Engagement Tour of China : Current Students : The University of Western Australia

Current Students

Engagement Tour of China

Further Information

Professor Ken Shao

Key Dates 2016

Expressions of Interest Close
10.00am Friday 2nd September 2016

Offers will be made (if required minimum numbers are met) 
Monday 2nd Septmber 2016

Travel Dates
29th November to 13th December 2016

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  1. About LAWS5228 Engagement Tour of China
  2. Eligibility and Selection Process
  3. How to apply for the Engagement Tour
  4. Travel, Transport and accommodation
  5. Insurance
  6. Travel Visa
  7. Estimated Budget
  8. OS-HELP Loans

1. About LAWS5228 Engagement Tour of China

The Engagement Tour of China is a corporate-level UWA initiative. It will expose participants to leading multinational and Chinese companies, law firms, government offices and other institutions in Beijing, Shanghai and elsewhere. It is a combination of formal visits, seminars, networking opportunities, dialogues and exceptional cultural experience. The learning purpose is to gain an integrated understanding of how business, law, culture and the society function in China. 

The philosophy underpinning the Tour is that every component of the Tour should be designed not only at the highest standards but at a unique level. 

In 2015, 27 UWA students participated in the Tour and visited many globally leading entities operating in China, such as Rio Tinto, Freehills, King & Wood, and Huawei, in the forms of seminars, guided tours, penal discussions and dialogues. At Zhonglun (Shanghai) - China’s #2 law firm - students engaged with two senior partners on how Chinese major law firms operate. When visiting Guangfa Bank (Shanghai), which is one of China’s major banks, we enjoyed a session on how Chinese high net-value individuals invest and manage their assets.

2. Eligibility and Selection Process

All students who are currently enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Chinese Business Law are eligible to apply. Students enrolled in any other Law program at UWA, including the LLB, JD and postgraduate courses, may also be eligible to enroll in this unit in place of another option (JD students should complete an application to take a Master's unit along with their application). This unit will run subject to receiving minimum viable numbers. If applications exceed available places, selection of candidates will be based on a first come first serve basis with priority going to students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Chinese Business Law and final year students.

3. How to apply for the Engagement Tour

All students seeking to take part in the Engagement tour must:

  1. Complete the Expression of Interest form (below); and
  2. Submit it to the Law Support Office in hard copy or via AskUWA by 10:00am Friday 2nd September 2016.

Should numbers meet the requirement to run the unit, offers will be made by Monday 5th September 2016.

Once your place in the unit is confirmed, the Law School will enroll you into LAWS5228.

4. Travel, transport and accommodation

Students are required to book their own flights. Students will be required to provide confirmation of their flights by Friday 23rd September 2016.

Accommodation will be arranged by the Law School. Single or double rooms will be available. A minimum of four star accommodation (or equivalent) will be used wherever possible. Students who receive an offer will be required to make a $300.00 non-refundable deposit by Friday 9th September 2016. This fee contributes to accommodation costs. The remainder of your accommodation and excursion costs will be due in early November.

5. Insurance

Students will be covered by University provided Insurance. Please refer to the information online here: http://www.student.uwa.edu.au/life/insurance/travel

6. Travel Visa

A visa is required for your trip. Please refer to this link for further information: http://www.visaforchina.org/PER_EN/ . You will be required to provide the Faculty with proof of your visa along with your final payment.

7. Estimate Budget*

Cost ($AUD)
Payment Method
Return airfares
Student to arrange - flight confirmations must be confirmed by September 23, 2016
     Per person/twin share
$1,275Payment due to UWA by September 23, 2016
     Per person single room$2,270Payment due to UWA by September 23, 2016
Daily living allowance (meals, etc.)
$550Student to budget
Student to arrange
Travel costs (trains, etc.)
Student to pay in China
Travel costs (coach travel)
Student to pay UWA by September 23, 2016

 * All costs are approximate and based on current exchange rate.  Normal tuition fees apply to this unit.

** Public transport, taxis etc are not included, students may be required to pay these from time to time.

8. OS-HELP Loans

OS-HELP is a loan available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place who want to undertake part of their study overseas which will count towards their current UWA degree.
OS‑HELP can be used for a range of expenses such as airfares, accommodation, and other travel or study expenses. Types of overseas study for which a student may receive OS-HELP assistance could include, but are not limited to: semester or year-long study undertaken at an overseas higher education institution, short courses undertaken at an overseas higher education institution, clinical placements, professional placements or internships, and study tours.

For full details visit http://www.studentfinance.uwa.edu.au/loans/overseas-study/overseas-study