2014 Endeavour VET Scholarship for International Students in Australia

Scholarships in Australian UniversitiesThe Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Scholarship  is now open to international students for the 2014-2015 Scholarships in Australian Universities. The Scholarship provides occupational or work-related knowledge and skills. The courses are directly related to a trade, occupation or ‘vocation’ in which the applicant participates. These courses exclude degree and higher level programs normally delivered by universities.

The Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Scholarship aims to:

  • enable students from varied backgrounds to undertake study in Australia
  • further develop recipient’s knowledge and skills in their areas of expertise
  • showcase Australia’s vocational education and training sector
  • strengthen mutual understanding between the people of Australia and recipient’s home countries
  • build international linkages and networks, and
  • address skills shortages in recipient’s home countries.

Worth of Awards

  • Award total value is Up to $119,500
  • The Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Scholarship provides financial support for up to 2.5 years for international students from participating countries to undertake vocational education at a Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree level in any field of study in Australia.
  • English language training in Australia will also be provided when the English language results fall within the specified requirements outlined in the Applicant Guidelines.

Eligibility

  • Applicants applying for an Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Scholarship must have applied for and gained admission to a Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree course at an Australian vocational education institution and provide a formal Admission letter from their Host.
  • Applicants may also provide a Confirmation of Enrollment (COE) from their Host.
  • Commencement of the course must be for 2014 and stated clearly in the Admission/COE letter. If Admission has been received for 2013 (semester 1 or 2) the application will be deemed ineligible. If deferment for commencement in 2014 has been approved by the institution, evidence in the form of an updated Admission letter from the institution acknowledging that deferment has been approved for 2014 commencement must be provided.
  • Conditional Admission letters will be accepted at the time of application. Please note that if your admission letter contains prerequisites (i.e. certificate IV leading into a Diploma), these must be included in the admission letter. The Department will not accept two separate admission letters.

How to Apply

  • Applications must be submitted using the Endeavour Online Application system.
  • Contact Officers will receive an email with a PDF copy of the application only when an applicant selects the ‘Print to PDF’ button or when the application has been submitted.
  • If an applicant’s University Contact Officer would like a copy of an application while it is still in draft status and editable by the applicant, the applicant must login and select the ‘Print to PDF’ button before they submit the application.
  • The Endeavour Online Application system will not allow you to submit your application unless your application is complete, with all required supporting documents uploaded. Once you have provided all the required documentation and information in 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.
  • If you do not 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@innovation.gov.au.

Deadline: Applications for the 2014 Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are now open and will close on Sunday  June 30, 2013 at 11.59pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Award for International Students in Australia, 2014

Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Award for International Students in Australia, 2014Eligibility: 1. Applicants must be citizens and/or permanent residents of a participating country and must not hold dual citizenship with Australia.
2. Award Holders must commence their Award after 1 January, 2014 and no later than 30 November 2014. Applicants who have already commenced or will commence their program at their host organisation prior to 2014 are ineligible.
3. Applicants who currently hold or who have completed an Australia Award after 1 January 2012 are not eligible to apply. Applicants are not eligible to apply in a category in which they have already completed an Endeavour Scholarship or Fellowship
4. Applicants must have completed the equivalent to an Australian Year 10 secondary qualification (minimum) at the time of application.
5. Applicants must have applied for and gained admission to a Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree course at an Australian vocational education institution for commencement in 2014.

How to Apply: Applications must be submitted using the Endeavour Online Application system. Please refer to this page for further information. Upon submission of an application, an email acknowledging receipt of the application will automatically be generated and forwarded to the email address (user ID) used to submit the application.

Subject: Various Courses

Level: The award is available to undertake vocational education at a Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree level.

Provider: Australian Government

For Which Country: Australia

For Whom: International (Students of following countries can apply for the award.  Americas: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela. The Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago. Europe: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus (Republic of), Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland). Middle East: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen Pacific: Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated states of), Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand (including Cook Islands), Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna. Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, People’s Republic of China (including Hong Kong and Macau SAR’s), India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam)

Description: The Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Award provides financial support for up to 2.5 years for international students from participating countries to undertake vocational education at a Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree level in any field of study in Australia. English language training in Australia will also be provided when the English language results fall within the specified requirements outlined in the Applicant Guidelines. Vocational education and training provides occupational or work-related knowledge and skills. The courses are directly related to a trade, occupation or ‘vocation’ in which the applicant participates. These courses exclude degree and higher level programs normally delivered by universities.

Duration of award(s): The Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Award provides financial support for up to 2.5 years.

What does it cover? 
Travel Allowance: $4,500
Establishment Allowance: $4,000
Monthly Stipend: $2,500 per month. Up to 2 years on a pro-rata basis (additional 6 months if undertaking English Language Training)
Tuition Fees: $6,500 per semester (Maximum of $13,000 per year)
English Language Training: $10,000 (Up to 6 months, if required)
Health Insurance: Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) will be provided.
Travel Insurance: Coverage provided for travel to and from Australia, not during.
Total Value:  Up to $119,500.

Selection Criteria: -A record of academic achievement in educational and vocational activities and a minimum of two years full-time or equivalent relevant work experience are highly desirable. Preference may be given to applicants with work experience that is directly related to their proposed course, (30%);
- A well-defined study and/or research program, (20%);
A proposal that is relevant to the applicant’s needs and to the needs and interests of Australia and the applicants’ home country, (15%);
The applicant’s potential to foster ongoing collaboration and cooperation with Australia and potential to participate at a high level in the academic or wider community in their home country on return from their program, (20%), and
Evidence of service to the community. Unpaid service within the applicants’field of expertise, or unpaid community service in outside capacities, (15%).

Notification: The Department will email all successful and unsuccessful applicants regarding the outcome of their
applications by the end of December 2013. Successful applicants will be required to accept their Award Offers online within 14 days of the offer. Applicants will also be required to sign and return a ‘Declaration of Acceptance’, which is attached to their notification letter, prior to their Award being confirmed. Due to the high volume of applications received, the Department does not provide individual feedback on why an application was unsuccessful. There may be a number of reasons why an application received does not pass through to the next stage.

Deadline: Applications close on June 30, 2013.