Apply for a short-term experience

So you've decided you want to apply for a short-term study experience!

Before you start the application, it is important to review the following information to help you understand how a global study experience can connect to your studies, what your best experience options may be, and how to prepare an application!

1. Before you apply

Work your way through the following key steps to ensure that you research your options, understand deadlines and processes, and prepare well for your short-term study experience.

  1. Experiences explained
    Before you start looking for a study experience, you need to understand the different types of experience modes (Study Abroad or Exchange). See the Experiences Explained page for more info.
  2. Research the experience options
    Use the Find an Experience page to search for supported experiences. Pay close attention to the delivery type (in-person or virtual) and location, which can be found in the Fast Facts box. Use the Apply to UQ checklist as a guide.
  3. Important dates:
    Understand the key dates deadlines within the experience timeline
    Applications Open28 November 2022
    OS-HELP Loan Applications Close15 March 2023
    Applications CloseWinter 2023 applications are now closed
    Host ApplicationVaries - Student must apply directly to the host
    Last day to change experiences or mode28 April 2023
    Last date to submit new courses for assessment  6 weeks before experience start date
  4. Eligibility Criteria
    Confirm you meet the Short-term Experiences Eligibility Criteria to participate in a short-term global experience.
  5. Costs and Funding
    Understand the costs of the experiences and the possible financial supports available using our Costs and Funding page.
  6. Research Visa and Entry Requirements
    Research and understand visa/entry requirements of the country of your chosen experience, factoring in timelines and costs.
  7. Pre-departure Briefing
    Make note that there will be a mandatory Pre-departure Briefing. Lock it in your calendar now!

Please note: Credit assessments can take 4-6 weeks. Apply to UQ early to ensure credit approval before you apply to the host program provider. 

IGET does not recommend making any financial commitments to your host or toward your experience until after your application is approved by IGET and your credit is approved by Faculty.


Application for Short-term Study in UQ’s Winter break:
Open: 28 November (for Winter of the following year)
Close: 21 April (for Winter of the same year)

Application for Short-term Study in UQ’s Summer break:
Open: 26 July (for Summer of the same year)
Close: 10 September (for Summer of the same year)

OS-HELP Loan application deadlines close before the Summer and Winter Short-Term Study application deadlines. Please visit the OS-HELP Loan website for deadline dates as late applications will not be accepted.