Issue 20
Monday, 07 November 2016
Charles Darwin University
Professor Simon Maddocks
Professor Simon Maddocks

Grants open 12 countries to CDU students

By Katie Weiss

More than $80,000 in Australian Government grants will assist Charles Darwin University students to travel overseas during their studies next year.

CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks said the Endeavour Mobility Grants would help 18 students to complete part of their studies in one of 12 countries in Asia and Europe.

Professor Maddocks said students would have the opportunity to study in France, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Japan, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

“Students will have opportunities to immerse themselves in a new culture and, in some instances, another language while working towards their CDU qualifications,” he said.

“These grants are not only greatly beneficial to our students, but they also assist the university in building relationships with learning institutions internationally.”

As part of the program, grants will be available for five civil engineering students to investigate food and water security in Sumba, eastern Indonesia.

The funding supports undergraduate, postgraduate and Vocational Education and Training students from Australia in having an overseas study experience that contributes to their qualifications.

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