Scholarships

$2,500 Travel Scholarship – July in Florence, Italy – Session 4: 2019

CISaustralia would like to offer one lucky student a $2,500 travel scholarship for the July in Florence, Italy – Session 4: 2019. All students who have applied for and been accepted into the July in Florence, Italy – Session 4: 2019 program will automatically be entered into the draw. The scholarship will be drawn on 7 June 2019. The successful recipient will be required to provide 20 high-resolution photos with captions and a 1-2 minute video of their study experience within two weeks of program conclusion. Scholarship funds will be granted at the conclusion of the program once all requirements have been satisfied. Terms and Conditions.


$1,000 Travel Scholarship – July in Los Angeles, USA at UCLA: 2019

CISaustralia would like to offer one lucky student a $1,000 travel scholarship for the July in Los Angeles, USA at UCLA: 2019 program. All students who have applied for and been accepted into the July in Los Angeles, USA at UCLA: 2019 program will automatically be entered into the draw. The scholarship will be drawn on 22 April 2019. The successful recipient will be required to provide 20 high-resolution photos with captions and a 1-2 minute video of their study experience within two weeks of program conclusion. Scholarship funds will be granted at the conclusion of the program once all requirements have been satisfied. Terms and Conditions.


$500 Travel Scholarship – July in Barcelona, Berlin and London: 2019

CISaustralia would like to offer one lucky student a $500 travel scholarship for the July in Barcelona, Berlin and London: 2019 program. All students who have applied for and been accepted into the July in Barcelona, Berlin and London: 2019 program will automatically be entered into the draw. The scholarship will be drawn on 31 May 2019. The successful recipient will be required to provide 20 high-resolution photos with captions and a 1-2 minute video of their study experience within two weeks of program conclusion. Scholarship funds will be granted at the conclusion of the program once all requirements have been satisfied. Terms and Conditions.


$500 Travel Scholarship – July in Paris, France: 2019

CISaustralia would like to offer one lucky student a $500 travel scholarship for the July in Paris, France: 2019 program. All students who have applied for and been accepted into the July in Paris, France: 2019 program will automatically be entered into the draw. The scholarship will be drawn on 22 March 2019. The successful recipient will be required to provide 20 high-resolution photos with captions and a 1-2 minute video of their study experience within two weeks of program conclusion. Scholarship funds will be granted at the conclusion of the program once all requirements have been satisfied. Terms and Conditions.


University | Faculty | CISaustralia Partner Scholarships

Students attending outbound mobility programs will often be eligible to receive some form of scholarship or grant from their university, whether it is from their university’s International Office or specific Faculty. This type of funding is common and can range from $250 to $1,500+. However, please note that scholarships vary widely from one institution to another. Students interested in these funding possibilities should enquire with their university’s International Office.

CISaustralia also works in close partnership with a number of Australian universities. We are always working on a range of scholarship initiatives in association with our partner universities, please contact your CISaustralia Program Advisor for more information.


CISaustralia Grants and Scholarships

Digital Media Scholarship – $150*

Want to receive a scholarship for posting to social media while you’re travelling and studying abroad? If that sounds good to you, then apply now for the CISaustralia Digital Media Scholarship!

Successful scholarship recipients are required to complete the following requirements:

  • Post a minimum of 5 photos or videos per week on your personal Instagram and Facebook accounts
  • Participate in a one-week “CISaustralia Instagram Takeover” and post a minimum of 5 photos and/or videos, along with posting at least twice to our Instagram story.
  • Provide 20 high-resolution photos and captions at the conclusion of your program
  • Provide a 1-2 minute video of your experience abroad (*or provide unedited video footage we can edit for you).

At the end of their program, if all requirements are met, scholarship recipients will receive a $150 gift card (*$100 for unedited video footage).

Students are only eligible for one CISaustralia scholarship or grant at a time. Terms and Conditions.


Early Bird Grant – $100

Are you super keen to apply for a program and get things going? Be an Early Bird applicant and be eligible to receive a $100 grant for a summer, winter, intern or volunteer program.

Early Bird Grant deadlines are as follows:

  • Summer study programs (Jan/Feb) = Apply for the grant by 1 July of the year prior
  • Winter study programs (July) = Apply for the grant by 1 January of the same year
  • Volunteer programs = Apply for the grant 6+ months before your program start date
  • Internship programs = Apply for the grant 9+ months before your program start date

Students are only eligible for one CISaustralia scholarship or grant at a time. Terms and Conditions.


Bring a Friend Grant – $100 / $200

Have you already decided that you’d like to participate in a study, intern or volunteer program, but don’t want to go alone? Bring a Friend and you will each receive the following grant:

  • $200 for semester programs
  • $100 for summer, winter, intern and volunteer programs

Be sure that both you and your friend note each other on your grant applications so you can both receive the grant!

Students are only eligible for one CISaustralia scholarship or grant at a time. Terms and Conditions.


Go Again Grant – $100 / $200

If you have already been on a CISaustralia study, intern or volunteer abroad, or Customised Faculty-Led Program (CFLP), and can’t wait to leave the country again, then CISaustralia can help!

Participate in another CISaustralia program and you will be eligible to receive the following grant:

  • $200 for semester programs
  • $100 for summer, winter, intern and volunteer programs

Students are only eligible for one CISaustralia scholarship or grant at a time. Terms and Conditions.


National Australia Bank Scholarships

Congratulations to the recipients of the NAB Scholarships for January 2019:

  • Lynette Sillitoe – $2,000 for January in New York City, USA at NYIT – Griffith University
  • Natalie Gibson – $2,000 for January in Los Angeles, USA at UCLA – Griffith University
  • Rachael Sexton – $1,500 for January in New York City, USA at NYIT – Griffith University
  • Mengdi Guo – $1,000 for January in Los Angeles, USA at UCLA – The University of Queensland
  • Hanif Nugroho – $1,000 for January in Los Angeles, USA at UCLA – The University of Queensland

$500 Travel Scholarship – January in New York City, USA: 2019

Congratulations to the recipient of the New York City Travel Scholarship for January 2019:

  • Jackson Woolan – Deakin University

2 x $500 Travel Scholarship – January in London, England: 2019

Congratulations to the recipients of the London Travel Scholarship for January 2019:

  • Dylan Cawsey – The University of Newcastle
  • Lucinda Connolly – The University of Queensland

$1,000 Travel Scholarship – January in Los Angeles, USA at UCLA: 2019

Congratulations to the recipient of the Los Angeles Travel Scholarship for January 2019:

  • Meg Ryan – Griffith University

Global Express Pass

Congratulations Chenoa! Chenoa Masters studied a Bachelor of Secondary Education at Queensland University of Technology. She was awarded the CISaustralia Global Express Pass  ($17,000+ scholarship) in 2017 and participated in each of the three following programs:

Click here to read about Chenoa’s experiences!


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Terms and Conditions

$2,500 Travel Scholarship – July in Florence, Italy – Session 4: 2019

  • All students who have applied for and been accepted into the July in Florence, Italy – Session 4: 2019 program will automatically be entered into the draw.
  • Eligible students are not required to submit a scholarship application.
  • The scholarship will be drawn by random selection on 7 June 2019.
  • The scholarship recipient (first name, degree program, and Australian university) will be announced via the CISaustralia social media account(s) and eNewsletter.
  • The scholarship recipient will be required to provide 20 high-resolution photos with captions within two weeks of program conclusion.
  • The scholarship recipient will be required to provide a 1-2 minute video within two weeks of program conclusion. The video should give an insight into the awardee’s experience in Italy and at Florence University of the Arts on the CISaustralia program.
  • The scholarship recipient will be required to submit a program evaluation.
  • Scholarship funds will be granted at the conclusion of the program by way of direct deposit into the recipient’s nominated bank account once all requirements above have been satisfied.
  • The decision of CISaustralia is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Students are only eligible to receive one CISaustralia scholarship or grant at a time.
  • Photographs, video and/or statements provided by scholarship recipients will be used in various marketing materials to promote CISaustralia. CISaustralia publishes program photos and videos regularly on the CISaustralia website and social media sites. These photos and videos are available for current and future participants, friends, family and interested individuals to download, email or print for personal use. By accepting your CISaustralia scholarship, you also authorise CISaustralia to use any associated images, video or statements provided to CISaustralia in their associated marketing materials, as part of your scholarship.

$1,000 Travel Scholarship – July in Los Angeles, USA at UCLA: 2019

  • All students who have applied for and been accepted into the July in Los Angeles, USA at UCLA: 2019 program will automatically be entered into the draw.
  • Eligible students are not required to submit a scholarship application.
  • The scholarship will be drawn by random selection on 22 April 2019.
  • The scholarship recipient (first name, degree program, and Australian university) will be announced via the CISaustralia social media account(s) and eNewsletter.
  • The scholarship recipient will be required to provide 20 high-resolution photos with captions within two weeks of program conclusion.
  • The scholarship recipient will be required to provide a 1-2 minute video within two weeks of program conclusion. The video should give an insight into the awardee’s experience in Los Angeles and at UCLA on the CISaustralia program.
  • The scholarship recipient will be required to submit a program evaluation.
  • Scholarship funds will be granted at the conclusion of the program by way of direct deposit into the recipient’s nominated bank account once all requirements above have been satisfied.
  • The decision of CISaustralia is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Students are only eligible to receive one CISaustralia scholarship or grant at a time.
  • Photographs, video and/or statements provided by scholarship recipients will be used in various marketing materials to promote CISaustralia. CISaustralia publishes program photos and videos regularly on the CISaustralia website and social media sites. These photos and videos are available for current and future participants, friends, family and interested individuals to download, email or print for personal use. By accepting your CISaustralia scholarship, you also authorise CISaustralia to use any associated images, video or statements provided to CISaustralia in their associated marketing materials, as part of your scholarship.

$500 Travel Scholarship – July in Barcelona, Berlin and London: 2019

  • All students who have applied for and been accepted into the July in Barcelona, Berlin and London: 2019 program will automatically be entered into the draw.
  • Eligible students are not required to submit a scholarship application.
  • The scholarship will be drawn by random selection on 31 May 2019.
  • The scholarship recipient (first name, degree program, and Australian university) will be announced via the CISaustralia social media account(s) and eNewsletter.
  • The scholarship recipient will be required to provide 20 high-resolution photos with captions within two weeks of program conclusion.
  • The scholarship recipient will be required to provide a 1-2 minute video within two weeks of program conclusion. The video should give an insight into the awardee’s experience in Barcelona, Berlin and London on the CISaustralia program.
  • The scholarship recipient will be required to submit a program evaluation.
  • Scholarship funds will be granted at the conclusion of the program by way of direct deposit into the recipient’s nominated bank account once all requirements above have been satisfied.
  • The decision of CISaustralia is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Students are only eligible to receive one CISaustralia scholarship or grant at a time.
  • Photographs, video and/or statements provided by scholarship recipients will be used in various marketing materials to promote CISaustralia. CISaustralia publishes program photos and videos regularly on the CISaustralia website and social media sites. These photos and videos are available for current and future participants, friends, family and interested individuals to download, email or print for personal use. By accepting your CISaustralia scholarship, you also authorise CISaustralia to use any associated images, video or statements provided to CISaustralia in their associated marketing materials, as part of your scholarship.

$500 Travel Scholarship – July in Paris, France: 2019

  • All students who have applied for and been accepted into the July in Paris, France: 2019 program will automatically be entered into the draw.
  • Eligible students are not required to submit a scholarship application.
  • The scholarship will be drawn by random selection on 22 March 2019.
  • The scholarship recipient (first name, degree program, and Australian university) will be announced via the CISaustralia social media account(s) and eNewsletter.
  • The scholarship recipient will be required to provide 20 high-resolution photos with captions within two weeks of program conclusion.
  • The scholarship recipient will be required to provide a 1-2 minute video within two weeks of program conclusion. The video should give an insight into the awardee’s experience in Paris and at Paris School of Business on the CISaustralia program.
  • The scholarship recipient will be required to submit a program evaluation.
  • Scholarship funds will be granted at the conclusion of the program by way of direct deposit into the recipient’s nominated bank account once all requirements above have been satisfied.
  • The decision of CISaustralia is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Students are only eligible to receive one CISaustralia scholarship or grant at a time.
  • Photographs, video and/or statements provided by scholarship recipients will be used in various marketing materials to promote CISaustralia. CISaustralia publishes program photos and videos regularly on the CISaustralia website and social media sites. These photos and videos are available for current and future participants, friends, family and interested individuals to download, email or print for personal use. By accepting your CISaustralia scholarship, you also authorise CISaustralia to use any associated images, video or statements provided to CISaustralia in their associated marketing materials, as part of your scholarship.

Digital Media Scholarship

  • Students are eligible to apply for the Digital Media Scholarship if they have been accepted into a summer study, winter study, internship, volunteer, customised faculty led or customised group volunteer program.
  • To be eligible students must apply for the Scholarship at least 1 month prior to their program start date.
  • Applications must be submitted via the CISaustralia scholarship application form.
  • Only 1 Digital Media Scholarship per program is available.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the student’s Program Advisor in conjunction with the Marketing and Communications Officer. Students will be advised of the outcome via phone and/or email once applications have been reviewed.
  • In order to receive the scholarship, students must meet all of the following requirements:
    • Post a minimum of 5 photos or videos per week on both of the student’s personal Instagram and Facebook accounts.
    • Participate in a one-week “CISaustralia Instagram Takeover” and post a minimum of 5 photos and/or videos, along with posting at least twice to our Instagram story.
    • Provide 20 high-resolution photos and captions at the conclusion of your program.
    • Provide a 1-2 minute video of your experience abroad (*or provide unedited video footage that we can edit).
    • Submit a program evaluation at the end of the program.
    • All social media posts must include the tag #cisaustralia and the handles @cis_australia (Instagram) and @cisaustralia (Facebook) in the caption. Any photos posted to Instagram must have @cis_australia tagged in the photo as well.
    • The video/video clips and high-resolution photos are to be provided via Dropbox or Google Drive within two weeks of program conclusion.
    • Offensive photos or comments will not be tolerated; nor will photos showing heavy partying or illegal activities. If content is deemed to be offensive the scholarship will be revoked at the discretion of CISaustralia.
    • Scholarship recipients must review the CISaustralia Photo and Video Policy prior to program start date.
  • Scholarship recipients will receive comprehensive instructions on the requirements listed above prior to their program start date. Students are only eligible for one CISaustralia scholarship or grant at a time.
  • At the end of their program, if all requirements are met, scholarship recipients will receive a $150 gift card (*or a $100 gift card if unedited video footage is provided).
  • Photographs, video and/or statements provided by scholarship recipients will be used in various marketing materials to promote CISaustralia. CISaustralia publishes program photos and videos regularly on the CISaustralia website and social media sites. These photos and videos are available for current and future participants, friends, family and interested individuals to download, email or print for personal use. By accepting your CISaustralia scholarship, you also authorise CISaustralia to use any associated images, video or statements provided to CISaustralia in their associated marketing materials, as part of your scholarship.

Early Bird Grant

  • Students are eligible to apply for the Early Bird Grant if they have been accepted into a summer study, winter study, internship or volunteer program.
  • Students participating in a customised faculty led program (CFLP) or customised group volunteer program are not eligible to apply.
  • To be eligible, students must apply for the grant according to the following deadlines:
    • Summer study programs (Jan/Feb) = Apply by 1 July of the year prior
    • Winter study programs (July) = Apply by 1 January of the same year
    • Volunteer programs = Apply 6+ months before your program start date
    • Internship programs = Apply 9+ months before your program start date
  • Applications must be submitted via the CISaustralia scholarship application form.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the student’s Program Advisor in conjunction with the Marketing and Communications Officer. Students will be advised of the outcome via phone and/or email after application has been reviewed.
  • Early Bird Grant recipients will receive $100 off their program fees. The grant will be awarded by way of a discount applied to the recipient’s invoice.
  • To be eligible, students must apply before they have paid their program deposit.
  • The decision of CISaustralia is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Students are only eligible to receive one CISaustralia scholarship or grant at a time.

Bring a Friend Grant

  • Students are eligible to apply for the Bring a Friend Grant if they have been accepted into a semester, summer study, winter study, internship or volunteer program.
  • Students participating in a customised faculty led program (CFLP) or customised group volunteer program are not eligible to apply.
  • Both Friends must be participating in the same program.
  • If one Friend withdraws from the program, the other Friend will no longer be eligible to receive the Grant.
  • Grant recipients will receive $200 off of their program fees if participating in a semester program, or $100 off their program fees if participating in a summer study, winter study, volunteer or intern program.
  • The grant will be awarded by way of a discount applied to the recipient’s invoice.
  • Applications must be submitted via the CISaustralia scholarship application form.
  • Friends must each complete a scholarship application form and each Friend must name the other on their application.
  • To be eligible:
    • January/July study students must apply for the Grant prior to the application deadline of their chosen program.
    • Volunteering students must apply at least 60 days prior to their program start date.
    • Intern students must apply for the Grant prior to the application deadline of their chosen program (if their program has an application deadline), or at least 60 days prior to program start date (if no application deadline applies).
  • Applications will be reviewed by the student’s Program Advisor in conjunction with the Marketing and Communications Officer. Students will be advised of the outcome via phone and/or email after application has been reviewed.
  • The decision of CISaustralia is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Students are only eligible to receive one CISaustralia scholarship or grant at a time.

Go Again Grant

  • Students are eligible to apply for the Go Again Grant if they have previously participated in a summer study, winter study, internship, volunteer, customised faculty led or customised group volunteer program.
  • Grant recipients will receive $200 off their program fees if participating in a semester program, or $100 off their program fees if participating in a summer study, winter study, volunteer or intern program.
  • Students participating on a group volunteer program as their second CISaustralia program, where program fees are paid directly to their university, are not eligible to apply.
  • The grant will be awarded by way of a discount applied to the recipient’s invoice.
  • Applications must be submitted via the CISaustralia scholarship application form.
  • To be eligible, students must apply before they have paid their program deposit.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the student’s Program Advisor in conjunction with the Marketing and Communications Officer. Students will be advised of the outcome via phone and/or email after application has been reviewed.
  • The decision of CISaustralia is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Students are only eligible to receive one CISaustralia scholarship or grant at a time.

CISaustralia Photo and Video Policy

Ethical Practice

Consent
It is important to remember that photography and videography may be viewed differently in your host country and culture. While you are preparing for your trip overseas, research the policies of the countries and area(s) you will visit and do the following:

  1. Talk to administrators in the organisation or university you are visiting to fully understand their policies regarding photographing in their environment and the people they work with. They will provide the best advice regarding specific religious, legal, political or cultural issues you need to consider.
  2. You must obtain consent from all clearly identifiable people in your photos/videos. You can do so by gathering written or verbal consent. If a photo or video features a child or youth under the age of 18, you must obtain consent from the child’s parent or guardian, as well as the organisation. If you do not have the materials needed to gather written consent or you are in a situation where it isn’t appropriate (in such cases where people may find it too formal, intimidating or uncomfortable), explain the potential use of the images and make a detailed note of the conversation in your field journal or diary.

You must explain the possibility of how the images may be distributed (via print, the Internet or digital and online media) regardless of the way you obtain consent.

If consent cannot be obtained, do not include the person in the photograph. If you have already taken the photo, either delete the photo (in some cases it may be appropriate to show the person you have deleted it) or be sure it isn’t included in your distributed photos or videos.

Use Appropriate Content
When creating and distributing visual content that represents CISaustralia, we ask that you uphold an appropriate level of conduct by featuring positive aspects of your experience (interactions between people, cultural and educational engagements), and avoid any material that features prohibited activities, drugs, alcohol, violence, nudity, etc.

Child Protection Policy
When capturing photos or videos that involve or highlight children, you have to be extra cautious about how this material is being recorded and distributed. Keep the following in mind as you proceed to create photos and videos that feature children:

  • Avoid displaying personal information regarding place or residence details
  • Do not name children in your captions
  • Avoid typical photos that showcase Westerners hugging babies and children
  • All children must be fully clothed, including tops on boys
  • Try to show more than one adult in photos with children
  • When photographing adults with children, be sure it is relevant to the activity and work being done with the child and that the image clearly illustrates such
  • Reduce the ability to download images from websites (lock images on websites)
  • Refrain from displaying information about hobbies, likes/dislikes, school, etc., as this could be used against the safety of the children

Here are a few good resources that will help you familiarise yourself with child safe practices and the Australian federal legislation regarding the depiction of children and young people:

Tips for Producing Good Visual Content

A good thing to keep in mind for both photography and videography is that you must have your camera with you to get the content. The saying “you miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take” applies here as well. Carry your camera with you even when you think you won’t need it.

Photographs

  • Think of the story you are trying to tell and how your audience will perceive your image
  • Capture the moments you want to remember most, especially ones that provoke an emotional response
  • Take photos of how you see the world you are in and document how it makes you feel internally at the time
  • Try to capture more candid moments of your friends. These always help you recall more genuine memories of what was actually happening at the time
  • Show people your camera and photos. This is a great way to interact with people, and kids especially like to see themselves on a screen. It helps some people feel more comfortable with the process
  • When possible, exchanging photos with the people you take photos of and with can help you create lifelong friendships. Get their mailing or email address and send it to them when you get the opportunity
  • Combine different kinds of shots (close-ups and wide angles)
  • Change up your stance. If you stand in the same position and always photograph people in the center of the frame with a landmark or historical building in the background, you will have several redundant photos and the memory of each place will start to blend together. Don’t hesitate to be creative
  • Try to capture local details, especially signage, signature objects and other elements of your day-to-day experience
  • Get photos of locals and the people you meet on your trip, not just yourself. This will help trigger memories of the place and environment in years to come rather than just having proof that you’ve travelled
  • The best zoom a photographer can have is their feet. Move closer to the objects you photograph when possible for better quality shots
  • If you’re going to shoot buildings or landmarks, think about whether or not it is famous and is likely to be on a postcard. If it is, save your memory space for the detailed things that speak specifically to your experience
  • If you want to take your photography to the next level, learn to pay attention to detail and see visual effects like colour symmetry, line, size, lighting and framing
  • Take photos of your meals. It may seem cliché, but you will want to remember the details of the cuisine you had while in country
  • Use simple gear that you know how to utilise and wear it out. The more you use it, the more familiar you will become and the more likely you are to have print-worthy photos
  • Charge your battery after use. This may seem like a no-brainer, but running out of battery is very common if charging immediately after use isn’t a habit

Videos

While some of the same basic advice can apply to creating videos and photos, producing a good video can oftentimes require more thought and planning.

  • Plan your production. If you know you are going to an event, think about the order of the event and be sure to be present and ready to record before the moment starts, but don’t forget to take candid shots too
  • Use a tripod or stabiliser when possible. It may be a hassle to carry around and set up, but it makes a huge difference in the quality of your production. Think about it, no one enjoys watching a jerky video on a still screen
  • Think about the editing process and try to start and stop recording a few seconds before and after the shot you are recording to allow more editing room
  • Check sound and make sure you are actually recording
  • Don’t forget to shoot B-roll. Stationery photos are often used in videos, but your production will have a more natural flow if you include moving video B-roll shots instead of still photos

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