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Graduate Exchanges

Graduate Exchanges

Each year, the Pan Asia Institute will provide financial support for graduate students to participate in a variety of academic exchange programs. The Institute will provide finalists with roundtrip economy-class airfare as well as a modest living stipend. If your academic interests include areas related to Asia we would encourage you to consider participating in a PAI Graduate Exchange Program.

  • Semester-Length Exchanges
  • Short-Term Research Programs
  • Asia Pacific Week
  • Eligibility

Semester-Length Exchange Programs

Whether you are interested in taking courses or pursuing research only with an ANU or IU faculty member, consider spending a semester as a PAI Graduate Exchange Student. Students selected for the program will have access to course work, research facilities, and leading scholars of the region while having the opportunity to live abroad.

Students will pay their regular tuition and fees to their home institution and will receive travel and living support from the Institute.

Short Term Research Programs

The Institute is also pleased to support short-term, research-based programs of advanced graduate students. Finalists will work closely with faculty mentors and will have access to research facilities and other leading scholars of the region.

ANU’s Asia Pacific Week

Held in late January or early February each year, Asia Pacific Week is a conference and summer school that brings together hundreds of Ph.D. candidates from Australia and overseas who are committed to understanding the world’s most dynamic region. During a week of activities, participants present their research interests, meet other students and academics, participate in a wide range of training activities, and are introduced to the rich holdings of the ANU Library and the National Library of Australia.

2010 Asia Pacific Week Participants

  • Xin Fan, History
  • Timothy Rich, Political Science
  • Yimin Wang, Educational Policy Studies
  • Piin-Shiuan Wu, Ethnomusicology


For All Options

Graduate students who have completed at least one year of fulltime academic study (or its equivalent) with a minimum GPA of a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale are eligible to apply. Students from any discipline are welcome to apply, but the focus of their research and/or academic program must be related to the pan-Asian region.

While preference is given to doctoral students, master’s students can be considered. Students for whom English is not their native language must meet the English language proficiency requirements of the school they wish to attend.

For Exchanges

In addition to the academic and language requirements noted above, students must have both an ANU and IU faculty sponsor for short-term and research-based exchanges and will work closely with the Institute in this regard. For exchanges based on course enrollment, students must obtain the necessary department and school approvals for their participation in the program prior to selection as finalists.

For Asia Pacific Week

In addition to the academic and language requirements noted above, potential participants must be doctoral students advanced enough in their programs to be able to present their research interests and findings and to thereby benefit more fully from their participation in the program. Applications for the program are due in late October.

For further information regarding the qualification and application process, contact Professor Ariel Heryanto at ANU or Melissa Biddinger at IU.