Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Australian Endeavour Awards

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


The Endeavour Awards aim to:
* Develop on-going educational, research and professional linkages between individuals, organizations and countries;
* Provide opportunities for high achieving individuals from Australia and overseas to increase their skills and enhance their global awareness;
* Contribute to Australia’s position as a high quality education and training provider, and a leader in research and innovation; and
* Increase the productivity of Australians through an international study, research or professional development experience.

International Student Exchange Programs

The Australian Government encourages young Australians to immerse themselves into social and academic cultures of other countries and provides opportunities for international students, particularly from the region, to study in and experience Australia.
It also seeks to support Australian higher education providers in further developing and diversifying their linkages with counterpart institutions overseas.
In recognizing the enduring benefits of undergraduate student exchanges, the Australian Government has been funding Australian higher education providers to subsidize the costs to students participating in student exchanges since 1993.
The key features of the institution-to-institution student exchange arrangements that underlie the International Student Exchange Programs are tuition fee waiver and credit transfer.

 

Reference:
Australian Government - Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)
http://www.deewr.gov.au/International/EndeavourAwards

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