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Hamer Scholarships Opening The Door To Asia

10 February 2017

Applications are now open for Victorians to undertake intensive language study and cultural immersion courses through the Hamer Scholarships Program.

The scholarships involve intensive six-month language courses in China, Indonesia, Japan or Korea and aim to provide a new generation of Victorians with an intimate understanding of our key trading partners across Asia.

Hamer Scholars study at local universities for at least six months to improve their language skills, gaining first-hand experience of the local culture and develop business and people-to-people networks.

With a new sister state relationship between Victoria and China’s Sichuan Province in 2016, applicants will this year have the opportunity to undertake a Hamer Scholarship at Sichuan University in Chengdu as well as at several universities in the Jiangsu Province, Victoria’s sister state since 1979.

The Hamer Scholarship program, now in its eighth year, supports the Government’s long-term vision to strengthen our ties with Asia and to give Victorians the language and cultural skills needed to capitalise on the opportunities we have at our doorstep with the fast-growing economies of the Asian region.

Applicants should demonstrate how the scholarship would significantly benefit their business, career path, study plan, or their employer’s engagement with China, Indonesia, Japan or Korea.

Applications close 11 March 2017, for more information visit Link .

Quotes attributable to Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis

“We’re putting people first and giving Victorians access to language and cultural programs that will help them become more globally engaged across our region.”

“This Government understands that the future success of our economy in the Asian region is dependent on our relationships. That is why we are working hard not only to strengthen business and friendship ties but also giving our next generation of leaders a better understanding of our closest neighbours.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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