The Florence University of the Arts (FUA) is where you will spend your CIS Australia July in Florence program.

As a student in the Tuscan city of Florence, you will quickly feel like a local as you wander through busy piazzas in search of your favourite pasta trattoria! 

Fields of study

  • Art & History
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Advertising
  • Criminology
  • Fashion & Design
  • Hospitality & Event Management
  • Italian Language
  • Music & Performing Arts
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Sports Studies

Find more information about which courses you can participate in here

Credit Equivalent

3 credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units if 6 credits 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 CIS Australia 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 CIS Australia. Students are required to at least have a 4.5 GPA to meet CIS' entry requirements.

Session 4 impacts on UQ semester 2, 2020 dates, UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates.

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 varies depending on the chosen session and number of courses. Program fees range from $6,399 - $8,499 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
Session 3: 22 April 2020
Session 4: 13 May 2020
Program Dates

Session 3
Start: 28 June 2020
End: 17 July 2020

Session 4
Start: 19 July 2020
End: 7 August 2020

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Florence, Italy
Credit: For-credit and not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate

*Postgraduates may participate in this program 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.​