Important Update

Applications for Semester 2, 2022 Exchange are now closed! 

Applications for Winter 2022 Short-term Study and Internship 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.

Immerse yourself in a whole new way of life through a global experience.

Global experiences help you develop independence, maturity and other important life skills that enhance your professional and personal life.

UQ has a generous scholarship program for students going on exchange. Make the most of your time at UQ and explore your world.

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Global Experiences COVID-19 FAQs

Due to the on-going uncertainty around the COVID-19 global pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all outbound Semester-based exchange for Semester 1, 2022 and all Global (in-person) Short-term Study and Internship experiences for Summer 2021/2022.  This decision has been made in accordance with all relevant Federal and Queensland Government advice and restrictions and in consideration of health, insurance and other risk factors. This applies to all UQ students regardless of your current geographical location and citizenship. 

We understand that this is disappointing news and will affect many of our students, however, your health and safety remain a priority for UQ and we think it is important to provide a degree of certainty to students who had been planning to undertake a Global Experience in the first half of 2022.  

All applications for Semester 1, 2022 Exchange will now be withdrawn. Should you wish to apply for Semester 2, 2022, applications will open on 18 October 2021. All applicants for overseas (in-person) Short-term study and Internship experiences will be notified of the decision and will be offered alternative virtual options.  

The Internships and Global Experiences Team will be supporting a number of virtual Short-term global experiences during Summer 2021/2022 that will enhance our students’ employability. More information is available on the Internships and Short-term Study websites.  Please refer to the Global Experiences FAQs  if you have any further questions or email the Internships and Global Experiences team via

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