School of Education Short-term Study in Bhutan

Receive credit towards your
UNE teacher education degree.

Receive $3,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Scholarship to support your study in Bhutan.

Express your interest

Expressions of Interest for 2017 program are now open for T2 enrolment and October travel to Bhutan.

If you are a student enrolled in T2 of 2017 in a teacher education degree at UNE, in your second, third or fourth year of study, you are invited to submit an Expression of Interest in the 2017 New Colombo Plan Mobility Scholarship round. This does not guarantee you a place in the program. All applicants will be contacted by 26 May 2017.

Two groups of students will be selected to receive mobility scholarships for a fully escorted attachment short-study with Royal University of Bhutan – Paro College during the following times:

  • Group 1: 7-28 October 2017
  • Group 2: 22 October to 10 November 2017

Eligibility requirements

Students who receive a scholarship for the Bhutan program must be:

  • an Australian citizen.  Students with dual citizenship or permanent residency or similar in another location/country are eligible, however, they must undertake their study in a third Host Location, of which they do not have citizenship or residency rights
  • enrolled in an on-shore campus of an Australian University at the time of application and throughout their study
  • undertaking a teacher education degree at the commencement of the study program in Bhutan
  • aged 18 to 28 inclusive at the commencement of the study program in Bhutan
  • your course rules must include EDEC321 or EDUC303/503; and you must not have previously completed these units. You will be enrolled in the units OSSE300-53 or OSSE500-53 as appropriate to substitute for your normal unit.

Approximate costs*

Please note that successful applicants will receive a $3000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Scholarship.

Expense ItemCost (approx.)
Travel from Armidale to Paro (via Bangkok)**  OR$2,750.00 (approx)
Travel from Sydney to Paro (via Bangkok)**$2,400.00 (approx)
Accommodation$840.00 ($40 / day)
Food and consumables are at a modest cost$210.00 ($10 / day)
Tuition fee for Royal University of Bhutan$500.00 (one off fee)
One week historical tour (including accommodation, travel, food)$US450.00

*Additional funds may be needed to cover the cost of a historical tour.

**All participants must agree to travel from Armidale or Sydney and return.  This is a condition of the UNE Insurance Travel.

Loans to cover your costs

Loans of up to $9,000 are also available for students to access via the OS-HELP. There is no loan fee: the amount borrowed is repaid once your income is $53,345.

Further information regarding this opportunity to borrow against your HECS can be found at

Alternatively, the UNE International Office can provide more information on this opportunity.

Background information

Useful websites

Testimonials from students who participated in the 2016 study tour
Dylan in Bhutan
Brooke in Bhutan

Submit your Expression of Interest