Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships - Australia

Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are internationally competitive, merit-based scholarships provided by the Australian Government that support citizens of the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas to undertake study, research and professional development programmes in Australia and for Australians to undertake these programmes overseas. The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships programme forms part of the Australia Awards initiative established in 2009, which brings together under one banner scholarships offered by the Department of Education (the Department), Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.

Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships build Australia’s reputation for excellence in the provision of education, support the internationalisation of the Australian higher education and research sectors and offer high-achieving Australians opportunities to increase their knowledge and expertise in their field.

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships aim to :
  • develop on going educational, research and professional links between individuals, organisations and countries
  • increase the skills and global awareness of high achieving individuals from Australia and overseas
  • contribute to Australia’s reputation as high quality provider of education and training and a leader in research and innovation
  • increase the productivity of Australians through international study, research or professional development experience

As a scholarship of fellowship recipient, you will gain invaluable international experience in study,research or professional development.

Australian recipients also receive support to undertake targeted research, professional development or internships overseas.

The Department engaged contractor to provide post-selection support service to all recipients including :
  • a dedicated case manager;
  • pre-departure briefings;
  • provision of advice on health;
  • travel insurance;
  • accommodation;
  • security;
  • payment of allowances;
  • and reporting to the Department on the recipient’s progress.

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 progamme duration on a pro-rata basis)
  • health insurance for the full programme duration (OSHC for non-Australians)
  • travel insurance (excluding during programme for non-Australians)

Endeavour Scholarshiprecipients 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.

When can I apply for the 2015 Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships?
  • Applications for the 2015 Round of the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are now open
  • Applications will close 30 June 2014 at 11:59 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

How do I submit my application?
  • Applications must be submitted using the Endeavour Online Application system

When should I submit my application?

Before 11:59 pm (AEST) 30 June 2014. Applicants are encouraged to commence their applications early and submit their application as early as possible due to the large volume of users on the system on the final opening days of submission.

Submitting early ensures that you will not have any last minute technical problems due to the large number of applications being submitted.

What happens if my applications is late?

The Endeavour Online Application system will not allow you to work on your application after the closing date. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

How can I be sure my application has been submitted?
  • The Endeavour Online Application system will not allow you to submit your application unless your application unless your application is complete. Once you have completed your application through the Endeavour Online Application system a submit button will appear
  • Once you click on the submit button you will receive a system generated email advising you that your application has successfully been submitted through the Endeavour Online Application system. Please keep a copy of this email for your records. If you have submitted but did not receive a notification email, you may contact the Endeavour Management Team.
  • Can I submit my application via post?
  • We recommend that you use the Endeavour Online Application system. If you do ot have reliable internet access and are unable to apply online, you can request a hardcopy application form by sending an email stating your country of citizenship and/ or permanent residency, the reason you are unable to apply online and the Scholarship and Fellowship you wish to apply for to endeavour@education.gov.au
  • Please note that applications submitted on previous round Endeavour Scholarship and Fellowship application forms will not be accepted

Can I apply for more than one Endeavour Scholarship and Fellowship category?
  • Applicants can not apply for a category in which they have already completed an Endeavour Scholarship and Fellowship. Applicants may only submit one application per Endeavour category
  • Applicants must use the same email log in address for each Endeavour Scholarship and Fellowship the apply for. Please do not apply for more than one Endeavour Scholarship and Fellwship of the same category using different email adresses or the application will be automatically deleted in the Endeavour Online Application system

I have previously completed a Government Scholarship/Fellowship, can I apply again?
  • To be eligible to receive an Endeavour Scholarship or Fellowship an applicant must not currently hold or have completed, since 1 January 2013, an Australian Government sponsored scholarship and/ or fellowship (directly administered to recipients by the Australian Government)
  • Applicants are not eligible to apply for an Endeavour Scholarship or Fellowship in a categoy in which they have already completed an Endeavour Scholarship or Fellowship

Can I have my application returned to me?
  • You can preview and print a copy of your application at any time
  • Please refer to the Step by Step Guide to using the Endeavour Online Application system
  • Applications and supporting documents received by post will not be returned

Do I have to be a certain age to be eligible for an Endeavour Scholarship and Fellowship?
  • Recipients must be aged 18 years or over at the commencement of their programme
  • There is no maximum age limit

What are the success rates and number of Endeavour Scholarship and Fellowship available?
  • The Endeavour Scholarship and Fellowship are the Australian Government’s internationally competitive, merit-based scholarships programme

Currently theprogramme offers around 500 Scholarship and Fellowship per year however, the Department is unable to estimate how many there might be for any one country/category in any one year as the number of Endeavour Scholarship an Fellowships offered varies annually depending upon financial commitments, levels of demand and the number of meritorious application received for each category.

Although Endeavour Scholarship and Fellowship are a merit based, competitive process, the final selection is also required to support current Australian Government priorities and strategic policy objectives and may target specific countries and regions for Scholarship and Fellowship.

While we publish the names of successful applicants, we do not publish application data or success rate as we believe that this is not a true Indicator of success given the number and quality of applications varies significantly each year. We would also not like to discourage high caliber applicants from  applying.

Will successful and unsuccessful applicants be notified of the outcome?

Yes. Both unsuccessful and successful applicants are notified of the outcome via email once the selection process is completed.

If my application has been unsuccessful, can I be provided with information as to why?
  • Due to the high volume of applications received, the Department does not provided individual feedback on why an application was unsuccessful
  • There may be a number of reasons why an application does not pass through to the next stage of the selection process

Further Info 
  • Email: endeavour@education.gov.au
  • Visit: aei.gov.au