There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Faculty of Arts & Education, Faculty of Business & Law, Faculty of Health, Faculty of Science, Engineering & Built Environments
Language of Instruction:
1 Credit Point, Not for Credit
OS Help Available:
Preference will be given to students doing the program for credit.
Language & Internship Program in China A partnership between the Victorian Government and the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE)
The Study Melbourne Language and Internship Program in China offers Victorian tertiary students, the opportunity for language study, cultural engagement and an internship placement in a globally reputable, Fortune 500 or leading multi-national company operating in China. The program allows you to develop professional skills, enhance your ability to communicate across cultures and will provide substantive work experience to jump start your career in today's competitive job market. All this while making new professional and peer connections from both China and other Victorian universities.
This immersive 8 week program will include 3 weeks of language study in a selected Beijing University and will also include cultural and business classes to assist in preparing you for a 5 week internship placement with a company that will best match your specific discipline.
The Victorian Government will fund up to 25 places on this, the first round of a 4 year partnership.
The program is offered to all 8 Victorian universities and Deakin will nominate it's top five applicants to go through to the second phase of selection by Study Melbourne.
Applications close - Friday 14th July
Shortlist of 5 forwarded to Study Melbourne - Friday 21 July
Phase 2 application portal opens - week of 24-28 July
Selection and first round offers - Monday 7th August
Final student list confirmed - Friday 18th August
Pre-departure workshop - Friday 30th October
China program commences - Monday 04 December 2017 China program concludes - Friday 26 January, 2018
Beijing, China’s massive capital, has history stretching back 3 millennia. Yet it’s known as much for its modern architecture as its ancient sites such as the grand Forbidden City complex, the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties.
With a population that exceeds 21,7 Million.
China is a populous nation in East Asia whose vast landscape encompasses grassland, desert, mountains, lakes, rivers and more than 14,000km of coastline.
The iconic Great Wall of China runs east-west across the country's north.
China has the largest population in the world, with over 1.3 billion people.
You can buy green-bean-flavoured ice pops in China.
The mortar used to bind the Great Wall’s stones was made with sticky rice.
Preference will be given to students undertaking the program for credit.
The following units are on offer:
Students studying International Studies or International Relations - AIS330 or AIS331
Post Graduate students MWL702 - Business Practicum
Level 3 General Elective - MWL303 - Business Internship
Level 2 General Elective - APE201 Individual Professional Project
Level 3 General Elective - APE301 - Professional Practice Internship
For SEBE and Health students - you will be required to work out unit enrolment options with a course advisor should you be selected.
Participation in this program will earn you 50 points* towardsGlobal Citizenship Program
*40 points for internship & 10 points for language program.
Cost and Funding
This program has been funded by the Victorian State Government
Mandarin classes in a reputable university/language school such as Beijing Normal University, Beijing University of Technology or Capital University of Economics and Business.
Internship placement in a globally reputable company, e.g. Samsung, Tencent, CUCAS, Microsoft, Lenovo, etc.
Accommodation for 8 weeks - on campus, twin share
Cultural and Business classes
Certificate upon completion
Airport pickup and drop off by the host on day of arrival and departure.
Arrival orientation, welcome ceremony and closing ceremony
Volunteers (Chinese peers) will be assigned to assist you with language practice and adaptation of the local life during the whole program
The Program fee does not include:
Transportation in country (except arrival and departure transfers)
Visa Fees and Processing costs
Deakin tuition fees associated with any unit undertaken for academic credit on this program
Deakin Abroad is allocating a $1000 Travel Grant to each student who is selected to participate on this program to assist with associated travel costs.
OS- HELP loan
Overseas Student HELP loans (OS-HELP) are provided by the Commonwealth government to eligible HECS-HELP students undertaking various international experiences for credit. This loan is added to your HELP debt and can be up to $6,665.
The following link will provide more information on the OS-Help
Youth Allowance and Austudy
If you are currently receiving Youth Allowance or Austudy you can continue to receive payments while studying overseas as long you have a full time study load for the year. The following link will provide more information on the Youth Allowance or Austudy
The Victorian Government
The Government of Victoria, also referred to as the Victorian Government is the executive administrative authority of the Australian state of Victoria.
China Education Association for International Exchange
Founded in 1981, China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) is China’s nationwide not-for-profit organization conducting international educational exchanges and cooperation. Its headquarters is located in Beijing.
CEAIE has a full commitment to meeting the needs of China’s modernization construction, developing exchanges and cooperation between the Chinese educational community and other parts of the world, promoting the advancement of education, culture, science and technology, and strengthening understanding and friendship among the peoples of all countries and regions of the world.
Are able to obtain visa to travel to China for the program
18 years or older
Enrolled full time and have completed 8 units of study
Have a weighted average mark of 70 or higher
Have a letter of recommendation from their University (this can be provided by either Deakin Abroad or an academic depending on your Faculty)
Applicants do NOT necessarily have to be Australian passport holders or Mandarin speakers
This program is open to both domestic and international students
The following skills, experience and motivation are relevant to this program and will be addressed during the selection process;
Able to demonstrate how the internship and the language study will support their future career path
Demonstration understanding of the challenges of navigating an inter-cultural professional experience or professional environment
Demonstrated community engagement experience
Commitment to sharing and promoting experience after program
Confident, resilient and independent
Culturally sensitive and can thrive and adapt in a foreign environment
Click on Apply Now, complete personal details and questionnaire
You have to book a meeting with your course advisor to find out if you have room within your degree to take this program for credit (please receive evidence in writing)
Your application will be assessed by Deakin Abroad (including your personal statement addressing key selection criteria)
If you are selected for the shortlist, you will be given instructions to access a portal to complete the next phase of the application. This will include the submission of 5 x 1 minute video responses to select questions.
Final selection will be at the discretion of Study Melbourne and their agents.
All students will be advised of their application outcome at each stage.