‘Asian Exchange’ undergraduate scholarship launched

October 14 / 145

Tsinghua University, Beijing
Tsinghua University, Beijing

The University has partnered with the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation and the University of Sydney to launch the inaugural Asian Exchange scholarship.

Valued at $10,000 the scholarship offers second year students enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree the opportunity to study for one semester at a leading Asian university.

Exchanges will be available with the following partner universities:

- Beijing: Tsinghua University and Peking University

- Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong and Chinese University of Hong Kong       

- Shanghai:  Fudan University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University

- Singapore: National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University

Professor Susan Elliott, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International) said the scholarship provided a fantastic opportunity for University of Melbourne students to engage with Asia, to grow in their cultural knowledge of this exciting region and to develop future connections.

"We are delighted to be a partner with Westpac on this wonderful initiative,” she said.

The Asian Exchange scholarship is one of three scholarships established by the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation in partnership with the University.

Students who receive a scholarship will be able to ‘build their own adventure’ and individualise their Asian exchange to include experiences such as an intensive language course, an internship or volunteering.

Westpac Bicentennial Foundation CEO Susan Bannigan said Australia we would need future leaders with deep connections across Asia. 

“These scholarships offer a great springboard for young people to start building those connections now. We hope to inspire students to immerse themselves in this really exciting and dynamic growth area,” she said.

Scholarship applications are now open. For more information visit http://go.unimelb.edu.au/7mdn

 

The University is seeking gifts through Believe - the Campaign for the University of Melbourne to fund scholarships to help educate tomorrow's leaders. Find out how you can support scholarships.

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