Global Science and Technology Program
The Global Science and Technology Program is an exciting Program which supports students to add a global view to their worldly education by providing support to help in the develop new skills and a broader world view.
Open to VCE students via the VTAC application process
The program can help participants develop the skills to be successful in an increasingly global society. Benefits participants may gain from the program include:
- Gain independence, self-confidence and self-awareness and an appreciation of other cultures
- Develop skills and capabilities and a network of international colleagues and friends
- Develop the ability to meet challenges, problem solve and work with staff and students from diverse backgrounds
- Develop knowledge of global and cultural issues and develop context around your chosen field of study
- Gain cultural understanding and skills that can contribute to your employability
- Build initiative, confidence and adaptability
- Build ability to work in a multicultural environment
- Develop awareness of cultural diversity and global issues relating to your vocation
Where have students studied overseas?
What do students do when studying abroad?
The Global Science and Technology Program is just one of many ways in which the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment encourages students to value add to their course by gaining experience beyond the classroom. To find out more about the global adventures of our students and staff, visit SEBEAbroad to see the photos and read their stories online.
How does the program work?
Prospective students interested in the Global Science and Technology Program must be current year 12 students, apply via a two-stage process. Successful applicants will be place in their course of choice and provided with information on the 'next step'.
Participants in the program will:
- be simultaneously enrolled in an undergraduate degree within the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment.
- be required to complete Deakin University's Global Citizenship Program.
- be required to sustain a distinction average throughout their studies.
- be awarded a $3000 scholarship.
What courses are compatible with the program?
The Global Science and Technology Program is compatible with any of the undergraduate courses offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment. Explore the options outlined below.
Interested in applying?
Applying for the Global Science and Technology Program is a two-stage process. Applicants must be current 2015 year 12 students and first apply for the program through VTAC and then also submit a supplementary information form to the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment.
The Global Science and Technology Program requires applicants to have a minimum ATAR of 80.00 (or equivalent). Applicants must also meet the published prerequisites for their specific course preference within the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment.
If you are interested in studying an undergraduate course offered by The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment and would like to apply for the Global Science and Technology Program, you can do so by following the two-stage process outlined below.
Step 1: Include the Global Science and Technology Program in your list of course preferences through VTAC (VTAC Code: 1400116141). You will need to have the Global Science and Technology Program as your highest science-based preference at Deakin, and are encouraged to also list your course of interest as a lower VTAC preference.
You can select any of the undergraduate courses offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment through a single VTAC preference for the Global Science and Technology Program. You can choose from the range of courses offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment and must ensure that you also meet the entry requirements for your course of interest.
Step 2: Complete the Global Science and Technology Program Supplementary Application Form by 12pm 21 December 2015.
I am not a VCE student can I still apply for the Program?
The Program is open only to VCE students, however this will not prevent you from participating in an overseas study opportunity.
If I get accepted into the program, what happens if my circumstances change and I can no longer go on an exchange overseas?
As you will be enrolled into one of our undergraduate courses, you will still be able to continue your studies in the course. Note, however, that the travel scholarship is linked directly with the overseas study, hence it would not be granted in this instance.
Are there other options to undertake part of my studies overseas if I do not get accepted into this program, or do not achieve an ATAR over 80?
Yes. While the overseas study period is a requirement for students completing this program, international exchange and/or study abroad programs are open to students who are not part of this program.
When on exchange will I need to pay fees at both Deakin and my global university?
No. As an Exchange student, you remain a Deakin student while you are away. You are still enrolled at Deakin and you continue paying your fees to Deakin rather than to your host university. This means studying overseas is affordable to Exchange students, as international fees at overseas universities can be very expensive.
Can I defer the Program?
To be eligible to participate in the Program and claim the scholarship, you must take up your course the year you are offered.
Want to know more?
For more information about the Global Science and Technology Program contact:
03 9251 7462