Australia Awards

Australia Awards are an Australian Government initiative designed to promote knowledge, education links and enduring ties between Australia, our neighbours and the global community.

Australia Awards include development awards administered by AusAID and the Endeavour Awards administered by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. They provide a range of opportunities for study and professional development in Australia.

The Australia Awards aim to promote knowledge, education links and enduring ties between Australia and our neighbours through Australia’s extensive scholarship programs.

The Australia Awards are comprised of two streams: an achievement stream that targets the best and brightest students, researchers and professionals to come to Australia and for Australians to do the same offshore; and a development stream that builds capacity in developing countries.

The Australia Awards initiative will, over time, build a new generation of global leaders with strong links to Australia.

The Australia Awards brings the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) scholarships together under the Australia Awards program.

A variety of educational, research and professional development opportunities are available through the two Australia Awards streams:

Applications for 2012 Endeavour Awards will open 1 April 2011.

The 2012 Endeavour Awards main round will offer the following Awards:
Endeavour Postgraduate Award, Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Award, Endeavour Executive Award and Endeavour Research Fellowships (including Cheung Kong Research Fellowships and Research Fellowships for Indigenous Australians).

Please read the Endeavour Awards website, the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page and the Endeavour Awards Applicant Guidelines for further information on the Endeavour Awards.

  • Applicant Guidelines ( PDF 1.13MB RTF 1MB) The 2012 Applicant Guidelines will be available in March 2011.

You can read about the experiences of Australian Endeavour Award holders who have undertaken overseas study and Endeavour Award holders who have undertaken study in Australia.

The main round of the 2011 Endeavour Awards has now been finalised. The names of successful applicants can be found on the Endeavour Awards website at 2011 Endeavour Award Holders.