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.

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
  • meet any other published eligibility requirements relevant to the nominated short-term experience

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.

Additional Eligibility Criteria

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.

International students 

International students are able to participate in 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. The only exception to this is for internships.

Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa

The Temporary Graduate visa is for international students who have recently graduated from an Australian institution. Be aware that your participation in a short-term global experience may impact your eligibility to meet the Australian study requirement.

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. 

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. 

Master of Engineering #32

Master of Engineering #32 students are not eligible to undertake short-term experiences for credit; however, they can participate in experiences eligible for professional practice hours.

Disclaimer

Deferred and supplementary exams

If you have been granted a deferred or supplementary exam, you may not be able to participate in a short-term global experience due to date restrictions. Please contact examinations for further assistance. 

Short-term global experience implications on semester exchange applications
It is recommended that students DO NOT participate in a short-term global experience directly before a semester exchange. Overseas travel prior to a semester exchange can negatively impact your ability to obtain a student visa for both a short-term and semester long experience. In some cases, students may need to choose to only participate in one global experience. 
 
Students who participate in a short-term global experience immediately prior to a semester exchange must acknowledge the following: 
  • It is your responsibility to research immigration procedures for your host country/countries.
  • The Global Experience Team and your host university are not able to expedite the processing of your application, visa documents, or visa application due to impending travel plans.
  • If you choose to withdraw from either experience, you must contact UQ's Global Experiences Team to confirm your withdrawal.