2017 BHP Billiton Australia China Scholarships

15 February 2017

The Foundation for Australian Studies in China (FASIC) is pleased to announce the opening of the second round of the BHP Billiton Australia China Scholarships (Scholarships).

The Scholarships were established to encourage and assist students and young professionals to pursue specialised study, research and experience in priority areas of interest in the bilateral Australia-China relationship. Scholarships will be given to encourage Australian students and young professionals to study in People’s Republic of China in the following priority areas of interest:

• Sustainability, including climate change, carbon capture storage, low emissions technology, biodiversity, water stewardship
• Governance, including corporate and local community governance, International Regulatory Systems
• Economic policy – Free Trade
• Women in leadership

Scholarships may also be given to Chinese students and young professionals to study in Australia in the field of:

• Australian Studies, with the scholarship awarded in this discipline to be known as the BHP Billiton David Walker Scholarship in Australian Studies

The Scholarships are administered by FASIC and funding has been generously provided by BHP Billiton. The Scholarships will have a value of up to A$60,000 per annum and may be payable for up to three years, depending on the successful applicant’s course of study.

Applicants must be Australian citizens or have been granted Permanent Resident Status prior to the date of an Applicant’s submission of a Scholarship application. Applicants for the BHP Billiton David Walker Australian Studies Scholarship may be citizens of the People’s Republic of China.

Applicants must have completed or be about to complete an undergraduate degree from an Australian or a Chinese university and be planning to undertake postgraduate study at a Chinese university (or an Australian university for those applying for the BHP Billiton David Walker Scholarship in Australian Studies) no later than in the calendar year following the year of the Applicant’s Scholarship award.

A Selection Committee will consider the following criteria in assessing Applicants:

• Academic excellence (outstanding university results, such as honours degrees)
• Academic focus in areas of priority interest for the Scholarship program identified above
• Leadership skills
• Strong academic and community referees
• Commitment to the enhancement of the Australia China relationship

Applicants should email a completed application form in Word format and required materials to scholarship17@fasic.org.au. Applications must be submitted no later than 14 May 2017.

Click here to download a copy of the application form.