Australia-China Council

Study in China: Information Resources and Scholarships

Information Resources

World Class – The World is your campus is a new initiative by the Australian government and Universities Australia to promote the importance of studying abroad. It is also a great place to learn about scholarships and overseas experiences of Australian students.

The AddChina toolkit was developed by the Australian Government’s Australian Education International in conjunction with China Policy in Beijing. It has been distributed to all universities by Universities Australia. The AddChina toolkits for undergraduates and postgraduates provide comprehensive information for Australian students who consider pursuing higher education study in China.

Study Overseas – Australian Government’s Student Information Gateway – provides essential information for Australian students seeking to pursue studies overseas, including in China

Australia-China Youth Association (ACYA) promotes greater engagement between young Chinese and Australians through three pillars – careers, education, and people-to-people exchanges. ACYA is a great network to be involved in and learn about China experiences of young Australians.

ACC Board delegation with the Austcham Future Leaders Program scholars in Beijing (July 2012). Image courtesy of Austcham (Beijing)
ACC Board delegation with the Austcham Future Leaders Program scholars in Beijing (July 2012). Image courtesy of Austcham (Beijing)

Scholarships

The New Colombo Plan is a signature initiative of the Australian Government which aims to lift knowledge of the Asia Pacific in Australia and strengthen our people-to-people and institutional relationships, through study and internships undertaken by Australian undergraduate students in the region. An internship component is a hallmark of the New Colombo Plan.

Further information on the New Colombo Plan

AustCham China Scholarship was established in 2010 by the Australian Chamber of Commerce in China (AustCham – Beijing) with the funding support from the Australia-China Council and Australian business community in China. The AustCham program provides a comprehensive career development platform designed to foster the next generation of Sino-Australian business leaders.

The program provides 9-12 Australian undergraduate and honours students annually with the industry-based placements in Australian companies in China and concurrent intensive language and cultural training program. The program provides a practical opportunity to Australian undergraduates to be a part of the Australia-China business community at a crucial entry level of their careers. The AustCham China Scholarship is administered by the AustCham – Beijing.

For further information, visit: http://www.austcham.org/resources/austcham-china-scholarship-program

The Australia Awards Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships  form part of the Australian Government’s Australia Awards.

Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships is an internationally competitive program for:

  • Australians to undertake study, research and professional development abroad (including in China)
  • Citizens from eligible countries to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia

Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are administered by the Department of Industry.

For further information and how to apply, please visit: http://www.innovation.gov.au/InternationalEducation/Endeavour/Pages/Endeavour.aspx

Prime Minister's Australia Asia Scholarship provides financial support for Australian postgraduate students to undertake study or research in Asia towards their Australian postgraduate qualification, at Masters or PhD level either by coursework or research, in any field of study.

Recipient's will have the opportunity to enrich their academic experience through exposure to unique education systems, teaching expertise and comparative perspectives while studying in distinctive locations or undertaking collaborative research at leading universities in Asia.

The Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Outgoing Postgraduate Scholarships are administered by the Department of Industry.

For further information and how to apply, please visit: Prime Minister's Australia Asia Scholarship

The International Student Exchange Program aims to strengthen partnerships between Australian higher education providers and partner institutions overseas. The program provides grants for Australian students to undertake one or two semester’s overseas study at a partner institution in an eligible country and provides some support for students at partner institutions to have a study experience in Australia. The key features of the student exchange arrangements that underlie the International Student Exchange Program are tuition fee waiver and credit transfer. This Program incorporates the Endeavour Cheung Kong Student Exchange Program.

For further information and how to apply, please visit: International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)

The Study Overseas Short-term Mobility Program provides funding to eligible Australian universities to support their Australian students to undertake short-term international mobility experiences in eligible countries in the Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe and the Americas.

For further information and how to apply, please visit:Study Overseas Short-term Mobility Program

Australia China Young Researchers Exchange Program - The program aims to facilitate future long term science and research collaboration between Australia and China, by bringing together future science leaders from both countries to foster long term relationships.

It also aims to help early and mid-career Australian and Chinese researchers develop their expertise in international collaboration, by increasing their understanding of the cultures, science and research practices and systems of the two countries.

For further information and how to apply, please visit:Australia China Young Researchers Exchange Program

The Vocational Education and Training (VET) Outbound Mobility Program provides funding for VET students and staff to undertake an international study or work placement.

For further information and how to apply, please visit:Vocational Education and Training (VET) Outbound Mobility Program

The Hamer Scholarships Program - As part of the Victorian International Engagement Strategy, the Victorian Government has established the Hamer Scholarships, a language and cultural immersion program designed to build the Asia-engagement capabilities of Victorians and help strengthen cultural awareness between Victoria and Asia.

For further information and how to apply, please visit: The Hamer Scholarship Program