Global Voices

Outline of the organisation

Global Voices is a non-profit organisation with the mission to create opportunities for young Australians to engage with foreign policy and international relations at home and abroad. To achieve this mission, Global Voices offers practical experience for young Australians interested in international policy, diplomacy and advocacy.

Global Voices partners with Australian universities to provide fully funded delegations for young people to participate in the world's most prestigious summits. Delegations have travelled to forums including the World Bank & IMF, the OECD and the United Nations.

Global Voices delegates receive exclusive access and exposure to high level foreign policy negotiations as well as the opportunity to meet and network with business leaders, Australia government representatives and international decision makers.

Eligibility criteria

All Global Voices Scholars must be Australian citizens or permanent residents aged 18-30. Global Voices provides two types of fully funded scholarship places:

  • Universities, faculties and schools support scholarships which are only available to their own students. Some universities have further eligibility requirements including a minimum GPA or level of course completion. Further requirements are outlined in the online application form.
  • Global Voices National Scholarships are open to all Australia citizens or permanent resident aged 18 - 30. Applicants do not need to be a current tertiary student. Global Voices endeavours to make at least one National Scholarship available a year.

The specific eligibility requirements for each delegation and a full list of key selection criteria are supplied on the Global Voices website page during active recruitment periods.

Application process

Global Voices runs two rounds of delegations each year, in February and June. Applications are made directly through the Global Voices website. Applicants are required to submit their CV, a Personal Statement, and a Research Proposal.

Further information is available here.