Get Immersed in the 2016 Hamer Scholarships

Get Immersed in the 2016 Hamer Scholarships

The 2016 Hamer Scholarships

The Victorian Government Hamer Scholarships Program is a language and cultural immersion program designed to build the Asia-engagement capabilities of Victorians and to help strengthen cultural awareness and partnerships between Victoria and Asia. The program provides scholarships for Victorians to undertake intensive language study at nominated universities or institutions in China, Indonesia, Japan and Korea.

The program will be open for applications from the 15th February, and closes within 32 days from today.


The Hamer Scholarships program provides $10,000 each for China or Indonesia, or $15,000 each for Japan or Korea, for one to two semester study duration (minimum 5-6 months) at one of the institutions in China, Indonesia, Japan and Korea, nominated by Governments of those countries.

Application Rounds

There will be one Hamer Scholarship application round per year that will be open from March – April each year. This application round covers study commencing within 12 months of applying for the Hamer Scholarship (i.e. before March-April the following year).


To be eligible for consideration for the scholarship candidates must be:

  • Aged 21 or above during the time of submitting the application,
  • Australian citizens or permanent residents (residents of Victoria only)
  • Willing to study a language at nominated institution, for at least five months,
  • Not in receipt of any other language study grant, funding or scholarship.