Key information

Internship provider: The Global Student (TGS)

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dates: 14 June – 27 July 2024

Duration: 6 weeks

Academic creditInternational Internship (Extended) Unit 25CP or other course-related experiential units

Program cost: A$3,880 (inclusions and exclusions can be found below)


  • A$4,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants available for eligible undergraduate students
  • $9,504 OS-HELP Loans available for eligible students

Application deadline: 29 March 2024


Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Kuala Lumpur and the rich tapestry of Malaysian culture and industry during an immersive six-week internship in the country's modern capital. This program invites you to not only become acquainted with the dynamic cityscape but also to put your skills into practice in a real-world professional setting.

Seize this chance to enhance your skills, broaden your cultural understanding, and contribute meaningfully to the thriving professional landscape of Malaysia.

Academic credit

Law students

Completion of two Professional Experience in Law Placements:

Business students

Study areas

Undergraduate and postgraduate

  • Arts (Global Studies, History, Indigenous Studies, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations, Sociology, Climate and Social Justice, Criminology, Perspectives on Globalisation, Politics, Power and Technology, Literature and Creative Writing, Screen Studies and Popular Culture, Ethics and Technology)
  • Business (no Accounting and Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Financial Planning, Information Systems, and Logistics and Supply Chain Management)
  • Design (UX Interaction Design)
  • Events
  • Information Technology (Business Analysis, Data Analytics, Business Information Systems, Software Technology, Systems Management and Cybersecurity)
  • International Relations
  • Law (most areas in law except for Criminal Law)
  • Media and Communications (Journalism, Public Relations and Social Media)
  • Non-Governmental Organisations

Important note: These study areas are just a guide, and availability of relevant internships depends on many individual factors. Sourcing internships for some study areas and majors may be more challenging than others. 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.

Note for postgraduate students: Internships for postgraduate students can be more difficult to source due to the niche and specific nature of courses and study areas. Postgraduate students should enquire with the overseas internships advisor before applying for a program to check availability of the relevant academic unit in their course as well as the possibility to source an internship in their desired location.


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


  • Completing an undergraduate course in study areas listed above, a Bachelor of Law, a Bachelor of Business, or a Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Completed at least 100CP (8 units) or 150 CP (12 units) if you intend to use the international internship unit
  • 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 a course-specific project unit on the study plan that can be used for internship experience (e.g., MDA80006 Media Industry Experience, EAT80003 Professional Practice in Engineering, or Education and Nursing professional placement units).

Batu Caves Temple, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Program cost


  • Interview and host matching
  • Pre-departure and orientation 
  • Accommodation in shared apartments 
  • Ongoing follow-up and support throughout the program
  • Networking event/s
  • 24-hour emergency support
  • Farewell and debrief
  • Certificate on completion
  • Welcome and farewell events 
  • Swinburne travel insurance (subject to eligibility requirements)


  • Tuition fees associated with the selected unit for internship
  • Airfares
  • Visa application fees (if applicable)
  • Daily living expenses 


Funding your overseas journey may be easier than you think

New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant

This program has A$4,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants available for eligible students.

These grants provide financial support to help alleviate the expenses associated with your overseas program. Australian undergraduate students (with no citizenship or residency rights to Malaysia), and who have not previously received an NCP short-term grant, may apply. Scholarships are allocated on a rolling basis and students can apply for a grant as part of the application process.


Eligible Australian students can also apply for an Australian Government OS-HELP Loan of up to A$9,504 (depending on your program location) to help cover costs associated with your overseas program.

For more information on funding and eligibility, see Fee Help and Scholarships.


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.

Final deadline for applications: 29 March 2024
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Information sessions

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