Australia Awards Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

The 2016 round of applications is closed.


The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian Government’s internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship programme that provides up to AUD$272,500 for study, research or professional development opportunities between Australia and the world. The programme builds Australia’s reputation for excellence in education, supports the internationalization of the Australian higher education and research sectors, and offers high-achieving individuals opportunities to increase their knowledge and expertise in their field.
The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships form 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.

Applying for the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships is as easy as…

1 Find the Australian university that’s right for you
2 Apply and be accepted
3 Apply for an Endeavour Scholarship or Fellowship Award

Scholarship and Fellowship Details

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships offer support to non-Australians to undertake study, research or professional development in Australia.

All recipients will receive:

  • $3,000 travel allowance (Provision to pay up to $4,500 under special circumstances)
  • $2,000 (for fellowships) or $4,000 (for scholarships) establishment allowance
  • $3,000 monthly stipend (paid up to the maximum programme duration on a pro-rata basis)
  • tuition (see table below), including student service and amenities fees (paid up to the maximum programme 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)

What the programme offers

As a scholarship or fellowship recipient, you will gain invaluable international experience in study, research or professional development. The Department has engaged a contractor to provide post-selection support services to all recipients including: a dedicated case manager; pre-departure briefings; provision of advice on health, travel insurance, accommodation, and security; payment of allowances; and reporting to the Department on the recipient’s progress. Endeavour scholarship recipients 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.

Non-Australians (programme to be undertaken in Australia)

Category Programme Duration Tuition Total Value $AUD
Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Scholarships and Fellowships
Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship Australian Master's or PhD Up to 2 years for a Master's
Up to 4 years for a PhD
​Up to $15,000 per semester Up to $272,500 (PhD) and $140,500 (Master's)
Endeavour Research Fellowships Short-term research towards a non-Australian Master’s degree, PhD  or postdoctoral research 4 - 6 months ​n/a Up to $24,500
Vocational Education and Training Scholarships
Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Scholarship   Australian Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree 1- 2.5 years Up to ​$6,500 per semester Up to $131,000
Executive Fellowships
Endeavour Executive Fellowship   Professional Development 1 - 4 months ​n/a Up to $18,500

Funding above represents the value of awards in the previous application round. Updated award values will be posted when they are available.

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Recipient Stories

One of the best ways to learn about the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships is by reading about former participants in the programme.


Further Application Information

Applications for the 2016 round are now open. For further information, please complete the form below.

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