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Honours bootcamp

A professional development program for students studying Southeast Asia

The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre hosts an annual Honours Bootcamp for students around Australia enrolled in an Honours program related to Southeast Asia.

Over three days at the University of Sydney, students participate in a range of workshops designed to help them complete their Honours theses and plan for life after Honours.

As part of the program, students are required to prepare a conference presentation before arrival, with a prize awarded to the student who delivers the best presentation. There are also networking opportunities with successful Honours graduates who are working in Southeast Asia-related positions.

Applications are currently closed and will re-open in 2018.

To participate in this program, students must:

  • be enrolled in an Honours program;
  • be conducting research on any of the countries within Southeast Asia, or Southeast Asia as a region;
  • prepare a 5 minute presentation based on their Honours project;
  • submit a 1-page outline of their Honours project and plan;
  • submit a letter of recommendation from their supervisor.

We offer twenty students grants of up to AU$1000 (depending on place of residence) to travel to Sydney to participate in the program. The grant can be used for travel, accommodation and any other costs associated with participation.

State of residence Grant
NSW (outside Sydney), ACT                AU$500                           
WA, NT AU$1000


Applications for 2017 are now closed and will re-open in 2018.