If you’re an Australian healthcare student, you’ll be glad to hear there’s a new Government Scholarship available to those travelling to Cambodia, The Philippines, Nepal, and Sri Lanka - coincidentally some of our top locations. You could receive up to $3,000 towards your healthcare placement!
Here’s what you need to know:
What actually is it?
The funding plan is called the Colombo Scholarship Mobility Program. A signature initiative of the Australian Government, its main aims are to increase knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake internships in the region.
Over time, the Australian Government wants to see study in the Indo-Pacific region become a rite of passage for Australian undergraduates.
The Scholarship prioritises opportunities for internships, Mentorships, practicums, clinical placements and research.
How much money could I receive?
Our placements are a minimum of two-weeks - which is also the minimum criteria for a short-term grant. As long as your placement counts towards your course, you could apply for grants between $1,000 - $3,000 per student.
Who can apply?
The Scholarship is open to Australian undergraduates aged 18 to 28 studying at Australian universities. However, it’s only available to students travelling to the Indo-Pacific region. For Work the World students, this means our base in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh, the laid-back city of Iloilo in The Philippines, both Pokhara and Kathmandu in Nepal, and Sri Lanka’s ancient city of Anurahpura and bustling Kandy: all of which offer stunning natural beauty, vivid culture, and vast clinical opportunity.
When can I apply?
Applications officially open on the 20th March 2017, and close on the 19th May 2017. If you’re successful, you’ll be notified in August 2017. In order to apply, you’ll need to visit the New Colombo Plan when applications open.
For more information, you can visit the Colombo Plan’s website. Be sure to set a reminder - this is an opportunity not to be missed!