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AustCham China Scholarships

Are you ready to start your career in China?

The China-Australia Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Australia-China Council and National Australia Bank, is offering the unique opportunity for Australian students to work and learn Mandarin in China. The goal of this program is to foster a generation of young Australian leaders who are fluent in the language, culture and economy of China. These future leaders will form the backbone of an advancing Australia-China relationship that will cultivate the bilateral links between the two countries.

About the scholarship

The AustCham China Scholarship is not like a regular scholarship. Unlike most academic awards, the scholarships do not provide a fixed monetary amount to fund tuition or research costs.

As a recipient of the AustCham China Scholarship you will receive the following::

  • A paid full time graduate traineeship for a minimum of 12 months in China
  • Mandarin language training
  • Return flights to China
  • Mentoring
  • Full access to AustCham Beijing's professional business network including sponsorship to attend industry events and seminars
  • Logistical support including airport pickup and accommodation assistance

Targeted industries

Up to 15 scholarships are provided each year across a range of industries, including:

  • Commerce - Includes individuals with backgrounds in business, finance, accounting and economics
  • Legal - Includes individuals with a legal background in either LLB, BLaw, JD or other postgraduate equivalent
  • Engineering - Includes chemical, structural, civil, mining, electrical, mechanical (non medical)
  • Architecture and Design - includes (any) and design (interior)
  • Minerals and Energy - Includes backgrounds in engineering-specific mining degrees, geology, environmental science, mining technology, renewable energy
  • Policy and advisory - Includes individuals with backgrounds in Asian studies, economics, political science, international studies or diversified humanities degrees
  • Humanities & Business - Includes arts, marketing, HR, management

Individuals with specialised academic backgrounds are also encouraged to apply if they have maintained a cross-disciplinary skill base.


To be eligible for the scholarship, you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen by the application closure date of midnight Sunday 19th August AEST.
  • Possess a weighted average academic mark of 70 or equivalent. Candidates who do not possess this must be able to demonstrate evidence of an extended commitment to Sino-Australian relations.
  • Be in your final year of undergraduate or postgraduate studies. If you are a recent graduate you must have completed your degree within 18 months of the closure date.
  • Be able to commence traineeship in China between January and March 2013
  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English

How to apply

Information about the application process, including supporting documentation required, is available in the scholarship information booklet, which can be downloaded at the link below.

Applications close 19 August 2012, 11:30pm Beijing Time.

Links for detailed scholarship information are below. For more information about this scholarship, contact:

Sarah Liu
Graduate Manager
+86 10 6595 9252