Be captivated by Roman history as you study art in this majestic city, with the AIM Overseas Rome Architectural Sketchbook program.

Field trips around the many breathtaking and iconic Roman sites are a true highlight of this course. Spend hours with a sketchbook being inspired by history at its finest.

Get a feel for the Roman lifestyle by staying with other students in an apartment, and stroll through this historic city on your way to the European Institute of Design.

Fields of study

  • Architecture, Design
  • Humanities

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.

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 $6,690 AUD. Program fees are to be confirmed. 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 cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the AIM Overseas website.

Moksha - 2018

I chose this course as it allowed me to improve my skills in observing and documenting the built environment. Through this course I was given the opportunity to work in different locations around Rome to refine my sketching technique and further develop my own style of graphical representation. 

Read more of Moksha's story here.


Lily - 2018

It was a great experience going back to drawing since architecture has been focused on digital drawings. It felt refreshing drawing again since it has been at least 3-4 years since I have drawn properly.

Read more of Lily's story here.






Tess - 2017

I decided to participate in the Rome Architectural Sketchbook program because I wanted to meet new people and learn skills that I wouldn't necessarily acquire during my degree in Brisbane. And, of course, it's in Rome! One of the most incredible places to learn about art and architecture. I have learnt more about art and architecture from passionate teachers than ever before. I had the opportunity to travel on the weekends including visiting the beautiful islands of Venice.


Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: March 10
Host: April 6

Program Dates

Start: 27 June 2020
End: 18 July 2020

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Rome, Italy
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.