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School of Environment, Science and Engineering

2017 short term programs

Applications now CLOSED.

Program: New Colombo Plan Mobility Student Scholarships - Indonesia
Dates: Late 2016 and early 2017

This is a fantastic opportunity to participate in valuable scientific research in community and conservation projects in a developing country. These projects will provide real life environmental and social outcomes to a range of issues faced in Indonesia and will develop your professional research skills, while having an unforgettable overseas adventure. This scholarship is competitive and in addition to skills development, will look really good on your CV. Scholarships are for travel with all on ground expenses covered.

Complete the 2017 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant Scholarship Application Form and email to Please include 'New Colombo Plan' and the Project you are interested in (e.g. Sumatra, Cambodia humanitarian engineering or Vietnam Aquaculture etc) in the header of the email.

2016 short term programs

Forestry Studies in Vietnam

Partner University: Thai Hoang of Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry (HU) and Forest Vietnamese Academy of Forest Science (VAFS) and Forest Protection Department Vietnam, VIETNAM
Program: Asia Short-Term - postgraduate
Dates: October 2016 (TBC). The program will last approximately 20 days in total including 4 days of intensive language tuition through contacts at HU
Funding: 10 scholarships available in 2016

Students will report the various issues they encounter during the program including the establishment and management of tree plantations, use of native rainforest trees in mixed-species plantations, coastal dune stabilization and protected area management; providing a new perspective and approach in an Asian context.

Sustainability and Forest Management in Vietnam

Partner University: International Centre for Research in Agroforestry, Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry (HU), VIETNAM
Type: Short-term research - undergraduate
Academic attending the program: Associate Professor J. Doland Nichols
Dates: November 2015. The program will last approximately 20 days in total including 4 days of intensive language tuition.
Funding: 10 New Colombo Plan Short Term scholarships available in 2016

Students will be undertaking independent research projects focussing on the issues they encounter when looking at forest management, both native forests and plantations, and agroforestry (combinations of trees and cropping and grazing systems) in central and northern Vietnam. The emphasis will be on using trees for restoration of soil fertility and biodiversity, particularly in sand dune areas near Hue and in buffer zones around National Parks, as well as developing sustainable systems using trees in hillside agriculture.