Australian Embassy

Education and Research

 Education and Research

The Department of Education and Training in China helps to:

  • Promote Australia's profile in China as a provider of high-quality education and training and as research collaboration partner with complementary strengths;
  • Strengthen academic, research and professional exchange;
  • Promote Australia’s internationally competitive, merit-based scholarships for Chinese students, researchers, academics and professionals to undertake study, research and professional development programs in Australia, and for Australian students, researchers, academics and professionals to undertake these programs in China; and
  • Encourage more Australian students to study in China, including through providing support for the New Colombo Plan.

Department of Education and Training:

Department of Education and Training China Microblog (Weibo): weibo

The 'AddChina' toolkit: an online resource encouraging Australian students to consider higher education study in China.

Australian international education: ensuring quality and protecting students: Link

E-Newsletter of the Education and Research Section:

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Bilateral relationship in education and research

The education and research relationship is a key component of the broader bilateral relationship. Australia and China have shared a long standing and highly productive education and research relationship that is underpinned by the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Education, Training and Higher Education Research (most recently signed on 12 December 2012).

In late 2014 Australia and China signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Student, Researcher and Academic Mobility

China is one of the most popular destinations for Australian students studying abroad, including for students supported by New Colombo Plan.

Australia Awards Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

Applications for the 2018 round of the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships has closed.  All applicants (both successful and unsuccessful) have been advised of the outcome of their application in December 2017. You can learn more information from our PPT presentation on 2018 Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

The Australia Awards Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are internationally competitive, merit-based scholarships that support Australians to undertake study, research and professional development overseas and citizens from eligible countries to undertake these activities in Australia.

The program supports study at the vocational education and training, undergraduate and postgraduate levels, postgraduate and postdoctoral research and professional development opportunities.

For more information, please visit Australia Awards Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships.

Watch the inspiring stories of our Endeavour alumni and start planning your Endeavour in Australia.


Australia-APEC Women in Research Fellowship

The Australia - APEC Women in Research Fellowship will provide financial support for high-achieving female researchers from developing APEC economies to pursue research opportunities in partnership with Australian education and research institutions.

Up to 10 fellowships will be awarded each year. Researchers will be hosted by Australian education and research institutions for up to four months.

Applications for the 2017 round of the fellowship are now open till 1 April. The Australian APEC Study Centre at RMIT University administers the fellowship, supported by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

Please click here for further information.


Australian Studies in China

There are over 30 Australian Studies Centres across China. The network is one of Australia's leading public diplomacy and education engagement platforms that is set to grow in importance for Australia-China relations.

In 2011 the Australia-China Council established the Foundation for Australia Studies in China (FASIC). The Foundation is an independent non-profit foundation in Australia created to support Australian Centres and the BHP Billton Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University in Beijing.