With weakened economies in the northern hemisphere and a high Australian dollar, many international students are increasingly reliant on scholarship funding to make their dream of studying in Australia possible.
In addition to Macquarie’s own generous MUIS, MQRES research and sports scholarship programs, the Australian Government’s Endeavour Postgraduate Award provides an opportunity for postgraduate students to study at Macquarie for up to four years and have their tuition and living expenses covered.
The competitive merit-based scholarship program is open to citizens from participating countries in the Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe and the Americas. Approximately 500-600 awards are offered each year.
Macquarie student Jekaterina Cizova says the Endeavour Award scholarship gave her an opportunity to study a degree that not available in her home country – the Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism.
“There are no programs in anti-terrorism in Latvia, but it’s a growing field,” she says. “When I heard that I’d received the Endeavour scholarship, I was shocked – I couldn’t believe it!”
Applications for the 2013 Endeavour Awards will close Saturday 30 June 2012 at 11.59 am AEST. Successful applicants will be advised in late November 2012.