International study grants to build Australia’s future prosperity

Media Release
  • Minister for Education and Training
  • More than 3000 students, professionals and researchers will get funding from the Turnbull Government to pursue overseas learning and research opportunities next year.

    Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham today announced the recipients of the Turnbull Government’s 2017 Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships and Endeavour Mobility Grants which provide opportunities for Australians to undertake study, research or professional development overseas and for overseas citizens to do the same in Australia.

    “This program plays an important role in boosting Australia’s reputation for excellence in higher education and research and supports the internationalisation of those sectors,” Minister Birmingham said.

    “Endeavour plays a vital role in supporting Australian and international students to engage in study and learning not confined by borders, boosting cooperation and overseas connections that will be vital in our future successes.”

    Minister Birmingham said 67 Australian tertiary institutions will be offered funding support for more than 2800 students to join in Endeavour Mobility projects across 64 locations in Australia and overseas.

    “Another 278 students, professionals and researchers will be offered professional development, study or research in Australia or overseas,” Minister Birmingham said.

    “Under a 10 year sponsorship arrangement with the Australian Government and the Cheung Kong Group, 10 researchers will undertake an Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowship and 350 students will join the Endeavour Cheung Kong Student Exchange Program.”

    The scholarships and fellowships support study and research in a range of fields, from aerospace engineering and technology to earth sciences, law, medical studies and public health.

    The mobility grants support undergraduate, postgraduate and Vocational Education and Training students to build global skills and perspectives through a variety of projects in different countries including the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Indonesia and Singapore.

    Minister Birmingham said the Government also supported Australian students to study in the Indo-Pacific through the New Colombo Plan and provide emerging leaders from around the world the opportunity to study in Australia and our region under the Australia Awards, facilitating a true two-way educational exchange.

    “I congratulate the outstanding recipients announced today and encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to build lasting connections in your country of study,” Minister Birmingham said.

    For a list of recipients and further information, visit: https://internationaleducation.gov.au/endeavour%20program/scholarships-and-fellowships/alumni/pages/default.aspx

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