ESSAM European Summer School for Advanced Management provides MBA students with a unique and intense teaching opportunity consisting of lectures, workshops, a diverse range of guest speakers from leading organisations and companies, team-based consulting projects and company visits. ​

You gain a competitive advantage in your MBA journey, become immersed in a new culture and grow your professional network. ESSAM has a central theme of Development and Growth at a Regional, Industry and Business level. 

Fields of study

  • Business 

More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university page.

Credit equivalent

10 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Students are required to undertake the Core course plus one Elective course to receive 10 ECTS. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if 10 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.

Please review the host university webpage for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard UQ Student Eligibility Criteria and the ESSAM entry requirements. Prior management experience (a minimum of three years) is required to be considered for the ESSAM program. Students may be assessed for eligibility based on their level of work experience.  

This experience is open to MBA Students only.

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The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad, meaning you pay tuition directly to the host.

The program fee starts from approximately $7,700 AUD, and includes the two-week programme tuition, transfer from and to Glasgow and Edinburgh airports for international students at pre-arranged times, transfer from Glasgow to Dumfries, accommodation for one person in Glasgow and ensuite hotel accommodation in Dumfries, meals, course materials, company visits, cultural and social activities and excursions.

More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university website.


Accommodation is included in the program fee. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the host university website


Internships and Global Experiences Grants

When you submit your application for an experience, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding  page for details.


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.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 14 April 2024
Host: 28 April 2024

Program Dates

Start: 23 June 2024
End: 6 July 2024

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad​
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Credit: For-credit
Cohort: MBA Students 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.