Program Location

China

Program Overview

This three week project enables students to gain a detailed and nuanced understanding of China’s human rights issues, from legal, business and international relations’ perspectives. Students will study at East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai and Peking University in Beijing to learn about the legal and the key challenges facing human rights in China. We will analyse the similarities and differences in the human rights challenges Australia and China face, and discuss how the two countries can communicate on these issues, in the Asia-Pacific regional context, to continue a constructive dialogue.

The program is supported by the New Colombo Plan whereby ‘Australia is investing in the next generation of leaders who will continue to build on our important relationships within our region’ (Julie Bishop 24 July 2015).

Program Dates

7 January 2019 – 19 January 2019 - East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai

20 January 2019 – 26 January 2019 - Peking University in Beijing

Places Available

A maximum of 30 undergraduate places to receive an NCP mobility grant; up to 5 places for students not eligible for NCP

Open To

Flinders University undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Business, Government and Law

Application Deadline

5pm Friday 24 August

Eligibility

  • Students must have completed/been credited a minimum 36 units of study across any Flinders University degree/s by the end of 2018 with a minimum GPA of 4.5. 
  • Students must hold Australian Citizenship 
  • Students on a disability action plan or health plan are encouraged to apply.
  • Students first in their family to attend university are encouraged to apply.
  • Students who have no previous international travel experience are also encouraged to apply.

Credit

Successful Bachelor degree applicants will be given approval to enrol into INTR3103 International Practicum (4.5 units) or into BUSN2047 International Study Tour (4.5 units) or into LLAW3270 Introduction to China's Law and Legal System (4.5 units) for Non-Semester 1, 2019.  Students must have room in their study plan for this topic in order to receive credit.

Successful International Relations Honours degree applicants will be given approval to enrol into ASST7015 Supervised Research Project in Asian Studies (4.5 units) in order to undertake this program, and this topic will be counted as a coursework level topic. Students must have room in their study plan for this topic in order to receive credit.

Coursework

Mandatory coursework components include:

  • pre and post departure briefings
  • pre-departure readings
  • participation in all field work seminars and visits
  • participation in all in-country language training sessions
  • daily reflective journal
  • 2000 word essay completed post program

Costs

Approximate cost per student: $AU4,000
Includes: administering flights, accommodation, academic program, visa and some meals.

Up to 30 successful applicants will be awarded a New Colombo Plan Mobility grant of $AU3,000. Up to 5 applicants will need to self-fund the program if selected.

Students may also be eligible for an OS-HELP loan up to $AUD7,880 to cover any additional expenses.

How to Apply

Interested students should consult with the College of Business, Government and Law Student Program Advisor before applying to ensure that the program is acceptable for credit towards their Flinders University degree.

Interested students should complete and email Human Rights in China Application Form (DOC 149KB) and CV to cbgl.operations@flinders.edu.au to no later than 5pm Friday 24th August 2018. 

Further Information

Flyer for Human Rights in China (DOCX 109KB)

Please email: cbgl.operations@flinders.edu.au.