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1 OFFICE OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION SEMINAR 6 JUNE 2014 Department of Education Watinee Kharnwong Director, Education Australian Embassy Bangkok 1

2 Contents Introduction to the Department of Education Upcoming activities New Colombo Plan Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships Program Q & A

3 Department of Education Located within the Australian Embassy 12 offices in 10 Countries Strengthen international education collaboration between Australia and partner countries Institutional Collaboration Legislation for overseas students Scholarships and Mobility Program 3

4 Upcoming activities Understanding and Improving Research Outcomes for Australia and Thailand Workshop 16 – 17 June 14 Young Researcher Exchange Program July 14 – June 15 Rajabhat University Visit Sydney & Brisbane Aug 14 Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) 8-10 Oct 14, Brisbane 4

5 New Colombo Plan Increase the number of Australian students in Asia – study – internships (At least 1 semester up to 1 year) 2014 pilot program – Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore 2015 – full implementation Wide range of disciplines 5

6 NCP: Funding & Eligibility $100 million (5 years) Funding covers: – host institution fees – two-way travel – living stipend – insurance Australian undergraduates at Australian universities – 18 to 28 years Credit recognition is essential 6

7 Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships Australian Government Scholarship Internationally competitive, merit-based, all fields of study For citizens of the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe and Americas Study, Research or Professional Development in any field Available for Australians to do the same abroad 7

8 Type of the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship (Master or PhD) Endeavour Research Fellowship / Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowship Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Scholarship Endeavour Executive Fellowship 8

9 General Eligibility 1. Must be citizens of Thailand or citizens of the participating countries. 2. Not currently studying the program. 3. Not holding dual citizenship or permanent residency status in Australia. 4. Must have applied for and gained admission to study at a course in an Australian institution. 9

10 General Eligibility (cont’) 5. Meet English language requirements set by the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships scheme 6. Recipients must commence their program between 1 January 2015 – 30 November

11 How to Apply 1. Apply Online at: 2. Application period: April – 30 June Announcement of outcomes : December Recipients commence their program: January – November 15 11

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14 Thank you 14 Watinee Kharnwong Director, Education Australian Embassy Bangkok Tel:


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