When you submit your short-term global experience (study or internship) application you are automatically considered for funding relevant to your nominated experience. 

Funding should not be a factor when developing your budget and should only be considered supplementary financial support if awarded.

Funding to support students undertaking a short-term experience is awarded by a selection committee with the following criteria being taken into consideration:


Decisions regarding funding from UQ Employability will not be made until after many hosts require you to pay non-refundable fees. Applicants will be notified if they are eligible for grants awarded at approximately the following times:

  • Summer Application Round: late-October
  • Winter Application Round: mid-May

Please note that funding is not guaranteed even if all selection criteria is met.


If you submit a short-term study or internship application by the appropriate deadline you will be automatically considered for this funding. 

More funding

If you participate in a short-term global experience (in-person only) 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.

You can also find out what short-term programs are offering special scholarships for UQ students here