The AIM Overseas Border Crossings: European Responses to Current Immigration Issues program offers students an overview of the institutional and non-institutional European responses to the current influx of migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Be part of engaging discussions on the subject of borders and culture crossings, "harsh demographics - harsher politics", European nationalism and urban security. This course will also provide a comparative view of border control in the global scale.

Site visits to the Portuguese Military as well as non-governmental organisations which provide humanitarian aid to refugees and other immigrants are also highlights of this course, along with trips to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Evora and Sintra.

Fields of study

  •     Humanities
  •     International Relations

You can contact UQ Abroad for course syllabi or AIM Overseas for specific information on your program of interest. Find more information regarding specific courses on the AIM Overseas website.

Credit Equivalent

7.5 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units upon successful completion of 7.5 ECTS (pending UQ faculty approval).

Eligibility and application

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

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The program fee is approximately $4,600 AUD. More information regarding program fees can be found on the AIM Overseas website.

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding


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

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ Abroad: Winter applications for this program have now closed
Host: Applications to the host have now closed

Program Dates

Start: 30 June 2018
End: 21 July 2018

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate*

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