Global Voices Scholarship

Offered in partnership with Global Voices, this exclusive scholarship will see you join a group of Australian youth representatives to meet with international leaders in policy, economics, health and international development.

Applications for Semester 2, 2022 are open until 11:59pm AEST, Friday 26 August.

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Bachelor of Commerce student James Chan (far left) travelled to Washington D.C. as a Global Voices Scholar.

"I never expected how much I could get out of the week on both a professional and personal level. As Global Voices scholars, we were exposed to world leaders and discovered the big economic issues facing the world."

James Chan, Global Voices Scholar

Read more about James' experience

About the scholarship

The University of Melbourne Faculty of Business and Economics is supporting a position for a student to participate in the 2023 UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Global Voices Scholarship Program. The Scholarship Program includes participation in both a domestic and international delegation, as well as private meetings with subject matter and policy experts, esteemed academics, Commonwealth Government Departmental Secretaries, Members of the Australian Parliament, and leaders of civil society and private organisations.

This scholarship provides an exciting opportunity for you to develop your policy writing skills, create strong industry connections, and network with like-minded young Australians from across the country.

Scholarship Program Components:

  • Global Voices Policy Fellowship
  • Global Voices National Conference
  • Participation in the UN Commission on the Status of Women in 2023

The Policy Fellowship allows the successful applicant to develop research, analysis and policy-writing skills through writing a policy paper related to the delegation agenda. Your paper will include specific recommendations for domestic policy application.

The Scholarship is ideal for students with an interest in gender equality, social and economic policy, human rights, and international development. The Program has a strong international element so we encourage young Australians with a global perspective to apply.

The Scholarship is fully funded and includes all domestic and international flights, accommodation, insurance, and registration fees.

Global Voices is committed to providing a safe development experience for all Scholars and will follow all State and Federal Government COVID-19 mandates as necessary.

How much does it cost?

The scholarship place is fully funded by the University of Melbourne and includes all domestic and international flights, accommodation, breakfasts, insurance and registration fees.

Who can apply?

The Global Voices CSW67 Scholarship is open to all University of Melbourne Faculty of Business and Economics students. Candidates must also be:

  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident,
  • aged 18 to 30 years,
  • available for the Global Voices National Conference and CSW as per the specified dates below,
  • able to commit a minimum of 5 hours a week to completing the Policy Fellowship.

Selection criteria

The Scholarship is ideal for students with an interest in public policy, global trends, data and analysis, human rights and international development. The Program has a strong international element so we encourage young Australians with a global perspective to apply.

Selection criteria include:

  • demonstrated ability through academic and/or extra-curricular achievement,
  • demonstrated interest in issues related to the summit,
  • capacity to gain personally and professionally from the experience,
  • desire to use this experience to make contributions to the community upon returning Australia, and
  • quality and relevance of the research proposal submitted with the application.

Information session

Please register for the online session on the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) by 5pm AEST,  Tuesday 16 August.

Date: Wednesday 17 August
Time: 6.00pm - 6.45pm AEST

Register now

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You are required to submit a policy proposal and a personal statement, as well as evidence of previous professional and academic experience. If successful, your proposal will become the basis for your final policy paper. Applications without all three pieces of supporting documentation will not be considered.

Please see the Policy Proposal Instructions and the application instruction pack.

Apply here

Applications for 2022 are open until 11:59pm AEST, Friday 26 August.

Other information

Applicants will receive an outcome to their application in September 2022.

Global Voices National Conference in Canberra: Tuesday 27 - Thursday 29 September 2022.

UN Commission on the Status of Women: Monday 13 - Friday 17 March 2023.