is open to nationals of more than 100 countries, will cover the tuition fees (including student service and amenities fees) paid up to the maximum study/research duration on a pro-rata basis.

The awards cover tuition fees; travel allowance of $3,000 (up to $4,500 under special circumstances); establishment allowance of up to $4,000; monthly stipend of $3,000; and health and travel insurance

The award recipients will also get travel allowance of $3,000 (up to $4,500 under special circumstances); establishment allowance of up to $4,000; monthly stipend of $3,000; and health and travel insurance.

For international students, the Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship will cover duration of up to two years for a Masters degree and four years for a PhD, while the Research Fellowships will last for duration of four-six months.

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If applying as an international student, you must be a citizen or permanent resident of a participating country and remain so for the entire duration of the program.

Holders of Australian permanent residency are not eligible to apply as international students.

If applying as an international student, you must be a citizen or permanent resident of a participating country and remain so for the entire duration of the program

Furthermore, international students who have already commenced their degree in Australia are ineligible to get funding for the same course.

According to the Department, a total of 4,481 Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships have been received by internationals and 1,330 have been received by Australians to undertake research, study or professional development across 127 eligible countries since 2007.

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The awards are merit-based, but final selection may target specific participating countries and regions to support Australian Government international education and research priorities and emerging bilateral education and research relationships.

To see the list of eligible countries please click here and to find out more about the application process please click here.

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