To participate in a short-term global experience, you must meet a number of eligibility criteria. 

Make sure you meet the eligibility criteria before applying for a short-term global experience.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to participate in a short-term global experience you must:

  • select an experience from the supported experiences list
  • be enrolled and taking classes in a degree program at UQ
  • have completed at least six (6) units at UQ in your current UQ program
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.0, as shown on your UQ studies report
  • have at least two (2) UQ units remaining in your current UQ program
  • not be participating in a semester exchange in the semester following the short-term experience
  • meet any other published eligibility requirements relevant to the nominated short-term experience
Deferred and supplementary exams

Due to date restrictions, students participating in a short-term program could affect their deferred or supplementary exams (if required). Students are required to contact examinations for further assistance. 

International students 

International students are able to participate in the short-term global experience programs. However, international students studying at UQ on an international student visa are not permitted to participate in a short-term global experience in their home country.

Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa

The Temporary Graduate visa is for international students who have recently graduated from an Australian educational institution. Be aware that your participation in the UQ student exchange program may impact your eligibility to meet the Australian study requirement.

Master of Business Administration students

MBA students are subject to additional eligibility criteria. Please review the BEL Faculty website and speak with faculty staff for specific advice. 

Bachelor of Laws students

Bachelor of Laws students looking to study toward their LLB program while on a short-term experience are subject to additional eligibility criteria. Please review the BEL Faculty website and speak with faculty staff for specific advice. 

Eligibility responsibilities

It is your responsibility to confirm that you meet the eligibility criteria and complete the relevant application procedure with your preferred host.

The program host is responsible for making the final decision on your eligibility to participate in the short-term experience.

Program date impacts on teaching periods

If your nominated short-term global experience overlaps with UQ’s teaching period, you must meet the eligibility criteria below, in addition to the standard eligibility criteria.

  • your Application for Credit must be approved by your faculty
  • you must have a minimum GPA of 4.5, as shown on your UQ studies report
  • you must be in Australia and ready to attend classes from week 3
Impact on semester classes

You must check the assessment requirements for your enrolled courses in the Electronic Course Profile (ECP) to ensure that you will not miss any assessment items.

You will not receive any special consideration for assessment extensions or deferred exams because of late commencement.

You need to be aware of UQ's course enrolment deadlines for the semester following your short-term global experience.

If you want to add a course after the specified deadlines, you are required to submit a Late Addition of Course form to the faculty for consideration. Requests to add courses after the census date are unlikely to be approved.

Special considerations

Application decisions will be made with consideration of the information provided at the time of application submission.

If you do not meet the above eligibility criteria, you can include a statement with your application to justify why your application should be considered. This document should be uploaded as a supporting document to your online application.

If you submit an incomplete application or do not meet all of the required eligibility criteria, your application will be formally denied by UQ Abroad.

If you are unsatisfied with the decision made about your application you can submit a request for special consideration in writing to the Director of the UQ Student Employability Centre.

Requests for special consideration should be made in consideration of the following grounds:

  • mathematical error
  • special circumstances (not known or provided at the time of application)

The Director of the UQ Student Employability Centre may seek advice from your Associate Dean Academic before making a decision on your request for appeal.