The AIM Overseas Ancient and Classical Worlds Program will offer a rich selection of courses on a range of past cultures and civilizations taught by leading experts within their disciplines. 

Whether you are drawn by history or architecture, archaeology or literature, warfare or medicine, the program will allow you an unrivaled chance to immerse yourself in the latest thinking on antiquity. 

Fields of study

  • Humanities
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • History & ancient history
  • Education

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

One Term = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units for one term 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 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. 

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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The program fee is approximately $5,485 - $6,820 AUD.

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

Adel - 2019

The experience was in a word, amazing. I've always wanted to travel, and getting to study something I love at such a renowned university like Cambridge was a privilege. Travelling overseas alone taught me how to always be positive even when your flight home is delayed. Getting to study something not taught at UQ challenged me as a researcher and my academic writing skills for the better.

Read more of Adel's story here


Catherine - 2017

I decided to attend the Ancient and Classical Worlds Summer Programme to benefit from the quality education provided by professors at the world-leading institution that is the University of Cambridge. In doing so, I also hoped to discover whether I am prepared to pursue a career in the notoriously competitive profession of academia. My experience at Cambridge only enhanced my love of the classics, and has encouraged me to work harder and aim bigger, towards a goal I would have never thought previously within my reach. I now find myself thinking more seriously about life beyond my current degree, towards further postgraduate study. The experience has ignited in me a desire to contribute significantly to the field of classics.





Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: March 10
Host: April 6

Program Dates

Start: 05 July 2020
End: 18 July 2020

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Cambridge, England
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.