The AIM Overseas Biomimicry: Designing a Sustainable Future program is the hot topic you want to learn about if you’re concerned about the future of our planet and how you, as an individual, can make a difference!

Designed to introduce you to the basic fundamentals of Bio Climatic Design and Biomimicry common to design projects that appear to be “green” or “sustainable”, this course will form your understanding of the materials currently being researched and developed to be compatible with the environment.

Fields of study

  • Biological sciences
  • Environmental Science
  • Engineering
  • Sustainability 

You can contact the Global Experiences team for course syllabi or AIM Overseas for specific information on your program of interest. More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the AIM Overseas website.  

Credit equivalent

6 US credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if 6 credits are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experience team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact AIM Overseas for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard UQ Student Eligibility Criteria and any additional eligibility criteria set by AIM Overseas. 

AIM Overseas programs are highly competitive and fill up fast so be sure to get your application in as early as possible. 

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Costs

The program fee is approximately $7,265 AUD. Fees are yet to be confirmed for July 2020. More information regarding program fees can be found on the AIM Overseas website

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. Applicants will be notified by mid-May if they are eligible for travel grants and scholarships awarded by the Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your global experience.

Accommodation 

Accommodation is included in the program fee. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the AIM Overseas website.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: March 10
Host: April 6

Program Dates

Start: 04 July 2020*
End: 25 July 2020
*Compulsory online course component prior to beginning the program

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad​
Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate*


*Postgraduates can attend the program as not-for-credit only

OS-HELP Loan

If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.

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