Swinburne have partnered with Pagoda Projects to offer a paid placement program in Taipei, Taiwan Province. Pagoda Projects will source a placement tailored to your area of study with a company in Taipei. They will also assist you with getting your visa, finding accommodation, and will be on call 24/7 in Taiwan Province to support you throughout the program.

Key information

  • Internship provider: Pagoda Projects (InternChina)
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan Province
  • Academic credit: Please find more information here on how a Professional Placement fits into your degree
  • Cost: A$3,180 – Placements will receive a salary of approximately A$900 per month
  • Funding: 10 x A$5,000 Australian Government New Colombo Plan Grants available to Australian students (with no citizenship or residency rights to Taiwan Province), who have not previously received an NCP semester-length grant
  • Applications open: 1 March 2020
  • Application deadline: 30 April 2020 – Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis, with places (and scholarship if applicable) allocated to the first students to complete a full application and meet eligibility criteria. 

Study areas

  • Business (most majors)
  • Media and Communications (most majors)
  • Arts (Chinese, Politics, International Relations, Global Studies)
  • Design (most majors, not Industrial Design)
  • IT and Computer Science (most majors)
  • Engineering (limited, mainly Software and Biomedical)

Browse some of the positions available here.


6 or 12-month placement

  • Visa regulations in Taiwan Province only allow students to hold a placement for a maximum of six months in one company. 
  • For a 12-month placement, you will need a placement at two different organisations.


  • Arrival in Taipei: Monday 20 July 2020
  • First 6-month placement commences: Monday 27 July 2020
  • First 6-month placement ends: Friday 22 January 2021
  • Second 6-month placement commences (if applicable): Monday 1 February 2021
  • Second 6-month placement ends (if applicable): Friday 30 July 2021

Eligible students

  • Be a local or international undergraduate student enrolled in a standard three or four-year degree program (on-campus- SOL and OUA students are not eligible)
  • Have a weighted course average of 60% or higher
  • Have completed a minimum of 12 units/150 credit points in your degree
  • Have a minimum of 3 units/37.5 credit points remaining at the completion of the placement.

Dahu bridge in Taipei Park, Taiwan Province


  • Tailored professional placement
  • Visa processing and fees
  • In-country orientation
  • 24/7 support and emergency assistance
  • Airport pick-up
  • Orientation and welcome pack
  • Assistance sourcing accommodation
  • Comprehensive health and travel insurance
  • Option to join regular trips and events


  • Tuition fees
  • Airfares
  • Accommodation costs
  • Daily living expenses
  • Additional travel fees
Want to know more about the program?

Register to attend one of our upcoming information sessions or contact us at overseasinternships@swinburne.edu.au to learn more about the program and application process.

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