The Faculty of Business and Economics is supporting a scholarship to attend the 2018 World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings. In addition to traveling to Indonesia, The program includes private meetings with policy experts, economists, department secretaries, ministers and journalists. The program consists of three components:

  • Canberra pre-departure briefings
  • Participation in the Global Voices Research Fellowship
  • Attendance at the World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings

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

The World Bank Group and IMF Annual Meetings is the pre-eminent conference for those with an interest in economics and trade, international relations and business.

Eligibility Requirements

The Global Voices Scholarship is open to University of Melbourne Faculty Business & Economic students. Candidates must also be: 

  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Aged 18 to 30
  • Available to travel to Canberra and Indonesia for the specified dates
  • Able to commit 5 hours a week to the program in the lead up to the Meetings


Applications Close Monday 13 August 

Application Review Period Tuesday 14 – Sunday 19 August 

Applicants Informed of Outcome Late August

Canberra Pre-departure Briefings Tuesday 11 - Thursday 13 September

* You must be available for a phone interview 15 - 18 August. 


Before applying please download the relevant instruction pack.

Applications Close Midnight Monday 13 August