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Opportunities for Thais to study in Australia, Italy and NZ

OPPORTUNITIES to study in Australia, Italy and New Zealand are now up for grabs for Thai nationals.

The Australian government will accept applications for its 2015 Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships, which are internationally competitive, merit-based scholarships, until June 30 this year.

Thai scholars, researchers and professionals are encouraged to apply for opportunities to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia. Endeavour Scholarships, part of the Australia Awards initiative, promote leadership, research and academic excellence and build linkages between Australia and the region. Endeavour Scholarships are open to all fields of study. There is no age limit for applicants.

Three main categories of Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Scholarships and Fellowships, Vocational Education and Training Scholarships, and Executive Fellowships. Further information is available at www.aei.gov.au/Endeavour

The Italian Government is also offering scholarships to Thai candidates wishing to attend graduate, post-graduate and single courses, as well as conduct research, at any Italian universities and higher education institutions.

The duration of the scholarships, which will be granted from January 2015, may vary according to the calendar of the courses, usually up to 9 months of attendance at the selected Institutions.

The application form must be filled on line, no later than May 28. For more information, check out www.esteri.it/MAE/IT/Ministero/Servizi/Stranieri/Opportunita/BorseStudio_stranieri.htm?LANG=EN.

The New Zealand Aid Programme also has up to four New Zealand - ASEAN Scholars Awards for Thai candidates.

Successful candidates will receive full scholarships for the 2015 academic year, including: full tuition fees, travel costs, an establishment and living allowance, medical and travel insurance, pastoral and academic support. Interested candidates must submit applications by June 20. Application forms are available online at http://www.nzembassy.com/thailand.


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