Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University


International Experience Program: China

All Faculties

New Colombo Plan (NCP) Internship Scholarship - China

Proposed Program

Due to the COVID19 crisis this Program has been postponed until 2021

The opportunity for you to gain a diverse experience through an internship placement in China is incredibly unique. From one of the earliest Civilizations the country has grown and developed to be one of the worlds fastest growing economic powers. China is Australia's largest two-way trading partner in goods and services, our largest export market and our largest source of imports.(Australian Government Dept. of Trade

Through an international internship you will not only learn about your discipline area, you'll also have the opportunity to experience firsthand the skills required to work in a truly multinational workforce as well as develop your professional networks.

This flexible opportunity will allow you to determine the time and duration of your program to suit your personal and academic needs. This could be organised yourself, through School contacts or third party providers such as provided through the link below:

External Program Providers

I got to help operate my first event thanks to the efforts of the CSU Global team. The event included my first business trip traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Air Itam in Penang and was the opening of a new million dollar eye surgery facility. It included the press, lion dancers and a speech from the Honourable Deputy Minister of Health for Malaysia, Datuk Seri DR. Hilmi Yahaya (I even got to meet him!!). I strongly recommend to any student out there to do a CSU Global program. This experience has been amazing!!”  Connor Mitchell, 2017 New Colombo Plan Internship Scholarship Recipient

The Scholarship associated with this internship is funded by the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan funding. CSU recognises the support of the Australian Government in providing targeted funds which have subsidised the cost of this program to students.

When: TBA

Number of scholarships available: 10 Scholarships are available

Eligibility: You must be enrolled in a CSU degree at the time of placement and have a GPA of 4.5 at the time of submitting your application. To be eligible for New Colombo Plan funding you must be an undergraduate student aged between 18 and 28 years of age (although students outside this age bracket may be considered where scholarships are unallocated), an Australian citizen (not residing in China) and must be obtaining academic recognition for your participation in this program.

Academic Information: Students must liaise directly with their Course Director to obtain academic recognition. Such recognition must be awarded for a minimum of three week's (90 hours) work placement/internship. This will require payment of a subject tuition fee and satisfactory participation and completion of specified assessment items. Students must liaise directly with their Course Director for approval to include an internship or work placement in their course structure and should do so prior to applying for this Scholarship.

Financial Assistance: Program participants may be eligible to receive financial assistance through the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan Scholarship valued at AUD$3000. Upon receipt of travel documentation - the specifics of which will be outlined in successful notification of application - CSU Global will award eligible students funding valued at AUD$3000 to reimburse associated travel/internship costs.

Students may also be eligible to receive financial assistance through the Australian Government's OS-HELP loan. OS-HELP is a loan available to eligible Commonwealth Supported students who want to undertake some of their study overseas. OS-HELP can be used for a range of expenses such as airfares, accommodation, and other travel or study expenses.

Eligibility for OS-HELP will be assessed once successful students are selected and is based on a number of criteria.  Acceptance into a CSU Global program does not guarantee eligibility for the loan. Please note, you cannot pay your program deposit through OS-HELP.

All funding associated with CSU Global programs (travel grants, scholarships, subsidies and loans) is linked to successful completion of academic and program expectations. Failure to meet these requirements may result in funding being revoked.

Refer to CSU Global's Scholarships and Funding webpage for further information on financial assistance.

Cost: No costs payable to CSU Global although your internship provider may charge a fee. You will also need to pay associated CSU subject fees and your own travel costs*.

*You should budget for the following expenses: CSU subject fees, Internship provider fees, international airfares, travel insurance, visas, passports, immunisations (if required), meals, local transport, recreational activities, souvenirs, gratuities and incidentals.

Note: You cannot pay your program fee from your New Colombo Plan funding. This payment will be issued after your application has been deemed successful and have made your travel arrangements. See Financial Assistance above for more information.

Please note: This is an individually ticketed program (students to organise and purchase their own flights, travel insurance, accommodation, visas and passports)

Application Timeline: Continue to the bottom of this page for application link

  • Application closing date: applications are assessed on a continual basis until scholarships are allocated
  • Successful students notified (email): within two weeks of application submission date
  • Compulsory pre-departure session: To be advised.

Further enquiries regarding the application process should be directed to: 

Alice Wood
CSU Global   
Charles Sturt University
Phone:  + 61 2 6338 4068