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World Health Assembly (WHA)

Geneva, Switzerland | 20 - 24 May 2019


Central Queensland University is supporting a Global Voices Scholarship for a student to attend the 2019 World Health Assembly. The Scholarship Program includes attendance at both a domestic and international delegation, as well as private meetings with subject matter and policy experts, esteemed academics, Commonwealth Government Departmental Secretaries, Members of the Australian Parliament, and leaders of civil-society and private organisations. 

Scholarship Program Components

  • Global Voices Research Fellowship

  • Canberra Pre-Departure Briefings Program

  • Attendance at the 2019 World Health Assembly.

The Research Fellowship allows the successful applicant to develop research, analysis and policy-writing skills through developing a policy paper related to the delegation agenda. Your policy paper will include specific recommendations for domestic policy application.

The Scholarship is ideal for students with an interest in health-related policy, health promotion, global health, human rights and international development. The Program has a strong international element so we encourage young Australians with a global perspective to apply. 

The Scholarship is fully funded and includes all domestic and international flights, accommodation, breakfasts, visas, insurance, and registration fees.

Eligibility Requirements

The Global Voices Scholarship is open to all CQU students. 

Candidates must also be: 

  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident

  • Aged 18 to 30 years

  • Available to travel to Canberra and Geneva for the specified dates

  • Able to commit 5 hours a week to completing the Research Fellowship


Applications Close: Midnight AEDT, Sunday 17 March

Applicants Informed of Outcome: End of March

Canberra Pre-Departure Briefings: Tuesday 16 - Thursday 18 April

World Health Assembly: Monday 20 May - Friday 24 May (not including travel time)

Before applying, please download and read the Application Instruction Pack.

Applications Close: Midnight AEDT, Sunday 17 March