Macquarie University - Asia Society Scholarship

A new collaborative scholarship to kick-start Macquarie students' life-long engagement with the region

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Macquarie University and Asia Society Australia today announced a new collaborative scholarship to enable Macquarie University students to undertake long-term exchange programs in a leading university in Asia.

A unique partnership between one of Australia’s leading and most internationalised university and a prominent global non-profit organisation dedicated to Asia will enable the University’s undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students to deepen their understanding of Asia and strengthen their interpersonal, academic and professional capabilities to be Asia-engaged and globally competent leaders.

With the A$500,000 annual scholarship fund, the program will support 50 students to undertake studies in Asia.

Recipients of the scholarship will be given the opportunity to spend one semester studying at a leading Asian university while also obtaining credit towards their Macquarie University degree.

The scholarship is valued at $10,000 and will include support towards travel and living expenses, one-year Asia Society membership providing admission to events and pre-departure workshops and points towards the Macquarie Global Leadership Program.

The collaboration with the Asia Society supports one of the key elements of our international strategy: to develop globally engaged graduates who are fluent in the languages and cultures of a region that is of increasing economic and strategic importance to Australia. We are very excited to be able to provide more opportunities for our students to study at leading universities across Asia’ said Nicole Brigg, Pro-Vice Chancellor International.

Philipp Ivanov, CEO of Asia Society Australia said: “Australia’s future leaders will need to know Asia well. We are thrilled to partner with Macquarie University to give the students an opportunity to dive deep into Asia early in their professional lives. We hope that the scholarship will kick-start their life-long engagement with the region”.

Applications for the first round of scholarships will open in February, with the first cohort expected to undertake their exchange from Semester 2, 2018.