On the CIS Australia July in Barcelona, Berlin and London program, you will visit three fascinating and historic cities whilst exploring the exciting process of starting a new business. From start-up incubators and co-working spaces to already thriving multinational businesses, students will be exposed to the full spectrum of business cultures across Europe. 

The Start-Up Capitals of Europe

Immerse yourself throughout your entrepreneurial journey in what are considered to be Europe’s biggest start-up cities. This can be attributed to the increasing interest from international investors, world-class educational opportunities, a large variety of accelerator programs to encourage the growth of start-ups, and their vibrant and diverse cultures which are the perfect draw card for creative types.

Soak up the European Summer

Experience the best that Europe has to offer with sunny weather, long days and a thriving nightlife. Each with a remarkable history and culture, visit some of the best attractions these cities are renowned for, including magnificent architecture, landmarks, monuments and museums. Take it all in as you escape the Australian winter and explore each city as a living, breathing “classroom”.

Fields of study  

  • Business
  • Entrepreneurship

More information regarding the program can be found in the course profile.

Credit Equivalent

3 Credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if 3 credits are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard Global Experiences Student Eligibility Criteria and any additional eligibility criteria set by CIS Australia. 

Students are required to at least have a 4.5 GPA to meet CIS' entry requirements.

CIS Australia 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 is $7,799 AUD. More information regarding program fees can be found on the CIS Australia 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 CIS Australia website.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 March 2020
Host: 10 April 2020

Program Dates

Start: 29 June 2020
End: 19 July 2020

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location:  Barcelona, Berlin & London
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.​