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Australian govt awards scholarships to 17 Thai students

EACH YEAR, the Australian government offers Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships to high-achieving students, researchers and professionals from around the world to study in Australia's world-class education institutions, or to undertake professional development programmes. The scholarships are globally competitive and merit-based.

This year, 17 Thais were awarded with a prestigious Endeavour Scholarship or Fellowship. Five of these scholars will have the opportunity to study their full-post graduate degree in Australia, while the remaining recipients will undertake shorter fellowships or research placements.

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships facilitate the sharing of knowledge, strengthen mutual understanding between Thai and Australian scholars, and build international networks, which continue long after students have returned to Thailand. They reinforce the strong and enduring ties between Australia and Thailand.

The awardees will undertake their study or research at postgraduate and postdoctoral level, or in professional development programmes across a large number of fields including physics education, architecture, medicine and health, mathematics and law.

A further four Australians have also been awarded Endeavour scholarships to undertake their study at Thai universities. Of these four scholars, three have been awarded prestigious Prime Minister's prizes.

Applications for the 2015 round of Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships will open in early April 2014 and close on 30 June 2014. For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/australiainthailand


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