This program is generously funded by the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan, with A$3,000 scholarships available to eligible Australian undergraduate students. Become familiar with Kuala Lumpur and Malaysian culture and industry, and put your skills in to practice through an 8-week internship in the country’s modern capital.

Note: This program is open to undergraduate law and business students, and postgraduate business students (PG students not eligible for NCP scholarships)

Key information

  • Internship provider: The Global Student 
  • Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Dates: 2 January – 27 February 2021
  • Duration: 8-weeks
  • Cost: A$3,680 (approx.)
  • Application deadline: 30 August 2020

Academic credit:

Law Students

Completion of two Professional Experience in Law Placements:

Business Students


This program has 25 x $3,000 Australian Government New Colombo Plan scholarships. These grants are available to Australian undergraduate students (with no citizenship or residency rights to Malaysia), who have not previously received an NCP short-term grant. Scholarships are allocated on a rolling basis and students are automatically considered for a grant as part of the application process.

Study areas


  • Law
  • Business (all majors except finance and financial planning)

Note: These study areas are just a guide, and availability of relevant internships depends on many individual factors. Some study areas and majors are more difficult than others to source internships for. If your study area is not listed here, but you are interested in this destination, please let us know and we can confirm with the internship provider.


  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Corporate Governance
  • Master of Digital Business Management
  • Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Master of Human Resource Management
  • Master of Marketing
  • Master of Project Management
  • Master of Social Impact
  • Master of Supply Chain Innovation
  • Master of Financial Technologies
  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Master of Business Information Systems

Note: Internships for postgraduate students can be more difficult to source due to the niche and specific nature of courses and study areas. The study areas listed here are a guide only and it is suggested that postgraduate students discuss program options with Swinburne Abroad prior to applying. 

Eligible students

Specific eligibility requirements depend on the academic unit being utilised, but all students must meet the minimum program eligibility criteria below:


  • Completing a Bachelor of Law or Bachelor of Business
  • Completed at least 100CP (8 units)
  • Have an average weighted mark of at least 60% (or satisfy additional eligibility criteria if mark is between 50-60%)
  • Have available space in your course for the applicable academic unit (domestic students may be able overload their degree)
  • Law students must not have completed all 3 Law Placements


  • Completing a Business course
  • Completed at least 25CP (2 units) at the time of application
  • Have an average weighted mark of at least 60% (or satisfy additional eligibility criteria if mark is between 50-60%)
  • Have available space in your course for the applicable academic unit (domestic students may be able overload their degree)

Application deadline 

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis, with places (and scholarships) allocated to the first students to complete a full application and meet eligibility criteria.

  • Applications open: 1 June 2020
  • Final deadline for applications: 30 August 2020

Note: this program requires a minimum of 6 participants to run.

Batu Caves Temple, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


  • Tailored internship placement
  • Accommodation (private room in shared apartment)
  • 24/7 emergency support
  • Day trip to Melaka (or similar)
  • Invitation to networking events
  • Farewell dinner with host and debrief
  • Swinburne travel insurance (subject to eligibility requirements)


  • Tuition Fees
  • Airfares
  • Visa application fees (if applicable)
  • Daily living expenses 

What about COVID-19?

Our team are monitoring the COVID-19 situation very closely, and will not allow programs to run if it is not safe. At this stage, we are planning for travel to be safe by Summer 2020/2021, but will have various review points over the coming months. Ensuring your wellbeing and protecting you financially is our priority, so you can be comfortable applying for this program with the following measures in place:

  • First deposit payment ($500 AUD) is not due until mid-September
  • The program will be reviewed prior to this time, and if not deemed safe the program will be cancelled and students re-allocated to other programs if available and preferred
  • Any deposits made are fully transferable to a virtual or future program starting before 31 March 2022
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