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AsiaBound 2014 - Study Computer Networking in Hong Kong!

 
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AsiaBound 2014 - Study Computer Networking in Hong Kong!
by Nickolas Falkner - Wednesday, 30 October 2013, 4:56 PM
 
Will you have completed Algorithm Design and Data Structures or Foundations of Computer Science by the end of this year? Are you interested in an overseas study opportunity in July 2014? Do you think you could be a good international ambassador for the School and the Uni? The School of Computer Science is offering 10 funded places to students who wish to study COMP SCI 3001 Computer Networks and Algorithms at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, taught by Dr Nick Falkner, from the 7th to the 25th of July, 2014.

Successful applicants will be awarded a $2,000 travel and support scholarship from the Federal Government's AsiaBound scheme and will be able to count the course towards their degree as if it they had studied it here. (This means that the course will have the same levels of assessment and rigour - this isn't a three week holiday!) Student accommodation at the Chinese University of Hong Kong will be available to travelling students at very reasonable rates so your scholarship should easily cover your airfares, lodgings and the majority of your expenses.

Leading up to this, students will be offered language training, although the course is taught in English and there is definitely not a requirement to be fluent in Cantonese! While in Hong Kong, students will be offered opportunities to pursue local studies and interact with the local student community, some of whom will be joining us on the course.

You cannot already have completed CNA before going, nor should you undertake it in Semester 1, 2014, if you are successful in your application. Regrettably, because of the timing, we will not be able to include students who are studying ADDS or Foundations in Semester 1, 2014, as your marks will not be finalised in time.

Interested? Keen? Selection will not be based exclusively on GPA except that you do need to have a reasonable track record of passing courses. That is, you don't need to have an excellent GPA to be welcome to join us. Conversely, an excellent GPA would not necessarily guarantee a place - we are interested in sending students keen on engaging with the full experience and so your reason for applying will form part of the selection process.

We will be interviewing candidates to find 10 students who who will get a lot out of it and make great ambassadors for Adelaide. You should be ready to come along and tell us what makes you the obvious choice!

Because of the terms of the scholarships, they are only available to Australian citizens and permanent residents. If you are not a citizen, your residency status must have been confirmed prior to the 30th of November.

Applications are due by the 8th of November and you should provide:

1. A cover letter - why do you want to go? What do you think you'll get out of it?
2. A brief CV showing what you've been up to - have you done anything interesting you think we should know about?
3. Two references - people who can help to convince us that sending you overseas under the University's name is going to be a good idea!

Please e-mail your applications to Dr Nick Falkner: nickolas.falkner@adelaide.edu.au

I look forward to hearing from you!

祝你好運 (jūk néih hóuwahn),
Nick.