Spend six weeks this summer studying at UCLA with CIS Australia January in Los Angeles and experience all that California has to offer. 

Fields of study

  • Business
  • Communications
  • Humanities

You can contact UQ Abroad for course syllabi or CIS Austraila for specific information on your program of interest. Find more information regarding specific courses on the CIS Australia website.

Credit Equivalent

4 US Credits = 2 UQ units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units if 8 credits are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Eligibility and application

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

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 fee is approximately $9,199 - $11,999 AUD. More information regarding program fees can be found on the CIS Australia website.

CISaustralia, the University of Queensland and NAB are offering two students a $1000 scholarship for the following January in Los Angeles program. All students who have applied for, been accepted into and paid a deposit for will be eligible. The scholarships will be awarded on 5 October 2018. To apply, see Terms and Conditions.

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding


Accommodation is included in the program cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the CIS Australia website.


I decided to participate in the short-term program as I always wanted to know how universities in America are, this is why my decision was felt for UCLA. I have never been before to the United States so I thought this might be a great opportunity to combine travels and studying. I had a great experience in America. The courses were very special, more personal as it were smaller groups, so the professors focused on us students, by helping us to find our passions and how to develop our skills in the most efficient way, which was a completely new experience.

Read more of Eva's story here. 


I decided to do this experience because I had always had a strong desire to undertake study in the United States. This experience was an incredible opportunity and allowed me to travel, make new friends, and gain skills and access unique information from a world-class university. What I learnt in my time at UCLA has set me up for success after graduation; something that I simply couldn't find here in Australia.

Read more of Amy's story here. 

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ Abroad: Summer applications for this program have now closed
Host: 1 November 2018

Program Dates

Start: 06 January 2019
End: 20 February 2019

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Los Angeles, USA
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate*

*Postgraduates can attend the program as not-for-credit only

UQ Abroad 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.​