The Chinese Government and the Confucius Institute are handing out scholarships to foreigners like hotcakes these days as part of China’s global soft diplomacy efforts. The Confucius Institute Scholarship provides free tuition, basic accommodation, basic medical insurance and a stipend for international students to study in China. The only real hurdle to securing a scholarship is figuring out how to…

  Hong Kong is well regarded in Asia for their level of excellence in education and Australian post-student candidates with an interest in the region should certainly take note of the research grants offered by the Hong Kong University Grants Committee.   Scholarship Description Candidates who are seeking admission as new full time PhD students…

  Program information The GIS Taiwan is organised by students from the National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan’s highest ranked university. The symposium hopes to gather together youth leaders from around the world to discuss and debate current events and to put forward their own innovative and forward thinking ideas about these issues. The program intends…

  Life is rarely dull lively in Asia as a foreigner and there’s no shortage a of unique opportunities. The advertisement boards of expat websites are ripe with a range of opportunities but sometimes the best opportunities come through personal networks and being in the right place at the right time. Swinburne University of Technology student,…

  Name, Degree & University Marie-Alice McLean-Dreyfus, The Australian National University, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies   Self-introduction and how/why you developed an interest the Aus-China relationship? I have always been interested in Chinese culture and history and when I started university at the Australian National University and had the opportunity to finally learn…

  Asia Options recently sat down with Stefano Centini to talk about his experience of working in Taiwan. Stefano is a Researcher at the Taiwan Office of In Focus Asia. Stefano holds a Bachelor of Modern Literature at Roma Tre Univeristy Rome and Masters in Media Studies and Masters in Chinese Studies.   When and how did…

  The Australia-China Young Professionals Initiative (ACYPI) is the premier platform for young professionals to engage with the Australia-China relationship. Through events in Australia and China, ACYPI connects young professionals to significant commercial, political and academic leaders, and provide networking opportunities across sectors. ACYPI events are focused on helping young professionals develop a deeper understanding of the…

    “Ever wondered why you just can’t get a song out of your head? The term earworms or catchy tunes refers to those songs which you hear a few times and then just can’t get out of your head. Now, Earworms Rapid Languages uses this phenomenon to put the essential words and phrases you…

  There are several types of visa for coming to Taiwan: Landing visa, visitor visa and resident visa. Landing visas are given to tourists upon landing. There is no need to apply. With a landing visa, Australian passport holders can stay in Taiwan for up to 30 days. After 30 days passport holders must leave…

  Australians are blessed with a wide variety of scholarships to study in Asia and Victorians in particular are spoilt by both the Hamer Scholarship and Water Mangold Trust Study Abroad Scholarship programs. Unlike the Hamer Scholarship which is geared more towards young professionals, the Walter Mangold offers undergraduate students an equally generous amount of funding…

In April 2011 I conducted my first internship abroad at the Australian Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong and Macau Chapter) located in Hong Kong, as an Intern Communications Assistant. I conducted my internship after completing a semester of university exchange at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, in which I was studying Chinese culture and Chinese history as part of the RMIT University Bachelor of International Studies.

  China Policy regularly hosts interns to support operations at their strategic advisory and research organisation based in Beijing.   About China Policy China Policy is a Beijing-based strategic advisory and research company, serving clients around the world. Founders Philippa Jones and David Kelly, each with over 30 years of China experience, now joined by partner Amanda Rasmussen, lead…

  The Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy is seeking highly qualified and motivated students to apply for its academic-year-long Global Intern Program. Selected interns will have the opportunity to work on key foreign policy issues, to interact with senior Chinese and international scholars and experts, and to become an integral part of a growing global…

    The Australia-China Youth Association has recently announced the introduction of the ACYA – Thirst Beijing Internship Program. Applications are currently closed but keep an eye on the ACYA website for future intakes.   Background Thirst is an NGO based in Beijing promoting Water Conservation and Water scarcity issues. It primarily educates youth in China. In addition…

Photo courtesy of Julien Mailler Scholarship Description Each year the Asialink Arts Residency Program sends Australian writers, performers, artists and arts managers to live and work throughout Asia. Since its inception in 1991 the program has sent more than 600 people to hosts in 19 countries. The grant of up to $12,000 goes towards travel,…