The Budapest Winter Programme is a two-week program, taught in English, which allows students to learn about management, business and marketing related strategies and techniques in the Central and Eastern European region.

Fields of study

  • Business 
  • Marketing
  • Economics

This programme includes these three pairings:

Credit equivalent 

7.5 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if 7.5 ECTS 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 the host university for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria. Students will be selected via an internal UQ selection committee after the UQ deadline.

Apply to UQ  

Successful applicants will be nominated to ESSCA by UQ after the selection committee meeting following the application deadline and will be required to submit an online registration to the ESSCA directly. 


Tuition is paid to UQ. Accommodation and administrative fees apply and are paid directly to ESSCA. More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university website

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. Applicants will be notified by late-October 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 provided as part of the program fee. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the host university website. 

BEL Faculty Credit Assessment

Credit must be confirmed with BEL Faculty to check suitability for your program requirements. You should consult with International Mobility Coordinator prior to submitting an application. The credit precedents information on this site is provided as a guide only. Please see Credit Precedents Disclaimer for further details.

ESSCA Course BEL Credit Assessment
Doing Business and Management in CEE + International Marketing and Logistics Approved for #2 credit towards Level 2 Group 3 BBusMan elective
Money and Capital Markets Approved for ECON2200 Management of Financial Institutions
East Meets West in the Context of International Relations Approved for #2 credit towards level 2 general elective

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

Applications for this program have now closed

Program Dates

Start: 13 January 2020
End: 24 January 2020

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Exchange
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Credit: For-credit only
Cohort: Undergraduate


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.​