We are very pleased to announce that our global experiences including Semester 2, 2022 Exchange and Winter 2022 Experiences will recommence on a country-by-country basis. We understand how important these opportunities are for you, and our teams have been working diligently behind the scenes to ensure these can be offered safely as we continue to monitor the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic and other global safety considerations. 

Make sure to research your travel destination(s) and prepare accordingly, by reviewing all the FAQs.

ESSAM European Summer School for Advanced Management  offers an opportunity for MBA and MBus students to work together and explore the opportunities of the future in an international environment.

ESSAM is centred around three major components: Sustainable Futures in Uncertain Times, electives and team-based consulting projects. The teaching process is a mix of lectures, group work, presentations, discussions and individual study.

Fields of study

  • Business 

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

Credit equivalent

2 Glasgow credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if 2 Glasgow 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 the British High Commission for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard UQ Student Eligibility Criteria and the ESSAM entry requirements. Prior work experience (of at least 3yrs) is required to be able to be considered by the University of Glasgow. Students may be assessed for eligibility based on their level of work experience.  

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The program fee is approximately $8,100 AUD. The fee includes accommodation for one person, most meals, course materials and visits.

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


Widening Participation Grant

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 fee. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the host university website

Vivian - 2018

ESSAM location and host changes - so my experience relates directly to the beautiful and historic Uni of Glasgow Dumfries campus in the gorgeous Galloway region.

ESSAM gave me 4 units (2 subjects) for credit towards my MBA in just two weeks - doing it in Brisbane in the part-time mode would have taken much longer. 

Read more of Vivian's story here. 





BEL Faculty Credit Assessment

Credit must be confirmed with BEL Faculty to check suitability for your program requirements. You should consult with International Mobility Coordinator prior to submitting an application. The credit precedents information on this site is provided as a guide only. Please see Credit Precedents Disclaimer for further details.

University of Glasgow - European Summer School for Advanced ManagementBEL Credit Assessment

University of Glasgow - European Summer School for Advanced Management

TIMS7811 Innovation Leadership - MBA Students

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: Winter 2022 Applications Closed
Host: 22 April 2022

Program Dates

Start: 26 June 2022
End: 09 July 2022

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad​
Location: Glasgow, Scotland (in-person)
Credit: For-credit only
Cohort: Postgraduate - 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.