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Nov 10, 2015

Scholarship Opportunities in The Land Down Under

Gwendolene Roberts

If you’re on the lookout for an opportunity to further your studies abroad, and a scholarship would be just your thing, you may want to pay attention. The Australian government, and universities in Australia, are offering prime educational opportunities to qualifying candidates in the Caribbean. Today a representative from the Australian High Commission’s office in Trinidad and Tobago visited our studios to put the offer out there.


Gwendolene Roberts, Policy/Research Officer, Australian High Commission

“The Australian government annually gives about two hundred million Australian dollars in scholarship money that is available for any international student to apply for. There are lots of different opportunities that exist in that scholarship pot. There are categories such as the Endeavour Scholarship, the International Post-Graduate Research Scholarship, Australian Post-Graduate Awards and in the various universities around Australia there are various other scholarships that can be accessed. Some of the ways that you can find information about these scholarships would be to visit one, our website which is or to visit the  website. That link takes you to anything you’d want to know about in terms of programs, the cost of it., the scholarships, your eligibility, how you should apply, etc.”


Mike Rudon

“Is this the first time these opportunities have been available in Belize?”


Gwendolene Roberts

“No, actually! We’ve always had these scholarships. What we’ve had in the past that most Belizeans may be aware of is the Australian Awards. That is no longer available. What is available now are the direct scholarships from the government and from Australian universities.”


Mike Rudon

“Could you tell us some of the courses that they would be able to access?”


Gwendolene Roberts

“Well there are courses that span from sports, engineering, the medical sciences, life sciences, social sciences of course, persons interested in technical, vocational educational curriculum related programs. If you’re looking at marine conservation for example, climate change issues…if you’re interested in becoming a trade specialist, wanting to learn some more about import/export issues…issues of the exclusive economic zone of your country and learning all about international human rights…these are just some of the areas you can find a lot more about.”


Just in case you didn’t catch the link but are interested in finding out more, information is available at

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