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Confucius Institute at UNSW – Newsletter

Posted by mkofod on July 23rd, 2014 · Uncategorized

The Confucius Institute at UNSW has several exciting events being held in August 2014.  These events include:

  • Confucius Conversations with the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs & International Development: 12 August 2014
  • Explore Chinese University Museums: 20th – 22nd Aug 2014
  • Special Gala Performance with Shanghai Jiao Tong University Orchestra & Dance Troupe: Friday 22 August 2014

See the Newsletter for CI Event Aug 2014 for further details.


Posted by mkofod on July 21st, 2014 · Uncategorized
Application deadline for S2, 2015 is 24 October 2014
Register to attend a Faculty information session

Australian Government Scholarships including the New Colombo Plan are available

International SOS: What’s in it for you?

Posted by mkofod on July 14th, 2014 · 2014, Arts and Social Science, Built Environment, Business, Engineering, Fine Arts, Law, Medicine, Science, Student Exchange, UNSW organised, UNSW Summer Break


UNSW has partnered with International SOS, the world’s leading medical and travel security services company, to look after you when you are away from home.
In this express 30-minute webinar, you’ll learn:
• How International SOS can help you prepare for your next UNSW related trip
• How to get help while you are away
• What happens if the unthinkable happens
• 4 top tips to get back home safely, every time
BONUS: All webinar registrants will receive a copy of our pre-departure checklist, as well as the webinar recording and presentation slides.


Photo Competition for Current UNSW Outbound Exchange Students!

Posted by cschedlich on July 10th, 2014 · 2014, Competition, Student Exchange, UNSW Winter Break

For all UNSW students currently on exchange overseas (including summer/winter courses) don’t forget about our photo competition!

The theme is “Take me somewhere new!” and there are two Grand Prizes are worth $200 each! Please click here to view the flyer, which details what we are looking for in the photo. You should also be sure to read the Terms & Conditions. Please make sure you read both of the attachments before you start snapping away!

The deadline is July 31st 2014 so get yourselves pretty and get snapping ;)


The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) announces the availability of scholarships for a Deutschlandkundlicher Winterkurs

Posted by cschedlich on July 8th, 2014 · 2015, Arts and Social Science, Language, Scholarship Opportunities, UNSW Summer Break

The Deutschlandkundlicher Winterkurs is for advanced German language students. It runs for 6 weeks in January and February 2015


In co-operation with the University of Duisburg-Essen (Fakultät für Geisteswissenschaften), Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg (SLI-SprachLehrInstitut), University of Leipzig (interDaF e.V., Herder-Institut), University to Cologne (Akademisches Auslandsamt, Lehrbereich DaF), Kassel (Institut für Sprachen, IfS), FH Aachen (Sprachenakademie Aachen/Sprachenzentrum), Duesseldorf and Berlin (Institut für Internationale Kommunikation e. V., IIK), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is once again offering scholarships for a six-week Deutschlandkundlicher Winterkurs from January to February 2015. This is an exciting opportunity for Bachelor, Master and PhD students with a sound knowledge of German (min. B1, preferably B2) wanting to improve their language skills and their understanding of contemporary affairs and aiming for further (postgraduate) studies.


The course is open to all Australian and New Zealand Bachelor, Master and PhD students. All lectures of the Deutschlandkundlicher Winterkurs will be held in German.


Duration and locations

  • Courses will last six weeks from January to February 2015 (exact dates depend on selected course. Our 2014-15 Course Brochure is online available
  • Applicants will be able to nominate a preferred course location on the application form
  • Accommodation is booked via the course organiser


Scholarships include

  • A flat rate tuition fee allowance of EUR 750 (ca. AUD 1080)
  • A travel allowance of EUR 550 (ca. AUD 790)
  • A part-cost grant of EUR 975 (ca. AUD 1400) for living expenses

Participants should allow EUR 250 to EUR 300 (ca. AUD 400, depending on the current exchange rate) of their own funds for additional expenses.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must have an Australian or New Zealand passport.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the commencement of the Hochschulwinterkurs (by January).
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled at an Australian or New Zealand university.
  • Applications are open to students in Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes of all
  • subject areas who will have completed at least two academic years of studies at the
  • time of starting their funded stay (by January), as well as to PhD students.
  • Students in their last year of a Bachelor’s programme are entitled to apply if they intend to start a Master’s (or Honours) degree programme immediately after completing their Bachelor degree. Please include a letter of confirmation by the higher education institution as proof should you have one; otherwise please state your intention of starting a Master’s or Honours programme in your letter of motivation.
  • Applicants must prove a sound knowledge of German in order to be able to follow lectures and work in study groups. By January, applicants must have completed at least 2 years of German (not necessarily at university) and gained language skills at the European level B1, preferably B2. Please note that the language certificates B1 or TestDaF to TDN3 should be no more than one year old in all examined sections. Language certificates from B2 or TDN4 may be older in all examined sections. In case a language certificate cannot be supplied, applicants can include a DAADSprachzeugnis (which is available in our Application Pack), that has to be completed by a recognised German teacher.
  • In order to be eligible applicants must not have received a Deutschlandkundlicher Winterkurs scholarship within the last three years.



Application Pack and further information are available online

Please make sure all details have been filled in correctly – especially exam results. Please remember to indicate a preferred course location.

The deadline is August 1, 2014. You will be deemed to have applied by the deadline in one of the following two ways:

i) Your applications has reached us in Sydney by 1 August 2014


ii) You have sent your application via Australian Express Post postmarked 1 August 2014.

Please hand in one original application and one copy to

DAAD Information Centre

c/o Goethe-Institut Sydney

90 Ocean Street

Woollahra NSW 2025


Please note that incomplete applications as well as applications to DAAD headquarters in Bonn will not be considered.


Please contact with any questions or consult

Applicants will be informed about decisions in late October 2014.


Note for UNSW Students

Credit transfer is at the discretion of your faculty. You must apply for credit through cross institutional studies or advanced standing.

Please email if you are successful in receiving a placement. You may also be eligible to apply for the ICGM Scholarship also. Details are available here.


U.S. Consulate General Sydney Foreign National Student Internship Program

Posted by cschedlich on July 2nd, 2014 · 2014, 2015, Arts and Social Science, Built Environment, Business, Engineering, Fine Arts, Internships, Law, Medicine, UNSW Summer Break

The U.S. Consulate General Sydney is looking for non-American undergraduate university students to experience working alongside the Consulate’s American and Australian employees as they work on the day-to-day business, political, media, and organizational issues of the United States and Australia, over the 2014-15 Australian summer holidays.

This program aims to establish, promote and maintain relationships between young Australians and Americans as each become leaders in their respective countries. The internship will provide students with valuable educational and practical experience by assisting the U.S. Consulate General in accomplishing its mission goals.

APPLICATIONS OPEN on July 10, 2014 & CLOSE on Friday, August 10, 2014.

Further information will be available at

Multidisciplinary Australian Danish Exchange (MADE) by the Opera House

Posted by cschedlich on June 29th, 2014 · 2015, Built Environment, Engineering, Scholarship Opportunities, UNSW Summer Break

In honour of Sydney Opera House’s 40th Anniversary celebrations in October 2013, the Opera House and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, with the support of Australian and Danish sponsors and contributors, established the Multidisciplinary Australian Danish Exchange, or MADE by the Opera House.

About MADE

MADE by the Opera House will promote international and cross-disciplinary interaction between students of engineering, architecture and design (in the built environment). As well as providing multidisciplinary experience for Australian and Danish students, the program will foster cultural links between the two countries. This is particularly fitting as it complements the role that Danish architect Jørn Utzon played in the innovative design and construction of the Opera House.

Sponsors and contributors

The support of industry organisations and foundations will encourage closer collaboration between professionals and students in the area of the built environment. MADE by the Opera House is currently supported by:

• Arup and Steensen Varming in Australia, both of which have strong relationships with the design, construction and ongoing development of the Opera House, and which support international and multidisciplinary collaboration in the built environment.

• The NSW Architects Registration Board, which supports the future of the architectural profession, and encourages collaboration across design and construction professionals for the benefit of the community.

• The Bikuben Foundation, which supports and develops high-quality social and cultural projects throughout Denmark and Greenland.

• The Dreyer Foundation, which supports projects and initiatives to promote legal and architectural development and interaction within society.

• The Obel Family Foundation, which supports development-oriented, sustainable organisations and initiatives within research, education, arts and culture.

• The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, which educates architects, designers and conservators.

The MADE program

Each year, ten students in the fields of architecture, engineering and design (in the built environment) will participate in the MADE by the Opera House program. Five students from an Australian university based in NSW and five students from a Danish university will be selected for a six-week exchange program to Denmark and Australia respectively.

Australian students will travel to Denmark in January-February, and Danish students will travel to Australia in July-August. In 2015, the program for the Australian students will run from Monday 12 January to Friday 20 February.

Broadly, the curriculum will include:

• Placement at a host architecture firm to work in a collaborative team on a multidisciplinary project, with technical support from various engineering firms;

• A visit to a performing arts or cultural centre;

• A visit to other significant works of architecture, including works by Jørn Utzon

• Completion of a collaborative multidisciplinary project with consideration of the Utzon Design Principles;

• Collaboration with Arup and Steensen Varming, who will provide professional advice and mentorship to the assigned project;

• An opportunity to stay at Jørn Utzon’s residence ‘Can Lis’ in Majorca, Spain the week prior to program commencement.

All instruction will be conducted in English. A Danish MADE representative will provide ground support to the students.


Each student will be provided with the equivalent of AU$6,000 to cover international airfares, accommodation and living expenses during their visit. Students will be responsible for organising their own accommodation. However, a Danish MADE representative will provide assistance and advice.


Applications are open to students who are enrolled in an Australian university and who will have completed their third year of an engineering, architecture or design (in the built environment) degree by 31 December 2014. Refer to the MADE Application and Program Terms and Conditions for Student Eligibility.

Applications open on Tuesday 24 June 2014 and close at 23:59 (AEST) on Tuesday 22 July 2014. Eligible students may apply by visiting the MADE by the Opera House website. The five successful Australian students will be notified in mid-August and invited to attend the farewell event for the inaugural Danish program at Sydney Opera House on 22 August 2014.

For further details including how to apply, refer to For any questions, email

UNSW Students selected for this program should notify

2014 Survey of Australian university students undertaking study overseas

Posted by cschedlich on June 25th, 2014 · Uncategorized

This is an invitation to participate in a short survey on the expectations and experiences of Australian university students who study overseas.

Participation in this survey is entirely voluntary and the identity of those who participate and those that decline will not be recorded.

Participation is sought from Australian university students who are currently studying, soon to study or previously studied overseas, as well as alumni (graduates) who have previously studied overseas. International students who are enrolled in an Australian degree program and undertake overseas study as part of that degree program are also welcome to participate. Your participation is welcome even if you only studied overseas for a short period.

This survey is part of an Australian PhD research project to investigate what value Australian university students’ gain from studying overseas during their degree or higher degree studies.

The survey has 23 questions and an additional 5 questions for people who have since graduated and are now working. Most of the questions are multiple choice and the whole survey should take you only 10-15 minutes.

A link to the online survey is here: The survey will close in November 2014.

ACICIS Study Indonesia’s six-week Development Studies and Journalism Professional Practicums

Posted by cschedlich on June 23rd, 2014 · 2015, Arts and Social Science, Self funded, UNSW Partner Institution, UNSW Summer Break

The First Round application deadline for ACICIS Study Indonesia’s six-week Development Studies and Journalism Professional Practicums commencing in January 2015 is just one week away.

If you are currently busy filling out an online or paper application form for either of these Jakarta-based study options, remember that applications must be submitted to the ACICIS Secretariat on or before Tuesday 1 July. Any applications received after this date will be considered in the second application round (subject to available places), which closes on 1 October 2014.

The ACICIS Secretariat is always happy to assist with any last minute questions you may have. You can send an email at or phone (08) 9360 6254 for assistance.

SKKU Winter International Student Experience (WISE) 2015

Posted by cschedlich on June 16th, 2014 · 2015, Arts and Social Science, Business, Engineering, Science, Short courses, Student Exchange, UNSW Partner Institution, UNSW Summer Break

Building on the success of the International Summer Semester (ISS), Sungkyunkwan University is introducing the SKKU Winter International Student Experience (WISE), a new winter break program that will run January 6-January 28, 2015.

The program was created by asking “What is something that people can’t experience anywhere else in the world?” The program consists of a three-week session conducted in English, mixing together Korean students with international students. We offer courses specific to Korea in business, culture, and technology, presented by industry experts. Many of our lectures are delivered by special guest speakers representing Korea’s top corporations including Samsung, best preparing students for life after graduation.



To view the brochure please click here.


Register your Interest

Sungkyunkwan University’s Vice President of International Affairs Suke-kyu Lee is kindly offering UNSW 3 exchange places for this program. To register your interest for this program, please email no later than Sunday September 21st 2014. After this date we will invite students to apply through our office. Please note, this program will be administered as a mini-exchange and priority is given to students receiving credit at UNSW for the program.