2019 Endeavour Leadership Program for International Students in Australia


2019 Endeavour Leadership Program for International Students in Australia

Applications are invited for the 2019 Endeavour Leadership Program in Australia. Applications are open for international students to pursue Masters or PhD or Research degree in the 2019-2020 academic year. Each year Australian Government awards Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship for international students in any field of study.

The aim of this scholarships is to encourage and support academically able and talented students.

Deadline : 15 November 2018
Study in : Australia
Providers : Australian Government
Course Level : Masters or PhD degree or research
Field of Study : All subjects


Benefits of 2019 Endeavour Leadership Program:

All successful Individual Endeavour Leaders will receive:

  • Travel allowance of up to AU$3,000 (with provision to pay up to $4,500 under special circumstances)
  • Establishment allowance of between AU$2000 and AU$4,000
  • The stipend of AU$3,000 per month (maximum amount of $AU36,000 per the calendar year up to maximum category duration on a pro-rata basis)
  • Health insurance for the full category duration (Overseas Student Health Cover [OSHC] for international recipients)
  • Travel insurance (excluding during program for international recipients

Tuition fees: Individual Endeavour Leaders undertaking postgraduate research or vocational education and training 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.

Postgraduate Australian Masters or PhD Up to four years (for a PhD) Up to $30,000 per calendar year Up to $140,500 (Masters) $272,500 (PhD)

Number of Scholarships for 2019 Endeavour Leadership Program

The number of opportunities in 2019 will depend on the number of available funds as well as the number of highly suitable applications received.


Nationality: International applicants

Eligibility for 2019 Endeavour Leadership Program:

Eligible Countries: Students from following countries can apply for the Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship.List of Countries:

Tier Member countries
Tier 1 countries – highest weighting Tier 1 countries represent the highest priority for Australian Government engagement. These countries have one or more of the following attributes:·       highly advanced education systems with learning centers of excellence, including in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics;

·       be a focus of strategic prioritization by the government;

·       a strong, established the educational partnership with Australia;

· high-quality partnerships with Australia in research fields;

·       significant prospects for future commercialization of joint research.

Member economies of ASEAN and/or APEC: Brunei Darussalam#, Cambodia#, Canada, Chile, China#, Hong Kong#, Indonesia#, Japan#, Laos#, Malaysia#, Mexico, Myanmar#, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea#, Peru, Philippines#, Russia, Singapore#, South Korea (Republic of Korea)#, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)#, Thailand#, the United States and Vietnam#.Asia-Pacific – Other: Bangladesh#, Bhutan#, Cook Islands#, Fiji#, French Polynesia#, Kiribati#, Maldives#, Marshall Islands#,  Micronesia (Federated States)#, Mongolia#, Nauru, Nepal#, New Caledonia#, Niue and Tokelau#, Pakistan#, Palau#, Samoa#, Solomon Islands#, Sri Lanka#, Timor?Leste#, Tonga#, Tuvalu#, Vanuatu#.Strategic partners: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India#, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, United Kingdom.
Tier 2 countries represent those:·       of strategic priority for the Australian Government; and·       have strong linkages to Australia in relation to education, research and prospects for commercialization.


Americas: Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela.Europe: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine.Middle East: Bahrain, Iran, Israel (including Palestinian Territories), Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates.
Tier 3 countries represent those:·       with limited established education and/or research linkages with Australia; and/or·       that are supported by other Australian Government efforts such as development programs.


These countries will have limited support under the Endeavour Leadership Program(1).

Americas/Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad, and Tobago.Africa: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi*, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic*, Chad*, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya,* Madagascar, Malawi, Mali*, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger*, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia*, South Africa, Sudan (North Sudan), South Sudan*, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.Middle East: Afghanistan*, Iraq*, Syria* and Yemen*.Asia-Pacific: Macau, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, North Korea, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Wallis and Futuna.

Europe: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia.


Note 1: * These countries have been assessed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as “do not travel” areas, as of May 2018. Only incoming (not outgoing) applicants are eligible to apply.

Note 2: # These countries are supported by the New Colombo Plan. Australian Applicants are not eligible to apply for Endeavour Leadership Program funding for undergraduates to travel to these countries.

  • Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for funding, you must:
    ? apply as an Individual Endeavour Leader (see Section 4.1.1) or Applicant Institution (see Section 4.1.2)
    ? submit your application by the closing date, answer all mandatory questions and attach all documents as specified in the application form (outlined in the Applicant Guide for the ELP –
    Individual Endeavour Leaders and the Applicant Guide for the ELP – Applicant Institutions). Applicant Institutions may submit a maximum of 20 applications per round for each category for which they are eligible (a maximum of 10 applications for the short-term category; and a maximum of 10 long-term applications, total, for both the student exchange and the Cheung
    Kong categories).
    4.1.1 Individual applicants To participate in the ELP, individual applicants must:
    ? not be undertaking their Leadership Activity in a country where they hold citizenship/dual citizenship or permanent residency
    – Australian Individual Endeavour Leaders must not undertake their Leadership Activity in a country where they hold citizenship/dual citizenship or permanent residency
    – International Individual Endeavour Leaders must undertake their activity in Australia and not hold citizenship/dual citizenship or be a permanent resident of Australia.
    ? be aged 18 years or over at the commencement of their Leadership Activity
    ? not be in receipt of any other Australian Government sponsored mobility, scholarship or fellowship benefits
    ? for Postgraduate or VET Leadership Activities, be undertaking an award course under the Australian Qualifications Framework at an Australian (Home or Host) organization. The
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    the organization must be either an approved Higher Education Provider (HEP) or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO)
    – these Endeavour Leaders may not undertake their study at an Australian university campus or Australian organization offshore.
    Applicant Institutions
    To participate in the ELP, Applicant Institutions must:
    ? be an approved Higher Education Provider (HEP) or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO); and
    ? have participating Students aged 18 years or over at the commencement of their Leadership Activity. Recipient Institutions must use ELP funding for the sole purpose of providing payments directly to their
    enrolled Students to enable their participation in a Project. Recipient Institutions are responsible for assessing enrolled Student’s eligibility and determining how eligible Students are chosen to receive funding. Recipient institutions must be able to demonstrate that the process used to select students is fair, independent and transparent. The Applicant/Recipient Institution must provide this evidence to the department on request

English Language Requirements: IELTSoverall score of 6.5 with no individual band less than 6.0.

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