Offered by the Australian Government, the Endeavour Scholarships are merit-based scholarships that help aspirants to study, conduct research and professional development programmes in Australia.

Endeavour Scholarships and fellowship programmes mainly support people from Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.

The Endeavour Scholarships programme is part of the Australia Awards initiative established in 2009 which brings together the scholarships provided by Australia’s Department of Education, Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. Currently, the programme offers around 500 scholarships and fellowships per year.


What does the Endeavour Scholarships programme cover?

The Endeavour Scholarships programme has around 7 categories. They are:

  1. Endeavour Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship
  2. Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship
  3. Endeavour VET Scholarships
  4. Endeavour Research Fellowship (including  Research Fellowship for Indigenous Australians)
  5. Endeavour Executive Scholarship
  6. Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowship
  7. Endeavour Australia India Education Council Research Fellowship

The table below describes their division among countries:


CategoryEligible Countries and Regions
Endeavour Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship  Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship Endeavour VET Scholarships Endeavour Research Fellowship (including  Research Fellowship for Indigenous Australians) Endeavour Executive Scholarship

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.
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, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, People's Republic of China (including Hong Kong and Macau SARs), Philippines, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam.

Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research FellowshipBrunei Darussalam, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, People's Republic of China (including Hong Kong and Macau SARs), Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
Endeavour Australia India Education Council Research FellowshipIndia

Eligibility criteria for Endeavour Scholarships:

To be eligible to receive an Endeavour Scholarship or Fellowship, applicants must:

  1. Be aged 18 years or over at the commencement of their programme
  2. Be a citizen and/or permanent resident of a participating country
  3. Commence their programme by January and no later than November.
  4. Candidates should not have an Australian Government sponsored scholarship and/or fellowship (directly administered to recipients by the Australian Government) at the time of application.
  5. Candidates cannot apply for a category in which they have already completed an Endeavour Scholarship or Fellowship.

What does the scholarship cover?

The endeavor scholarship covers the following expenses:

  • Travel allowance: $3,000 with a provision to pay up to $4,500 under special circumstances
  • Establishment allowance: $2,000 for fellowships and $4,000 for scholarships
  • Monthly stipend: $3,000
  • Health insurance for the duration of the course under Overseas Students health cover for non-Australians
  • Travel insurance
  • The recipients will also receive tuition fees paid up to the maximum study/research duration on a pro-rata basis which includes student service and amenities fees.

 (up to)


Total Value $AUD

Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Scholarships and Fellowships
Endeavour Postgraduate ScholarshipAustralian Masters or PhDUp to 2 years for a MastersUp to 4 years for a PhD$15,000 per semestern/aUp to $272,500 (PhD)$140,500 (Masters)
Endeavour Research Fellowships(Including Australia Cheung Kong andAustralia India Education Council) Short-term research towards a non-Australian Masters, PhD  or postdoctoral research4 - 6 monthsn/an/aUp to $24,500
Vocational Education and Training Scholarships
Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Scholarship Australian Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree1 -  2.5 years$6,500 per semestern/aUp to $131,000
Executive Fellowships 
Endeavour Executive Fellowship Professional Development1 - 4 monthsn/an/aUp to $18,500

When and how to apply

The application process for the Endeavour Scholarships, generally, open in April every year. You can register for Endeavor online.

Following are the supporting documents you are required to provide:

  1. All relevant supporting documentation, i.e., certified (attested) copies of:
  • citizenship
  • permanent residency (if applicable)
  • academic transcripts
  • language proficiency (IELTS or TOEFL results).

The result of Endeavor scholarships is released in December via an email to the recipients.


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