Department of State Development, Business and Innovation offering Hamer Scholarships for language study in China


The Department of State Development, Business and Innovation are offering Hamer Scholarships for intensive language study in China valued at $10,000.

  • The scholarships are offered for a minimum of one semester (5-6 months) at selected universities or institutions in China.
  • Hamer Scholarship application Rounds:
    • Round 1 - March - April
    • Round 2 - August - September
    • Check website for exact application opening / closing dates.
  • The program is open to Victorians who are aged 21 or above who are Australian citizens or permanent residents (Victorians living and working in China may also be considered).
  • The scholarships are primarily aimed at Victorians working in the public, private, not-for-profit and creative industries with linkages to China.
  • Applicants should demonstrate how the scholarship would significantly benefit their career path, study plan, or their employer’s future engagement with China.
  • Scholarship recipients will become business, cultural and educational representatives for Victoria.

For application dates, further information about the scholarships and how to apply, visit: