The CIS Australia July in Vancouver program focuses on business communication, international business, entrepreneurship and service management.

Students on the program can take advantage of a perfect location – exploring Canada’s beautiful west coast. The International Summer Institute for Business Management (ISIBM) courses are taught by award-winning professors, who are highly qualified experts in their fields with extensive real-world international experience.

Fields of study

  • Business

You can contact the Global Experiences Team for course syllabi or CIS Australia for specific information on your program of interest. More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the CIS Australia website.

CIS Course Requirements

Students participating in this program will need to take two courses:

  • Business Communications 
  • International Business, Entrepreneurship and Service Management

Credit Equivalent

3 credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units if 6 credits are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

If you are a student studying business, economics or law, please consult the 'BEL Faculty' tab for more specific information about course credit. 

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experience 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.

This program 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 will cost approximately $6,599 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.

Shylaja - 2019

This experience has changed me in all three aspects. Working alongside people from different cultures in group activities was an eye opening experience. It gave me a profound appreciation for people where English is not their second language and allowed me to gain greater insights into their cultures. 

Read more of Shylaja's story here



Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 March 2020
Host: 29 May 2020

Program Dates

Start: 03 July 2020
End: 27 July 2020

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Vancouver, Canada​
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.​