The AIM Overseas International Relations and Politics in the EU program takes full advantage of the location and is a great mix of lectures, sites visits and field trips making the program very dynamic.

Over 3 intensive weeks, you will attend 36 hours of classes where you will take an in-depth look at the legal, economic and political landscapes of the European Union. You will also delve into the issues pertaining to international relations with a minor focus on human rights. During the program, you will also visit places such as the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Hague and the European Parliament in Brussels. The course is ideal for students studying international relations, history and politics, but students should also note that there is content relating to economic and legal issues. 

Fields of study

  • International Relations
  • Political Science
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Criminology

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 for successful completion of the entire program (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 UQ short-term experience 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 $6,490 - $6,710 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.

Carla - 2019

This experience has helped me to grow both academically and personally, this program exposed me to a new and challenging learning environment that allowed me to engage with the content. The teaching in this course was incredible and made my experience. Perhaps, more importantly was the opportunity this experience gave me to grow and foster my passion for International Relations as well as travel with and meet new people with shared interests.

Read more of Carla's story here





Sarah - 2019

I decided to go on a short term experience because I believe it would be a great experience both personally and professionally and a great opportunity to study something relative to my major at the heart of where it all happens. This experience has given me the ability to pursue goals that otherwise seemed out of reach. 

Read more of Sarah's story here



Phoebe - 2017

Travelling to The Netherlands for a short term program with AIM Overseas has been the most rewarding part of my university experience so far. Combining travel and study is a wonderful opportunity and living in Maastricht with other Australian university students was a perfect combination of familiarity and discovery. Although three weeks in Europe went quickly, they were jam packed with intense study, enriching study excursions to Amsterdam and Brussels, and spending time with newly made friends in what felt like our new home town.

Read more of Phoebe's story here. 

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

Applications for this program have now closed.

Program Dates

Start: 03 January 2020
End: 25 January 2020

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Maastricht, Netherlands
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.​