Swinburne have partnered with The Global Student to offer engineering internships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Global Student will source an internship tailored to your area of study with a company in Kuala Lumpur. There are 15 x A$5,000 New Colombo Plan Grants available to eligible Australian undergraduate students.

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

Key Information

  • Internship provider: The Global Student 
  • Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Dates: 2 January – 13 March 2021 (TBC)
  • Duration: 10-weeks
  • Cost: A$4,075
  • Application deadline: 30 August 2020

Academic credit




This program has 15 x $5,000 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 semester length grant. Scholarships are allocated on a rolling basis and students are automatically considered for a grant as part of the application process. 

Study areas


  • Engineering (not Biomedical or Telecommunications)

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 Construction Management
  • Master of Construction and Infrastructure Management
  • Master of Engineering/Science (NOT Network Systems and Telecommunications)  
  • Master of Professional Engineering (all majors)

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:


  • Be studying an undergraduate engineering course 
  • 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)


  • Be studying a postgraduate engineering 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. 

Street restaurant Jalan Alor in heart of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


  • Tailored internship placement
  • Accommodation in 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 (if applicable)
  • Visa application fees (if applicable)
  • Airfares
  • 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 (A$500) 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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