The Hamer Scholarships program

Language Study in China, Indonesia, Japan and Korea

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As part of the Victorian International Engagement Strategy the Victorian Government has established the Hamer Scholarships, a language and cultural immersion program designed to build the Asia-engagement capabilities of Victorians and help strengthen cultural awareness between Victoria and Asia.

The program provides scholarships for Victorians each year to undertake intensive language study at nominated universities or institutions in China, Indonesia, Japan and Korea.

Worth $10,000 each for China and Indonesia, or $15,000 each for Japan and Korea, the scholarships are a boost for Asia-focused skillsets and will create business, cultural and educational representatives for Victoria in those countries.

*Hamer Scholarships are only available for language study at nominated institutions and universities. Study duration must be at least five months. Applications that do not meet this criteria will automatically be deemed ineligible.

Hamer Scholarships Application

Online applications for Round 2 are now closed.

Program information

The Scholarships are primarily aimed at Victorians working in all private, public, not for profit, academic and creative industries with linkages to China, Indonesia, Japan and Korea. View this section for participating institutions in each country, scholarship details, selection criteria, and terms and conditions and how to apply.

About Sir Rupert James Hamer

Sir Rupert James Hamer, whom which the scholarships are named after, was the 39th Premier of Victoria (1972-1981), who had the foresight and vision to deepen Victoria's international's engagement.

Contact details

Program Manager
International VGBOs and Coordination
Tel: (+61 3) 9651 8018
Email: hamerscholarships@dsdbi.vic.gov.au