New Colombo Plan: In-Depth Interviews with NCP Scholars on how to apply and make the most of your program

The New Colombo Plan Scholarship This incredible opportunity has been dubbed the most competitive scholarship for Australian undergraduate students and for good reason. The scholarship is a dream come true for many that could see you studying, interning and learning … Read More

From studying Hiragana to cloud computing in Tokyo at HDE with Simon Lacis

The vibrant, bustling district of Shibuya is famously known as the home to Japan’s busiest intersection, latest fashion frenzy and the statue of Hachiko. But lo and behold, hidden among the abundance of neon signs, restaurants and clothing stores, this district also … Read More

Life after the New Colombo Plan Scholarship

When it comes to scholarships for Australian Students, the New Colombo Plan (NCP) is the all-inclusive Indo-Pacific, Asian experience. We’ve heard from many scholars about their transformative study and work stories in the region, but where are they now? Coming … Read More

It’s time to visit the Indian Centre for Australian and New Zealand Studies

    Now is the time to visit the Centre for Australian and New Zealand Studies at Himachal Pradesh University in Shimla. The Centre is rapidly becoming a touchstone for people-to-people contacts between Australia and India. It also doesn’t hurt … Read More

Best Australian Universities for India & South Asia Studies

  Ever wondered what are the best universities in Australia for India studies? Well look no further, Asia Options has compiled all the options for South Asian studies into one compact list. Historically, Australia has been an international hub for … Read More

Indonesia In Action

  The Indonesia-Australia relationship is extremely important. However, lately it seems as though each month brings fresh controversies highlighting the troubled nature of the national government-to-government relationship. The 2015 Lowy Institute Poll claims that Australians’ feelings towards Indonesia are the … Read More

Talk To Me In Korean Review (Best free online Korean language study resource)

Talk To Me In Korean (TTMIK) is a popular online resource for learning Korean and sets itself apart from other online language resources with a somewhat refreshing onus on community and affordability. Affordability is definitely a key selling point! The … Read More

Indonesian Language Learning – Bahasa Lokal

  Language learning has been a fascinating and rewarding experience for me. There is an amazing sense of achievement when you first become able to communicate in a language that you didn’t develop as a child. As any language learner … 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

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

Tips from an Australian student studying in Taiwan and Mainland China

As a part of my degree program at the Australian National University, I was given an incredible opportunity to study in a Mandarin-speaking country for one academic year, and in return, I received a Graduate Diploma of Asia-Pacific Studies. The … Read More

The Great Wall of Indonesia (Indonesia study visa)

Photo courtesy of Matt Davies An Indonesia study visa has widely been understood as one of the main obstacles preventing students from studying in Indonesia. Recently one Asia Options community member asked about research permission and other visas for study.   … Read More