The Victorian Government is awarding Hamer scholarships to Australian citizens or permanent residents of Victoria. Scholarships for Victorians are offered to undertake intensive language study at nominated universities or institutions in China, Indonesia, Japan and Korea.
The Victorian Government Hamer Scholarships Program is a language and cultural immersion program designed to build the Asia-engagement capabilities of Victorians and to help strengthen cultural awareness and partnerships between Victoria and Asia.
The scholarships are primarily aimed at Victorians working in the public, private, not-for-profit and creative and academic industries.
Course Level: Scholarships for Victorians to undertake intensive language study at nominated universities or institutions in China, Indonesia, Japan and Korea.
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to undertake intensive language study (Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese and Korean).
Scholarship Award: The Hamer Scholarships program provides $10,000 each for China or Indonesia, or $15,000 each for Japan or Korea, for one to two semester study duration (minimum 5-6 months) at one of the institutions in China, Indonesia, Japan and Korea, nominated by Governments of those countries. The scholarship is to be used for language study related expenses only, including:
-international air travel to and from the elected country
-accommodation and living expenses
-compulsory comprehensive travel insurance
-tuition and related fees
-text books and other study materials
-other study-related out-of-pocket expenses while in the elected country.
Scholarship can be taken at: China, Indonesia, Japan and Korea.
Eligibility: To be eligible for consideration for the scholarship candidates must be:
-aged 21 or above during the time of completing the application
-Australian citizens or permanent residents who are residents of Victoria. Victorians living, working or studying in China, Indonesia, Japan or Korea may also be considered, however preference will be given to those currently residing in Victoria. Proof of age, citizenship or permanent residency is required and will only be accepted in the form of passport identification and permanent residency documentation
-willing to study a language at one of the nominated institutions, for no less than one to two semesters (minimum 5-6 months). Alternative universities, institutions or non-language courses will not be considered
-not in receipt of any other grant, funding or scholarship for study in the elected country.
Nationality: Australian citizens or permanent residents and residents of Victoria can apply for these Hamer scholarships.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must be aged 21 or above during the time of completing the application.
Supporting Material: To be eligible, before submitting the application candidates must ensure that all fields are complete and the following documents are attached:
-a copy of the candidate’s CV
-a copy of the candidate’s passport for verification of age and citizenship or permanent residency (proof of permanent residency must be provided)
-a letter of endorsement is attached. Letters of endorsement must be a specific recommendation for the applicant’s suitability to undertake the Hamer Scholarships program. Letters of endorsement from the following will be accepted: current or previous employer/academic institution, industry associations, chambers of commerce, business partners or high level clients. Self-written letters or letters from family members will not be accepted. Applications without a letter of endorsement will not be accepted. A letter of endorsement should be similar to a reference letter, and the author should recommend the candidate as a suitable recipient for the Hamer Scholarship Program
-contact details of two referees.
How to Apply: The mode of application is online.
Application Deadline: Applications close on 13th March 2016.