Scholarship for Vietnam Internship

The Vietnam Immersion Experience offers students the opportunity to gain exposure to life as an expatriate by working and living in Vietnam for a period of six to eight weeks. Students will receive mentorship from senior management within their host organisation as they participate in a structured work placement program that will highlight the accessibility of working in the Indo-Pacific region.

  • Country: Vietnam
  • Project Partner: CISaustralia
  • Dates: 4 to 6 weeks internship to depart after 30th June 2019
  • Program fee: between AUD$ 4,699 - 6,599 (Depending on length of internship)
  • Benefits include a $3000 New Colombo Plan Travel Grant to assist with costs
  • Eligible students can also receive OS-HELP up to $8,149

Am I eligible for this experience?

This opportunity is open to any student – would suit student studying either Business Management, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Banking, Human Resources, Tourism, Hospitality, Design, Engineering, Media, Technology, the Arts, NGO's, Communications, Advertising, Journalism, or Public Relations. Participants need to enrol in 200920 Enterprise Internship unit to complete. Can participate as an elective unit.

Am I eligible for the New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant?

  • The New Colombo Plan is a signature initiative of the Australian Government which aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake internships in the region.
  • To be eligible you must be:
    • an Australian citizen
    • enrolled in an undergraduate degree at Western Sydney University
    • be aged 18-28 years
    • must not have received a New Colombo Plan Mobility grant on a previous occasion
    • receive academic recognition for the experience

What is OS-HELP?

  • You may be eligible for OS-HELP, a deferred HELP debt loan for undergraduate Australian citizens - loans up to $8,149 are available. Academic Approval is required; have completed 80 credit points of study, and have 10 credit points remaining on return.

How do I apply for Academic Approval?

Where can I find out more information about the program?

  • This program is being managed by CISaustralia, a partner of Western Sydney University. Extensive information about the program can be found on the Intern in Vietnam webpage.

Conditions of Participation

  • The University of Western Sydney University is committed to demonstrating high standards of personal and professional conduct at all times. When participating in an overseas program, students must assume certain obligations to Western Sydney University (WS), the prospective country and other participants in a program. See Conditions of Participation in an Overseas Program.
  • The university reserves the right to vary program fees in the event of changes in exchange rates or price rises made by partners or other suppliers. If the cost of any service increases due to exchange rate fluctuations, price increases, tax changes or any other reason, participants are required to pay the increase when notified or may cancel a program which may result in cancellation fees.

How to Apply - Deadline Sunday, 15 September 2019

Steps 1 and 2 can be completed concurrently (at the same time).


STEP 1: Submit an Expression of Interest for the NCP Grant

  • To be considered for the $3000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant, you will be required to answer the following questions and submit your Expression of Interest and CV (opens in a new window) by Sunday, 15 September 2019
    • What is your motivation for participating in the program? (up to 50 words)
    • What do you hope to achieve from participating in the program? (up to 50 words)
    • How do you see the program contributing to your career? (up to 50 words)

STEP 2: Register Your Interest with CIS

STEP 3: Apply for Academic Approval

STEP 4: Apply for OS-HELP

  • You may be eligible for OS-HELP, a deferred HELP debt loan for undergraduate Australian citizens - loans of $4,000 or $8,149 are available. Academic Approval is required; have completed 80 credit points of study, and have 10 credit points remaining on return.

STEP 5: Complete the 'Before I Go' Online Checklist

Complete the Online Checklist (opens in a new window) to ensure you have completed the important tasks before heading overseas. This includes information about travel insurance.

Further Information and Advice

Webpage: Intern in Vietnam

Contact Person Details: Dr Tim Hall

New Colombo Plan Government Reference 18133