China tours

Tours to China that the VBCI help to organise include:

  • Confucius scholarships, a selection of in-China study programs, from four weeks to one year
  • Confucius study plans, short tours for young leaders and academics
  • China Tour (summer camp), a 14-day tour for VU students
  • Young leaders to China: Innovation & Entrepreneurship, a 14-day tour for young people with a business plan or start-up.

China Tour (summer camp)

The China Tour (summer camp) is a fantastic opportunity for VU students to experience China and its culture.

The 14-day trip includes:

  • visits to historic and scenic sites
  • field research at leading Chinese companies
  • meeting students at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), our partner university
  • attending a Mandarin and Chinese Culture immersion training program.

The next opportunity to participate is in November 2018.

Applicants should get in contact before 30 August 2018.

Successful applicants will be offered six hours of training in basic Mandarin and Chinese culture, provided free by the VBCI.

Young Leaders to China: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

This 14-day tour provides young entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn from and engage with China’s fast-moving innovation and business culture.

The tour visits some of China's most exciting innovation centres. Previous tours have visited:

  • Beijing 'China’s Silicon Valley' Zhong Guan Cun
  • Shanghai Science & Technology Innovation Centre
  • Hangzhou 'Internet +' Innovation City.

Eligible projects

To be eligible you must fit into one of these groups:

  • principal partners of a start-up project (in operation for no more than five years)
  • university students with a mature business plan
  • winners of national youth entrepreneurship contests in your country.

Projects related to China will be given priority.

Key start-up areas include:

  • internet+
  • international trade and business
  • sharing economy
  • cultural industry.

Costs & sponsorship

Successful applicants for the China Tour (summer camp) and Young Leaders to China: Innovation & Entrepreneurship will need to pay for their own airfares and organise their own visas.

Other costs within China, including meals and tours, will be sponsored by the hosts, and include:

  • hotel rooms
  • group meals
  • group transportation
  • group sightseeing and entrance tickets
  • travel and accident insurance in China.

See the following for information about other China scholarships:

Applications

Application requirements vary according to the tour.

Email vbci@vu.edu.au or fill in a registration of interest form for upcoming tour dates and more information.