Supporting eligible students undertaking relevant property related studies to gain work or research experience in a key international location as a part of their studies at USC
The Advanced Property Economics International Travel Bursary, offered for the first time in Semester 2, 2016, is offered to one eligible USC student each year, enrolled in the Bachelor of Property Economics and Development degree or to a post-graduate student undertaking relevant property related studies. The recipient will receive a travel bursary of $5,000 and be invited to undertake a two week property industry internship in Hong Kong, Singapore or another location with relevant property-specific projects/study opportunities.
This initiative aims to support the University’s commitment to internationalism and student mobility with a focus on work-integrated learning. The successful recipient will gain a better understanding of corporate property and property investment markets in selected locations. They will also gain valuable work or research experience with a property development firm, or related institutions, in a key international location and report back on their experience and learnings.
The exact timing of the study tour should take place within 9 months of award. Necessary travel arrangements, including risk assessment, international travel insurance, and visa application, will be coordinated by the student with assistance provided by the Faculty and key contacts at corporations in the study tour destination.
- Full time or part time 2nd or 3rd year student enrolled in the Bachelor of Property Economics and Development major or a post-graduate student undertaking relevant property related studies
- Students must have at least one semester of study remaining at USC following undertaking travel
- Have a valid passport and be eligible for the appropriate travel visa
- Permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian visa holder
- Selection criteria:
- Demonstrated academic merit, with a GPA of 5.0 or higher
- Have a sound record of student and professional interest and involvement in the property and development sector
- Submission of a travel itinerary and budget which includes airfare, accommodation, travel insurance, visa fees, internal transportation and meals for the two week study tour
- Submission of up to 500 words outlining how the International Travel Bursary will benefit the recipient’s education and career prospects in the property and development industry
- Applicants will be required to submit two academic and/or work references
- Previous successful recipients may not apply
- Eligible programs:
- Bachelor of Property Economics and Development and related postgraduate studies
- Number available: