The information below is for programs offered in Winter 2019. Winter 2020 program details will be updated as they become available from the host. Please do not apply to UQ until the updated Winter 2020 information is available and updated.

The AIM Overseas Literature Summer Program gives its participants an experience of ‘Cambridge English’, with its emphasis on small group teaching, close attention to the words on the page, and radical inquiry into why literature matters. 

The program attracts participants from all backgrounds, those who are already well-read in literature and those who are just starting out. 

Fields of study

  • Humanities
  • English literature

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 4 UQ Units if Two Terms 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 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. Term 2 impacts on UQ semester 2, 2019 dates, UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates. 

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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UQ students are able to complete a variety of courses within one of the following terms:

Term 1
  • Start date: 07 July 2019
  • End date: 20 July 2019
  • Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Term 2
  • Start date: 21 July 2019
  • End date: 03 August 2019
  • Credit: For-credit only
Terms 1 & 2
  • Start date: 07 July 2019
  • End date: 03 August 2019
  • Credit: For-credit only

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.  


The program fee is approximately $4,995 - $5,725 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.

Emma - 2017

I decided to complete the summer program for personal development and enjoyment. The intensive nature of the course and the passion and expertise of the lecturers revitalised my love of English Literature. I have returned to Australia with a greater drive to succeed in my chosen field, and many new friends from across the globe. The program was extremely well run with a good balance between time to socialise and explore the beautiful city of Cambridge, and intensive courses in four special subjects complemented by plenary and evening lectures.






Key Dates

Application Deadlines

Winter applications for this program have now closed.

Program Dates

Start: Varies - see Program Details
End: Varies - see Program Details

Fast Facts

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