The AIM Overseas Border Crossings: Global Migration Issues, Human Rights & International Relations 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
  • Political Science
  • Public policy

You can contact the Global Experiences team 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).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences 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.

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The program fee is approximately $5,075 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.

Patrick - 2018

This was my first trip overseas by myself, so I gained a lot of perspective on the world and learned a lot about myself and my capabilities. It fuelled my desire for further travel! The friends I made were great as well and I was able to learn a lot about what I want in the future from my interactions with my fellow travellers and the staff at ISCTE.

Read more of Patrick's story here. 



Key Dates

Application Deadlines

Winter applications for this program have now closed.

Program Dates

Start: 29 June 2019
End: 20 July 2019

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


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.