The Destination Australia Cheung Kong Exchange Program supports Australian universities to offer short-term mobility opportunities for outgoing Australian students and incoming Asian students.

The Program

The Destination Australia Cheung Kong Exchange Program is a joint funding initiative of the Australian Government and the Cheung Kong Group.

The Program supports Australian universities to offer short-term mobility opportunities for outgoing Australian students and incoming Asian students between Australia and the following Asian countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong), India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Republic of the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Approximately 180 students will be supported through the Program each year.

Mobility experiences must be between two weeks and one semester in duration.

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Information for universities

Universities listed in Table A and B of the Higher Education Support Act 2003 may apply for grant funding to support short-term mobility opportunities for students.

Grant agreements for the first year of the Program will allow universities to arrange and deliver short-term mobility opportunities for students with their Asian counterparts until
30 June 2023.

Applications for Round 1 grant funding opened on 10 March 2021.

The Destination Australia Cheung Kong Exchange Program Guidelines set out the eligibility, application and other requirements for the grant round.

Email support@communitygrants.gov.au for help.

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How do students apply for a short-term mobility experience?

Students can only apply through their university for a short-term mobility experience supported by the Destination Australia Cheung Kong Exchange Program.

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