- Join a club or society to get involved, learn from your peers, and gain industry connections
- Share your insights and experiences with commencing students by joining the Student Ambassador Program
- Participate in a global dialogue whilst building your professional networks and attend a global economic forum with the Global Voices Scholarship
- If you are volunteering on campus, developing your professional skills, or wanting your extracurricular activities added to your transcript, sign up for the Leaders in Communities Award
Global Voices Scholarship
Applications for 2020 have closed and the next program will run in 2021.
The Global Voices Scholarship includes attendance at both a domestic and international delegation, as well as private meetings with subject matter experts, esteemed academics, Commonwealth Government Departmental Secretaries, Members of the Australian Parliament, and leaders of civil-society and private organisations.
In 2020, this program consisted of three components:
- Global Voices Policy Fellowship
- Canberra Pre-Departure Briefings (14-17 April 2020)
- Attendance at the 2020 OECD Forum (25-29 May 2020)
Who should apply?
This Scholarship is ideal if you have 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.
The Policy Fellowship allows Scholars to develop research, analysis and policy-writing skills by developing a policy paper related to the delegation agenda. The policy paper will include specific recommendations for domestic policy application.
To be eligible you must be:
- Currently enrolled in an approved degree at the University of Melbourne's Faculty of Business and Economics (undergraduate and postgraduate students are eligible);
- An Australian citizen or permanent resident aged between 18-30;
- Able to attend the entire Canberra Pre-Departure Briefings and the dates of the Annual Meetings; and
- Willing to contribute a minimum of 5 hours per week to completing the Policy Fellowship (this includes time attending meetings, conference calls and working on your research paper).
Submitting an application
Applications for the 2020 program have closed. Information on submitting an application for the next application round will be available in 2021.
Hear from a Scholarship Recipient - James Chan
"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 was a scholarship recipient. Read about his experience here.
Leader in Communities Awards
The Leaders in Communities Award is designed to help you:
- Make the most of your volunteering activities
- Develop your professional skills
- Get your extracurricular experiences recognised on your transcript
You can start the LiCA at any time during your degree. You can also include activities that you’ve undertaken in the 24 months prior to formally starting the Award (provided it is post-secondary school).