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Study tours

Are you looking for an opportunity to enhance your resume and stand out from the competition? A study tour offers a great way to develop your knowledge and practical skills while receiving credit towards your ECU degree.

Study tours are group programs led by an academic staff member and can run from 1 - 6 weeks in length (usually between semesters).

General eligibility requirements*:

  • You must have a minimum WAM of 50
  • Have completed at least 60 credit points toward your ECU degree

*Please note that individual faculties and schools may have higher requirements. Below is a list of upcoming study tours in the school.


School of Science


China Environmental Study Tour

Looking to experience first-hand the environmental issues facing China? Apply for this 2-week study tour to Beijing University of Agriculture. Students will participate in seminars, workshops and collaborative projects on Natural Science/Management in China and examine social and cultural issues relating to natural resource management.  This tour will allow you to expand your professional networks as you collaborate with like-minded Chinese students and academics exploring a wide array of topics relating to environmental study. Students will obtain course credit by completing an elective (ISS3101) component for their relevant course. Check out this video of the 2016 China Environmental Study Tour here - https://youtu.be/F1g-vmoklJM

Tour Leader: Dave Blake

Destination: Beijing, China
Duration: 2 weeks
Dates: 9 - 20 July 2018
Applications closing: 01 May 2018

Funding available: University Funding and OS-HELP loans

Application process

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Vietnam Natural Sciences Project - Environmental Research Program 2018

The project is designed to enable three undergraduate students to undertake a project, involving an international offshore experience, which is relevant to an environmental discipline associated with their course of study. The project will provide students with an opportunity to draw together theory and practical experience on current environmental issues of importance to Vietnam, within the historical, economic, political and social context. The project will be comprised of a 4 week visit to Thai Nguyen University. Students will gain credit towards their degree through Natural Sciences Project Unit (SCI3120).

Tour Leader: Dave Blake

Destination: Vietnam
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates: 2 weeks between 23 July and 26 October 2018
Applications closing: 01 Jun 2018

Funding available: New Colombo Plan

Application process

Further information

Student Leadership Program to India

This unique, life changing Student Leadership Program to India is open to all ECU students. Participants will gain first-hand knowledge of one of the world’s fastest growing economies (and an important trading partner of Western Australia) and increase their career prospects. The program includes academic activities at Mumbai University and Benares Hindu University in India, and opportunities to engage with some of India’s most important industries, including Business, Social Sectors Education, Health, Communications, Media, Engineering, IT and Science. The program also includes cultural activities; including visit to orphanages, charity organizations, temples, world heritage sites and rural villages. Students will participate in a structured industry program, visiting different companies, seminars and local industry expos, and networking with professional bodies from a variety of industry sectors. The program will also include visits to trade missions, research centres and charities, which will give students an insight into the Indian economy and society.

Tour Leader: Leisa Armstrong

Destination: India
Duration: 19 days
Dates: 25 November - 13 December 2018
Applications closing: 01 Jul 2018

Funding available: OS-HELP loans

Application process

Further information

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