Embajada de Australia

Estudia en Australia


Australia’s Education System

Study in Australia

Global Alumni Network

Useful links





Requirements and documents

Endeavour Mobility Grants


Australian Research Council

Institutional partnerships

Research in Australia’s universities 


National Innovation and Science Agenda

International opportunities

Science in Australia


Study Spanish in Colombia

Colombia Cientifica

Scholarships for Australians

Top Universities Country Guide




Australia’s Education System

The Country Education Profile for Australia provides a comprehensive overview of the Australian education system from preschool to post graduate education.  It also is a valuable tool to learn more about our qualification system, quality assurance mechanisms as well as useful contacts.  For a copy of the Australia Country Education Profile please see the International Education website for further information.

Study in Australia

Australia has a long and proud tradition of delivering world class education, research and development. On the Study in Australia website you can search for courses, find out about study costs, and about living in Australia. You can also identify courses which meet Australia's registration, accreditation and quality assurance standards in your own country. See the Study in Australia website for more information.

You can go directly to an institution to enrol into a course if you do choose to use and education agent please see the Study In Australia website for some helpful advice on selecting the right agent for you.

Australia Global Alumni Network

The Australia Global Alumni website is the Australian Government’s online forum that draws together international alumni who have studied in Australia as well as Australian alumni who have studied overseas. If you have undertaken an education experience in Australia then see the Australia Global Alumni website for more details.

Useful Links

The Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS ) lists all Australian education providers that offer courses to people studying in Australia on student visas see the CRISCOS website.

MySkills is the directory of training courses in Australia.

English Australia is the national peak body for the English language sector of international education in Australia.

Quality indicators for Teaching and Learning (QILT) provides prospective students with relevant and transparent information about Australian higher education institutions from the perspective of recent students and graduates.

The ASQA General Guide can help you decide which training provider is right for you.

         The Australian University rankings can help you decides which university is right for you.

















The Australian Government’s Australia AwardsEndeavour Scholarships and Fellowships support two-way engagement between Australia and the rest of the world. The scholarship and fellowships provide life changing opportunities for Australian and overseas students and professionals to access learning and research opportunities globally. Applications open around April each year. 

Read about Ms Diana Ocampo’s, Endeavour Vocational Education and Training Scholarship experience.




Tuition (up to)

Total AUD$ value

Endeavour Executive Fellowship

For professional development

1 to 4 months

Not applicable

Up to $18,500

Endeavour Research Fellowship

Short-term research towards an overseas Master or PhD or postdoctoral research

4 to 6 months

Not applicable

Up to $24,500

Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Scholarship

Australian Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree

1 to 2.5 years

​$6,500 per semester

Up to $131,000

Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship

Australian Masters or PhD

Master: Up to 2 years

PhD: Up to 4 years

$15,000 per semester

Master: $140,500

PhD: $272,500



Tuition Fees                         up to AUD$15,000


Travel allowance       AUD$3,000


Monthly stipend                    AUD $3,000






Establishment allowance up to AUD$4,000


Health Insurance                   

 for full duration


Travel insurance






Personalised support


Professional development workshops and receptions


Alumni network membership



Requirements and documents

You will need to submit a copy of your passport/birth certificate or National ID card, academic transcripts and referee reports as well as additional documents depending on the category you apply for. Please consult the guidelines for a full list of documents required for each scholarship category. The guidelines include information on eligibility, supporting documentation and certifications.  Please read the guidelines carefully to ensure your application will be valid. You will find a copy of the guidelines and detailed information about the application process including examples, frequently asked questions and a step-by-step guide of the online application process on the International Education website.

Endeavour Mobility Grants

The Australian Government encourages Australian students to immerse themselves in the academic and social cultures of other countries and provides opportunities for overseas students to study in and experience Australia. The Government also seeks to support Australian higher education providers in further developing and diversifying their linkages with partner institutions overseas.

Endeavour Mobility Grants support engagement between Australia and the rest of the world through student mobility. Funding is provided to Australian tertiary education providers, which in turn provide grants to Australian students to undertake mobility projects globally. 















Australian Research Council

The Australian Research Council (ARC) advises the Australian Government on research matters, administers the National Competitive Grants Program, (a significant component of Australia's investment in research and development), and has responsibility for Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

The ARC's overarching aim in supporting international research collaboration is to maximize Australia's contribution to and benefits from international research collaborations, partnerships, developments and policy. 

Excellence in Research Australia

The Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), is Australia’s national research evaluation framework. ERA identifies and promotes excellence across the full spectrum of research activity in Australia’s higher education institutions.

Through ERA the ARC identifies excellence in research, by comparing Australia's university research effort against international benchmarks, creating incentives to improve the quality of research and identifying emerging research areas and opportunities for further development. 

For the outcomes of the ERA 2015 report details of ARC-funded research projects since 2001 see the ARC website. 

Universities Australia

Universities Australia (UA) was established on 22 May 2007 as the peak body representing the university sector. UA represents Australian universities in the public interest, both nationally and internationally. 

Institutional Partnerships

In 2016, UA surveyed member universities to identify formal institution-to-institution agreements between Australian universities and overseas higher education institutions. Agreements include cooperation facilitating student exchanges, study abroad arrangements, staff exchanges and academic/research collaboration.   To gain an overview of which Australian universities have formal agreements with universities in a selected country see the UA website

World-leading research in Australia’s universities

The publication outlines Australia’s research excellence across disciplines. You can access the publication from the following UA website.










National Innovation and Science Agenda

The Australian Government will invest AUD$1.1 billion in the National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA) to drive smart ideas that create business growth, local jobs and global success. For further details about the NISA please consult the Innovation Australia website.

International Collaborative Opportunities

Under the NISA, the Global Innovation Strategy will support innovation and initiatives encouraging multilateral collaboration. To find out more about the opportunities under the Strategy please see the Science Australia website.

Science in Australia

The National Science Statement sets a long‑term approach to science, providing guidance for Australian Government investment and decision making and clarity on strategic aims.

The Science and Research Priorities (the Priorities) will focus Australian Government support for science and research on the most important challenges facing the nation. The Priorities complement the broad base of support for research provided by the Australian Government and foster a more coordinated and strategic approach to funding science and research in Australia. For more information on Australia’s Science and Research priorities see the Science Autralia website.











Study Spanish in Colombia

This web site provides information about programs and courses in Spanish as a Foreign Language (ELE) offered by Colombian universities as well as relevant content for ELE teacher training.  The website is a Colombian government initiative promoting Spanish language programs on offer at over twenty universities in seven cities across Colombia. 

Colombia Cientifica

On 31 March 2017 the Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos announced the program ‘Colombia Cientifica’.  The objectives of the program are to raise the quality of higher education, strengthen the teaching profession, and research of Colombian education institutions to an international level. The program has two elements: The Scientific Ecosystem and a Passport to Science.  Colombia will invest USD$160 million in the first phase of the program.

The Scientific Ecosystem: In the form of partnerships the best Colombian institutions, industry, and foreign research centres will work together on regional and national sustainable development projects, some areas outlined include: health, sustainable energy, bio-economics, and food and society.

Passport to Science: Will see the best Colombian professionals, professors/teachers and researchers undertaking postgraduate studies (Master and PhD) in the world’s best universities.   For more information (in Spanish) see the Colombian government website.

Top Universities Country Guide – Colombia

The Top Universities Country Guide website provides and overview of universities in Colombia, information on student cities as well as application processes, fees and visas.

ICETEX Programs for Foreigners in Colombia

The two main programs available for Australian’s are the Postgraduate (Master or PhD) Scholarship and the Visiting Scholar program.


Postgraduate (Master or PhD) Scholarship – The program offers a full scholarship to study Master of PhD level studies in Colombia.  Applicants must have a B2 level of Spanish to apply. Around 50 scholarships are offered each year.  The scholarship includes tuition, health insurance, a monthly stipend and visa.  For further details see (in Spanish) see the ICETEX website.

Visiting Scholar – the program aims to support international experts to events organised by Colombian higher education institutions, research centres and technological institutions wishing to strengthen their academic programs and research that are registered in the program framework for reciprocity for foreigners in Colombia.  In the case of technological institutions the programs are limited to health sciences, agroindustry, mining, hospitality and tourism.  For further details see (in Spanish) see the ICETEX website.