Endeavour scholarships funded by the Australian Government have been awarded to 19 Thais for Australian study and research programs in 2015. Paul Robilliard, the Australian Ambassador to Thailand, recently hosted a reception in Bangkok to congratulate the merit-based award recipients.
Apart from furthering study and professional development, the Endeavour Scholarship program is designed to strengthen ties between participating countries. Four Australians will also be studying in Thailand as award winners, joining 160 students who will be undertaking study and work placements there under the New Colombo Plan.
Winners from a range of disciplines
The Thai recipients of Endeavour Scholarships are eager to experience culture and education in Australia – a country globally renowned for high-quality learning and research institutions. Winners of the award come from a broad discipline base, including:
- Health Science
- Agricultural Science
- Environmental Science
International study and research opportunities
Since the Endeavour Scholarship program began in 2007, 155 Thais have accepted scholarships and fellowships in Australia, and 35 Australians have accepted positions in Thailand. Applications are open each year from April to June for the four award categories:
- Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Scholarships
- Research Fellowships
- Vocational Education and Training Scholarships
- Executive Fellowships
Prestigious Australian universities, including Sydney University and the University of Queensland will be hosting recipients. Nantana Taptamat, a Thai teacher and Scholarship winner destined for the University of Queensland, is eager to further her career in science and technology.
“My goal is to learn about Australia’s education system and to share my experience with education students who will drive the future of Thai education,” she said.