What are the eligibility requirements?

All Global Voices Scholars must be Australian citizens, permanent residents, or permanent humanitarian residents aged 18 - 30 years. All participants must have a valid Australian passport (or the ability to acquire one at short notice) and be able to travel internationally without restriction.

We have two scholarship categories:

Partner Scholarships

Our partner organisations, such as universities, faculties and schools, support scholarships that are only available to their own students. Some partners have further eligibility requirements including a minimum GPA or level of course completion. Further requirements are outlined on the relevant online application portal. 

National Scholarships

You do not need to be a current tertiary student to apply for our national scholarships. We endeavour to make at least one National Scholarship available a year. More information is available on our Global Voices National Scholarships page. 

Global Voices aims to have a diverse representation of young Australians within our Program and welcomes applications from all young people irrespective of race, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, or physical or mental ability.

How can I apply to be a Global Voices delegate?

Global Voices runs two recruitment rounds a year, in February/March and June/July. You can apply directly through our website.

Will I have any out-of-pocket expenses?

Global Voices Scholarships cover all flights, accommodation, insurance, visas, immunisations, ground transportation and daily breakfasts. Scholars will need to cover other meals, airport transfers, and any additional incidental costs. 

How does Global Voices choose the summits and meetings it attends? 

We consider a range of issue when determining our program. This includes the reputation, agenda, disciplinary themes, youth engagement, and the security of the event.

What should I do if my university or institution isn't a partner?

If your Australian university isn't a partner we recommend you contact the student experience or global mobility office of your university, to share with them information about our program and formally register a request for them to consider partnering with Global Voices.

How many places are there in each delegation?

There are generally four to eight places available on each delegation. The number of places and eligibility requirements are outlined on our application portal page.

What kind of support is provided to Scholars?

Scholars receive ongoing mentoring, support and guidance from our experienced Executive Team and their dedicated Program Manager. Global Voices is committed to creating a space where all Scholars can enjoy, learn and engage with the Scholarship Program. The Program Manager ensures that the Scholars’ health and safety is prioritised throughout the experience.

What does Global Voices do to ensure my safety while traveling? 

Global Voices monitor travel warnings and security updates issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Our Board of Directors also considers the safety and security of the host city when confirming our upcoming schedule of delegations. We also ensure all Scholars are covered by appropriate insurance during all stages of the program.

I want to join the Global Voices team. Can I send you my CV? 

Current vacancies are advertised on the ‘Careers’ section of our website. Sign-up to our mailing list and follow us on social media for updates.