So you're ready to apply for a short-term global experience?

Before applying, talk to an academic advisor, confirm your eligibility and create a budget to confirm you can afford to participate. You can only submit one application per application round. If you are unsure which global experience you wish to apply to, speak with an Internships and Global Experiences Coordinator

To walk you through the process, download the short-term program checklist.

Winter 2022 Short-term Study Experiences

Applications for Winter 2022 Short-term Study and Internships experiences will open in January 2022.

A final decision to proceed with the in-person global experiences will be made by late March 2022, based on government health regulations and/or travel restrictions at the time.

The health and safety of our students is a top priority, and this approach allows us to start planning these exciting opportunities whilst maintaining the flexibility to adjust our plans.

To apply, follow these steps:

4. Research your experience and entry requirements

Winter 2022 Short-term Study Experiences

We understand it might be tempting to start making additional plans, however, please do not make any bookings or apply for visas until after the late March decision. 

UQ travel insurance cover for approved UQ travel has not changed. If your Exchange / Global Experience is cancelled or adjusted, and you need to cancel or change booked travel arrangements as a result (e.g. flights or accommodation). The UQ travel insurance policy will not respond to travel cancellation and disruption claims relating to or resulting from COVID-19 for all travel arrangements. If you are able to undertake your Exchange / Global Experience, UQ travel insurance cover for medical and medical evacuation expenses is subject to full policy terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions. This includes that UQ travellers must exercise due diligence in planning and undertaking approved UQ travel. Failure to exercise due diligence could mean that cover is not available for medical expenses incurred as a result. For more information refer to UQ Travel FAQs. 

Research the details of your experience with your host if you have not already. It is helpful to review all program information and support services available with your host before you commit to any experience.  

If you have a pre-existing or new medical condition, mental health condition or disability that may require assistance or special conditions to be in place while on your experience, we recommend that you speak with your treating practitioner regarding any considerations that may be important prior to or during your experience. This includes medication requirements and access, options for remote support and documentation requirements for accommodations with your host. Being proactive to arrange accessibility requirements is important to ensure these are in place prior to your arrival.

Student Advisers (Diversity and Inclusion) at Student Services and doctors at UQ Health Care can meet with you ahead of your experience to discuss any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health condition and your experience. To make an appointment with a Student Adviser, please book here. You are also encouraged to familiarise yourself with your travel insurance policy and where and how to access health support abroad. More information on the supports available at UQ, your host and a list of things to consider can be found on our Prepare to Go webpage.

Visa & Other Entry Requirements 

Students applying for in-person experiences will also need to research visa and entry requirements for your host country before applying to the Internships and Global Experiences Team.  

If you will be completing study overseas you may need a particular type of visa or meet other entry requirements to enter the host country. You may also need to meet entry requirements for each country you are transiting through.   

Smartraveller is a good place to start researching visa requirements, but you should also access the host country's consulate website and seek advice from the host university on appropriate visas.  

Visa applications can take vary between two weeks to five months to be processed. Ensure you research visa requirements and complete the necessary visa applications as early as possible. 

You also need to make sure that you have all the relevant documents required to apply for your visa. These can include: 

  • valid passport (valid for at-least 6 months after your expected return date) 
  • certificate of insurance 
  • evidence of host acceptance 
  • evidence of home university support 
  • evidence of financial standing 
  • evidence of health check and records 

If you require evidence of support from UQ, you can request a UQ Global Experience Confirmation Letter in your StudentHub workflow.