China: Study

10 important tips for successful scholarship and program applications

Whether you are applying for a scholarship, mobility funding or a leadership opportunity: never underestimate the importance of the application process. If you’re like most people then you’re probably dreading to sit down and start your application. Filling out application … Read More

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Victorian Government Hamer Scholarship China

Jiangsu province has long been a popular study destination for foreign students in China, and the Australian student population in Nanjing has doubled on the back of the new Victorian Government Hamer Scholarship initiative. The Hamer Scholarship is a language and cultural immersion program … Read More

Studying Chinese in a second tier city with Emily Dunn

While Beijing has long been a favourite choice for Australians studying on exchange to learn Mandarin, there is a range of second-tier cities offering a top-notch China experience. Nanjing and Kunming are two popular cities for Australians and Asia Options … Read More

What you need to know about Confucius Institute Scholarship applications

  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 … Read More

Chuan Tran on Chinese reality dating show Feichang Wurao

  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 … Read More

Jonathon Day and taking up the China challenge

  Jonathon Day grew up with holidays to the family beach house in Lorne and riding motorbikes and hunting rabbits in rural Victoria. His family never travelled overseas and life outside of Australia seemed almost an entirely different world. Jono was also … Read More

HelloTalk Review: A Free Instant Messaging App for Online Language Exchange

Language exchange has truly reached the smartphone age with a neat new app called Hello Talk. The interface is similar to other instant messenger apps such as WeChat and Kakao Talk where you can send instant messages, images and voice messaging. However, unlike … Read More

New Colombo Plan: Asia-bound Scholarship on Steroids

When I began my degree in 2009 a $5000 overseas travel grant from the Australian Government seemed like a pretty good deal to study in China. Five years on and the stock in Asia-bound scholarships has skyrocketed. They are now … Read More