The Study Melbourne Language & Internship Program in China is a four-year partnership between the Victorian Government and the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE). This eight-week program offers Victorian tertiary students the opportunity for language study, cultural engagement and an internship placement.

The program includes three-weeks of language study at a Chinese university and a five-week internship placement at a globally reputable company in China.

Sagar Kumar Limbu, International student

'From this entire experience, I have learnt a lot from being independent to working in a completely new environment. This allowed me to adapt to the cultural aspect and learn the difference.'

An immersive experience in China for Victorian university students

The Study Melbourne Language & Internship Program gives students an immersive experience in Chinese language and helps them to develop professional skills to communicate across cultures. It will also provide substantive work experience to jump-start their careers in today’s competitive job market.

Through this program, the successful participants will build on their Asia capabilities and become business, cultural and educational ambassadors for Victoria. 25 scholarships of up to $3,500 each for students to undertake the program will be provided by Study Melbourne in 2017.

The first round of the program is located in Beijing, China.

Eligibility

The Study Melbourne Language & Internship Program in China is open to Victorian students aged 18 and above, who are currently enrolled full time in a tertiary education qualification at a Victorian university. The program is open to domestic and international students.

Students from all disciplines are encouraged to participate. To be eligible, students will need to demonstrate how the program would significantly benefit their future career path, study plan and relevant industry, both locally and in engagement with China.

Scholarship recipients must be available to undertake the  8-week program in Beijing China from 20th November 2017 – 12th of January 2018

How to get involved

Please contact your university to find out how to get involved. The first round of University nominations is open now and will close on the 21st of July 2017.

Contact for general enquiries

For general information about the Study Melbourne Language & Internship Program in China, contact Angela Yao, Project Officer, Student Initiatives, International Education by email at angela.yao@ecodev.vic.gov.au

Douglas Craig, International student

'China exceeded my expectation, it leads me to believe that the world is full of opportunities and international experience is a key to development. Learned more about what I do and don't want in a job from my internship and learned that language learning isn't as hard as it seems.'